With the hot summer months coming to an end, the best time of the year for outdoor activities in the UAE is just around the corner. Public and private green spaces are rapidly growing in the country, with more and more people preferring to spend time outdoors, facilitated by a new wave of urban design projects that promote walkability. Upcoming hospitality and leisure projects, along with Expo 2020 Dubai, are expected to further drive the demand for outdoor design and build solutions.         

The best and latest for outdoor spaces and urban landscaping will be on display at The Big 5 Outdoor Design & Build Show 2017, from 25 to 27 September at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Arcadia Landscaping, Orient Irrigation, Asbeton, Mertoglu, Park Kent, Jonite, SIS Pitches, Mase Grass and Transgulf are just some of the leading local and international companies participating at the only specialised trade event for the landscaping, infrastructure & urban development industry in the region.

A selection of concrete products for public spaces will be presented by the Barcelona-based Escofet 1886. “We will be launching a new range of moulded products in Ultra High Performance concrete (UHPC),” says Architect Enric Pericas Bosch, Escofet’s Urban Elements Manager. A perfect solution for the Middle East climate, moulded urban furniture with UHPC does not accumulate heat and remains at a mild temperature, even under the harshest conditions of solar radiation.

Another European exhibitor, the Italian AS&T, will introduce the brand new Bio-Box products at The Big 5 Outdoor Design & Build Show. Specially designed for outdoor use, Bio-Box is a modular system conceived to cover the garbage cans and reorganize waste areas, with scented wood diffusers and eco-friendly finishes. “Many residential areas in Milan already decided to get away from messy and unpleasant waste areas, in favor of an elegant and functional installation,” comments architect Alessandro Sassi.

From Germany, a young company specialized in the thermal treatment of native German wood, an eco-friendly alternative to tropical wood, Timura Wood Manufacturer will present a wide range of certified and thermally-processed wood for terraces, façades and fencing. “A terrace can become an extension of the living room: a place to relax, to spend some pleasant time with friends and family, or a play area for children,” says the company’s CEO, Tom Sieverts.

Local companies will be also showcasing the latest products and solutions for urban landscaping and outdoor spaces. Already involved in the development of 186 Government Villas Car Park Shades in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, new school sports floors and playground equipment at GEMS, as well as EXPO 2020 preparation projects, Mister Shade ME will be back at The Big 5 Outdoor Design & Build Show this year.

Visitors will be able to source the latest shades structures as well as pet products, including shelters, at Mister Shade ME’s stand. The Big 5 Outdoor Design & Build Show, supported by Tentara UAE as Tent & Shading Partner, will also host a Sports Feature, presented by Raymond Sport.

Alongside the exhibition, 11 complimentary CPD (Continuing Professional Development) certified workshops covering urban design, smart landscape, waste management, irrigation and more, will be delivered by industry experts. Mornè Fourie, Boris Fabinski, Rakesh Pardasani, Christopher Smeaton and John Sullivan are just some of the thought-leaders who will discuss the present and future of urban landscaping and architecture in the Middle East.

The Big 5 Outdoor Design & Build Show (25 to 27 September 2017, Dubai World Trade Centre - Hall 3) is organised by dmg events Middle East, Asia & Africa, and co-located with FM Expo, Gulf Glass and Windows, Doors and Facades Event.

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About The Big 5

The Big 5 is the construction event providing leading-edge innovation, knowledge, and business opportunities for industry players around the world to connect, grow, and succeed.

Taking place annually in Dubai since 1979, the event has launched hundreds of thousands of products boosting the expansion of emerging markets. It has facilitated partnerships, advanced knowledge and industry best practices, while serving as the gateway for international companies to access the Middle East, Africa and South Asia regions.

The Big 5 covers the full construction cycle; not only does it showcase products across dedicated sectors, it also runs alongside nine specialised events enabling industry professionals to source building solutions from around the globe for every stage of the construction projects: The Big 5 Heavy, Middle East Concrete, Windows, Doors & Facades Event, Gulf Glass, HVAC R Expo, The Big 5 Solar, Middle East Stone, the Urban Design & Landscape Expo, and FM Expo.

The event includes high-level summits, practical seminars, CPD-certified workshops, and The Big 5 Impact Awards to foster collaboration, support best practices, and provide effective solutions to today’s industry challenges.

The Big 5 is organised by dmg events and is free to attend for all pre-registered visitors. 


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About dmg events

dmg events is a leading organiser of face-to-face events and a publisher of trade magazines.

We aim to keep businesses informed and connect them with relevant communities to create vibrant marketplaces and to accelerate their business through face-to-face events.

dmg events organises more than 80 events across 25 countries, attracting over 425,000 attendees and delegates every year. The company’s portfolio of products includes many industry-leading events in the energy, construction, hospitality & design, coatings and transportation sectors. ADIPEC, The Big 5, Gastech, EGYPS, The Hotel Show and INDEX are the company’s flagship events. For more information visit

About DMGT

DMGT manages a portfolio of companies that provide businesses and consumers with compelling information, analysis, insight, events, news and entertainment. The Group takes a long-term approach to investment and has market-leading positions in consumer media, insurance risk, property information, education technology, energy information and events & exhibitions. In total, DMGT generates revenues of around £1 billion.