Dubai Airshow 2013 to be largest in events history


By Alexander Cornwell, Staff Reporter

Dubai: The 2013 Dubai Airshow next month is set to be the biggest in the event’s history, organisers said at a media event.

On Wednesday, F&E Aerospace, the team behind Dubai Airshow, hosted representatives of the media at its new permanent purpose-built venue in Dubai World Central.

The show was previously held at Airport Expo near Dubai International.

Sharief Fahmy, Chief Executive Officer, F&E Aerospace, said a thousand visitors are slated to attend the Airshow next month, a 11 per cent increase on the last event hosted in 2011.

The new purpose-built venue provides organisers and exhibitors with more space than previously available at past events. Fahmy said the exhibitor hall was “the size of seven [American] football fields” and the outdoor capacity is 32 per cent larger than the 2011 event.

Moving to its new permanent home has also increased airspace capacity for the flying shows by the UAE’s Al Fursan and United Kingdom’s Red Arrows. More info