1/3 of the world’s population lives within 4 hours of Dubai 

workspace at INDEX is based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates – considered by many to be the business hub of the Middle East, Dubai is a strategic meeting point and is one of the world’s most globalized cities. 

The United Arab Emirates are part of the wider Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), a unified collection of oil-rich Gulf monarchies – Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. Together they represent a population in excess of 50m people and a GDP of over $1.665tr. 

Did you know that 70% of Fortune 500 companies have their regional base in Dubai including companies such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Google, and Microsoft and it regularly tops the World Bank’s annual report for Ease of Doing Business in the Arab world? The United Arab Emirates offers companies that enter the market a unique opportunity to immerse itself amongst one of the most innovative and progressive countries in the world. 

 

A market you can't afford to ignore

The construction market across Dubai and the Middle East is unlike any other in the world, every type of building design, style and concept is present here. Building projects here encapsulate everything from sustainable to lavish, minimalistic to classical and uses every type of material you can imagine. The sky is the limit here. With that, it means the opportunities for suppliers of all types of interior products and solutions is infinite. This is why so many businesses come to the Middle East and use workspace at INDEX to launch themselves into the market. 

Some key industry stats include: 

  • The GCC Interiors & Fit-Out market is currently valued at US$9.04bn and represents a growth of 4.42%
  • Commercial, Educational, Healthcare and Retail construction projects account for 34% of the market share
  • The UAE is the No 1 country for upcoming commercial projects
  • The prospective value of interior fit-out projects for commercial, retail, educational and healthcare projects in the GCC is $3.85bn

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Ben Woods

Design Talks Sponsor

"We decided that workspace at INDEX was the right exhibition to be part of and to sponsor because it's a result of synergy. I believe the same. We want to educate people; we want to learn things at the same time. We're a company that believes in facts, and to relate these and to interact with people to get better results. When we decided to be a headline sponsor of Design Talks, our key objective was to get the message out into the A&D community. We often deal with end users, we deal with architects, designers, and we found that it would be an ideal opportunity for us to be able to reach out to those people all in one environment. workspace at INDEX is the premier exhibition for the interiors industry in the Middle East. And from years gone by, we know that the key architects and designers and their users- all visit this exhibition.”

Partners

  • Design Talks Sponsor

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Media Partners

  • AEC Online

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  • Design 4 2day

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  • Eye of Dubai

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  • Eye of Riyadh

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  • Lamasat

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  • Interior Design

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  • Construction Week

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  • Architect

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  • Office Bit

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  • Retail Focus

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  • Work Design Magazine

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