Paperworld Middle East - Facts and figures

About the exhibition

Paperworld Middle East brings together world-renowned brands, regional players and promising innovators for an exciting three-day showcase featuring products ranging from office and school supplies to festive decorations and brandable merchandise. The next edition of the show takes place from 14 - 16 December, 2021 at Dubai World Trade Centre.

Connect with leading manufacturers and suppliers, discover the latest trends and canvas an exciting variety of creative solutions for your marketing and office needs. In addition to a dedicated segment for corporate gifts and premiums, Paperworld Middle East is also home to the region’s leading platform for children’s toys and games, Playworld Village (formerly Playworld Middle East).

“I’m a regular at Paperworld Middle East, and continue to visit the show as it’s important to know a lot of new suppliers in the market. That instant one-on-one connectivity is very important to proceed farther with potential partnerships.”

“I own a distribution company in East Africa where I distribute Calidad inks and toners, I’ve been coming here for the last 5 years. I came to look for toner and paper as there is a very big market in Africa for these products.”

"As a printing technology industrial consultant it’s very important to know the latest industry innovations, which is why I visit Paperworld Middle East. The variety of products on show was the biggest surprise for me.”

“Paperworld Middle East was a marvelous experience and we visit predominantly to meet new contacts, and be inspired by new experiences and people in the industry."

“Paperworld Middle East is very well planned and a good platform for upfront prospecting and sourcing from exhibitors of all types from around the globe.”

"I’ve attended Paperworld Middle East several times and I’m trialling the entrepreneurial world running a freelance business. I was looking for material and papers for creating handmade gifts, and met a lot of exhibitors with new decorations and party products. The innovation, creativity, and new toys on show were the most beneficial aspects of attending the show.”

Product Sections at the show

  • Click here for Playworld Village product sections

Below you will find the product sections for Paperworld Middle East. 

Paperworld Middle East - Office Supplies

Everything for the workplace in one place

The range of products available in the ‘Office Supplies’ section is truly comprehensive and includes office equipment, paper shredders, engraving machines, presentation aids, organisational aids (including organisers & timers), mailing stationery, adhesives, stamping, office accessories, and writing & drawing utensils.

Products Paperworld Middle East

Products and solutions that pass with flying colours

The suppliers in the ‘School Articles’ section have done their homework and provide an impressive range of products and solutions that include writing utensils, drawing materials, exercise books, blocks, folders, school bags, cases and educational toys. Straight A's guaranteed.

Paperworld Middle East - Office Paper and Transparency Paper

Sheet solutions for every office need

For an impeccable finish that suits the purpose of all your written communication, head to the ‘Office Paper section’ where suppliers of inkjet, laser, copy, letter, transparency paper, envelopes as well as covering materials for files/books/calendars and other packaging will address your every need.

Paperworld Middle East - Gift Articles & Corporate Gifts

Experience the joy of giving

From gadgets and branded office supplies to luxury handcrafted items, explore an aesthetically superior array of gift articles and corporate gifts alike. products include corporate gifts, decorative items, eco-friendly products, electronic gifts, fashion accessories, general gifts, giftware, handicraft gifts, leather gifts, luxury and high-end gifts, medals and trophies, porcelain gifts, premiums, promotional products, souvenirs, table-top gifts, travel and luggage, watches, clocks and more.

Paperworld Middle East - Printers, Copiers & OEM Supplies

Colourful impressions and technological solutions

The ‘Printers, Computers & Multimedia’ section showcases the latest technologies that will help businesses enhance their performance. Products include: Laser and Ink Jet Printers, Scanners, copiers, inks, toners, ribbons, labels, software, data storage products, computer accessories, 3D printers and scanners.

Paperworld Middle East - Arts and Crafts Supplies

Where inspiration takes flight

Decorative crafts, graphic and artists’ requisites, handicrafts, textile design and hobby crafts, acrylic paint, oil colours, water colours, pastels, chalks, palettes and knives, paint brushes, easels, canvases, board and other artists’ paper.

Paperworld Middle East - Remanexpo Middle East

Giving print cartridges a new lease of life

Remanexpo Middle East is a unique area that features suppliers of remanufactured printer consumables, IT accessories and other sustainable products, allowing your business to save money and reduce your carbon footprint at the same time!

Paperworld Middle East - Wrapping

Some of the Product Groups are:

Gift paper, ribbons, bows, gift labels and cardboard products e.g. gift boxes and bags.

Paperworld Middle East - Party and Festive Articles

It’s time for a celebration

All festive occasions are matched with creative decorations and gifts in our ‘Party & Festive Articles’ section so your business can get ready to celebrate in style! Products include seasonal decoration for religious/national holidays and festivals and decorations and disposable tableware for parties and festivals.

Paperworld Middle East - Household Paper

From the absorbent to the alluring

Napkins and decorative transparency paper, paper napkins and tablecloths

Paperworld Middle East - Playworld Village

Serious fun for the little ones

A dedicated section for children's toys. Products include Baby and Infant Toys & Equipment¸ Pre-school educational toys and games, Children’s clothing and accessories, Furniture, Toys and Games, Bicycles, outdoor play and sports, Equipment, Dolls, Models and Electronic toys and computer games.

View the full list of product sections here


Sustained growth expected for UAE’s writing instruments market; estimated to be worth $147.9 million in 2022. Global exhibitors at Paperworld Middle East continue to entice buyers with products dedicated to regional preferences.


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More helpful information

Paperworld Middle East - Exhibition Grounds

Exhibition Grounds

Located 10 minutes from DXB airport, the venue is easily accessible by metro or taxi and also has plenty of parking available if you're driving. Business services, restaurants and hotels are also plentiful within the complex.

Paperworld Middle East - Getting there

Getting to the show

Once in Dubai, travel is easy with the availability of various public transport options such as taxi, bus, Dubai Metro or private car services like Uber & Careem.

Paperworld Middle East - Information for visitors

Information for visitors

Everything you need to know about visiting the show, from dates, registration and admission to arrival and events taking place.

Paperworld Middle East - Events & Themes

Events & Themes

Paperworld Middle East is far more than just a product showcase. It is a meeting place, a platform for trends, ideas and above all, a communication forum for bold, innovative and dynamic industry players.

About Messe Frankfurt

About Messe Paperworld Middle East

Background information on Messe Frankfurt

Messe Frankfurt is the world’s largest trade fair, congress and event organiser with its own exhibition grounds. With more than 2,500 employees at 30 locations, the company generates annual sales of around €718 million. We have close ties with our industry sectors and serve our customers’ business interests efficiently within the framework of our Fairs & Events, Locations and Services business fields. One of the Group’s key USPs is its closely knit global sales network, which extends throughout the world. Our comprehensive range of services – both onsite and online – ensure that customers worldwide enjoy consistently high quality and flexibility when planning, organising and running their events. The wide range of services includes renting exhibition grounds, trade fair construction and marketing, personnel and food services. Headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, the company is owned by the City of Frankfurt (60 percent) and the State of Hesse (40 percent).

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About Messe Frankfurt Middle East GmbH

Messe Frankfurt Middle East’s portfolio of 16 exhibitions includes Automechanika Dubai, Automechanika Riyadh, Beautyworld Middle East, Beautyworld Saudi Arabia, Hardware + Tools Middle East, Intersec, Intersec Saudi Arabia, Gifts & Lifestyle Middle East, Light Middle East, Materials Handling Middle East, Materials Handling Saudi Arabia, Middle East Cleaning Technology Week, Paperworld Middle East, Prolight + Sound Middle East, SPS Automation Middle East, The subsidiary also organises a series of conferences and seminars including the Worker Health Protection Conference, Think Light, and the International Conference on Future Mobility.  In 2018, Messe Frankfurt Middle East exhibitions combined featured 6,246 exhibitors from 60 countries, and attracted 140,685 visitors from 135 countries. For more information, please visit our website at