November 21-24, 2016 Dubai World Trade Centre

Last year the exhibition reached the record numbers of 73,584 participants, 142 participating countries and 3,104 exhibitors covering an area of 113,526 m2 with an attendance of 110,055 business and public visitors, becoming therefore the biggest and most successful show in the history of the event.



The Big 5 Dubai , together with the two co-located shows, PMV Live and Middle East Concrete, will be held in Dubai World Trade Centre.


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Back in 1979 a construction exhibition was launched in Dubai and it represented the five biggest sectors of the construction industry:

  • Building
  • Water technology & environment
  • Air conditioning & refrigeration
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
  • Glass & Metal
  • The show during the years expanded, having 8 dedicated product zones plus 2 co-located shows:

  • General construction
  • Coatings, adhesives and sealants
  • HVAC
  • Steel
  • Building Interiors
  • Water technology
  • Windows, doors & cladding
  • Kitchens & bathrooms
  • The Big 5 is the most important building and construction show for the Middle East, North Africa and East Asia region for the building materials and provides a business and networking platform for the construction industry. It is also the gateway to the MENA construction market providing both exhibitors and visitors with the opportunity to conduct serious business with like-minded professionals and access the most current information on all aspects of the construction industry.

    The Big 5 Dubai started its continuing evolving existence before 35 years, originally under the name The Big 5 Show, due to the separation of activities in five sectors. Throughout the years reached the eight sections and included coatings, adhesives, sealants, HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning), water technology, steel construction, building interiors, kitchens, bathrooms, windows, doors, cladding.

    Today the brand name has expand into new areas , to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, India, Indonesia and East Africa organizing the construction industry events : The Big 5 Saudi in Jeddah , The Big 5 North Africa in Casablanca , The Big 5 Kuwait , The Big 5 Construct India in Mumbai , The Big 5 Construct East Africa in Nairobi , The Big 5 Construct Indonesia in Jakarta.

    This expansion leaded to the result that The Big 5 network today includes more than 300,000 suppliers and buyers from 120 countries of origin worldwide, dealing with the all the construction sectors.

    From this year the exhibition re- organized its product sectors presenting a new floorpan in order to become easier for the participants to find the products they are interested in and the key suppliers to do business with.

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    I. MEP Services (Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing)

  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Plumbing and Water Technology
  • Electrical Systems
  • Security and Fire Protection
  • Solar Energy
  • II. Building Interiors & Finishes

  • Bathroom, Kitchen and Related Surfaces
  • Flooring, Ceiling, Wall Finishes and Other Interior Finishes
  • Lighting
  • Sealants, Coatings and Adhesives
  • III. Building Envelope & Special Construction

  • Windows, Doors and Sun Protection Systems
  • Roofing, Cladding and Glazing
  • Special Construction
  • IV. Construction Tools & Building Materials

  • Construction Tools and Equipment
  • Metal. Steel and Aluminium
  • V. Smart Building & Design Technologies

  • Software for Construction
  • Design Services
  • Design Services and Building Automation
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    Air Conditioning, Bathroom Articles, Building Engineering, Building Machines, Building Supplies, Cleaning Technology, Commercial Cleaning, Detergents, Drilling Equipment and Technology, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Facade Technology, Fire Alarm Systems and Extinguishers, Generators, Glass Construction and Processing, Marble, Granite and Natural Stones Industry, Tiles, Heaters, Industrial Health and Safety, Interior Construction, Irrigation Plants, Lifts and Elevators, Measuring Equipment and Systems, Mirrors, Pumps, Refrigeration, Regulating and Control Technology, Sanitary Ceramics, Equipment and Installations, Sanitary Technology, Sea Water Desalination Plants, Security Systems, Sewage Water Technology, Sewerage, Solar Power Equipment, Steel, Swimming Pool Installations, Tools, Tubes, Valves, Valves and Fittings, Wall Facing Materials, Water Supply, Water Technology, Water Treatment.





    Exhibitors’ countries of origin, 2015.

    Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China (PR), Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, India, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Korea (Republic), Kuwait, Lebanon, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, USA.

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    Visitors have the opportunity to contact with construction professionals, from exhibitors, distributors, suppliers and industry leaders. In addition they can have access to thousands of certified construction products, while green products will be demonstrated live during the show and specified speakers will showcase new and innovative products.

    big 5 dubai global visitors

    The Big 5 is the global meeting place for construction industry professionals, attracting serious buyers from the UAE, the wider GCC region and internationally.

    The visitors include: Architects, agents, distributors, manufacturers, MEP engineers, contractors, interior designers, civil engineers, project managers, procurement managers, architects, structural engineers, building consultants, real estate developers, government officials.

    Origin of visitors, 2015.

    Australia, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, China (PR), Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, USA.


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    The Gaia Awards has grown into the industry’s most respected green construction awards honouring innovative construction products and equipment which have truly integrated the concept of moving towards a more sustainable built environment.

    The awards are open to all industry players whose products are distributed within the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

    A panel of industry experts with acclaimed credentials carefully select the winners, whose products are expected to demonstrate exceptional and unique features that successfully integrate further progression into construction sustainability in the MENA region.

    CPD, Continuing Professional Development

    During the exhibition there will be free educational workshops. All of the workshops offered at The Big 5 are CPD-certified by an independent provider and each workshop is presented by an industry specialist, who will share cutting-edge insight into an ever evolving business landscape. Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is the term used to describe the commitment to lifelong learning. Employers and institutions across industries are increasingly adopting a more structured approach to learning in order to retain key staff and develop the skills and knowledge in the organization to maintain a sustainable and competitive advantage.

    CPD benefits individuals by fostering a culture of continuous personal improvement, skills development and knowledge sharing. It helps to ensure that individuals are kept informed, up-skilled and proficient to change in practice. CPD-certified training, seminars, workshops and conferences are also a significant benefit to those constricted by time, resource and budget as they can offer an affordable, time-efficient opportunity to develop skills and knowledge.



    There are some very informative and helpful reports about the construction industry, such as:

    The Top 10 Projects in Dubai Report, The Dubai Construction Market Report, The GCC Hospitality and Leisure Recreation Report, The GCC Fit Out Industry Report, The Public Private Partnerships Report, The Green Building Revolution, Affordable Housing in the GCC, Evolution of The Smart City, Clean Energy in the UAE.
    The reports can be found here:


    PMV Live and Middle East Concrete will be held from November 21-24, 2016 , in parallel with The Big 5 Dubai, in New Za’abeel Halls 4-6, Dubai World Trade Centre.

    Both shows will include 400 exhibitors from 40 countries and 32,000 industry professionals.

    The products and services to be presented , will be machines, concrete and related products from the following categories:
    Accessories, wear parts and components, aggregates and aggregate processing, batching equipment, block, paver and tile production equipment, cement and cementitious products, construction chemicals and admixtures, construction and commercial vehicles, construction machinery, cranes and access equipment, crushing, screening and recycling equipment, cutting, sawing and coring equipment, decorative concrete, earthmoving equipment, exterior improvements, repair and retrofitting, finishing tools and equipment, formwork, formwork accessories and scaffolding, lifting appliances and conveying systems, material processing and handling, piling and drilling equipment, placing equipment, power generation, precast production and equipment, pumping equipment and accessories, raw materials extraction equipment, ready mixed concrete, rebar and rebar processing, steel fabrication machinery, site clearing, demolition and relocation, site installation equipment, surface preparation, transmission engineering, fluid technology and filtration, truck mixers.



    Over 40 exhibiting countries will bring to the event the most innovative technologies for the construction and heavy machinery industry in the Middle East.

    PMV Live is the region’s most important heavy construction machinery event in the Middle East.

    The event connects professionals with leading global suppliers of high-quality heavy construction machinery, plant equipment, commercial and construction vehicles, consultants, precast machinery, and a range of other products and services.

    There are important reasons for the visitors to attend PMV Live. The show is the is the quickest way to connect with new clients, they will raise their company profile to Middle East decision makers, they will be successful in raising their company profile to Middle East decision makers and they will be informed for the opportunities in the Middle East construction sector quicker than their competitors.

    PMV Lives’s advisory board consists of industry experts, helping to steer the exhibition focus and to nurture and develop a better experience for visitors, especially with the recent growth of the construction market in the GCC.

    The value of construction projects in the region is estimated to be US$1.67 trillion for the next five years making the region a great place to invest and meet potential clients.



    Middle East Concrete is the only event dedicated to infrastructure in the region. The event connects professionals with leading global suppliers of high-quality concrete and precast machinery, construction chemicals, consultants, and a range of other products and services.

    Since its launch in 2011, Middle East Concrete has since been established as the most important concrete exhibition in the region, connecting professionals to concrete experts and giving them the opportunity to share new ideas, technologies, innovative products and solutions.

    Last year 355 exhibitors from 32 nationalities showcased a wide range of products, market leading and sustainable solutions from large scale piling and drilling equipment down to admixtures for concrete.

    With live product demonstrations, educational events, and broad marketing opportunities, Middle East Concrete is the best way for buyers and suppliers to meet, network and promote their businesses and products within the most promising region for concrete.

    THE NEXT BIG 5 SHOWS, 2017

    The Big 5 Saudi, Jeddah (27 – 30 March 2017)
    The Big 5 North Africa, Casablanca (25 – 27 April 2017)
    The Big 5 Kuwait (September 2017)
    The Big 5 Construct India, Mumbai (September 2017)
    The Big 5 Dubai (26 – 29 November 2017)
    The Big 5 Construct East Africa, Nairobi (November 2017)
    The Big 5 Construct Indonesia, Jakarta (November 2017)


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