Dubai Lynx, the festival of creativity for the Middle East or the MENA region, has been postponed until September owing to fears about the spread of Coronavirus. The prestigious annual event is co-owned by UK-based Ascential and Campaign Middle East parent company Motivate Media Group.
In a statement, Dubai Lynx said: “In light of recent developments in respect to Covid-19, we have taken the difficult decision to postpone the Dubai Lynx festival. Our priority is absolutely the safety of our attendees, delegates and team. We are going to reschedule the festival from 8-11 March to 6-9 September 2020 at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai. Please note that all entries will be valid for the new festival dates, along with all passes and awards seats purchased. We will keep you updated with further information.”
Alongside, a host of other events in the United Arab Emirates have also been either cancelled or postponed. For instance, the final leg of the UAE Tour cycling competition was cancelled after two Italian competitors tested positive for the virus.
Abu Dhabi news daily The National has carried news that that organisers of the Dubai Expo 2020 — scheduled for October — are now “closely monitoring the coronavirus outbreak on Sunday and are hopeful the virus will be under control soon”.