Exhibitions and Trade Shows for Dubai Entrepreneurs


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Dubai is the home of business. It’s a thriving hub of business conversation, and there’s no shortage of exhibitions and trade shows for entrepreneurs to attend. Industries are always looking to connect with every corner of the world, and Dubai’s ideal location makes it one of the best places to bring everyone together.

If you’re an entrepreneur, you should be making sure you’re attending some of the many exhibitions and trade shows the city has to offer. The opportunities to network are immense, and the coverage of multiple industries makes events very appealing to business owners not only based in Dubai, but across the globe too. 

Here are some of my personal highlights for exhibitions and trade shows in Dubai: 

  • Dubai SME Exhibition: This event is organized by Dubai SME, the agency of the Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai, which is responsible for the development of small and medium enterprises in the city. This focus on SMEs makes it particularly appealing to small business owners of every industry. The exhibition offers a platform for SMEs to showcase their product, network with potential customers and investors, and attend workshops led by industry leaders about critical business functions. 
  • ArabNet Dubai: This is an annual conference and exhibition that brings together entrepreneurs, investors, and industry leaders to discuss the latest trends in the digital economy. The event features panel discussions, keynote speeches, startup pitches and networking sessions, covering e-commerce, digital marketing, and many other topics alongside.
  • SME World Summit: This is an annual event that focuses on the challenges and opportunities facing SMEs in the region. The summit offers a platform for SMEs to showcase their products and services, attend workshops and seminars on topics such as funding and growth strategies, and network with potential partners and investors.
  • Seamless Middle East: Running a business in the finance sector? Seamless is an annual exhibition and conference that focuses on the payments, e-commerce, and retail industries. 
  • Entrepreneur Middle East Live: This is an annual event that brings together entrepreneurs, investors, and industry experts to discuss the latest trends and opportunities in the startup ecosystem. The event features keynote speeches, panel discussions, and startup pitches, and covers topics such as funding, growth strategies, and innovation.
  • Dubai Investment Week: An event created to connect entrepreneurs and investors, Dubai Investment Week provides the opportunity to leverage your business to the next level. The event features panel discussions, workshops, and networking opportunities, and covers topics such as investment trends, startup funding, and regulatory frameworks.


Dubai is a city which actively encourages small businesses like yours to grow and connect with other entrepreneurs from across the globe. There are hundreds of opportunities to increase the reach of your business organically by attending exhibitions, trade shows and networking events to promote your products.

If you’re looking for advice about how to improve the visibility of your business, reach out to our team at 800 SETHUB (738482) Set Hub or [email protected] and speak to one of our team members.