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Dubai, UAE

20-24 February 2023

The trade show for building sales in the Middle East.


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FDEA invites you to a Breakfast event in Dubai on Day 1 of Gulfood 2022 - Sunday 13th February from 8.00-10.00am (Gulfood doors open at 11am on Day 1).

In partnership with Richmond Enterprises, this business breakfast will give those visiting or exhibiting at Gulfood a short briefing over breakfast about the market, what to expect from Gulfood, how to maximise their time at the event, pitfalls to avoid etc plus the chance to meet up with other UK exporters ahead of the start of the show.

Richmond Enterprises are FDEA's In Market Expert member for the Middle East with many years experience working with UK brands across the region.  Originally from the UK, Richmond Enterprises have been located in the UAE and brand building in the Middle East since 1984.

Where:  Crowne Plaza Hotel on the Sheikh Zayed Road – 15 minute walk from the exhibition halls.

FDEA Member Cost:  £45 per person inclusive of a range of breakfast options.

A few more details:

  • The breakfast event will be held in an informal setting with plenty of space and time to network after and during the event.
  • The World Trade Centre (venue of Gulfood) is on the same road as the Crowne Plaza Hotel (Sheikh Zayed Rd) and is a 15 minute walk away, or a 5 minute journey on the metro. 
  • Attendees of the breakfast will therefore have plenty of time to continue conversations at the hotel, in nearby coffee shops or get to the event to set up their stands.  

Space for the event is limited. Please confirm your participation asap. Click here to book


Dubai, the trading hub of the Middle East

  • UAE’s imports totaled US $3.6 billion in 2010 and are estimated to rise to US $5.5 billion in 2015. The majority of this is traded through Dubai.
  • UAE’s ports account for a 61% majority of trade volume among the GCC countries.
  • Dubai was ranked among the top 10 world container ports in 2010 with 11.60 million-TEUs.

Source: Economist Intelligence Unit, World Shipping Council