Dubai Air Show
The Dubai Airshow, involving global participants, is one of the prime aviation shows in the Middle East, and the fastest growing Airshow in the world. This biennial event involves participation of leading companies and decision-makers gathering from across the world for the Airshow, and aims to link buyers and sellers alike.
The five-day show opens on 13th November this year at the East, West and Central Halls at the city's Airport Expo, involving participation of 1000 exhibitors and over 55,000 visitors.
This year's fair is likely to attract maximum exhibitors than ever, with 150 new companies having already signed up the expo and, the figures are expected to grow to 200 on the opening day. The show will involve participation of exhibitors from more than 50 countries, with majority from the US and UAE.
On the display this year, will be the first UAE-built helicopter from Quest, and another helicopter to be exhibited from Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey. This year, for the first time, Xian MA-600 turboprop airliner, will be performing outside China. Xian is one of the fastest growing Chinese companies entering the show, seeking a slice of Middle East aviation market.
At least 20percent of the visitors to the show are likely to be from outside the region. Majority of the visitors are likely to be individuals or businesses seeking to purchase, rent, lease, or charter aircraft to find related services.
The show is now well into its 22nd year, and is a major event on the international aerospace calendar, constantly offering major buyers' unrivalled access to the aerospace market in the Middle East.
The previous show was held in 2009, which attracted 52,978 trade visitors from around the world, and involved participation of 890 exhibitors from 47 countries. The 2011 event is expected to be even bigger.
Visitor passes are available for US$50 with a validity of five days. The Dubai Airshow is a 'trade only' event and is not open to public. Further, this being a secure trade event, visitors to the show may be subject to security checks onsite. Entry is not allowed to those under age of 16.
The show timings are as given below:
13th Nov 2011 - 10:00-17:30
14th Nov 2011 - 09:30-17:30
15th Nov 2011 - 09:30-17:30
16th Nov 2011 - 09:30-17:30
17th Nov 2011 - 09:30-17:30
Further details of the show available at Dubai Air Show website
Dubai Airshow 2011
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