DUBAI — The stage is set for the return of the Middle East’s only dedicated trade fair for tools, hardware, materials, and machinery next month in Dubai, as global manufacturers and local suppliers keep all eyes on a regional construction market that’s well on the road to recovery.

More than 160 exhibitors are expected to take part in the 19th edition of Hardware + Tools Middle East, as a resurgent regional construction sector — a key driver of demand for power tools and machinery — keeps spirits high for a strong growth phase over the next five years.

According to a BMI Research report, the Middle East and North African construction market is expected to be worth $336 billion by 2020, up from $235 billion in 2016, a net growth of 43 percent.