Dubai has transformed into an essential events hub for the businesses and entertainment arenas. It has gained a renowned position as the Middle East’s business trade hub and now has become one of the world’s leading cities for events, conferences and trade shows to art-related exhibitions, sports, music and much more.
Dubai Shopping Festival, Dubai Design Week, Art Dubai, Dubai International Film Festival are a few best examples of homegrown events that attracted thousands of international visitors. And now Dubai is aiming to gain the attention of 20 million visitors every year by 2020. Its ultimate goal is to make Dubai as the top choice for the international leisure and business travelers.
Dubai’s events calendar makes sure there is something on every weekend so visitors or business travelers always have an option to visit the emirate.
In this blog, I’ve highlighted a list of events that is going to be held in the month of May 2017.
Centre of Aviation (CAPA) is organizing the 5th edition of the Global Airport Leaders’ Forum (GALF) that will take place at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre on 16-27 May, 2017. It is the world’s leading platform for global Airport leaders and industry suppliers to meet the officials from across the Middle East, South Asia and Africa to discuss the airport related issues.
Aluminium Middle East
Aluminium Middle East is the largest event that brings together international industry professionals, manufacturers and suppliers of technologies and accessories for the exhibition aluminium products, technologies and investments in the Middle East. It will takes place on Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre on 15 May, 2017 to 17th May, 2017.
More than 180 exhibitors from more than 20 countries and 3500 industry professionals are expected to attend the event. The event highlights the Middle East’s future role in aluminium production industry and facilitates discussions on improving the growth and performance of downstream sectors.
HR Tech MENA Summit
HR Tech MENA Summit will be held on The Westin Dubai from 16th May, 2017 to 17th May, 2017. In this event, people from the biggest government bodies to large private firms come together to revolutionize the future of workplace, discuss the shift to digital HR, importance of social and mobile, employee centric learning, traditional HR processes and much more. Last year, the summit brought together more than 150 top HR and IT leaders from across the GCC that represented government, semi-government and private firms.
Middle East Event & Exhibition Show (MEES)
The Middle East Event and Exhibition is a great event for those involved in brand activations, events, and exhibitions. This event gives a great networking opportunities and industry updates. Many global industry leaders will define the future of events in an inspirational TED style format. Plan your visit to Dubai, as the event will be held on 17th May to 18th May, 2017 at Festival Arena, Dubai, UAE.
The Internet of Things Expo (ioTX)
The Internet of Things Expo (ioTX) is the MENA region’s largest IT Security Expo and Conference that is the most influential platform to discover ground breaking technology, game-changing plenary talks and latest innovations that will shape the future. ioTX gives you the opportunity to showcase your cutting edge solutions and do business with top industry experts across the Middle East. ioTX starts from 21st May, 2017 and will end on 23rd May, 2017 at Dubai World Trade Centre, UAE.
Hardware + Tools Middle East
Hardware+Tools Middle East is the MENA region’s dedicated trade fair for tools, hardware, materials and machinery. The event will start from 22nd May, 2017 and end on 24th May, 2017 at Dubai World Trade Centre, UAE. The event highlights all the vital aspects and insights on tools, hardware and materials to build and develop your business. It gives you an opportunity to network with international manufacturers and suppliers, find a variety of brands and evaluate the market.
INDEX International Design Exhibition
INDEX International Design Exhibition is a prestigious design exhibition held every year in Dubai at the Dubai World Trade Centre. It is recognized as one of the largest events organized in the Gulf region that features many international exhibitors displaying their creativity in the field of interior design and furniture. It will be held from 22nd May, 2017 to 25th May, 2017 at Dubai World Trade Centre.
Workspace at INDEX
Workspace at INDEX is the Middle East region’s largest commercial interior design event. It has established 16 years ago and now it has developed enough and represents some of the most renowned commercial interior design brands and suppliers from all over the globe. It will be held at Dubai World Trade Centre, from 22nd May, 2017 to 25th May, 2017.
Middle East Covering
Middle East Covering is the MENA’s leading platform for surface covering that invite contract business professionals seeking out the best materials for surface interior, wall covering and contract flooring projects. The 3rd edition of Middle East Covering will be held at Dubai World Trade Centre, from 22nd May, 2017 to 25th May, 2017. More than 200 international brands and over 2000 products will be displayed in this fair.