Dubai Esports and Games Festival 2024 returns later this month

Dubai Esports And Games Festival 2024

From 19 April to 5 May, the Dubai Esports and Games Festival is set to take over the city

Dubai is once again poised to captivate gaming enthusiasts and industry professionals alike with the highly anticipated Dubai Esports and Games Festival (DEF) 2024.

Set against the backdrop of the awe-inspiring Dubai skyline, this festival promises an exhilarating fusion of gaming excellence, entertainment, and technological innovation.

From 19 April to 5 May, the city will be transformed into a hub of gaming fervour, offering an array of events and tournaments to satiate the appetite of gamers from across the globe.

At the heart of the festival lies GameExpo, an extravaganza that promises to elevate the gaming experience to unprecedented heights.

From May 3 to 5 May, gaming enthusiasts will converge at the iconic Dubai World Trade Centre to witness electrifying console and mobile tournaments during the Play Beyond event on 4 and 5 May.

Here, players from the region will showcase their skills, battling it out for glory and recognition in the world of esports.

But GameExpo is more than just a series of tournaments—it’s an immersive journey into the world of gaming.

Attendees will have the opportunity to explore themed zones, indulge in delicious culinary delights at food stalls, and participate in a myriad of entertaining activities.

From cosplay competitions to exclusive previews of the latest game releases and memorabilia, GameExpo promises an unforgettable experience for gamers of all ages and interests.

For industry professionals seeking to gain deeper insights into the ever-evolving world of gaming, the GameExpo Summit is the ultimate destination.

Taking place at the Dubai World Trade Centre on May 1 and 2, this summit will feature renowned speakers from the global esports fraternity, offering invaluable expertise through a series of insightful talks and seminars.

From discussions on esports management to emerging trends and technological innovations, the GameExpo Summit provides a platform for networking and knowledge-sharing at the highest level.



19 April to 5 May


Dubai World Trade Centre


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Shane Reynolds