The UAE is emerging as a key global destination for business events, conferences, exhibitions, and trade shows. Exhibiting in one of the world’s fastest growing economies exposes businesses to the latest innovation and market trends.

Dubai, being one of the world’s youngest and most modern cities in the world, has over 500 expos and trade shows every year. The most interesting ones, taking place in March 2018, are showcased below.

Dubai expos in March

Leatherworld Middle East

The region’s premier trade show dedicated to the leather industry will open its doors for the 4th edition this month from February 27–1 March 2018 at the Dubai international Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The previous edition was attended by 2,280 trade visitors coming to source leather goods from the 66 exhibitors. This year’s show will focus exclusively on quality and aesthetically superior finished leather products, be it luxury or not, making it the ultimate business platform for retailers, buyers, designers and boutiques to meet the right people and source the latest innovations.

Key highlights include, product sections such as footwear, fashion and corporate gifts, the ESMOD fashion designs as well as the new industry hosted seminars taking place during the show. The 2018 Edition of Leatherworld Middle East will also be co-located with Paperworld Middle East, hosting more than 300+ international exhibitors form the paper, stationery, corporate gifts and office supplies industry.

Dubai International Pharmaceuticals and Technologies Conference and Exhibition — DUPHAT

Dubai International Pharmaceuticals and Technologies Conference and Exhibition became one of the most important annual pharmaceutical events, since its inception in 1995.

Covered an area of over 15000 sqm with exhibitors showcasing their latest technical information and products from pharmaceutical industry.

Dubai Drink Technology Expo — DDTE

Dubai Drink Technology Expo (DDTE) is a premium specialized event for the Beverage Industry in the Middle East . The event exclusively caters to innovations in Beverage Processing Systems , Productions , Filling & Packaging , Logistics and Storage for Non-Alcoholic Beverages and Water. The event attracts qualified regional­­ beverage manufacturers to the show.

GESS — Global Educational Supplies & Solutions

Under the patronage of Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, GESS Dubai is the largest education event not just in the UAE but across the entire Middle East. It’s the only event that brings together all levels of educationalists together, in one place.

Dubai expos in March

Paperworld Middle East & Playworld Middle East

The largest international trade exhibition for the stationery, paper, gifts and office supplies industry in the Middle East.

The 8th edition of Paperworld Middle East will be taking place from 27 February — 1 March, 2018 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. The previous edition successfully attracted 6,443 trade buyers from 93 countries that sourced products and services offered by 313 international exhibitors from 42 countries. Hundreds of exhibitors will be showcasing their latest wares again this year, from stationery, office supplies, paper and school articles, to toys, games, and arts and craft supplies, as well as a new product section featuring corporate gifts.

Show highlights like The Green Room, Playworld Middle East, the 6th edition of the regions only gift wrapping completion, Wrap Star and the new industry focused seminars will also be key attractions for regional visitors attending this year’s show. We look forward to welcoming you this month!

Dubai International Humanitarian Aid & Development Conference & Exhibition — DIHAD

DIHAD is an annual international Aid & Development conference and exhibition held in Dubai, UAE. DIHAD started in 2004 as the Middle East’s first humanitarian aid and development event. Now in its 15th edition, DIHAD has by far proved to be the ultimate regional event for the exchange of humanitarian ideas, values and practices.

Middle East Electricity Exhibition

EXPOROAD was founded in 2006 offering stand design and construction in UAE. Exhibition stand design is a major part of what we do and is an essential service that goes “hand in hand” with our own in-house production capabilities.

AGRA Middle East Exhibition

AgraME is a hugely popular trade exhibition dedicated to the agriculture, poultry, livestock and veterinary industries within the region. This international caliber show is an annual meeting ground, where global and regional organisations gather to trade, collaborate, learn and explore opportunities.

Dubai International Horse Fair 2018

As the Middle East’s leading equestrian event, the Dubai International Horse Fair is an important platform for equestrian industry professionals and horse owners alike. It’s returning for its 14th edition in 2018, and is set to attract thousands of visitors.

Dubai expos in March

Dubai International Boat Show

The Middle East’s largest marine and luxury lifestyle event will take place at the Dubai Canal, Jumeirah, in February 2018.

The five-day Dubai International Boat Show serves to highlight Dubai’s status as a global marine capital by attracting scores of superyachts, new launches, renowned yachting brands and more than 29,000 visitors to the city.

Following on from 2017’s anniversary edition, the show is now in its 26th year and will showcase the latest innovations in marine equipment and accessories alongside a vibrant program of watersport stunts and demonstrations.

There will also be a ‘Dive Middle East Exhibition’, hands-on sailing and boating experiences, a super car promenade and a retail village. Show-attendees can then relax, grab a bite to eat and listen to live music in a beach-side entertainment area.

Dubai International Horse Fair 2018

As the Middle East’s leading equestrian event, the Dubai International Horse Fair is an important platform for equestrian industry professionals and horse owners alike. It’s returning for its 14th edition in 2018, and is set to attract thousands of visitors.

Arablab Exhibition

Arablab is heralded as the most powerful annual show for the global laboratory and analytical industry. The only event of its kind that showcases products from scientific instruments, medical and pharmaceutical, research and development, ayurvedic and herbal, and natural and organic industries.

INDEX — International Design Exhibition

Index Exhibition is the largest showcase of interior products in the Middle East. Past events have seen over 34,000 attendees, with more than 800 of the world’s most influential interiors and design suppliers exhibiting their wares. The exhibition is made up of eight different sectors, each of them dedicated to a particular category of interior design, including lighting, textiles, and furniture.

Visitors to the event include architects, designers, hoteliers and retailers, all looking to network, learn more about the latest trends and products in interior design, and source new products. Previous years’ events have also included art exhibitions and Design Talks, led by the region’s art and design community.