The International Textile Fair will be held from November 3 and 4, 2014, Dubai. The show will bring together textile manufacturers and designers from across the world. Companies from Italy, France, Spain, India, Pakistan, Mongolia, Taiwan and Hong Kong will be participating. The Middle East’s textile industry is estimated at $56 billion.
The fair will help participants find new customers in Dubai and across the region. This is the first international textile fair in Dubai. It has generated interest among Dubai's textile traders and the event is supported by the Textile Merchants Group, which represents 800 wholesale textile traders of Dubai. Traditionally, Dubai has been a strategic hub for the region’s textile trade. The fair is expected to give a global exposure to the region’s potential and give it a boost.
The UAE is the largest consumer of textiles in the Middle East. In 2011, the total import value of textile products was $13 billion. Revenues from UAE’s textile industry reached $13.2 billion in 2011 and recorded an annual cumulative growth of 9.9 per cent between 2006 and 2011. Textile production in Dubai notched an annual cumulative growth rate of 4 per cent between 2007 and 2011.