• Middle East’s premier event for natural stone, marble, granite, design and technology will return from 25 to 28 November 2019 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
  • Country pavilions including Brazil, Italy, Portugal, Greece, Turkey and Egypt will take part in the event showcasing products from leading brands.
  • Charles Muehlbauer, Technical Director of the Natural Stone Institute, will be one of the experts delivering masterclasses at the Stone Design Seminars.  


The fifth edition of Middle East Stone, the premier event for natural stone, marble, granite, design and technology in North Africa and the Middle East, will return to the Dubai World Trade Centre from 25 to 28 November. This year for the first time ever, Middle East Stone will run alongside The Big 5, the region’s largest construction event.

The co-located events will gather in Dubai 360-degree solutions for the entire construction industry. They will combine the benefits of dedicated exhibitions with a comprehensive platform able to attract over 68,000 visitors from more than 130 countries for four days of face-to-face business meetings.

Middle East Stone will provide full range of products and solutions from the stone, marble and granite world for interior designers, interior and landscape architects, façade consultants, fit out contractors, real estate developers, installers and distributors among others.

Yan Wang, Event Director at dmg events, said:

“Middle East Stone returns in the backdrop of over USD 3.7 trillion planned and un-awarded projects in the MENA region, which is therefore an unmissable market for the global natural stone industry.”

According to a recent report by MEED Projects, 59% of all upcoming construction projects are for mixed used buildings, followed by infrastructure (21%), apartments, houses and villas (7%), airport, port and rail terminals (6%), hotels and resorts, hospitals and clinics, government facilities, and offices.

“The GCC region in particular boasts almost USD 1.5 trillion worth of planned projects in the construction sector only. Upcoming developments like the USD 10 billion Red Sea Tourism Project in Saudi Arabia, or the multi-billion Dubai Harbour and EMAAR Beachfront mixed-use developments in the UAE are just some examples of the massive opportunities the region currently offers to local and international stone players,” Wang added.

This year, several world leading brands will be exhibiting at Middle East Stone for the first time ever. Some of the biggest names in the industry like the Italian Red Granite, or the Greek Akrolithos will join the event alongside a number of returning exhibitors from around the globe. These include the Norwegian Lundhs, the UAE based Classic Marble and Quartzform, the Portuguese Telmo, and the Turkish Adalya, Oguz Mermer, Onur Mermer, and Naturelmar, among many others.

From Brazil, ABIROCHAS, the National Association of Granite and Marble producers, will gather some of South America’s leading companies, while Greece has announced its largest country pavilion since the show was launched in 2015.

Italy will also have a massive presence at the event, with over 25 top brands. According to Flavio Marabelli, Honoary President, Institutional Relations of Confindustria Marmomacchine, the association coordinating the Italian pavilion at Middle East Stone, the event will host “a Stone Italia area devoted to the finest stone products and advanced Made in Italy stone technology that will feature exclusive, high-impact decor for the optimal presentation of the Italian Stone Experience offer.” 

CPD-certified Stone Design Seminars will run alongside the exhibition unveil the latest industry trends and best practices throughout the four days of the show.  The Natural Stone Institute (NSI) will be taking part in the education agenda with stone masters Charles Muehlbauer, NSI Technical Director, Mohamed Kader, Business Development at Egymar International, and Daniel Wood, Stone Material Consultant. These will be delivering masterclasses on a variety of industry topics, spanning from best practices and techniques in stone exterior wall cladding, to understanding ASTM Standards & stone testing for projects, and International Standards for importing and exporting natural stone.  

Middle East Stone is organised by dmg events. To know more about the event (25 - 28 November, Dubai World Trade Centre) visit www.middleeaststone.com.

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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. 


To know more, visit www.thebig5.ae

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 www.dmgevents.com.

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.