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Opening Ceremony kicks off the 6th edition of DOMOTEX Middle East

Dubai, 12th September 2011: Today’s Opening Ceremony marks the start of DOMOTEX Middle East, the region’s annual showpiece event, dedicated to the floor covering industry. The exhibition, which is taking place at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre from 12th to 14th September 2011, opened its doors to visitors this morning.
The ribbon cutting at today’s Opening Ceremony was performed by HE Abdul Rahman Al Owais, UAE Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Affairs, marking the six year anniversary of DOMOTEX Middle East. This year over 5,000 visitors from around 75 countries are expected to attend the show. DOMOTEX Middle East expects to attract flooring professionals, wholesalers and retailers, decision-makers from the construction industry, architects, interior designers, project planners developers and high net worth individual buyers.
Angela Schaschen, Managing Director of Deutsche Messe Dubai Branch, the organiser of DOMOTEX Middle East said: “Sustained investment in construction and infrastructure projects means that the Middle East is a key market for the floor covering industry. The region is also incredibly diverse in its flooring needs, requirements range from practical, low cost, simple designs to high-end luxury products that might be used in palaces or five star hotels and visitors will find the full spectrum of products here at DOMOTEX Middle East.”
Over 140 exhibitors from over 30 countries will showcase a wide range of floor covering products, from hand-made and machine-made rugs and carpets to parquet and other wood flooring to natural stone and marble, and many more.
DOMOTEX Middle East is held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President, Department of Civil Aviation, Government of Dubai, Chairman of Emirates Airlines and Group and Vice Chairman of Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.

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