Dubai will host the upcoming INDEX exhibition from May 23-25, where more than 17,500 professionals from the Middle East’s interior design, hotel development, retail, and fit-out sectors will convene to discuss the future of the multi-billion-dollar industry. The GCC interior design market is predicted to reach US$5.2 billion by 2025, growing at a rate of five percent annually over the next five years, according to the latest INDEX: Business of Interiors commercial outlook report. The UAE is the largest market in the GCC region for interior design, followed by Saudi Arabia and Qatar.
The INDEX showcase covers the entire industry ecosystem, including dedicated exhibition segments for outdoor furniture, interior fit-out, decorative lighting and accessories, furniture, furnishing and textiles, surfaces and flooring, kitchens and bathrooms, bedrooms, and art. Additionally, INDEX will hold the INDEX Student Competition, aimed at supporting the future generation of architects and designers, and co-located events The Hotel Show and Leisure Show.