Cancellation of Arab Carpet & Flooring Expo

11 June 2017
Arab Carpet and Flooring Expo has now been cancelled.
We would like to thank all our supporters, media partners, agents and the exhibitors that participated in the past and those that had the intention of participating.
We wish all of you the very best.


Second Edition of

Arab Carpet & Flooring Expo

An International Carpet & Flooring Exhibition!

Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC)

In 2017, Arab Carpet and Flooring Expo, will run for the second edition and continues its objective of providing a world-class floor-covering focused only international event in the symbolic city of Abu Dhabi at the award-winning Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) venue.

Abu Dhabi is the symbolic and chosen city for these events due to the presence of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque which owns the world's largest hand-made carpet and has truly world-class flooring. This unique carpet, made especially for Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque by around 1,300 Iranian carpet knotters, measures 5,627 m2 (60,570 sq ft). Its weight is 35 tonnes, has approximately 2.27 Billion knots and took approximately two years to complete. It was made from Cotton, and Wool sourced from New Zealand and Iran.

The First Edition of Arab Carpet and Flooring Expo was a successful launch show which saw 47 Exhibitors come together from 15 Countries around the world and Visitors who were from 34 countries, making it a truly international event.

Following on from the success of the First Edition, in this Second Edition, Arab Carpet and Flooring Expo aims to continue to make Abu Dhabi the hub of Carpet and Flooring in the MENA region by providing a platform for the world's very best to showcase their products, services, technologies and innovations every year. No other event in the region provides a platform such as this for exhibitors, sponsors, visitors, industry professionals, private buyers and all other interested individuals and parties to participate in a set of events that focus specifically and only on carpet and flooring and to take advantage of the abundant economic, social, educational and environmental opportunities that exist locally and regionally in this space.


Middle East & North Africa to Spend
USD4.3 Trillion on Construction Sector by 2020*

Middle East & North Africa (MENA) Market Information

Contract Awards by Industry (USD Million)

Source: MEED Projects

Construction Market Share

Source: IMF, National Statistics

Market Opportunity Highlights

Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi is set to be transformed by US$100B worth of construction projects, which include housing, education, transport and other developments. As stated by Fahad Al Raqbani, director general of Abu Dhabi Council for Economic Development, "These projects will emphasize the economic competitiveness of the Emirate, empower the role of the private sector and sustain the local economy's growth in a manner that will lead to accomplishing the objectives of the economic vision 2030."**

United Arab Emirates

The UAE is seeing renewed development, with the pickup in the Dubai real estate and tourism markets set to be reinforced by Dubai winning the right to host Expo 2020. Figures from the Department of Economic Development reveal the GDP of Dubai has grown over 4.5% in 2014, with the main drivers of the economy being tourism, trade, transportation and real estate. The UAE market is on track to reach the levels of investment last seen before the recession. It is also good to see that there are USD 12Billion of previously stalled projects within the country which have now resumed construction.**

**Source: Deloitte GCC Powers of Construction 2014

MENA Value of Projects 2014-2020 (USD Million)

Source: MEED Projects

Key MENA Construction Market Drivers

The MENA Construction Market (of which the Carpet and Flooring Industry is a key contributor) is experiencing strong year on year growth as a result of heavy government investments and a number of key market drivers including...

  • Dubai World Expo 2020

  • Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022

  • Substantial Population & Growth (Currently 800 Million in MENA)

  • Significant Social Housing, Education and Healthcare Investments

  • Growing Tourism & Hospitality Needs

  • Commercial, Residential, Industrial and Retail Infrastructure Developments

  • Exhibitor Profile

    The types of Exhibitor products on display at Arab Carpet and Flooring Expo may include but is not limited to:

  • Machine-made Carpets and Rugs
  • Handmade Carpets and Rugs
  • Wood and Parquet
  • Textile Floor Coverings (wall-to-wall)
  • Laminate
  • Resilient Floor Coverings
  • Fibres, Yarns and Textiles
  • Natural Stone, Marble and Ceramic Tiles
  • Artificial Grass and Sports Flooring
  • Machinery and Technology
  • Laying Skills, Cleaning and Application Technology
  • Associations and Publications
  • Others
  • Visitor Profile

    The types of Visitors participating in Arab Carpet and Flooring Expo may include but are not limited to:

  • Agents / Distributors
  • Manufacturers
  • Interiors Designers and Architects
  • Importers / Exporters
  • Contractors
  • Decorators
  • Wholesalers
  • Consultants
  • Home Owners and Private Buyers
  • Retailers
  • Engineers
  • Trade Media and Others

  • Join us at the ONLY Carpet & Flooring FOCUSED Expo in the Middle East & North Africa!


    National and International Sponsorship/Support is key to the success of Arab Carpet and Flooring Expo...

    If you would like to become a Sponsor, Media partner or involved in any other way,
    then please get in touch with us through the contact page on this website

    Arab Carpet and Flooring Expo is proud to have the support of the following organisations:


    Supporting Exhibition

    Supporting Associations

    Media Partners

    Official Freight Forwarder


    Arab Carpet and Flooring Expo Will Be Held At

    Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre

    Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) is located at the heart of Abu Dhabi and was inaugurated in February 2007 by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and Ruler of Abu Dhabi. The venue has a diverse yearly calendar of over 300 events that is growing year by year, welcoming more than 1.5 Million visitors annually. ADNEC is a multi-award winning venue offering organisers of exhibitions, conferences and live events an indoor space of 73,000 square metres. This incorporates two large conference halls that can each seat 1,000 people, 20 meeting rooms, 11 halls, a purpose-built banquet facility that can seat 700 people in a dinner setting and a multi-functional 7,920 square metre, 6000 seat conference centre facility. The venue also boasts a range of restaurants, cafes, shops, onsite hotels and business facilities as well as outdoor event spaces and the stunning Waterfront Quayside.


    Get in touch

    If you have any questions, comments, feedback or would like to know more information about Arab Carpet and Flooring Expo, then please complete the form and a member of the team will respond in a timely manner.

    © 2015-17 | ExCo Media Ltd