A total of 57 companies, five more than in 2011, will participate in “The Big 5 Show”, the largest international construction and building fair in the Middle East which will be held from the 5th to the 8th of November in Dubai. According to today’s information from the Spanish Institute of foreign trade (ICEX), at the event will be represented companies for insulation and waterproofing, joinery, locksmith, air conditioning, kitchen and bathroom, equipment for construction, facades and roofs, security and communications, pavings and linings and prefabricated among others. By autonomous communities, there will be 17 companies involved from the Valencian Community, 14 from Catalonia, 7 from Castile – La Mancha, 5 from Aragon, 4 from Castilla y León, 3 from Andalusia, 3 from the Basque country , 1 from the Balearic Islands, 1 from Galicia, 1 from Madrid and1 from Navarra.
Building Materials & Equipment from Spain, the brand under which will be grouped the Spanish companies will show the international market its’ novelties in the Spanish pavilion that uses an area of 1.032 m2.
For the third consecutive year, ICEX España Exportación e Inversiones organizes an official pavilion at the fair, the most noted event of the Persian Gulf in the building and construction sector.
In the previous edition the Spanish Pavilion used an area of 1.116 m2 divided in two areas, one dedicated to the area of Natural Stone and the other one to the general sector, and 52 companies took part as well as the Spanish Companies Association for Bathroom and Kitchen Equipment.
In the region, and according to the report from “The market for auxiliary machinery and building materials in the United Arab Emirates”, in 2010 the construction sector was the third most important in the country after petrochemical and trade, which means 11% of the annual GDP of the country.
According to this report, Saudi Arabia is the country with the most value in projects in the area, around 624 million dollars in 2011, due to the vast energetic reserves it has and its’ wish to diversify its’ economy.
On the other hand, Qatar in the frame of its’ project “Qatar Vision 2030” foresees an investment of 100.000 million dollars in infrastructures, to invest in the Doha underground, in the road network and the infrastructures required to support the World Football Cup in 2022.