Index Dubai fair is being held from March 26 to 29, 2018. The fair features a comprehensive range of furniture, furnishing, decorative accessories, interiors and fittings by a diverse portfolio of 1.000 quality exhibitors from more than 27 countries across Asia and all over the world. A total of 37 Indian companies are participating at this fair, showcasing interiors and decorations, handicrafts, furniture, home furnishing and textiles.
Launched in 1990, Index Dubai is Middle East and North Africa’s largest gathering for the design community. The UAE is one of India’s top trading partners. India and the United Arab Emirates enjoy a strong bond of friendship founded on millennia-old cultural, religious and economic intercourse between the two regions.
Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH) is a nodal organization responsible for the promotion of exports of handcrafted products from India to various global destinations and projecting India’s image abroad as a reliable supplier at competitive prices. The India pavilion at the fair was set up by EPCH.
Exports of Indian handicrafts to Dubai were Rs 2757 crores in 2016-17. The hope is that such fairs will give a further boost to Indian handicraft exports to Dubai in the near future.