German manufacturer Schüco announces partnership with region’s largest event for windows, doors & facades (WDF).

Building envelope suppliers from around the world are turning to the United Arab Emirates. 

Making up a disproportionately large percentage of the projects in the GCC region, the country is the place to be right now,” says Ammar H. Alul, general manager for Schüco in the Middle East.

Demand for windows, doors and facades is hiking. This year, the UAE counts 9,987 active urban construction projects, valued USD 531.3 billion. 37% of all project values are in the design, concept and tender stages of development in the broader GCC region, indicating a steady flow through of fresh investments.

A wealth of new urban developments is unfolding. I expect government entities, developers, consultants, contractors, and suppliers to gather en masse in Dubai in September for the Windows Doors & Facades Event (WDF).

According to Alul, most upcoming projects need the latest technology and systems to meet design requirements. “The exhibition will provide building envelope stakeholders with all they need for their projects.”

Announcing the company’s support of Windows Doors & Facades, Alul adds: “Schüco is proud to sponsor and be a partner of the most important event for our industry in the region. WDF is the right place for us to support the industry as it moves forward.

The leading German building envelope specialist will present its updated Fabrication Data Centre & Virtual Construction Lab, panoramic doors, fire rated doors and automation solutions at WDF 2018. 

Schüco will bring the future of building envelope systems from Germany to the UAE and the broader GCC Region at Windows, Doors & Facades,” comments WDF Event Director, Rebecca Lockwood.

I’m delighted to have a world leader like Schüco as our Titanium Sponsor, which shows how important the region is right now for all industry players. Expo 2020 is the thin edge of the wedge, as almost 10,000 new urban projects are under development in the UAE,” Lockwood adds.

Windows, Doors & Facades Event will run from 23 to 25 September 2018 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

Over 180 companies will display their products from around the globe, across eight dedicated sectors: Aluminum Composite Panel, Doors, Hardware, Machinery, Raw materials, Rollers & Shutters, Service Providers & Windows.

The third edition of the exhibition will also feature free certified educational sessions and a new Architects’ Club. To know more, visit


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About Schüco

Based in Bielefeld, Schüco International KG develops and sells system solutions for windows, doors and façades. With more than 4750 employees worldwide, the company strives to be the industry leader in terms of technology and service today and in the future. In addition to innovative products for residential and commercial buildings, the building envelope specialist offers consultation and digital solutions for all phases of a building project – from the initial idea through to design, fabrication and installation. For more information, visit


About Windows, Doors & Facades Event

Windows Doors & Facades Event (WDF) is the largest dedicated platform for the windows, doors and facades industry in the Middle East. Organized by dmg events, the exhibition runs from 23 to 25 September 2018 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

The third edition of WDF will host over 180 companies from around the world, also featuring free certified educational sessions and the new Architects’ Club.

For more information, visit

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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.