Flying high


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

Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum