Dubai prepares for busy calendar into 2025

On the back of the Dubai Expo, the emirate announces 120 events secured with some 70,000 expected attendees.

The emirate has confirmed more events leading into 2025, which are expected to bring in some 70,000 expected global attendees.
The emirate has confirmed more events leading into 2025, which are expected to bring in some 70,000 expected global attendees. Photo Credit: Dubai

As the Dubai Expo crosses the 12 million mark in early February before it closes 31 March, the emirate has confirmed more events leading into 2025, which are expected to bring in some 70,000 expected global attendees.

Dubai Business Events (DBE) indicated 120 events secured from 2021 into the next four years, which the city’s official convention bureau said comes on the back of strong public-private collaboration.

Amid the pandemic, Dubai reopened to tourism in July 2020, and October for international events — including the Ai Everything x Restart Dubai Summer Conference, and Arabian Travel Market.

His Excellency Helal Saeed Almarri, Director General of Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism said, "The experience of the past two years has only served to underline the importance of in-person business events and what they can offer to organisers, participants, sponsors, exhibitors and their wider networks.

"We therefore continue to explore all opportunities to host business events in Dubai and work with stakeholders in the city to provide meeting planners a safe, impactful platform for knowledge sharing, networking and creating lasting legacies.”

Some of the major in-person meets in 2021 with international delegates in attendance include the ACI Financial Markets World Congress 2021 (500 pax), World LPG Forum (1,000 pax), Congress of the Société Internationale d'Urologie (1,500 pax), Africa Oil Week (1,800 pax), and International Astronautical Congress (3,000 pax) among others.

Incentive groups are also part of the numbers, coming mostly from Europe and Latin America.



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