9th International Appareal and Textile Fair, Dubai


With more than 140 exhibitors from various countries around the world, IATF has once again proven its status as UAE’s exclusive sourcing fair for textiles and clothing. IATF provides a platform to manufacturers and their agents to showcase their collection to the most influential buyers and designers in the MENA region. The event also offers buyers, distributors, and designers the opportunity to view a wide range of textiles from prominent mills in the world of fashion and design.

IATF attracts some of the world’s largest manufacturers of fabrics and leading print design studios. Exhibitors mainly from India, UK, China, Japan, Taiwan, Turkey, Hong Kong, Thailand and many more.

The 8th edition of International Apparel and Textile Fair witnessed a significant increase of 44% in attendance of visitors and 27% increase in exhibitors. The show had attracted around 3000 buyers who were mainly from the UAE and GCC region. A number of visitors came all the way from Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar. Other buyers came from all across Asia, African countries, Europe, the USA, and Australia. UAE ranks is the third largest country in terms of textile exports, making International Apparel and Textile Fair a much-needed show in the region.

IATF continues to prove itself as the one-stop platform to showcase the latest developments and emerging technology for in the textile and apparel industry. IATF’s Show Director, Mr. Dilip Nihalani was quoted saying “IATF continues to provide a platform for an intensive interexchange between prominent buyers and exhibitors from around the globe. We are proud to introduce prominent manufacturers from all across the globe to the clothing and textile buyers and retailers not only here in Dubai or the UAE or the GCC, but the whole of the MENA region.”

The fashion industry in GCC continues to maintain a positive momentum attributed to key factors in influencing the market like robust economic growth, rising purchase power, growing population comprising a large proportion of expatriates, changing consumption patterns and increasing penetration of international retail players.

Meanwhile, International Apparel and Textile Fair 9th edition is set to take place on November 12-14, 2018 at Dubai World Trade Center Hall 6 for its Autumn/Winter19 edition. Exhibiting at UAE’S exclusive sourcing fair gives your company’s sales team an unprecedented level of access to buyers and important prospects from the middle-east.

About International Apparel & Textile Fair

International Apparel and Textile Fair – Dubai is UAE’s exclusive and premier platform for sourcing apparels, fashion, fabrics, prints, clothing accessories, machinery and home textiles. IATF is a bi-annual event being organized by Nihalani Events Management.

Principally a “Trade Only” event, IATF provides a professional and conducive atmosphere to business and networking in response to the need for a dedicated trade exhibition in Dubai, UAE. The show has been designed for a quality event for the fabrics and apparel business in the MENA region.