about INDEX

Launched in 1990, INDEX is the Middle East & North Africa’s largest gathering for the design community.

Connecting architects, interior designers, developers & procurement professionals with new brands, trend setting start-ups & the biggest international names in the interior furnishings & fit-out scene across all industries.

In March 2018, with over 800 exhibitors, INDEX was a fusion of new product launches, design ideas & innovations. Download the March 2018 Event Brochure to find out who exhibits, what products are on display & who you can expect to meet. Not only is it the longest running show of its kind in the region, the March 2018 show was also co-located with WORKSPACE & SURFACE Design Middle East.

Due to popular demand INDEX will be taking place once again from 16 - 18 September, focusing on the Business of Design and incorporating sectors such as office and surfaces into its extensive range of product categories. This show will also be co-located with The Hotel Show, The Leisure show and the new launch event Future Interiors Manufacturing, with visitors benefiting from the co-location and ability to crossover from one show to the next.

INDEX 2019 alongside WORKSPACE and SURFACE Design will find themselves co-located between the 17 - 19 September, coming together once again as the heartbeat of design in the region.

Download the Event Brochure

index sectors

INDEX is comprised of 6 market-leading sectors. They have been carefully selected to make it as easy as possible for architecture, design & fit out professionals to see, touch, test & specify the products they need.

A&D City

A display of new design concepts that promise to inspire

Accessories & Homeware

A showcase of décor that enhances every room


cabinets, closets & storage

Cabinets, Closets & Storage

Solutions for use in any residential or hospitality space

Lighting & Technology

Lighting up the region’s design projects

Sleep & Textiles

Support, comfort + fabric: the recipe for creating a project’s identity

In With the New

No two INDEX exhibitions are ever the same. Drawing on the beliefs, experiences & attitudes of the industry we build each & every show with an emphasis on what’s new, relevant & commercially viable.

Part of this process involves discussions with professionals from all corners of the design world.

We get together with visual merchandisers, space planning consultants, procurement & fit-out professionals & designers from the retail, hospitality & residential industries to name but a few…

The final result is the INDEX 2018 exhibition taking place from 26 - 29 March 2018 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

Index Partners

  • IADA Silver Sponsor

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  • Exclusive Lanyard Sponsor

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  • RAK Economic Zone Experience

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  • APID

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  • Association of Furniture & Woodworking Enterprises of Russia

  • BCFA

  • Dubai Design & Fashion Council

  • IIID

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  • IADA Silver Sponsor

  • IADA Silver Sponsor

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  • EPCH - Indian Handicrafts Association

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  • VIP Lounge Sponsor

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  • Maison de L' Artisan

  • IADA Gold & Design Talks Sponsor

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  • Premium Design Experience & IADA Silver Sponsor

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  • Official Food & Beverage Partner

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  • IADA Trophy Sponsor

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Media Partners

  • AEC Online

  • Amlak Real Estate Newspaper

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  • Ceramicanda SRL

  • Compassesworld

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  • CovetED Magazine

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  • DecorManzil.com

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  • Design 4 2day

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  • Design Insider

  • Design Middle East

  • Dubai Blog Network

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  • e-architect Magazine

  • EK Magazine

  • Encyclomedia

  • Furniture and Accessories

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  • G & G Magazine

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  • Homescope

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  • Home Italia

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  • Hot Media Publishing

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  • Lamasat

  • Mebelny Biznes Magazine

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  • Middle East Architect

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  • Moebelkultur

  • myUAEguide

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  • NA-Nuevo Azulejo Magazine

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  • Official Intelligence Partner

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  • Official Lighting Media Partner

  • Official Magazine

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  • Official Radio Station

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  • Oxford Business Group


  • Premium Media Partner

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  • Russian Emirates

  • Textiles Para El Hogar Magazine

  • Treniq

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  • Wood in Architecture MENA

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  • Zingy Homes