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About the Department of Economy and Tourism

The Department of Economy and Tourism (“DET”) is an entity established pursuant to Law No. 20 of 2021 and having its principal address at P.O. Box 594, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. DET is the principal authority for the planning, supervision, development and marketing of tourism in Dubai. DET also markets and promotes Dubai’s commerce sector and is responsible for the licensing and classification of all tourism services, including hotels establishments, tol agents and all other tourism services. Find out more about DET at:

DET and its affiliates, including, but not limited to, Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing and Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (collectively,“Dubai DET”, “We”, “we”, “our” or “us”) are committed to providing excellent service to all their customers, including respecting their concerns about how we use cookies and similar technologies.

About Dubai Esports & Games Festival

Dubai Esports & Games Festival (DEF or Dubai Esports & Games Festival ) is a multi-dimensional and one-of-a-kind public esports festival held annually in Dubai, including all events and activities that form part of the Dubai Esports & Games Festival.

About cookies

Cookies are small text files that are placed upon your computer in order to help us to identify you, some cookies known as ‘strictly necessary cookies’ are required to enable our website to operate, other cookies ‘optional cookies’ are those that we use to personalise your experience whilst on our website, e.g. to enable us to show you personalised advertisements.

When you visit our website from within the European Economic Area (EEA) or the UK we will only place ‘strictly necessary cookies’ initially. If you choose to consent to ‘optional cookies’ these will only be triggered once you have consented to these being placed. You may amend your cookie preferences at any time here. For further information about cookies generally you may wish to visit (please note that this is a third-party website and we are not responsible for the content of the same).

Types of Cookies we use

When you visit our website, we will use cookies in order to deliver the best experience for you. We do this in a way that complies with the legal obligations placed upon us, and in accordance with good industry practices. The information below provides an overview of each of the types of cookies used.

Analytical Cookies
Are cookies that we use to monitor how users are using our website. They enable us to identify which areas or functions within the website that users spend most time and allow us to understand how users move around the website. These cookies help us make choices on how we improve the performance of our website.

Marketing Cookies
Are cookies that we set in order to deliver content that is most relevant to you based upon your usage of our website. These cookies may be placed by, or shared with, our marketing partners to show you adverts when you use other websites and platforms. Disabling these cookies will not necessarily result in you seeing less advertisements or marketing content; it will most likely mean that you do not receive content that is tailored to you.

Functional Cookies
Are cookies that we deploy in order to optimise the user experience, for example to increase the level of functionality or to remember your preferences should you return at a later date. These cookies also enable you to utilise features such as creating an account and subscribing for updates.

Strictly Necessary Cookies
Are cookies that we need to utilise in order for our website to function, e.g. to display certain items on the website, or to ensure the security of the website. These cannot be disabled by us, however you may be able to restrict or prohibit these using the settings in your browser. If restricted then you may experience issues loading or using our website

Cookie settings

Most web browsers permit users to set control over what cookies they are willing to accept and what they are not, as well as reviewing cookies that have already been placed. For further information about this please see your browser settings or visit (please note that this is a third-party website and we are not responsible for the content of the same) which contains comprehensive information on how to manage your cookie settings across on a wide variety of browsers.

If you are in the EU, you may visit the website which provides useful information on the use of cookies and the measures you can take to protect your privacy on the internet including set which advertising cookie providers you accept, and which you do not.

Cookies we use

The table below provides more detailed information about the cookies we use and why.

Analytical Cookies