Dubai Esports & Games Festival Returns for 2024, Bigger and Better!


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Calling all gamers! The Dubai Esports & Games Festival (DEF 2024) is back, promising an even bigger and better experience for gaming enthusiasts of all ages. Held under the patronage of Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, this exciting event aims to solidify Dubai’s position as a global gaming hub. Mark your calendars for Friday, April 19th to Sunday, May 5th, and prepare to immerse yourself in the world of esports, cutting-edge gaming tech, and thrilling competitions.

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The GameExpo: Your Gateway to Gaming Paradise

The heart of Dubai Esports & Games Festival 2024 lies in the GameExpo, taking place at the Dubai World Trade Centre from May 3rd to 5th. Get ready to explore a world of:

  • Latest Game Releases and Previews: Be the first to experience hot new titles and upcoming releases in the Gaming District.
  • Future Zone: Immerse yourself in the latest gaming technology, from VR experiences to cutting-edge hardware.
  • Nostalgic Journey: Take a trip down memory lane with classic games and consoles in the Retro Zone.
  • Unique Shopping Experience: Discover talented artists and their gaming-inspired creations in The Narrows.
  • Family Fun: Bond over friendly gaming battles with your loved ones in the dedicated Family Zone.
  • Specialized Retailers: Gear up with the latest tech and accessories at Electric Avenue.

Beyond the Expo: More Gaming Thrills Await

Dubai Esports & Games Festival 2024 offers a diverse range of activities beyond the GameExpo:

  • Play Beyond: Witness your favorite gaming pros battle it out live on May 4th and 5th.
  • Esports Tournaments: Put your skills to the test in various esports tournaments throughout the festival.
  • Coding Workshops: Learn the fundamentals of coding with interactive workshops.
  • Minecraft Education Challenges: Join the fun and educational Minecraft challenges.
  • School Engagement Program: Immerse students in the gaming world with school visits and workshops.
  • University Tournaments: Witness university students compete in popular esports titles.
  • Ramadan Online Tournaments: Enjoy online gaming action with tournaments during the holy month of Ramadan.
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Dubai Esports & Games Festival Gamers Day: Celebrate Your Gaming Spirit

On DEF Gamers Day, participating schools will see students dressing up as their favorite video game characters, bringing the festival’s spirit right into the classroom. The DEF Education Programme, offered free to all schools and universities, aims to educate and inspire future generations of gamers.

Ahmed Al Khaja, CEO of Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment, expressed his enthusiasm: “The Dubai Esports & Games Festival 2024 is set to be the leader of the region’s gaming industry, solidifying Dubai’s position as a year-round global hub for esports and gaming.”

Don’t miss out on this exciting event! Mark your calendars, stay tuned for ticket updates, and prepare to be amazed at the Dubai Esports & Games Festival 2024!

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