Dubai Air Show 2013
The Dubai Air Show is a biennial event which has been attracting visitors for the past 23 years, growing to be the biggest airspace event in the region.
The show, which began in 1986, was more of a small civil aviation trade show. Decades later, the show turned out to be a huge draw for all those involved in the aerospace sector, connecting buyers and sellers from across the globe.
Although majority of the visitors are from Middle East, this show generates much attention from international media, with more than 1000 different global outlets. It is one of the fastest growing air shows in the world, and is a key event in international aerospace calendar.
The new venue at DWC features a purpose-built site for the Airshow, apart from improved parking and catering facilities, and a larger static park.
This year’s show will build on the overwhelming success of the 2011 event, which recorded 56,548 trade visitors from across the globe, involving 960 exhibitors from 50 countries.
The organizers of Dubai Air Show, F&E Aerospace, are launching another new event alongside the Dubai Air Show in November 2013. The event ‘Skyview’ will offer opportunity for families and enthusiasts to enjoy the world-class flying display of the show, for the very first time. The ‘Skyview’ event will be held in a dedicated area adjacent to the Dubai Airshow trade event from 18th to 21st November 213 at Dubai World Central (DWC), Jebel Ali, Dubai. The area will have capacity to seat up to 6000 visitors each day. For daily tickets, the cost is Dh.60 per adult and Dh.30 for children under 12. For details, visitors can check www.skyview.aero.
The GATE (Gulf Aviation Training Event), is another event that was launched during Dubai Airshow 2011, and will continue at this year’s show too. The show tackles key issues that the Middle East faces in choosing and training pilots. For more details, visit www.gates.aero.
Two other feature of Dubai Airshow 2013, ‘Futures Day @ Airshow’ and ‘Green @ Dubai Airshow’. Following the successful launch of Futures Day in 2011, the Futures Day initiative will be even bigger this year, and will help build the next generatio of aviators. The Dubai Airshow will go green this year with a dedicated area at the show, focusing at carbon trading, bio-fuels, emissions and technology.
Organized by F&E Aerospace, together with Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Dubai Airports and in collaboration with UAE Armed Forces, the Dubai Airshow is open to trade visitors only, on producing proof of a business card. Those below 16 years of age are not allowed entry. Visitors get to view more than 130 planes during the show. Aerolux (UK), Gulf Aviation Academy (Bahrain), Alsalam Aircraft (Saudi Arabia) and Lockheed Martin (USA) are among the exhibitors in the show.
For details, call +971 4 6033300 or visit Dubai Air Show website
17th November – 10:00 to 17:30
18th November – 9.30 to 17:30
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