26 - 29 November 2017
11:00 - 19:00 Daily
Dubai World Trade Centre
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Record Breaking Numbers at The Big 5 2016

The Big 5 in Dubai 20016 took place from 21 - 24 November and is the largest construction event in the Middle East, attracting thousands of key buyers and suppliers from across the globe, over four packed days. 

  • Increase in Unique Visitors: 3.6%
  • Increase in Revisits: 4.1%
  • Increase in Participants: 7.2%

This year The Big 5 introduced a brand new floorplan layout and dedicated product sectors, making it even easier for key buyers to find the right construction products and suppliers they are looking for. This year The Big 5 brought 2586 suppliers and saw more than 78,869 participants to do business with. 

The Big 5 in Dubai continues to be the number one choice for construction professionals from across the globe, and with a market in growth there is more opportunity available to suppliers than ever before. 

Following on from a hugely successful 37th edition, The Big 5 is well underway with preparations for 2017 and beyond. 

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Exhibit in 2017

Stay ahead of the competition and access the largest pool of international buyers only at The Big 5 2017. 


Place your brand in front of the MENA region's largest meeting place for the construction industry, pushing you ahead of your competitors and increasing your brand awareness within the GCC region. 


Showcase and demonstrate your products to over 73,500 construction industry professionals - your new and existing customers. Generate new leads and contacts needed to build your business. 


Meet key buyers with projects worth over US$100mn through our Platinum Club. Benefit from our new Distributors Programme, facilitating introductions between local distributors and international brands. 


Gather market insight and key knowledge on how to trade successfully in the UAE at our free half day seminar. Take the opportunity to meet the experts and learn how to optimise your business in the UAE. 

Key features of The Big 5

Promote Products

The Big 5 is the only event that can guarantee ROI for key suppliers, with access to a global market of buyers.

Meet Distributors

Network with distributors from the UAE and see how you can get your product in front of thousands of key buyers.

2017 Floorplan

With a brand new floorplan layout and product sectors there is no better place to launch new or existing products in their dedicated categories.

Don't miss anything

We have been part of The Big 5 for years now and it has been an extremely good experience for us. It is undoubtedly the biggest convention in the UAE, which not only brings companies from the UAE but also the GCC and the wider North African region.

Francisco Castano,

CEO – Technal

Each year The Big 5 draws in thousands of global suppliers and buyers of construction products, technologies and services to explore prime opportunities within the dynamic Arab construction markets. It is an excellent platform for us to network with exhibitors, visitors, practitioners and experts.

Jamal Bin Marghoob,

Director of Marketing and Corporate Communication – DAFZA

The Big 5 provides a 360 degree platform to the building and construction industry and we are excited to be part of it.

Added Sajan,

Alucopanel Middle East



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