The new Dubai Airshow venue is on schedule for completion with just 90 days until Dubai Aviation Engineering Projects (DAEP) officially hand over the keys for the show site to show organisers, F&E Aerospace. The biennial show takes place 17 to 21 November 2013 at Dubai World Central (DWC), located in Jebel Ali, Dubai.
The international aerospace show is continuing to grow with expected numbers of up to 60,000 attendees and over 1,000 exhibitors - making the move to the new venue particularly well timed as the total footprint of the exhibition space is 645,000sqm, more than double the size of the old show site at the Airport Expo. The new venue also includes a larger static park with fewer flying restrictions, improved media and catering facilities along with three times more parking spaces than at the previous site.
One of the more surprising aspects of the new venue is that it has been built in a more environmentally friendly way as the same permanent structures formerly located at Airport Expo were deconstructed, moved and reconstructed at DWC -a green initiative that organisers F&E Aerospace, have set their efforts on reinforcing at the upcoming show.
The new airshow site is part of a Dh120 billion investment in the Dubai World Central (DWC) aerotropolis - which is spread across 140 square kilometres of landmass in Jebel Ali. The migration strategy for DWC started with cargo operations back in June 2010, with business aviation operations successfully beginning early 2013. The next step will see commercial aviation commence - European low cost carrier Wizz Air and Saudi Arabia’s Nas Air are setting up operations in October.
The new location at DWC was well received at MEBA 2012, where exhibitor Mike Berry, Managing Director Middle East of Execujet Aviation Group said: “Many leading industry players visited the show and witnessed DWC for themselves; this will be the undisputed aviation hub of the Middle East.”
The Dubai Airshow is organised under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and in co-operation with Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Dubai Airports and the UAE Armed Forces.
The Dubai Airshow team are available at EBACE, Stand 827, for bookings and show enquiries.