The 2020 edition of the Dubai Entertainment Amusement & Leisure (DEAL) exhibition has been postponed until 2021.

The exhibition was originally planned for March 2020 but was postponed until mid-June. The show’s organisers, International Expo Consults (IEC), have confirmed that due to the coronavirus pandemic, the event will be put back a year to 2021.

In a statement about the announcement, the IEC said:

“After thorough evaluation of the current global Covid-19 situation and the prevailing travel restrictions, we have decided to postpone the DEAL show to 2021. In the current global pandemic backdrop, the safety of all of our exhibitors, partners, visitors, staff and associated stakeholders will continue to be our top priority.

“Furthermore, the Dubai World Trade Centre (the venue) is now temporarily converted into a field hospital. Thus, all the major shows, concerts and events across the UAE have also been postponed for the rest of the year.

“After careful review, in-depth discussion with the Dubai World Trade Centre and the feedback received from exhibitors, partners and associates, we arrived at a difficult decision to postpone the show.”