• “Major UAE Landscaping Projects 2018” report by Urban Design & Landscaping Expo unveils top 10 landscaping developments in the country.
  • Landscaping solutions and outdoor products’ demand on the rise as 10 major landscaping projects hit USD 5.8 billion in value. 

The Sheikh Zayed National Museum is not completed yet, but it holds a record already. What is set to be the UAE's first national museum, is in fact the largest landscaping project in the country this year, according to a BNC report published by the Urban Design & Landscaping Expo.

Inspired by falconry, a powerful symbol in the UAE, the USD 1 billion project developed by the Tourism Development & Investment Co. (TDIC) is designed by Foster + Partners, under the direction of Lord Norman Foster.

Upon completion, the Zayed National Museum will be surrounded by a beautifully landscaped garden where planting and installations will explore key moments in the life of Sheikh Zayed and his transformation of the UAE.

Construction projects and mega-urban developments are driving unprecedented demand for outdoor specific design and solutions in the UAE. “The total value of the top 10 landscaping developments here exceeds USD 5.8 billion,” states Josine Heijmans, Portfolio Event Director of the Urban Design & Landscaping Expo, commenting on the “Major UAE Landscaping Projects 2018” report.

“With such massive investments in outdoor spaces, there’s no wonder that the demand for products and solutions to build and maintain urban and green spaces, sports grounds and playgrounds is sharply increasing,” Heijmans adds.

After the Sheikh Zayed National Museum, the report lists The Tower at Dubai Creek, World Legends Theme Park, Warner Brothers World, Warsan Village, Wonderland Park Development, Dubai Eye at Bluewaters Island, Mulberry at Park Heights, the Leadership and Media Pavilions at Dubai Exhibition City, and Reem Central Park, as the top landscaping developments in 2018. 

Providers of products, services, and solutions for the outdoor design and build industry from around the globe are expected to come together in droves in Dubai next November for the Urban Design & Landscaping Expo.

Co-located with The Big 5, Middle East’s largest construction event, the exhibition will provide a dedicated platform to meet the region’s booming urban design and landscaping needs.

The Urban Design & Landscaping Expo will also feature a high-level Urban Design & Landscaping Summit.

Organised by dmg events, the event will run from 26 to 29 November 2018 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. To know more, visit

To download the complete BNC Report on the “Major UAE Landscaping Projects 2018” for the Urban Design & Landscaping Expo, click HERE.

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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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