about our events

Comprised of 8 market-leading interiors, design and surface materials events, the INDEX Design Series allow designers, architects, and creatives to come together, network, learn and source products that create world-class interiors for some of the biggest residential, commercial, hospitality, educational, healthcare projects. 

In 2016, over 34,400 people attended the INDEX Design Series from more than 110 countries, they networked with over 800 of the world's best interiors and design suppliers, including 19 country pavilions. INDEX Design Series is the pinacle of the local design calendar, it is an event unlike any other. 

Lighting at INDEX is a superb display of lighting solutions from around the world that reflects current and upcoming trends.

  • Consumer spend in 2015 on lighting in the UAE was $136m and expected to increase 19% by 2019 (*Euromonitor)
  • 41% of all 2016 INDEX Design Series visitors came to source lighting products

Furniture & Furnishings at INDEX is a glorious display of some of the most captivating interior brands from around the world. 

  • Consumer spend on Furniture & Furnishings in the UAE & Saudi Arabia is valued at $3.4bn
  • 67% of all 2016 INDEX Design Series visitors came to source Furniture & Furnishings

Textiles at INDEX presents some of the most stylish, traditional and contemporary products from around the world. 

  • Consumer spend on household textiles in the UAE & Saudi Arabia is valued at $3bn
  • 40% of all 2016 INDEX Design Series visitors came to source textiles products

Kitchen & Bathroom at INDEX is a dynamic showcase of kitchens, appliances, fittings and bathroom products. 

  • Consumer spend in 2015 on household appliances in the UAE was expected to reach $1bn
  • In 2016 48% of all INDEX Design Series visitors attended to source kitchen & bathroom products

Sleep at INDEX is one of the fastest growing areas of the Design Series thanks to continued interest in creating the ultimate comfort environment for any project.

  • Consumer spend on household furniture in the UAE in 2016 was valued at $1.64bn
  • In 2016 32% of all INDEX Design Series visitors came to source Sleep products.

Objets at INDEX is a unique showcase displaying some of the finest home fashion, lifestyle products and accessories to give the final touch to your projects.

  • Consumer spend on glassware, tableware and household utensils in the UAE and Saudi Arabia is valued at $1.9bn
  • In 2016, 37% of all INDEX Design Series visitors came to source objets products

Middle East Covering is dedicated to contract business interior and exterior flooring & wallcovering design. The event facilitates international brands to unlock the contract procurement potential in the GCC.

  • 83% of the total participants (15,000 recorded in 2016) came from the GCC region, the top 5 visitor origin countries are the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait and Oman.
  • 21% of the visitors in 2016 reported placing orders worth more than $1million at last edition, 75% of visitors hold strong purchasing power or influence over their budgets.

workspace at INDEX is the home of commercial interior design and the only dedicated event in the Middle East & North Africa to showcase interior products and solutions for commercial, educational and healthcare products.

  • More than $1.4bn was generated in business for exhibitors as a result of networking at workspace at INDEX
  • In 2016, over 14,400 professionals attended workspace at INDEX


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Media Partners

  • AEC Online

  • Design 4 2day

  • Eye of Dubai

  • Eye of Riyadh

  • Lamasat

  • Interior Design

  • Construction Week

  • Architect

  • Office Bit

  • Retail Focus

  • Work Design Magazine