The third edition of the Dubai Esports and Games Festival is underway

The third edition of the Dubai Esports and Games Festival is underway



The event solidifies Dubai's position as a global hub for the gaming industry.

Gamers, get ready to power up because the Dubai Esports & Games Festival (DEF) is back for its third edition. Promising to be bigger and bolder than ever, this edition will take place from 19 April to 5 May, transforming Dubai into the ultimate gaming paradise.

At the heart of the Dubai Esports and Games Festival lies at the GameExpo, set to take place at the Dubai World Trade Centre from 3 to 5 May. This year, GameExpo promises an expanded lineup of world exclusives, gaming tournaments, and immersive experiences that will leave you breathless. Dive into the Gaming District to discover the latest releases, explore the Future Zone for a glimpse into tomorrow's tech-infused gaming world, or take a trip down memory lane in the Retro Zone. And check out The Narrows for a bustling shopping alley filled with talented artists showcasing their craft.

Dubai Esports and Games Festival

The GameExpo 2024 will also include activities such as cosplay, esports tournaments, coding workshops, and Minecraft education challenges, guaranteeing an immersive and engaging experience for all visitors.

Don't miss the GameExpo Summit, where you can power up your knowledge, connect with industry experts, and discover the latest trends shaping the future of gaming and esports. With talks, panels, networking opportunities, and more, it’s the place to be for anyone serious about the business of gaming.

If you’re looking to bond with the family over some friendly gaming battles, head over to the new Family Zone, where gamers of all ages can come together for a bit of wholesome competition. And for all tech enthusiasts, Electric Avenue is your one-stop shop for the latest and greatest gaming gear from specialised electronic retailers.

Dubai Esports and Games Festival

At the Play Beyond, top regional and global stars will go head-to-head in the ultimate gaming showdown. With exclusive meet-and-greet opportunities and thrilling esports competitions, Play Beyond is where the magic will unfold. Even during Ramadan, the gaming action will not stop as a series of online tournaments and gaming cafe competitions will keep the excitement alive. 

Students will have the chance to supercharge their digital skills through competitions like the Microsoft MakeCode Competition and the Minecraft Education Challenge, as well as gain insider insights into the gaming industry through Industry Expert Talks held in schools and universities. On DEF Gamers Day, students can dress up as their favourite gaming characters to school and showcase their creative side.

See you there, gamers!

GO: Visit www.dubaiesportsfestival.coml for more information.