The aviation world is focused on Dubai as it hosts the remarkable and highly successful Dubai Airshow, which has stunned one and all with its mega business deals and attractive innovative features.
The world’s most successful airshow is the result of the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE’s Vice-President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and the ceaseless commitment of aviation industry stakeholders.
The biennial show has grown multiple times since its launch as the ‘Arab Civil Aviation Show’.
With over 1200 exhibitors expected, including around 100 participating for the first ever time and a strong international participation, this edition of the Dubai Airshow will be the largest in the history. The Airshow continues to add new sectors and features, including Space, UAS Summit; Cargo Zone and Airport Solutions this year.
The massive growth of this Show mirrors the growth of Dubai and the UAE’s aviation industry. Research shows that the aviation will contribute $53.1 billion to Dubai’s economy and 37.5 per cent to its GDP by 2020.
As we look forward to creating another history in aviation with the remarkable success of Dubai Airshow 2017, I would like to thank all stakeholders in aviation industry, who have given their best and contributed to the success of this show and of the aviation sector in Dubai.
These achievements inspire us to continue looking ahead and working to achieve greater heights.
Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum