The fair expects around 50,000 visitors and exhibitors returning to the event include Emaar, Dubai Properties, Dubai World Central, Meydan, Meraas and Nakheel, while first-time include Kleindienst Group, DMCC and Al Barari.
Among the highlights is a display showcasing Dubai’s planned Burj 2020, designed by Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill.
The design is part of a masterplan by DMCC, the authority on trade, enterprise and commodities in Dubai, which is set to create a new urban destination for the global business community and was on display at the 2015 Cityscape Global Conference.
The tower will form “The Southern Gateway to Dubai” said the design team.
Smith, partner at architect firm AS+GG and designer of both the Burj Khalifa and Saudi Arabia’s Kingdom Tower, said: “The design concept was inspired by faceted gemstones rooted in the principles of perpetual value, enduring strength and everlasting beauty. Symbolising the next stage of growth for the city, the design of the Burj2020 is also inspired by the facets of a diamond – elegant, bold and timeless.”
Molman added: “The demand for exhibition space has been remarkable and as such, we have increased the floor area and adjusted the layout to ensure visitors can conveniently navigate their way around the venue.
“The need to add two additional halls this year has stemmed from both new exhibitors as well as previous exhibitors requesting larger stands to accommodate their existing and new projects which will be showcased to thousands of visitors.”