• Success of the 2017 edition of The Big 5 Outdoor, Design & Build Show proves expanding prominence of urban design and landscaping sector within the regional construction industry.
  • The Urban Design & Landscaping Expo will run alongside The Big 5 in 2018, from 26 to 29 November at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

The region’s only dedicated trade fair for urban, green and open spaces, The Big 5 Outdoor Design & Build Show, will return in 2018 as ‘Urban Design & Landscaping Expo’ alongside Middle East’s largest construction event, The Big 5, organiser dmg events, Middle East, Asia & Africa announced.

“Recording a 76% increase in visitors’ attendance, the success of the last Big 5 Outdoor Design & Build Show is yet another testimony of the booming regional outdoor and landscaping industry,” said Josine Heijmans, Portfolio Event Director at dmg events.

Aiming to climb higher in rankings on the world's walkability and livability index, both Dubai and Abu Dhabi are reshaping neighborhoods and urban spaces to offer healthier lifestyle options to residents and tourists alike. With over US$ 1,744 billion worth of active building projects, the GCC region, already one of the most urbanized areas of the world, is driving an unprecedented demand for outdoor design and landscaping solutions.

Ms Heijmans commented: “The Urban Design & Landscaping Expo will offer an enhanced platform to the growing landscaping, infrastructure & urban development industry, with innovative design, construction and maintenance solutions for public and green spaces, sports grounds and playgrounds. Showcasing thousands of products for the outdoor built environment, the event will perfectly complement our flagship construction show, The Big 5.”

The co-location with the 39th edition of The Big 5, which will run from 26 to 29 November 2018 at the Dubai World Trade Centre, will provide to the Urban Design & Landscaping Expo an increased exposure. Attracting almost 80,000 visitors from over 140 countries, and hosting more than 2,500 exhibitors, The Big 5 is in fact the leading platform for construction industry professionals to network, do business and learn in the whole Middle East.

The Urban Design & Landscaping Expo, addressing Municipalities, government bodies, landscape architects and designers, property developers, parks and resorts, contractors, as well as engineering and building consultants, will feature both local and international exhibitors, as well as a broad educational agenda in 2018.

“Over 1,000 industry professionals attended the complimentary CPD-certified workshops at The Big 5 Outdoor Design & Build Show 2017,” unveiled Ms. Heijmans, confirming the growing request for advanced educational and knowledge-sharing platforms for the landscaping and urban design industry.

“The workshops are very practical and future-based. The topics addressed are truly relevant to the Dubai market, and insightful for the future of the industry”, Design Architect, Prince Mathews, said while visiting The Big 5 Outdoor Design & Build Show, which run from 25 to 27 September, alongside FM EXPO, Windows, Doors & Facades Event, and Gulf Glass.

Urban Design & Landscaping Expo, the only specialized platform in the Middle East for the landscaping, infrastructure & urban development industry, will run from 26 to 29 November 2018 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

The event will feature a wide range of landscaping and urban design solutions spanning from garden & street furniture, to outdoor lighting, kitchens and water features; machinery and equipment for construction and maintenance of outdoor spaces; outdoor materials and components; irrigation and drainage; sports and playgrounds; landscape design, planning & consulting; and a specialist sector including grassing and planting in buildings, trees transplanting and maintenance, and soil regeneration, among others.

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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.