UAE digital signage market to grow 23 per cent CAGR until 2019

Jun 03, 2015

(Dubai, UAE, June 2, 2015): The UAE digital signage market is projected to grow at a CAGR of around 23 percent until 2019, primarily due to growing retail, travel & tourism, and hospitality industries, as well as Dubai hosting World Expo 2020.

The market is expected to further grow due to emerging next-generation technologies of video walls, 3D digital signage, cloud access digital signage and smart digital signage, according to a study by Research and Markets.

The UAE is finally in the global franchise network of FASTSIGNS®, the leading sign, graphics and visual communications brand, with the opening of the first-ever centre in Dubai and plans are afoot to have presence in nine more locations across the UAE over the next five years.

The franchise became officially operational following a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the FASTSIGNS office located on Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai which was attended by businessmen, officials and dignitaries from a broad spectrum of industries. 


“We look forward to working with businesses and organizations throughout the UAE to raise their visibility. Regardless of the challenge, our experts will come up with a plan that uses the right mix of innovation and technology to move businesses forward. We are more than fast and more than signs—we’re a visual ideas company,” said Hamdi Osman, owner of FASTSIGNS of Dubai.

Presently, there are more than 575 FASTSIGNS centre across the world, making it one of the fastest-growing brands for sign and visual graphic solutions. FASTSIGNS uses the latest sign-making systems and techniques to create high-impact signs.

A supply chain and printing industry veteran, Hamdi Osman said

FASTSIGNS will open nine additional locations throughout UAE over the next five years.

His experience includes 10 years of successful presence in digital printing and media business, along with more than 35 years of professional experience in multinational companies. Combined with FASTSIGNS’s 30 years of industry-leading experience, FASTSIGNS of Dubai opened with more than 50 years of expertise and success behind it.     

An independently owned and operated sign, graphics and visual communications company, FASTSIGNS of Dubai provides comprehensive visual marketing solutions to customers of all sizes—across all industries—to help them attract more attention, communicate their message, sell more products, help visitors find their way and extend their branding across all of their customer touch points including décor, events, wearables and marketing materials.

FASTSIGNS of Dubai provides comprehensive sign and graphic solutions including large-scale interactive and digital signage, exhibition displays, architectural signs, vehicle wraps, directional and wayfinding systems, window and floor graphics among others.

According to a study by Grand View Research,  the global digital signage market is expected to touch $20.03 billion mark by 2020. It said about 74 percent of all purchasing decisions globally are made where consumers are bombarded with a host of digital and audio visual messages. The evolution of digital signage has been helping marketers to make better business decisions and reap better returns on their investments.

The digital signage market in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region continues to witness steady growth. Outdoor advertising is gaining popularity across the Arab world’s second biggest economy as international and local brands prefer to use this platform to promote consumer-driven products.

Hamdi Osman said the UAE market presents unlimited opportunities, especially in the run up to the Expo 2020, with companies and brands vying to convey their messages across to a wider audience to be on the cutting-edge of their businesses. The UAE ranks first in the Arab world in advertising spending in the local markets, having shown signs of impressive growth in line with the overall economic growth and especially in tourism, shopping, retail and aviation domains.

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Osama ElEnany
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