UAE prepares for a packed 2024 calendar of events

From tech to real estate expos, the UAE showcases global competitiveness
UAE prepares for a packed 2024 calendar of events
A global hub for conferences and events across diverse industries

As the world welcomes 2024, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) emerges as a focal point for a diverse array of international conferences and events throughout January. The bustling calendar not only reinforces the UAE’s standing as a premier destination for business tourism but also underscores its global appeal across various sectors.

Accessible Travel and Tourism International Conference

Dates: 11th to 12th January, 2024

Dubai will host the 4th Accessible Travel and Tourism International Conference, aligning with its vision to become a global favorite for tourists with disabilities. Its focus is on advancing legislation, policies, and services to ensure ease of exploration for individuals with disabilities.

Dubai Project Management Forum

Dates: 15th to 18th January, 2024

Madinat Jumeirah hosts the ninth edition of the Dubai International Project Management Forum under the theme ‘Beyond Boundaries’. The forum focuses on sustainability, modern project management techniques, future trends, and technology. It will feature 14 courses distributed across these major topics.

Intersec 2024

Dates: 16th to 18th January, 2024

Intersec 2024, the globally leading safety, security, and fire protection exhibition will be hosted at the Dubai World Trade Centre.  It celebrates a quarter-century of security technology innovation with 1,000 exhibitors from 60 countries and over 45,000 global attendees.

ACRES 2024

Dates: 17th to 20th January, 2024

The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Sharjah Real Estate Registration Department are organizing the Sharjah Real Estate Exhibition (ACRES 2024) at the Expo Centre Sharjah. The event will spotlight the growth and development of the real estate sector in Sharjah and the UAE.

World of Coffee Exhibition

Dates: 21st to 23rd January, 2024

Dxb Live presents the third edition of the World of Coffee Exhibition at the Dubai World Trade Centre. This initiative fosters collaboration, partnerships, and business growth in the coffee industry. It features a 50 percent increase in space to accommodate rising participation from industry experts, enthusiasts, and coffee lovers.

IAAPA Middle East Trade Summit 2024

Dates: 22nd to 24th January, 2024

The International Organization for Destinations and Entertainment Cities (IAAPA), in collaboration with Miral Group and the Abu Dhabi Convention and Exhibition Bureau, is organizing The Middle East Trade Summit on Yas Island. The summit delves into commercial communications, educational conferences, and networking events. It involves tours to iconic attractions, discussing topics like AI, digital transformation, and sustainable tourism.

Japan Kyoto Trade Expo

Dates: 22nd to 24th January, 2024

The inaugural Japan Kyoto Trade Expo at the Dubai World Trade Centre aims to boost bilateral trade ties between the UAE and Japan. It will feature over 20,000 visitors and 200 exhibiting entities across diverse industries like technology, automotive, and food and beverages.


Dates: 23rd to 25th January, 2024

Abu Dhabi, UAE, takes center stage with the Unmanned Systems Exhibition, UMEX 2024, and the Simulation and Training Exhibition, SimTEX 2024. ADNEC and the Ministry of Defence jointly present the exhibitions. Beyond being a showcase for unmanned systems, robotics, and AI, these exhibitions host a thrilling Coding Challenge, uniting skilled programmers and fostering innovation in the tech ecosystem.

Arab Health 2024

Dates: 29th January to 1st February, 2024

The Dubai World Trade Centre welcomes Arab Health 2024, the largest healthcare sector event in the Middle East. It features over 40 international pavilions and highlights the future of healthcare, from medical equipment to IT solutions.

Read: UAE tops Arab economies as most competitive: Arab Monetary Fund

Other conferences

The UAE will host other numerous events and exhibitions in 2024 on different topics including, business, education, health, human rights and, the environment:

  • International Conference on Entrepreneurial Marketing and Firm Performance (ICEMFP) in Ras Al Khaimah
  • International Conference on Human Rights and Right to Education (ICHRRE) in Dubai
  • International Conference on Information and Education Innovations (ICIEI) in Abu Dhabi
  • International Conference on Clinical and Experimental Cardiology (ICCAEC) in Dubai
  • World Conference on E-Education, E-Business and E-Commerce (WC-EEE) in Dubai
  • International Conference on Finance, Banking and Insurance (ICFBI) in Dubai

The UAE’s vibrant 2024 calendar sets the stage for a year of innovation, collaboration, and growth. It reinforces its position as a global hub for conferences and events across diverse industries. As the world converges in the UAE, the events promise to showcase cutting-edge technologies, foster international partnerships, and drive economic development.

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