A mega gaming festival is coming to Expo City Dubai

Dubai Esports Festival

Retro games, latest releases, creative one-offs and more.

Gamers of the UAE will have a new gaming festival to enjoy at the soon-to-be-opened Expo City Dubai.

Taking place from 9 to 20 November, the Dubai Esports Festival will have a diverse offering at Dubai Exhibition Centre; the first international leisure event to be held in the facility following the hugely successful Expo 2020 Dubai.

You and your fellow gamers will be able to enjoy a huge range of activities including a top-tier international esports tournament featuring world renowned professional esports players, the launch of a school tournament and a concert featuring high-profile artists.

There will also be an immersive GameExpo which will enable visitors to experience a variety of activities including retro games, the latest releases, shopping for creative one-offs of their favourite fan fiction and participating in competitions at a Cosplay stage where they could win fabulous prizes.

It is the latest good news for gamers in the UAE with the confirmation of Pixoul Gaming in Al Qana.

The gaming hub in Abu Dhabi will feature an 800-seat arena, an Esports bar as well as a Virtual Reality Gaming Zone.

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Matt Cassidy

When he is not hunting for the latest piece of Abu Dhabi news, Matt is ticking off his UAE bucket-list experiences (although he does love to take a break to test out the fine restaurants and bars of the capital). An armchair sports lover, he is on a personal mission to attend every sporting event in the UAE to make out for most likely missing the big one in Doha in November.