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Essential Business Guide To Dubai Events in 2024

Most recent update: 28th March 2024.


Step into Dubai's busy business events scene with Gateway Group's essential guide for the conferences and exhibitions taking place during 2024. Don't forget to save this page for easy access and revisit frequently, as we'll be continuously refreshing the guide with the latest events as they are unveiled throughout the year.


UAE School Holidays 2024

For your ease, the UAE school holidays have been integrated into this calendar of events, easily identifiable with a distinctive pink hue.


UAE Public Holidays 2024

You'll find the UAE Cabinet-approved public holidays for 2024 conveniently highlighted in purple throughout the guide. Keep in mind that the dates for Islamic holidays are indicative, as they depend on the moon sighting. The confirmed dates are typically announced by the UAE government and news agencies a few days before the actual Islamic holiday.


Attending Conferences and Exhibitions in Dubai

Aligning your business trips and activities with conferences and events can be a game-changer if you're looking to kick-start a new venture or expand an existing business. They are an ideal way to obtain valuable insights into the market, trends, and opportunities, as well as make useful networking connections.


We've also created an Abu Dhabi Events Guide for 2024 so you can see what conferences and exhibitions are happening in the UAE's capital this year. Remember, Abu Dhabi is just an hour and a half driver from Dubai.


DWTC is abbreviated from Dubai World Trade Center which is a purpose-built complex for events and exhibitions in Dubai.


Disclaimer

This events guide serves as a reference tool only. Although we've diligently researched the events, dates, and venues for your convenience, we cannot be held responsible for any inaccuracies or changes. We strongly advise users of this resource to conduct their own independent checks before registering or attending any of the events.


Explore all of Dubai's 2024 events by scrolling through the complete list below, or easily locate specific events by month.


Complete Dubai Events Guide 2024


Dubai Events January 2024

DATE

EVENT

VENUE

16-18

Intersec Exhibition

DWTC (Dubai World Trade Centre)

16-18

Light + Intelligent Building Middle East

DWTC

17-18

IFX Exhibition

DWTC

17-19

Emirates Otorhinolaryngology Audiology Swallowing & Communication Disorders Congress

International Festival City

17-20

Dubai International Project Management Forum (DIPMF)

Madinat Jumeirah and Westin Mina Seyahi

21-23

World of Coffee

DWTC

21-23

World Litigation Forum 2024

Pullman Dubai Creek

21-24

Japan Kyoto Trade Exhibition

DWTC

24

Enterprise Agility for Innovation

Radisson Blu Dubai Waterfront

24

Dispute Resolution Forum (Hosted by Ministry of Finance)


24-25

ShipTek 2024

JW Marriott Marina

26-28

Middle East Heart Failure Conference

Raffles Dubai

27-30

UAE Organ Donation and Transplantation Congress

Conrad, Sheikh Zayed Road

29-01

Arab Health Exhibition & Congress

DWTC & Fairmont Dubai

29-30

Emergency Medicine (Arab Health)

DWTC

29-30

Obs & Gyn (Arab Health)

DWTC

29-30

Public Health (Arab Health)

DWTC

29-30

CSSD (Arab Health)

Fairmont Dubai

29-31

FESPA Middle East

Dubai Exhibition Centre, Expo City

29-01

Total Radiology (Arab Health)

DWTC

20-01

Surgery (Arab Health)

DWTC

31-01

Quality Management (Arab Health)

DWTC

31-01

Orthopaedics (Arab Health)

DWTC

31-01

Diabetes (Arab Health)

DWTC

31-01

Infection Control (Arab Health)

Fairmont Dubai


Dubai Events February 2024

DATE

EVENT

VENUE

05-07

Middle East Bunkering Convention

Hilton Jumeirah

05-07

Restaurant Week in Dubai 2024

JW Marriott Marina

05-08

Medlab Exhibition & Conference

DWTC

06-08

Capacity Middle East 2024

Grand Hyatt

06-08

UAE International Dental Conference and Arab Dental Exhibition

DWTC

06-08

AEEDC Dubai World Orthodontic Exhibition

DWTC

07-08

AEEDC Dubai World Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Conference

DWTC

07-08

HR & People Development Summit 2024

JW Marriott Marina

10-13

Pan Arab Interventional Radiology Society Annual Congress 2024

DWTC

11-14

International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management

Hyatt Regency

12

InvestPRO UAE 2024

Taj Dubai

12-13

Rex Bitumen, Petrochemicals & Petroproducts 2024


12-13

Breakbulk Middle East

DWTC

12-14

World Government Summit (WGS)


12-14

Responsible AI Forum


13

Legal Business and Addleshaw Goddard GC Forum Dubai 2024

Shangri-La, Sheikh Zayed Road

13-15

ISS World Middle East and Africa

JW Marriott Marquis

14-15

Global Legal Association Litigation Conference 2024

Millennium Plaza Downtown

19-23

Gulfood Exhibition

DWTC

20-21

UserConf Dubai 2024

Ritz Carlton DIFC

21-22

Middle East School Leadership Conference

Grosvenor House, Dubai Marina

20-21

Family Office Forum

Palace Downtown

20-21

GTR MENA

Jumeirah Emirates Towers

20-22

Education 2.0

Intercontinental Dubai Festival City

20-22

Internet 2.0

Intercontinental Dubai Festival City

20-22

CXO 2.0

Intercontinental Dubai Festival City

21-22

STEP Conference

Dubai Internet City

26-27

Data Driven Government

Park Hyatt Dubai Creek

26-28

Water Resources Management & Sustainability: Solutions for Arid Regions

Marriott Al Jaddaf

24-03 March

Dubai International Boat Show

Dubai Harbour

26-29

World Hydrogen MENA 2024

JW Marriott Marina

27-28

Dubai Association Conference

DWTC

27-28

Law Firms & Clients Working Together

Palace Downtown

27-29

International Property Show

DWTC

27-02

WCA World 2024

DWTC

28

Construction Week Technology Summit

Grosvenor House Dubai Marina

28-01

MENA Transport Congress & Exhibition

DWTC

28-29

Affiliate World Dubai

DWTC


Dubai Events March 2024

DATE

EVENT

VENUE

01-03

International Congress of Endocrinology (ICE 2024)

DWTC

01-03

Emirates Diabetes & Endocrine Congress

DWTC

03-08

Dubai International Wood & Wood MAchinery Show

DWTC

05-07

World Police Summit

DWTC

04-07

The Dubai Sugar Conference

Intercontinental Dubai Festival City

05

Sustainable Cities in Action Forum 2024

Dubai Exhibition Centre, Expo City

05-06

Aircraft Interiors Middle East (AIME)

DWTC

05-06

Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO ME)

DWTC

05-07

Dubai International Wood & Wood Machinery Show

DWTC

05-07

Dubai World Dermatology and Laser Conference and Exhibition (Dubai Derma)

DWTC

05-07

Dubai Entertainment, Amusement & Leisure Expo (DEAL)

DWTC

06-07

CIECA 2024

DWTC

11¹

Ramadan expected to commence

(Usually, 29-30 days)

25-14 April²

School Holidays (Spring Break)


25

Construction Week Women in Construction Conference

Grosvenor House Dubai Marina


Dubai Events April 2024

DATE

EVENT

VENUE

09-12¹

Eid Al Fitr

From 29 Ramadan to 3 Shawwal 1445 AH

16-18

Middle East Coatings

DWTC

16-18

Middle East Energy

DWTC

16-18

Intersolar Middle East

DWTC

21-24

IEEE Wireless Communications & Networking Conference

Conrad Dubai

22-23

Petworld Arabia 2024

DWTC

23-25

Gulf Information Security Expo & Conference (GISEC)

DWTC

23-24

The Retail Summit

Atlantis The Palm

23-25

DOMOTEX Middle East

DWTC

23-25

The International Emergency and Catastrophe Management and Exhibition

DWTC

23-25

Dubai International Humanitarian Aid & Development Conference & Exhibition (DIHAD)

DWTC

23-25

Connecting Green Hydrogen MENA

Madinat Jumeirah

24-25

Future Festival 2024

Expo City Dubai

24-26

GETEX Spring

DWTC

27-28

The School and Nursery Show

DWTC

30-01 May

Dubai World Insurance Congress

Atlantis The Palm

30-01 May

Customer Experience Live Show Middle East 2024

JW Marriott Marina

30-05 May

Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology Congress APSC 2024

DWTC


Dubai Events May 2024

DATE

EVENT

VENUE

01-02

Blue Economy Conference 2024

Museum of the Future

02-04

SBN Forum BRICS

Atlantis, The Palm

02-05

World Art Dubai

DWTC

06-07

Dubai FinTech Summit

Madinat Jumeriah

06-09

Arabian Travel Market

DWTC

07-09

Gas and Oil Technology Showcare and Conference (GOTECH)

DWTC

08-09

Precision Med Exhibition & Summit

DWTC

08-09

Emerge 2050 Health Tech Innovation

DWTC

09

IFSJ Leaders in Fire & Safety Conference

Grosvenor Hotel Dubai Marina

09

UAE Manufacturing Show


09

Digital Transformation Summit


09-10

Pedia Dubai Conference 2024

Movenpick Grand Al Bustan

10-13

Jewellery & Bride Arabia

DWTC

10-12

Emirates Critical Care Conference

Dubai Festival City

14-15

Seamless Middle East

DWTC

14-16

Paper Arabia

DWTC

14-16

Airport Show & Global Airport Leaders Forum

DWTC

14-16

Critical Communications World 2024

DWTC

15

HFM Summit

DIFC

16-19

Decobuild

DWTC

16-19

ACRES Dubai 2024

DWTC

20-21

Crypto Expo Dubai 2024

DWTC

20-22

International Apparel & Textile Fair

DWTC

21-23

CABSAT Middle East

DWTC

21-23

Satellite Middle East

DWTC

21-23

Integrate

DWTC

21-23

International Tug & Salvage Convention, Exhibition & Awards

DWTC

24-25

The Baby Expo

DWTC

26-30

IFCC Worldlab 2024

DWTC


Dubai Events June 2024

DATE

EVENT

VENUE

04-06

Retail Leadership Forum

DWTC

04-06

Index Exhibition

DWTC

04-06

Hotel Show

DWTC

12-14

Middle East Event Show

Madinat Jumeirah

12-14

World Vape Show

DWTC

12-14

China Home Life

DWTC

16-19¹

Arafah day and Eid Al Adha

(From 9 to 12 Dhu al Hijjah 1445 AH, 4 days)

29-26 August²

School Holidays (Summer Break)



Dubai Events July 2024

DATE

EVENT

VENUE

07¹

Hijri New Year (Islamic New Year)  

(1 Muharram 1446 AH, 1 Day)


Dubai Events August 2024


EVENT

VENUE

27-30

MDRT Global Conference

DWTC


Dubai Events September 2024

DATE

EVENT

VENUE

10-12

Sleep Expo

DWTC

10-12

Plastics Recycling Show Middle East & Africa

DWTC

15¹

Prophet Mohammed's birthday

(12 Rabi’ Awwal 1446 AH, 1 day)

16-18

The Elevator Show

DWTC

16-20

ITS 2024 - World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems

DWTC

24-26

ArabLab

DWTC

24-26

Private Label Middle East

DWTC

24-26

ISM Middle East

DWTC

24-26

Sign & Graphics Exhibition

DWTC

24-26

Gulfood Green & AgroTech

DWTC

26-29

ISPD 2024 Congress

Conrad Dubai


Dubai Events October 2024

DATE

EVENT

VENUE

01-02

DigiMarCon

Hyatt Regency

01-03

Ru'ya (Careers UAE)

DWTC

01-03

Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (WETEX)

DWTC

05-09

ISUOG World Congress on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology

DWTC

07-08

The Forex Exhibition

DWTC

07-09

Najah Exhibition

DWTC

07-09

AccessAbilities Expo

DWTC

14-18

GITEX Global

DWTC

22-23

Connecting Trade Worldwide

DWTC

23-24

HR Summit 2024

DWTC

24-27

World Congress of Sports Medicine - Dubai 2024 (FIMS)


28-30

Beauty World Middle East And Wellness & Spa Exhibition

DWTC

29-31

Dubai Otology Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery

DWTC

29-31

Annual Radiology Meeting - ARM 2024

DWTC

29-31

The International Family Medicine Conference & Exhibition 2024

DWTC


Dubai Events November 2024

DATE

EVENT

VENUE

05-07

Gulfood Manufacturing

DWTC

05-07

The Stakeholder Conference (Hospitality and Real Estate Edition)


12-13

World Tobacco Middle East

DWTC

12-14

GESS - Global Educational Supplies & Solutions

DWTC

12-14

Paperworld Middle East

DWTC

12-14

Playworld Middle East

DWTC

15-17

MEIDAM 2024 - Middle East International Dermatology & Aesthetic Medicine Conference & Exhibition

DWTC

18-20

International Apparel & Textile Fair

DWTC

18-20

Brands of India

DWTC

18-20

Middle East Organic and Natural Products Expo

DWTC

19-20

Gartnet CIO & Executive IT Conference

Grand Hyatt

26-29

The Big 5

DWTC


Dubai Events December 2024

DATE

EVENT

VENUE

02-03

National Day / Union Day


04-05

Offshore Support Journal Conference


10-12

Automechanika Dubai

DWTC

16-05 January 2025²

School Holidays (Winter Break)


17-19

China Home Life

DWTC

17-19

Asia Baby Children Maternity Exhibition

DWTC


qr code scan to contact me Awais Chughtai General Manager Gateway Group Abu Dhabi company formation

Start a business in Dubai in 2024


Planning to attend events in Dubai this year with the goal of launching a business? Maximize your business trip by scheduling a casual coffee meeting with Gateway Group's General Manager, Awais Chughtai to find out about the market entry options for Dubai and tailor the perfect business setup strategy for your needs.


Connecting over a coffee during your Dubai visit is the perfect opportunity to receive expert and insightful guidance while your questions are still fresh, equipping you with the answers you need before heading home. This proactive approach ensures you're well-prepared to set your plans into motion right away.


Abu Dhabi Events Guide 2024

Don't miss out on valuable business opportunities in Abu Dhabi. Check out our dedicated Abu Dhabi Events 2024 guide today. Discover key conferences and exhibitions shaping the UAE capital's business landscape, which is conveniently located just an hour and a half away by car from Dubai.


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Sources

² Gateway Group

First published: 16th January 2024.


Events researched by Sharmaigne Torella & Jenny Hunt

Written by Jenny Hunt

Founder, Gateway Group, Abu Dhabi & Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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