The Big 5 Show

UAE , Dubai
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A Brief Overview of The Big 5 Show

The Big 5 Show is a successful international trade show in the MENA region dedicated to the building and construction industries, which sees a strong participation from the biggest companies in the world. You have a strong draw from neighbors close to Dubai, UAE, where the show takes place and senior decision makers from all over the world make it a point to attend the event. It’s a major cross-border procurement platform and attendance can only elevate your brand.

It’s a challenge to find suitable The Big 5 Show hotels on your own and GETA ltd has a large database of hotels in Dubai, which meet your criteria and save you on your travel expenses. We can organize your business travel booking in one single day and place you in any area of the city from close to the exhibition centre to hotels near the best cultural landmarks. No matter where you stay, you’ll have access to adequate public transport.

Why Your Visit Is Worth It

The MENA region has proven itself a hotbed for innovation and an economy that’s quickly gaining its footing among world powers, so it comes as no surprise that The Big 5 Show is the perfect entry point to significant sales opportunities and investments. Take a look at last edition’s statistics:

  • 2200+ international exhibitors showcased at the event;
  • 68,000+ international visitors from 140+ countries made the trip;
  • 110,000+ square metres of exhibition space used.

Industry Relevance

The Big 5 Show emerged in the early 1970s as soon as the Dubai World Trade Centre reached completion and five other specialist trade shows came together to form this event. The brand has been so successful as to feature satellite events in Saudi Arabia, East Africa (Kenya), Morocco, Egypt and now Nigeria as well, launching in 2019. That along should be proof as to how this show is relevant to your interest to gain a larger client base and increase sales leads from high-profile companies. The exhibition space is divided into five thematic areas - MEP Services, Building Interiors & Finishes, Building Envelope & Special Construction, Construction Tools & Building Materials, and Construct Technologies & Building Automation.

Who Are You Going to Meet?

The Big 5 Show favors big business, but also opens its doors to the general public. In regards to what professionals visit the annual show, we’re confident in saying everyone. Trade visitors are a varied group – engineers, distributors, architects, consultants, project managers, contractors, c-level leaders and procurement professional. This gives you the breadth of contacts you need not just in the short term to generate sales and direct orders, but raise brand awareness and earn you social prestige.

Past editions

The Big 5 Show 2021

12.09.2021 - 15.09.2021

The Big 5 Show

1,200 +



business professionals



Cancelled because of COVID 19


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How to get to The Big 5 Show

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

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