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Arabplast 2025 will be a live trade show hosted in the Dubai World Trade Center (DWTC). It will be held between the dates 07.01.2025 and 09.01.2025.

A Brief Overview of Arabplast 

In the Middle East, there’s no bigger or more important trade fair for the plastics and rubber sectors than Arabplast. For the past thirty years, the international trade fair has given major exhibitors the chance to break into the MENA region and grow their brand recognition. Arabplast is where new solutions and innovative technologies are first presented to an enthusiastic audience. Gain detailed and accurate knowledge of what’s happening on the international stage right now. 

As Arabplast is a highly attended event, it’s important to book a hotel in Dubai early to avoid the rush and still land excellent hotel deals. GETA ltd gets you settled and helps you save money when planning your business trip. We’ve sent thousands of exhibitors all over the world and have worked in Dubai for years. Our team knows all the great hotels from low-cost to high-end options. Stay in an excellent hotel close to the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre and shorten your daily commute to just a few minutes. Whether you’re travelling solo or in a larger group, we provide first-rate hotel bookings for Arabplast. 

Why Is Your Visit Worth It? 

No matter where you fall in the plastics, petrochemicals, packaging and rubber sectors, you greatly increase your professional network and create high-quality, qualified sales leads. Exhibition costs are a smart investment, which you earn back on the very first day. Many companies use the fair as the ideal platform to launch new services, products and technologies to get an immediate response and publicity. 

Arabplast is B2B oriented and a highly effective tool to build relationships with significant buyers in the MENA. Just look at the numbers: 

  • 9000+ exhibitors from 32 countries
  • 15,000+ trade visitors from 108 countries
  • 8 exhibition halls
  • 13 country pavilions
  • 52% of machines are sold on the spot 

Industry Relevance 

Let’s get the most important facts about Arabplast. The international trade fair operates out of the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre in Dubai, UAE. The very first edition was held in 1992 and since then Arabplast is put together every two years to greater returns. The MENA region is hitting several crucial milestones when it comes to economic growth. For starters, there’s a spike in manufacturing developments for plastic materials in the UAE, and it’s expected that the plastic and packaging market to grow 5.0% CAGR for the period 2022-2027. For the same time period, the oil and gas market is predicted to register a CAGR of more than 2%. The Middle East, as a whole, has 35 percent of world's oil production. 

These numbers indicate the ever-growing role of the UAE as a key market on a global level, which in turn attracts even more international manufacturers and buyers. The product portfolio is also an incredibly selling point due to its long range. The exhibition space features 8 product categories: 

  • Materials, Chemicals & Auxiliaries
  • Plastic Packaging Machinery & Technology, Equipment & Services
  • Ancillary Equipment
  • Semi-finished Products, Technical Parts and Reinforced Plastics Plastics Finished Products
  • Parts and Components
  • Other Equipment for pre-processing recycling
  • Post Processing Machines
  • Machinery and Plant for Finishing, Decorating, Printing and Marking  

Who Are You Going to Meet? 

Arabplast attracts major companies like KLJ Organic Ltd, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber – Advantage Austria, OM Vinyls Pvt Ltd and Widesky Machinery Trading LLC. The trade fair has also one of the highest ratios of international to local trade visitors, which means exhibitors are in prime position to network with high-ranking professionals from Qatar, Romania, Russia, Taiwan, Tajikistan, The UK, the USA, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, China, France. 

Because the focus falls on purchases worth of millions, the audience is mostly made up from CEOs, importers, agents, senior management, factory managers, government officials and entrepreneurs. Arabplast is the perfect venue to launch new products as many visitors either want to purchase or stay up to date with technological innovations. The breakdown of visitors covers a lot of ground. The great thing about Arabplast is that exhibitors have a direct line to buyers from related industries – a built-in way to diversify your revenue stream. 

You communicate with decision makers from IT, shipbuilding & repairs, furniture, public works, agriculture, transportation, building & construction, fisheries, and the medical & pharmaceutical industries. This list is not extensive. If we’re to look at sectors in the plastics, rubber and chemicals, we see the following major visitor groups: 

  • Manufacturers, Processors and Users of Plastic Products
  • Raw Materials Processors
  • Rubber Processing
  • Plastics Processing and Converting
  • Recyclers
  • Traders & Wholesalers
  • Distributors & Redistributors
  • Agents
  • Government Officials
  • Trade Associations / Service Organizations
  • Academic Institutes

Past editions

Arabplast 2023

13.12.2023 - 15.12.2023


30 000+




+/- 33

Exhibitor countries

88 000 000

USD of signed trade agreements




Total Exhibitors


Total Visitors

How to get to Arabplast

On Foot

On Foot

Dubai Airport – not advisable

Global Village 1 Station – not advisable


By Car

Dubai Airport – 10 mins via Sheikh Rashid Rd/E11

Global Village 1 Station – 20 mins via Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Rd/E311 and  Al Ain - Dubai Rd/E66


By Public Transport

Dubai Airport – 15 mins via transport MRed

Global Village 1 Station – not available