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Market Opportunities

In January 2017, BNC, Surface Design Exhibition's (formerly known as Middle East Covering) Intelligence Partner, reported over 20,879 active projects that are valued at US$ 2.231.4 billion across key industries including urban construction, transport, utilities and industrial projects. With these projects underway, the demand for contract flooring products and technologies is increasing and facilitating more business opportunities for the contract business market in the United Arab Emirates.


  • Urban Construction
    # of Project: 16,405 - worth: US$1,097.9 billion
  • Utilities
    # of Project: 1,377 - worth: US$283.8 billion
  • Transport
    # of Project: 1,362 - worth: US$381.6 billion
  • Industrial
    # of Project: 1,403 - worth: US$161.7 billion



UAE constitutes 50% of the number of active projects in the GCC. In dollar terms, these projects account for 34% of the total estimated value of all active projects in the GCC. In January, there has been an increase of 1% in both number and value of projects in the United Arab Emirates as compared to December 2016.

This comes as good news to those involved in the supply and distribution of interior & exterior flooring and wall covering design, that Surface Design Exhibition (formerly known as Middle East Covering) has been designed to connect the key buyers in this active project market with the suppliers of the latest contract flooring and technologies available to them.


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