Dubai Big 5 Show on International Building and Construction 2013 Raises Great Expectations

Dubai will be hosting the Big 5-International Building and Construction Show 2013 from 25-28 November at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. The global hype of the event has raised the bar on expectations. For many years the show had been a big platform for business deals and networking for the multi billion construction industry. The core audience of the show will include architecture and design professionals, investment executives, retailers, corporations and trade professionals.

Products and Technologies

The products, technologies and services on display at the exhibition will mainly cover the following categories.

  • Building Materials
  • Bathrooms
  • Kitchens & Sanitary Ware
  • Metal/Steel/Aluminium
  • Conveying Systems
  • Pipelines
  • Decorative Products
  • Plumbing
  • Doors & Windows
  • Security Equipments
  • Electrical Systems
  • Scaffolding
  • Coating, Painting, Tiling
  • Special Construction (Pools, Fountains)
  • Construction Software
  • Fire Suppression & Protection
  • HVAC
  • Glass & Glazing
  • Protection/Insulation
  • Landscaping Products
  • Wood, Plastic & Composite
  • Tools
  • Flooring materials


According to its organizers, this is a great opportunity for buyers and sellers to explore the construction market in Middle East which proved its huge potential. For real estate companies in Dubai and Middle East leveraging the Big 5 platform means grabbing thousands of new opportunities within the region.

Side Events

Co-terminus with the exhibition will be a variety of sub events to showcase the latest advancement in new technologies, innovations and techniques. They include,

  • The Big 5 Technical Conference
  • The Big 5 Green Trail
  • The Big 5 GAIA Awards

In the last edition of the show in 2012, around 2500 exhibitors from 60 countries showcased their products and technologies and struck deals worth millions of dollars.

Why Dubai?

The organizers of the event have chosen Dubai as the venue with great wisdom. As an international city Dubai enjoys the fame as the hub of biggest building projects.They include Dubai’s tallest tower-Burj Dubai; largest shopping mall-the Dubai Mall: world’s tallest hotel–Rose Tower; and the largest fountain in the world–the Dubai Fountain.

New Trends

In the previous edition, eco sensitive construction was an important theme. Adrian Smith, the famous architect behind the world’s top skyscrapers including the Burj Khalifa, Kingdom Tower in Jeddah and Jin Mao Tower in Shanghai made it to the show to give a lecture on the topic and lent a special aura to the event’s proceedings.

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