Full list of events to be held in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah in January 2024

by Tanvir Awan
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The UAE is poised for a dynamic year ahead, with a bustling calendar of international conferences and events in 2024. This underlines the country’s standing as a premier destination for business tourism, attracting a diverse range of global gatherings.

UMEX and SimTEX 2024

Abu Dhabi is gearing up to host UMEX 2024 (Unmanned Systems Exhibition) and SimTEX 2024 (Simulation and Training Exhibition) from January 23 to 25. These exhibitions, presented jointly by ADNEC group and the Ministry of Defence, not only spotlight cutting-edge technology but also launch a thrilling Coding Challenge for talented coders nationwide.

IAAPA Middle East Trade Summit 2024

From January 22nd to 24th, 2024, Yas Island in Abu Dhabi will be the hub for The Middle East Trade Summit, organized by IAAPA in collaboration with Miral Group and the Abu Dhabi Convention and Exhibition Bureau. The summit encompasses educational conferences, networking events, and tours to iconic attractions, focusing on topics like artificial intelligence and sustainable tourism.

World of Coffee Exhibition, Dubai

From January 21st to 23rd, 2024, DWTC in Dubai will host the third edition of the World of Coffee Exhibition. This event, organized by Dxb Live, aims to bring together industry experts, enthusiasts, and coffee lovers. The expanded exhibition space underscores the sector’s growth in the Middle East and North Africa.

Japan Kyoto Trade Expo at DWTC

Marking its inaugural edition from January 22nd to 24th, 2024, the Japan Kyoto Trade Expo at DWTC aims to strengthen bilateral trade ties between the UAE and Japan. The event anticipates over 20,000 visitors and 200 exhibiting entities, spanning diverse industries from technology to food and beverages.

Accessible Travel and Tourism International Conference

Dubai will host the 4th Accessible Travel and Tourism International Conference on January 11th and 12th, demonstrating its commitment to becoming a global favorite for tourists with disabilities. The conference focuses on enhancing legislation, policies, and services to ensure ease of exploration for individuals with disabilities.

Arab Health 2024

From January 29th to February 1st, the Dubai World Trade Centre will host Arab Health 2024, the largest healthcare sector event in the Middle East. With over 40 international pavilions, the exhibition will showcase the future of healthcare, covering various sectors from medical equipment to IT solutions.


Dubai Project Management Forum

The ninth edition of the Dubai International Project Management Forum, themed ‘Beyond Boundaries,’ will take place from January 15th to 18th at Madinat Jumeirah. It will delve into sustainability, modern project management techniques, future trends, and technology, featuring 14 courses across these major themes.

Intersec 2024

Celebrating a quarter-century of security technology innovation, Intersec 2024 will take place from January 16th to 18th at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Expecting 1,000 exhibitors from 60 countries and over 45,000 global attendees, it stands as a globally leading safety, security, and fire protection exhibition.

ACRES 2024

The Expo Centre Sharjah will host ACRES 2024, the Sharjah Real Estate Exhibition, from January 17th to 20th. Organized by the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the event will feature sessions by real estate experts, shedding light on the growth and development of the real estate sector in Sharjah and the UAE.


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