May Events in Dubai


Innovation and evolution are key topics at this year’s events. The financial landscape is changing, online business grows and flourishes, design, hospitality and interior communities meet and exchange ideas. 

Here is a short list of key business events taking place in May in Dubai.


1. TechForum "The Future of Money"

On May 24th the Dubai Technology Center of Entrepreneurship Center (DTEC) will host Tech Forum "The Future of Money". The organizer – the Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA) promises to highlight emerging trends in fintech and showcase various solutions designed in recent years.

The talks will be dedicated to the topics of the future of payments and the future of digital finance in MENA. Moreover the participants will also get a chance to win an iPad mini!

The event will take place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Entry is free for all. Limited seats available.




2. INDEX International Design Exhibition

Index International Design Exhibition is a 4 day event being held from 23rd May to the 26th May 2016 at the Za’beel halls 2 & 3 Dubai World Trade Centre.

This ultimate event exhibits furnishing products, contemporary collection, textile products and objects, kitchen equipment, bathroom accessories and fittings, artisans, outdoor living, outdoor accessories, furniture, lighting products and retail products and services etc. (over 350 brand new suppliers and over 1,000 of interior participating exhibitors). The show will feature many special guests, such as Karim Rashid – one of the most prolific designers of his generation and a global retail designer Sergio Mannino, who had worked with Prada, Lexus and Miu Miu.

Participants shall register on the official web-site paying a charge of 100 AED.




3. Retail Show Middle East 2016

Retail Show Middle East will take place 31st May – 1st June 2016. The attendees get an opportunity not only to interact with the experts and manufacturers of the exhibiting companies but also to get into business contracts. in the Business Services industry.

Registration is free and gives access to:

  • 300 international exhibitors featuring the latest innovations in the ecommerce, retail & payments space
  • 75 Free on-floor demonstrations on new innovations in retail technology 
  • Queue Jump - avoid the queues and print your badge onsite 
  • Pre-arrange 1-2-1 meetings with our online networking tool
  • The Launch Pad, Live TV, Prize Draws and more

Participants come from the Middle East, North Africa, Indian Subcontinent, Asia and Central Europe.

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As you can see, the life in Dubai is full of interesting and remarkable events. Each person can find there something for business or pleasure. Join your fellow-thinkers and be ahead of the curve in the most highly developed city in the world!


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