MCC's curtain raising Champion County clash with Durham will take place in Abu Dhabi, starting on 23 March 2014.
The four-day, first-class match, which officially kicks-off the 2014 season, returns to the Sheikh Zayed Stadium for the fifth successive year.
It will once again form part of MCC's commitment to developing pink-ball, day-night cricket with the goal of a Test match being played under similar conditions.
Since MCC first trialled the format in 2010 - following a recommendation of the World Cricket committee - simiar experiments have taken place around the world, in countries including Pakistan, South Africa and in the Caribbean.
The ICC has paved the way for a day/night Test after amending its playing conditions in 2012 to state that "if the competing countries in a bi-lateral series agree that they wish to trial day/night Test cricket then this request should be accommodated."
However, despite Cricket Australia chief James Sutherland describing the first day/night Test as "inevitable", the first such fixture is yet to have been played - and more necessary trials continue to take place around the world.
MCC's will play Durham in Abu Dhabi for the the second time, in a repeat of the first Champion County match played abroad in 2010.
Durham were convincing winners that year by 311 runs in a match where England all-rounder Ben Stokes made his first-class debut.