Index, the Middle East’s largest interiors exhibition, is set to host a compact edition of its design showcase in September, under the Silk Road theme.

Taqdeer Award, which aims to set international benchmarks in labour welfare and honour excellence, has started to receive nomination applications from companies in the construction sector as well as from factories and Dubai free zones.

The Big 5, the largest construction event in the Middle East region, is set to become a mega international event and a one-stop shop for the building sector, with The Big 5 Heavy, a leading exhibition dedicated to infrastructure and heavy construction industry, now being held as part of the show.

Dubai South, the 145-sq-km urban city development emerging in the emirate of Dubai, in partnership with The Big 5, the Middle East’s leading construction event, has announced the launch of the “How to Do Business in the UAE” seminar. The event will take place on November 28 at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa), the organiser of the 20th Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (Wetex) 2018 in Dubai, has announced that it will be one the largest specialised exhibitions in the world.

Dubai-based H+A has been appointed the consulting architects for the upcoming Downtown Design 2018, the region’s leading contemporary design fair that will take place at the d3 Waterfront within Dubai Design District from November 13 to 16.

AUGUST 8-12:      Decorex Joburg, a home decor and design exhibition, at Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa. 9-11:      Lankabuild, a building and construction exhibition, at Sri Lanka Exhibition and Convention Centre (SLECC), Colombo, Sri Lanka.