In 1990, UAE was heavily dependent on the oil trade, however, it was the vision of the leaders of UAE to diversify into other non-oil trade industries. Dubai led this transformation by expanding and fortifying these segments. The Executive Chairman of Index Conferences and Exhibitions, in line with the vision of Dubai to enhance the healthcare sector, worked closely with the Government Authorities to promote and nurture this industry. Therefore, DUPHAT was conceptualized.
In 1995, DUPHAT a pharmaceutical conference & exhibition was launched for the first time in UAE, with the support of Dubai Health Authority and the Dubai Chamber of Commerce. The first edition hosted 200sqm exhibition with 20 companies and a 28 speakers’ conference. One of the key objectives of DUPHAT has always been the education of the healthcare professionals to enable them to be on par with their international peers. Over the years, bridging a network with pharmacists of the region, we have been able to create a strong regional educational platform for the pharmaceutical industry for the MENA region. Today, we have multiple tracks that enable Middle Eastern countries to share their knowledge and best practices with their industry peers.
Parallel to the development of the conference, the pharmaceutical industry recognized the vision of Dubai to strengthen the healthcare infrastructure and make it world-class. DUPHAT provided an ideal platform for pharmaceutical companies to launch new products, network and improve their business. Today, 25 years down the lane, DUPHAT has more than 25,000 sqm exhibition space with 790+ brands and has become a brand name that is recognized as the largest pharmaceutical event in the Middle East and Africa.
DUPHAT is committed to providing complete solutions to the entire pharmaceutical industry by representing the full pharma value chain from upstream to downstream.

DUPHAT TECH gathers upstream and midstream manufacturers and suppliers of packaging, processing and manufacturing machinery, API, contract manufacturing, lab equipment and quality control, etc. The focus of most of the diversification strategies in the region is developing local manufacturing capacity. The pharmaceutical industry is well-positioned to benefit from these plans.

DUPHAT OTC showcases downstream products including patented & generic drugs as well as dermo-cosmetics, nutraceuticals, and other pharmacy retail products.