Dubai: The upcoming Dubai Airshow will be a "key indicator" of the emirate's handling of the COVID-19 created challenges. The show - one of the world’s largest aviation events - will take place between November 14-18 after its cancellation last year.
"We have crossed many significant milestones this year despite the difficult period," said Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group. "Dubai has been a symbol of resilience and agility in responding to the challenges that the pandemic brought, and we are confident that the collaborative work done by the sector’s key players to restore consumer confidence and boost travel operations will pave the way for a thriving aviation industry,"
In fact, the Dubai event will be the only major aviation-related industry event this year. It will take place at Dubai World Central (DWC), Dubai Airshow Site.
“Dubai Airshow 2021 will serve as the ultimate testament to the industry’s steady recovery and growth and firmly establish Dubai as the leading global aerospace hub,” said Sheikh Ahmed.
The event will be held with the support of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Dubai Airports, the UAE Ministry of Defence and Dubai Aviation Engineering Projects, and organised by Tarsus Middle East. The year’s most hotly-anticipated aviation event will provide a “platform where international aerospace and defence entities can gather and convene to drive the recovery of the global aviation and aerospace industry,” the statement added.
“With the positive sentiment within the industry and the appetite for business continuity, we believe the Airshow will provide the ideal event for strategic development and the creation of new partnerships,” said Ishaq Al Baloushi, Military Advisor to State Minister of Defence and Executive Director for Military Committee for Dubai Airshow.
DXB is ready
The UAE recently started opening quarantine-free travel corridors with multiple countries across the world, which counts as a major step for bringing a higher influx of travellers and tourists. In addition, Dubai Airports recently re-opened Dubai International’s (DXB)Terminal 1, following a 15-month closure, as part of its plan to ensure the airport’s full operational readiness. DXB is targeting 28 million passengers this year.