Events in the UAE

The UAE has an eventful calendar all year round. The country receives several thousand visitors around the year. Global Village is a big draw. Expo 2020 is forecasted to be the UAE’s biggest event. It will be held from 20 October 2020 to 10 April 2021 in the Dubai South district, adjacent to Al Maktoum International Airport. The UAE has several permanent exhibition spaces such as Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, Dubai World Trade Centre and Expo Centre Sharjah.

Variety of events

Shopping festivals around the year distinguish the shopping experience in the UAE. Discounts and bargains are an important feature of these festivals. The UAE also hosts art and culture events that are of great importance across the world.

In addition, several big budget international sports and leisure competitions, tournaments and events involving high prize money are held in the UAE. The UAE is also a hub for trade shows, conferences and exhibitions.

Events are held in all emirates. Click on the respective icons alongside to check details about the events or view the list of events in the UAE. Meanwhile, below are some of the important events in the UAE.


Expo 2020

Between October 2020 and April 2021, the UAE will host in Dubai the next World Expo, Expo 2020, which will have more than 192 nations exhibiting. The theme of Expo 2020 is ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’. It recognises that generating sustainable solutions to global problems demands collaboration across cultures, nations and regions.

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Legacy of Our Ancestors

It is the UAE’s 48th National Day. This year’s theme is ‘Legacy of Our Ancestors’. The UAE is observing the day with many events. Enjoy a special one at the Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi on 2 December where stories about courage, pride and the greatness of our Emirati ancestors will be shared.

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Wahat Al Karama

Wahat Al Karama is home to a permanent memorial to the UAE’s brave soldiers and other Emiratis who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving the nation. It is open to public who wish to pay homage to those heroes, daily from 9 am to 10 pm. Access is free of charge.

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27 Jan
Tawdheef
Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre Monday, 27 January, 2020, 12:00 AM
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04 Feb
Emirates Airline Festival of Literature
InterContinental, Dubai Festival City Tuesday, 04 February, 2020, 12:00 AM
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04 Feb
TVET Innovation Week
ADNEC - Abu Dhabi Tuesday, 04 February, 2020, 12:00 AM
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05 Feb
Bride Show -Dubai
DWTC Wednesday, 05 February, 2020, 12:00 AM
Bride Show -Dubai Website
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28 Feb
Al Marmoom Women’s Cycling Challenge
Dubai- Al Qudra Cycle Track Friday, 28 February, 2020, 12:00 AM
Al Marmoom Women’s Cycling Challenge Website
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07 Mar
Middle East Film and Comic Con
Dubai World Trade Centre (05 March - 07 March 2020) Saturday, 07 March, 2020, 12:00 AM
Middle East Film and Comic Con Website
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14 Mar
Dubai Fishing Competition: Heat 2
Dubai International Marine Club Saturday, 14 March, 2020, 12:00 AM
Dubai Fishing Competition: Heat 2 Website
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14 Mar
Taste of Dubai 2020
Dubai Media City Amphitheatre (12 March - 14 March 2020) Saturday, 14 March, 2020, 12:00 AM
Taste of Dubai 2020 Website
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25 Mar
Art Dubai
Madinat Jumeirah Wednesday, 25 March, 2020, 12:00 AM
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28 Mar
Dubai World Cup
Meydan Racecourse Saturday, 28 March, 2020, 12:00 AM
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01 Apr
Dubai Cup 2020 (01 April - 10 April 2020)
Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club Wednesday, 01 April, 2020, 12:00 AM
Dubai Cup 2020 (01 April - 10 April 2020) Website
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16 Apr
Al Gaffal Long Distance Race
Dubai International Marine Club Thursday, 16 April, 2020, 12:00 AM
Al Gaffal Long Distance Race Website

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