Landscape design poised to grow rapidly in UAE

June 2nd, 2008 - 2:25 pm ICT by admin  

Abu Dhabi, June 2 (IANS) Driven by a construction boom, the market for landscape designing in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is expected to grow to well over 60 billion UAE dirhams (about $16 billion) in the next two years, WAM news agency reported Monday. The commercial and residential designing projects in the Arab federation are set to exceed 60 billion UAE dirhams by 2010, the news agency quoted Britain’s CMPi, a leading landscaping firm, as saying.

“With the advent of international players in the sector, the local landscape designers and builders realise that there’s more to growth than sunshine, soil and water,” CMPi group director, Chris Fountain, said.

He said the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is beginning to value the outdoors, and landscaping professionals are now in big demand.

“Many households have turned to landscaping services to design, develop and maintain their investments, while landscaping contractors are learning how to grab their share of this high growth market,” he said.

CMPi will organise an exhibition Nov 17-18 on outdoor design and architecture in the Middle East. The event is being organised to generate business ideas for the landscape designing companies.

The exhibition will give a platform for the professionals in the sector to network and build close cooperation among themselves, the report said.

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