January 9th, 2019 by OYO Team

Become Well Versed with the Five Most Important Upcoming Exhibitions in Dubai, UAE!

Dubai is a pioneer when it comes to exhibitions in the GCC and the Middle East as a region. Apart from being a global hub for tourism, it has earned the well-deserved title of the Middle East’s leading events hub! We have gathered information for you about the top five most important exhibitions you should not miss out on this year!

1.Arab Health: 28th – 31st January 2019

Known as THE healthcare conference and trade show for the region, Arab Health first took place Dubai, UAE back in 1975. This mega exhibition attracts Healthcare industry decision makers, representatives, movers and shakers from the Middle East, Asia, Europe and the USA.

Heavily supported by the UAE Ministry of Health, the Abu Dhabi Health Authority, the Dubai Health Authority and the Dubai Healthcare City Authority, Arab Health is renowned for being one of the world’s largest medical conferences. It has also been awarded a number of prestigious awards for innovation and achievement in radiology, surgery, laboratory work, patient care and several awards of clinicians. Whether you are a fitness enthusiast or a medical industry professional, start your year discovering the latest in the health and medical industry!

Venue: Dubai International Exhibition and Convention Center

Official Website: https://www.arabhealthonline.com/en/Home.html

Registration: Registration will be charged at AED 200 after Sunday 27 January, 5:00 pm GST.

2.Gulf Food: 17th-21st February 2019

Gulf Food is home to 98000 visitors and 5000 exhibitors this year. The world’s largest annual food and beverages trade show is running the 24th edition this year with a new mission under the slogan of ‘The World of Food. The World of Good.‘ The exhibition embraces consumer trends, innovation, the unveiling of opportunities and a real battle of flavours. 

Experience a variety of flavours yourself in a wide array of culinary events that happen adjacent to the exhibition and feature renowned chefs from across the globe in all the activities under Taste of the World. Events also include a Start-Up Program, The Food Innovation Summit and the focus this year is on the Meat, Poultry and Dairy industry. If you are a culinary expert or a food buff and critic, your taste buds are definitely up for a treat at Gulfood!

Venue: Dubai International Exhibition and Convention Center

Official Website: https://www.gulfood.com

Registration: Early Bird at AED 270 Valid before 7 February 2019 OR standard AED 420 From 7 February 2019 – through online registration or at the event

3.Dubai Shopping Festival (commonly known as DSF) 26th December 2018 – 2nd February 2019

This one is with no doubt the main event of the year that attracts both tourists and shoppers from around the world! Malls and major shopping destinations are packed at the most awaited annual deal and discount bonanza! From fashion, accessories and jewellery to electronic gadgets and cars, everything is on sale at this time of year.

This is the world’s biggest shopping festival and it is accompanied by a number of entertainment events and live concerts including Layali Dubai, fireworks show every night at various spots across the city and fashions shows by global fashion icons. All shoppers also get a chance to participate in raffle draws and win amazing prizes including pure gold and the latest car models of the year! Shop till you drop and be a winner at this year’s DSF!

Venue: Various Malls and Tourist Attractions across the City

Official Website: https://www.visitdubai.com/en/dsf and check out the calendar for dates of various concerts and fireworks shows.

Raffle Tickets: Available at all ENOC and EPPCO stations, Zoom stores and Metro stations, among others.

4.Arabian Travel Market (ATM): 28th April – 1st May 2019

Enjoy the spring weather and get your travel gear going at the global meeting place for the travel trade. The Arabian Travel Market is an international travel and tourism exhibition that provides business potential in the Middle East for the tourism industry globally and attracts more than 39,000 travel professionals annually including Travel Ministers and the international press. Tourism destinations from around the world showcase accommodation options, breathtaking tourism attractions, travel technology and key airline routes. The show has been generating more than $2.5 billion travel industry deals and has been running for the last 25 years in Dubai, UAE. Motivated globetrotters and tourism gurus are up for a treat! Don’t miss out!

Venue: Dubai International Exhibition and Convention Center

Official Website: http://arabiantravelmarket.wtm.com

Registration:  As a visitor at http://arabiantravelmarket.wtm.com/register

          As an exhibitor at http://arabiantravelmarket.wtm.com/Forms/Stand-Enquiry-Form/

Please note that registration dates and prices will be announced soon.

5.GITEX: 6th-10th October 2019

The gadgets and gizmos exhibition of the year in the Middle East and Asia! Named as the biggest and boldest Tech Show in the MENA region and South Asia, GITEX is held at the World Trade Center Exhibitions Halls and it’s one week where technology leaders from over 120 countries come together to discuss how things like AI, robotics, blockchain, the clouds and other major tech trends are going to affect our lives in the future! Industry leaders such as Google, Microsoft, HP, Apple, as well as, the Dubai Police and government sectors get to launch and showcase the latest that they have reached in their line of business. This is where some major product launches happen too.

GITEX Future Stars, which happens under the GITEX umbrella, is the region’s biggest and fastest growing startup show with more than 750 participating startups from 75 countries, across 19 sectors. This is where they get to showcase their latest inventions and to compete for top honours in the Supernova Challenge and four industry-sponsored Innovation Cups. 

Not only this, but GITEX Shopper is one event you will not want to miss where you can buy a host of electronic goods for incredibly amazing prices and deals! The tech-savvy and gizmo addicts are in for a treat and industry professionals know this is one event they can’t afford to miss!

Venue: Dubai International Exhibition and Convention Center and various shopping discounts at major electronics stores across Dubai.

Official Website: https://www.gitex.com

Registration: As an Exhibitor /Visitor at http://reg.gitex.com

Dubai not only offers luxury shopping, a lively nightlife scene and is home to the Burj Khalifa, but it is also home to some of the world’s biggest events and exhibitions that no tourist or business traveller can afford to miss! While at Dubai, pamper yourself at the hotels that will give you the most benefits out of your trip such as the Hilton, Novotel, IBIS many more, book your stay now!


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