dmg events’ hospitality and leisure portfolio is as diverse as it is pioneering. Directly reflecting the accelerating hospitality, tourism, construction and leisure industries in the Middle East and Africa, organising the leading exhibitions, conferences, networking events and award ceremonies.

At its core is The Hotel Show, which is entering its 18th successful year in Dubai – one of the fastest growing hospitality markets in the world. It is the largest hospitality event in the region and the only event representing a 360 degree view of the industry. Hospitality, franchise, placements, interiors, furnishing, lighting and design, technology, cleaning and laundry, hotel build; literally every facet of hospitality, hotel and restaurant construction, development, refurbishment and maintenance are represented at the annual event. With hundreds of local distributors and international exhibitors and live features bringing the show floor to life. As hotel construction hotspots increase across the region – driven by more people than ever jetting in for business and pleasure – The Hotel Show is expanding globally to provide a respected and renowned networking and business forum for thousands of international buyers and decision-makers interested in hotel and restaurant development. The Hotel Show successfully launched in Saudi Arabia (Jeddah) in 2012, and in 2017 we will launch in South Africa (Johannesburg).

The region’s vastly expanding hotel and tourism industry goes hand-in-hand with sports, entertainment and leisure – as a result we launched The Leisure Show in 2013.  Co-located with The Hotel Show, it is the Middle East and Africa’s only event dedicated to its fast growing leisure market. With five major new theme parks and hundreds of hotels and resorts with a host of leisure and entertainment options forecast to open across the UAE alone by 2020, The Leisure Show provides developers with access to a leading expo of the latest sports and fitness, recreational fun and adventure, outdoor design, furniture and lighting and pool and spa products and services based in Dubai, a city itself predicted to become a world-leading leisure and entertainment destination in the next five years.

With the portfolio set to introduce a host of exciting new events including networking, awards ceremonies and information sharing conferences to its line up in 2017, watch this space!


  • "In The Hotel Show, we usually meet hotel investors, hotel operators and developers. In the past 6 years we've met a high calibre of people, the quality of customers we meet here is very high and we are very pleased with this."

    Head of Building Automation India & MEA, ABB

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