THE LUXURY OF VAPING IN DUBAI

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Dubai hosted the first international vape show in the UAE, a truly luxurious event, more a luxury lifestyle event at the World Trade Centre. I was amazed by the vibrancy, walking around tasting the different flavors, multiple flavors, vape enthusiasts playing slam dunk, other game activities to keep all engaged, sip a energy drink, with different flavors, wow, this is Dubai life, the luxurious vape show had more than 200 exhibitors.

The beauty of vape liquids, is its amazing variety of flavors available, chocolate, apple, oat, cheesecake, cigar, whisky, and combos of banana with strawberry, and even add mango, just marvelous.

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“The postponement of the event owing to COVID-19 served only to reinforce our efforts to make this the largest vape community gathering in the Middle East, with a truly global audience,” said Tony Crinion, Managing Director at Quartz Business Media, organisers of The World Vape Show.

“We chose Dubai as the strategic location for the event in view of the lead role taken by the UAE government to halt the online sale of unregulated vaping devices.”

The regional market is valued at US$267.9 million in 2018, with the MENA e-cigarettes market is estimated to register CAGR of 9.74 per cent between 2019 and 2024.

BLVK is the Award Winning Premium E-Liquid Manufacturer based in Los Angeles, California, and their product collections boast flavor combinations that can match the preferences of virtually any adult smoker looking for an alternative to combustible tobacco products.

The World Vape Show which was held in September, 2021, it’s mission is to increase awareness of the safety of vaping as compared to cigarette smoking, help the commercial opportunities and legislative support, for the overall sector to grow and keep aware to cigarette smokers, to switch to vaping, as there is rising awareness of health hazards associated with smoking and growing demand for alternatives to traditional cigarettes.

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Major global brands with presence and who are planning to launch in UAE, were part of the first international vape expo and conference in Dubai and the brands had an unique opportunity to showcase their products to thousands of international retailers, wholesalers, distributors and consumers in Dubai.

“Before April 2019 it was against the law for retailers in the UAE to sell e-cigarette products but now there are huge opportunities for both manufacturers and retailers to take advantage of.

“We have created this event to bring the industry together in a new market, to understand how suppliers can reach end-users, how the vaping category in-store can drive footfall, sales, and profits, and what we can learn from both specialist outlets and the big retailers,” said Steve Diprose, Managing Director at Quartz Business Media, the organisers of the World Vape Show.

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More than 50 experts took part in debates around innovation, regulation, and industry outlook at the Future of Vape Conference, alongside the exhibition.

“We’ve created a conference agenda to cover the full spectrum of the market, from innovation to public health to a specific session on the UAE’s market,” “One of the sessions which will be of most benefit to our visitors  is ‘Building and Branding your Vape Business’ which will provide practical advice on how to establish your vape business, promote it within the market regulations and grow it.  These kinds of sessions are vital for an emerging industry,” Diprose concluded.

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UK based Dr Vapes, a leading supplier of vaping products in the Middle East. Managing Director Mo Hassan said: “The World Vape Show provides us with an amazing platform that allows us to directly interact with our consumers and B2B clientele.

“The UAE and wider Middle East market has been an area of prime focus since we started in 2016. It’s a region I’ve personally worked on because of the pure enthusiasm I’ve seen from avid vapers in the market.”

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With societal changes and legislative changes in April 2019, such as legalising the sale of e-cigarettes, vaping devices and e-liquids, driven by dual aims, UAE is becoming a major market for vape and e-cigarette devices, as experts forecast, globally there will be 64 million people, who will use the vaping devices/products by 2022. Due to recent government legislation in the UAE, has made the sale of e-cigarettes, vaping devices and e-liquids legal for the first time. Brands and Manufacturers are allowed to sell the battery-powered products as long as they meet new standards and carry health warnings similar to traditional cigarettes.

Other main concern for UAE, the region’s tobacco consumption rate is comparatively high, so to assist efforts to reduce cigarette smoking, which is at 25–30 % among the men and even towards stopping the online sale of unregulated devices.

The regional market is valued at US$267.9 million in 2018, with the MENA e-cigarettes market is estimated to register CAGR of 9.74 per cent between 2019 and 2024.

The World Vape Show, launched in September 2021, was the first international vape expo and conference in the UAE and returns to Dubai. The World Vape Show Dubai 2022, which is The World’s Leading B2B Event for the Vape Community will be held from 16-18 June 2022 at Dubai World Trade Centre.