Brands providing equipment and services for pools and spas will be present at the event

Brands providing equipment and services for pools and spas will be present at the event

Pool and spa expo to feature equipment

April 2014

THE UAE will host the second edition of a world-renowned exhibition of the pool and spa industry – Piscine Middle East – from April 22 to 24. It will be staged in parallel with Cityscape Abu Dhabi 2014, the strategic partner of Piscine Middle East in the region.

Organised by GL Events exhibitions, Piscine Middle East brings leading international exhibitors to Abu Dhabi to meet their counterparts and showcase the latest innovations from the global pool industry and to discuss opportunities and challenges in the Middle East market. The show includes developers, contractors and service providers involved in equipment and pool accessories, maintenance, filtration, protection security, construction installation, outdoor living pools and health and wellness in the pool industry.

For the first time in the Middle East, GL Events will introduce the Pool Vision award during the show. Outstanding swimming pool projects from around the world will be judged from the technical and aesthetic standpoints as well as from the standpoints of water treatment, coverings, accessories and spas.



Piscine Middle East exhibition is considered the leading exhibition for swimming pool and spa equipment and infrastructure in the region. With 40 international exhibitors and 70 brands from Spain, France, Italy, Tunisia, the UAE, China, the UK, Germany, the USA and Belgium, the organisers are expecting around 3,000 visitors for this second edition. Piscine Middle East presents to the region a high quality range of swimming pools, spa products and services to buyers in the Middle East, North Africa and India.

“Exhibitors participating in Piscine Middle East are among world leaders in their specialisations,” said Noemi Petit, Piscine Middle East show director. They will be offering the latest equipment and technologies to the market and training in the use of such equipment.

“The region has seen a massive trend towards the well-being experience, expanding on an established market for pool and spa equipment and facilities. The UAE itself has become a phenomenon for the sector,” Petit said.

Many construction projects are taking place now in the region under the auspices of the private sector or state-owned developers. The private sector is now re-engaging, and new grandiose schemes are emerging. The organisers highlighted that in 2012 some $16 billion of construction contracts were awarded in the UAE, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia. The largest new scheme is Mohammed bin Rashid City, announced in November 2012 and including over 100 hotels. The UAE federal government will invest around $272 billion in the infrastructure during the coming five years by making a majority of projects available to the private sector through public-private partnerships. Construction projects are expected to surge in the run up to Expo 2020 in Dubai and the Qatar World Cup in 2022.

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