Dubai South to host free seminar for construction firms

July 11, 2018

undefinedDubai South has teamed up with The Big 5 to host a seminar on “How to Do Business in the UAE” during this year’s edition of the Middle East’s leading construction event.

Scheduled to take place on November 28 at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), the seminar will provide international companies with essential information on navigating the complex regulatory framework to set up a business and win work in the UAE’s booming construction market.

It will also share key insights into laws and effective business practices even for established businesses within the UAE.

Exhibitors and visitors participating at The Big 5 this year will be able to attend the seminar free of charge.

Launched in 2006, Dubai South is a 145 sq km self-sustaining development that integrates global trade, business, and logistics within a smart Free Zone environment. Projected to eventually host a population of approximately one million, Dubai South is expected to create 500,000 jobs.

Josine Heijmans, Portfolio Director of The Big 5 says: “Over the past four decades, The Big 5 has been a prime gateway for international firms into the United Arab Emirates’ burgeoning construction market.

“We are extremely glad to continue supporting the development of the construction industry while facilitating business and trade in the UAE. The free seminar in partnership with Dubai South will provide terrific value and business intelligence to companies participating at The Big 5 this year.”

Shoaib Alrahimi, VP Business Park, says: “Dubai South Business Park is honoured to be part of The Big 5 show, hosting the “How to Do Business in the UAE” Seminar to offer valuable information for participants and educate them about how to set up their business in the UAE and what Dubai South can offer as best investment opportunities”.

Dubai South’s Business Park offers versatile office spaces suited to almost every organization – from start-ups to SMEs and multinationals.

From ready-to-move-in, high quality finished offices to open plan office space, it ensures that companies can relocate quickly and focus single-mindedly on expanding their operations.

Beyond the Al Maktoum International Airport - which will become the world’s largest airport once completed – Dubai South also hosts key events such as Expo 2020 and the Dubai Airshow.

Alrahimi adds: “Dubai South is fast becoming a leading global hub for trade, aviation, logistics and commerce. It is an unrivalled gateway to the Middle East, Africa and South Asia – the fastest growing markets in the world.”

According to a recent report, in the Gulf region one in two construction developments takes place in the UAE. The country is currently home to more than 11,800 active projects valued at close to $800bn.

Over 2,500 exhibitors from around the globe will participate at The Big 5 this year for four days of business, networking and learning opportunities. Expected to welcome over 60,000 visitors from the GCC and beyond, the event will feature a rich education agenda with high-level summits and practical workshops.

Under the theme “Shaping the future of construction”, the 39th edition of The Big 5 will introduce the brand new Live Innovation Zone, where demonstrations will feature some of the newest and most innovative products available, and the Start-up City, gathering the next construction tech disruptors.

The Big 5 runs from November 26-29 2018 at Dubai World Trade Centre. To find out more visit

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