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Dubai, UAE
Plastics, Rubber, Powder and Buld Solids
Al Fajer Information & Services
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Arabplast & COVID 

After a very successful 2021 edition, Arabplast is gearing up for another edition in early 2023. The international trade fair will return to the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre in its usual slot in January 2023. There is no news on the official dates as of yet, so stay tuned for the update on that. Al Fajer Information & Services is building on top of its current fair event to make sure everything runs smoothly and there are enough COVID-19 protective measures in place. The health and safety of all in attendance is of the highest priority. The DICEC is more than equipped to manage large, provide reliable sanitation and improve ventilation.


Arabplast has positioned itself as the leader in plastics, petrochemicals, packaging and rubber in the United Arab Emirates. Due to its strategic location, the international trade fair has become a big bridge between the East and the West. It’s become a platform for networking and negotiation with decision makers and industry giants from Asia, Europe, Southeast Asia, Northern Africa and the Americas. All done in three decades! Since its first edition in 1992, Arabplast has delivered a complete overview of the market and showcased cutting-edge technologies. The portfolio extends to materials, chemicals & auxiliaries, plastic packaging machinery & technology, equipment & services, recycling, post processing machines, machinery and plants for finishing. The list goes on.


Based in Dubai, UAE, Arabplast is held once every two years with editions falling on odd years. The trade fair takes place towards the end of January and runs for four days in total at the recently renamed Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. Al Fajer Information & Services is the official organiser for the event and tickets are sold only to trade visitors. Work hours are set for 11:00 in the late morning until 19:00 in the evening on the first three days. Closing day wraps up two hours early at 17:00. Now let’s talk about how to commute to Arabplast. The DICEC is well serviced by local public transport. Your best choice is to catch the subway train on the Red Line to get there the fastest. Bus line 29 always directly stops in front of the gate. 

What Are People Saying? 

“Arabplast was ideal to show off our instruments to key new customers.  The quality of enquiries was good and certainly would have been difficult to see if we had tried to arrange visits,” - Andy Dickinson, EMEA Sales Manager, Systech Instruments;

“Our attendance was part of the British Pavilion, helpfully organised by the British Plastics Federation (BPF). Longworth are proud members of the BPF and gratefully received their support with event arrangements, accommodation and stand build before and during our visit to Dubai. Our initial aim was to make new contacts, meet potential agents and shortlist some possible business partners for a joint venture for DEECOM® to the Middle East,” - Jen Hill, B&M Longworth’ 

“Exhibiting enabled us to spend time with our distributor in UAE, and organise side meetings whilst at the show. We picked up two very large project enquiries. Thank you BPF for all the support and help in the run up to the event, which has been really helpful." Jonathan Cooper, Managing Director, Ecodek

Audience & Statistics 

Arabplast continues to grow thanks to the generous support and sponsorship of the Abu Dhabi Polymers Park, Bourouge and QAPCO. Attendance numbers are quite high even during the pandemic. Last edition has over 900 exhibitors in the 8 exhibition halls and the audience reached 15,000 trade visitors. Arabplast is quite international with 13 Country Pavilions and 32 countries represented by exhibitors. In turn, professionals came from a total of 108 countries like Germany, Ghana, Greece, Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, New Zealand, China, Palestine, the Philippines, and Russia among others. The main reasons for attending Arabplast in the first place have to do with purchasing and doing market research. Exhibitors can hope to meet with CEOs, importers, agents, senior management, factory managers, government officials and entrepreneurs.


If you don’t have a hotel reservation for Arabplast, give Trade Fair Trips ltd a call and be first to the most affordable rates in Dubai! We save you the days you’d spend in looking at offers and comparing prices. The most you have to do is give us a price range and we do the rest for you. That’s it! From budget-friendly accommodation to the most upscale suite, we’re here give you the best possible experience. Location is very important to us so we always look for hotels close to the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. Trade Fair Trips ltd does much more than just make your hotel booking for Arabplast. We’re here to lend you a team to install your booth, if you don’t have one already. Need a meeting room? You got it. Just say how many seats and what A/V equipment you need. 


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How to get to Arabplast
On foot
On foot:

Dubai Airport – not advisable

Global Village 1 Station – not advisable

By car
By car:

Dubai Airport – 10 mins via Sheikh Rashid Rd/E11

Global Village 1 Station – 20 mins via Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Rd/E311 and  Al Ain - Dubai Rd/E66

By public transport
By public transport:

Dubai Airport – 15 mins via transport MRed

Global Village 1 Station – not available

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