The history of the Arab University Games is not very clear. There are some references to events being held in Iraq in the early 1970s and in Egypt in 1998. Other reports mention that the first games were held in Amman, Jordan in 2004.
Recent reporting mentions the second edition of Arab University Games, held in Aghadeer city in Morocco from April 16 to 23, 2018.
There has also been an Arab University Games for Beach Sports, held in Agadir Morocco in November 2016.
- Arab University Games for Beach Sports — held in 2016
- Other University Games
- Pan Arab Games — multi-event for athletes from Arabic-speaking nations.
- Arab School Games — sporting event for school children. held from 1949-2012
- Arab Games for the Handicapped (also called the Arab Paralympics)
- Other International Multi-Events