Dubai has a lot to offer to every kind of traveler. No matter whether you are visiting the emirate for business or leisure, you are sure to enjoy a rich and enthralling experience in Dubai. Check out below the list of upcoming events in Dubai you shouldn’t miss.
If you are a passionate traveler, then a visit to Dubai will surely be on your bucket list. No other city in the world can offer the same glitz and glamour that the emirate provides. From nightclubs to business exhibitions and music to adrenaline-rushing activities, Dubai has unlimited opportunities for everyone to have a fun time in the city.
Here are some of the top upcoming events in Dubai that you must include in your itinerary.
25 March to 17 April
The Dubai Food Festival is all about celebrating food and cuisines from across the globe. With activities and events organized throughout the city by multiple participating restaurants, the Dubai Food Festival will surely make your visit a delightful experience. You can expect tailored gourmet foods to masterpieces by world-famous chefs during this annual celebration of gastronomy.
29 March to 03 April
Attention Art Lovers!! You should plan your trip to the emirate around the Art Dubai event. The 14th edition of Art Dubai this year will feature 50 galleries from 31 countries. The Dubai International Financial Centre will host it in a new, purpose-built structure under the iconic Gate Building, which is a magnificent piece of architectural work in itself.
05 April to 07 April
Cybertech is organizing the 8th edition of their international exhibition and conference in Dubai this year. The in-person Cybertech Global event will be the largest networking event for the cyber industry outside the US. Hundreds of IT companies, tech startups, and government entities are expected to participate in the event, which will focus on topics like AI, Big Data, Cloud Computing, Blockchain, Advanced IoT, and a broad spectrum of other sectors.
16 May to 19 May
The Arabian Travel Market is a one-of-a-kind global event for the Middle East travel industry. The event focuses on inbound and outbound travel across the Middle Eastern countries, providing a great opportunity where travel meets trade for networking, negotiating, and conducting business. It aims to foster a healthy environment where customers and companies can interact and build lasting relationships.
The Al Gaffal Long Distance Race is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. The traditional water sports event is expected to attract thousands of tourists from worldwide to witness skilled boatmen race on majestic 60 ft. dhows from Sir Abu Nu’Ayr to the coast of Dubai. If you are traveling to Dubai this summer, make sure to experience this captivating event, sign off the 2020-2021 season of the Dubai International Marine Club.
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24 May to 25 May
The Dubai Helishow, or the Heli and Drone Tech International Civil & Military helicopter Technology Exhibition, will present a perfect platform for you to meet stakeholders in the international heli and drone tech community. It will be a fantastic way to learn more about helicopter and drone tech and interact with state delegates and trade visitors from the Gulf Cooperation Council.
07 June to 09 June
Automechanika Dubai is the leading international automotive aftermarket trade show in the Middle East. It can be your perfect destination to explore the latest auto products and services, learn about product innovations, and find out what the future looks like for the automotive aftermarket. Automechanika Dubai will be ideal for automotive businesses to strike new partnerships with key manufacturers or earn exclusive distribution rights.
19 September to 30 September
The third edition of the Dubai Home Festival hosted this year will shine a spotlight on the diverse and unique furniture offerings from the emirate. The event will feature unbeatable sales and exclusive discounts from top retail stores, international brands, and local concept shops. It will be the perfect opportunity for you to renovate your home and office or learn some excellent tips from interior design experts.
01 October to 31 March 2022
The World Expo 2020 is one of the most awaited events for the global community. Held in the International Business Centre, Dubai, the theme of this year’s World Expo is “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future.” As the article suggests, the Expo 2020 Dubai is all about sharing innovations and making progress on critical points like the global economy, sustainable development, and improved quality of life worldwide.
04 October to 05 October
The 13th edition of the International Smart City Expo is focused on building a platform for you to discover emerging “Future World Trends & Digital Transformation of Services in Cities of the Future”. From case studies on global intelligent cities to insights on technologies like Business Intelligence, Blockchain, Cybersecurity, IoT, Data Analytics, AI, Digital Marketing, and more, the event will offer a great experience to build the ultimate efficient society.
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You cannot miss participating in the Mai Dubai City Half Marathon if you are a sports lover. The race will start at the Gate Building at Dubai International Financial Centre and follow a lined route with picturesque sights across Dubai. This will be an ideal way to experience the majestic beauty of landmarks like the Burj Khalifa, Museum of the Future, and Emirates Towers while running across the city.
21 October to 24 October
The Future Tech Summit is part of the Expo 2020 Dubai and will feature entrepreneurs, investors, and influencers worldwide. The exclusive event will focus on how future tech stakeholders are preparing to address the challenges in achieving sustainable development goals. It can also be a good platform for learning about startup development strategies on nanotechnology, AI, VR, blockchain, and space tech.
The first annual RiSE DXB is tentatively scheduled for later this year and is likely to be held in the first week of November. The one-day live music event will feature the most significant lantern release globally, bringing together artists, musicians, and travelers from across the globe. The lanterns are fully biodegradable and will be recovered by the RiSE DXB team to leave the desert cleaner and more beautiful than before.
8 November to 13 November
The annual Dubai Design Week is an excellent way to witness art and design come alive. The creative festival in Dubai will curate inventive immersive, insightful, and inspiring displays featuring architecture, products, furniture, and interior design. It allows you to experience regional talent up close while also checking out some of the fantastic works by international studios and artists.
15 December 2021 to 29 January 2022
The 2021 Dubai Shopping Festival witnessed yet another incredible season with unmatched retail deals, discounted products, and unforgettable fun. The shopping extravaganza is expected to return with more thrilling experiences by mid-December and will run until the end of January next year. It is a must-experience shopping festival for all kinds of shoppers, foodies, fun-seekers, and families, and brings exceptional deals at popular attractions and hotels too.
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These are only a few of the upcoming events in Dubai. As the world is reopening post-COVID-19, the emirate is gearing for some fantastic events while ensuring the participants’ utmost safety. Contact your travel agent to learn more about the safety protocols and regulations for attending these upcoming events in Dubai.
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