Which are the upcoming events in Dubai 2021?

Which are the upcoming events in Dubai 2021?

Aerial view of a part of DubaiThe United Arab Emirates buzzes with fascinating events all year long. This is a major reason why the country attracts thousands of visitors for both business and leisure.

Shopping festivals, sports tournaments, trade shows, exhibitions, and conferences hold frequently in major cities, such as Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Here are some of the most significant events to look forward to in 2021:

Expo 2020

Expo 2020 in Dubai is the most awaited event in the UAE and predict to be the country’s largest to date. The World Expo series began in 1851 when the first event, known as the Great Exhibition, was organized in London, United Kingdom.

Over 190 countries are participants in this global sharing of culture and innovation. Each country is assigned a pavilion where they can invite local businesses to set up shops.

The three core themes of Expo 2020 are sustainability, mobility, and opportunity. The event began on 1st October 2021 and is scheduled to last till March 31, 2022.



The five must-see pavilions at the Expo 2020 include:

1.     UAE Pavilion

This is tastefully designed by Santiago Calatrava, a Spanish architect. It makes in the shape of a falcon’s wing. The 28 “wings” are crafted from carbon fiber and can be closed to protect the roof solar panels.

2.     Singapore Pavilion

The Singapore Pavilion is a plant-filled one that is made by Singapore studio WOHA. The building consists of raised walkways that make their way around three plant-covered cones.

3.     Finland Pavilion

This is created near a timber-lined space. It was designed by Helsinki studio JKMM Architects. A white-tensioned industrial fabric covers the pavilion to mimic the Finnish show.

4.     UK Pavilion

The UK pavilion stands out due to its cone-shaped and cross-laminated timber design. It is crafter by Es Devlin, a British designer. It showcases an AI-generated poem over the façade.

5.     Mobility Pavilion

This is a trefoil-shaped pavilion that houses the expo’s mobility district. It has designed by Foster + Partners. All 3 cantilevered forms of the building contain a gallery with an exhibition by London’s MET Studio.

GITEX Global

This is UAE’s yearly tech event that is set to take place from October 17-21, 2021. It will be held at the Dubai World Trade Center.

The event brings together technology buffs from all over the world. It will revolve around the latest technological advancements in artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, blockchain, cloud, and quantum computing.

Renowned tech companies, such as Cisco, Huawei, Etisalat, Avaya, Epson, Kaspersky, AWS, VMware, and Dell Technologies, will participate in GITEX Global. The event will comprise various conferences revolving around the latest technological innovations.

World of Web (WOW) Summit

WOW, Summit is scheduled to be the largest blockchain event in the Middle East. It will take place from October 14-15, 2021.

The event will be the ultimate platform for hundreds of blockchain developers, leaders, investors, influencers, crypto traders, and fund managers to connect with each other.

Some well-known blockchain experts who would speak at the conference include:

  •       Dr. Marwan Al Zarouni, CEO at Dubai Blockchain Center
  •       Stephen Stonberg, CEO at Bittrex Global
  •       Davinchi Jeremie, CEO at Davinci Codes and Founder of Pandora’s Wallet       Tone Vays, crypto content creator and investor
  •       Jake Skipp, entrepreneur and popular YouTube vlogger

Dubai Muscle Show

The Dubai Muscle Show will take place from October 28-30 at Dubai World Trade Center. It will gather weightlifting enthusiasts. The event will provide them with the opportunity to attend speaker sessions along with meet-and-greet sessions.

Dubai Muscle Show is set to feature 250 exhibitors. Competitions, educational talks, and group fitness activities, such as Zumba and Les Mills will start. Free giveaways and special discounts will also be available.

If you are interested in the business aspect, trade show Dubai Active Industry will take place. This will allow businesses to connect via talks, summits, and other events.

Binance Meetup Dubai

This event will be held at FIVE Palm Jumeirah Hotel. Binance is one of the world’s leading cryptocurrency infrastructure providers and blockchain ecosystems.

The cryptocurrency exchange was created in 2017 in Hong Kong. It supports several leading cryptocurrencies and provides a crypto wallet for traders to save their electronic funds. The Binance Meetup Dubai will allow enthusiasts to meet and discuss exciting prospects regarding cryptocurrency.

Dubai Shopping Festival

Dubai Shopping Festival is an annual event in the city. You can get amazing retail deals at various outlets throughout the city.

The upcoming shopping festival will take place in Dubai from December 15, 2021, to January 29, 2022. You will find discounts and an overall carnival atmosphere throughout. If you don’t live in the city and want to take advantage of this festival, it is best to plan your trips around these dates.

Final Word

After a year’s delay, Expo 2020 is finally set to launch in Dubai. It will start from October this year till 31 march 2022 and allow businesses from various countries to showcase their products and services.

Besides this event, others such as GITEX Global, WOW Summit, Dubai Muscle Show, Binance Meetup Dubai, and Dubai Shopping Festival also schedule to bring together entrepreneurs and experts to pave the way for future innovations.