Archive image of flying displays at Dubai Airshow Image Credit: Media Archive/Dubai Airshow

Dubai: Open to aviation industry professionals, Dubai Airshow 2023 will kick off on Monday, November 13. The five-day event is set to be the biggest edition of international aerospace event so far.

The event will be held at DWC, Airshow Site from November 13 to 17.

Who can attend

Dubai Airshow 2023 is not open to the general public, and is an event for industry professionals. However, the public can access the flying displays during the event.

Flying display

A major highlight of the biennial event is a flying display of aircraft. Held at 2pm every day during the event, the details of the display are published on the morning of the show.

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UAE's Al Fursan during flying display at Dubai Airshow 2021. Photo: Virendra Saklani/Gulf News

The display is open to the public and is free-to-attend, but entry will be on a first-come first-served basis. The venue, Skyview, will also have live entertainment and a picnic area with food stalls and trucks.

Some of the flying teams include Frecce Tricolori, the Italian Air Force’s aerobatic demonstration team; Fursan Al Emarat, the United Arab Emirates Air Force aerobatic display team; Sarang, the helicopter air display team of the Indian Air Force; and August 1st, the aerobatic demonstration team of the People's Liberation Army Air Force (Chinese Air Force).

Apart from the flying display, pilots and astronauts make daily appearances in the Skyview Grandstand Arena making for fun meet and greet sessions for enthusiasts. Attendees can take photos and videos from the Skyview Grandstand Arena. You can also bring your own food, but there are food trucks on site as well.

Highlights of the event

The event is set to host industry leaders in aviation from the region and from around the world for various conferences and panel discussions. Airlines and country representatives usually announce their biggest deals and future projects during the event as well.

People in Emirates pavilion on the second day of Dubai Airshow 2021 at Dubai World Central on Sunday, 15th November 2021. Photo: Ahmed Ramzan/ Gulf News

This year organisers expect over 1,400 exhibitors from 95 countries. There will also be more than 180 aircraft on display, ranging across commercial, private and military sectors – including electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft (air taxis) and helicopters.

The list of displayed aircraft, details of the panel discussions and speaker lists are available on the official event website.

How to get there

Organisers have recommended that visitors use the metro and free shuttle buses, which will operate from Ibn Battuta metro station directly to the Dubai Airshow site. The first shuttle bus from Ibn Battuta metro station to Skyview will leave at 11am, and the last shuttle bus returning from Skyview to Ibn Battuta metro station will leave at 7pm.

The Grandstand will be open from 1pm to 5.30pm on all days. Access for the general public will be limited to the Skyview grandstand arena only and not the main Airshow exhibition hall.


Visitors (industry professionals) can register for Dh366 ($99.75) per ticket to receive a badge. The visitor badge is valid for all five days of the event, and gives access to all the on-site conferences as well. General public will not be allowed to register. 

Entry to Skyview for the flying display is free and open to the public, but attendance is on a first-come first served basis. Visitors of all ages can attend, but children 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult.