Hamdan bin Mohammed: "Dubai Airshow" is a key partner in the growth of the global aviation industry

Mohammed bin Rashid: Dubai is back again

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His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, described the 17th Dubai Airshow 2021, which kicked off yesterday, as an exceptional session that supports the future of the global aviation industry.

His Highness said, "Dubai is returning again... and the global aviation sector is returning again through Dubai and the Emirates... and the world is meeting with us in the UAE, to talk about its economy, future and culture," stressing that the meeting of the actors responsible for the global aviation industry in Dubai, paves the way For a new stage of growth for a vital sector, which represents an important lifeline.

Aviation Show

In detail, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, welcomed the official delegations, international companies and exhibitors participating in the Dubai Airshow 2021, stressing the importance of this session as it is being held at a time when the global aviation sector is preparing to restore After a difficult period in the sector over the past two years, the exhibition provides an opportunity to meet those in charge of the aerospace and aviation industries, both civil and defense, on such a large scale after the global crisis, and with the gradual return of global air traffic to its rates. natural.

This came on the sidelines of His Highness' reception, accompanied by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, defense ministers and chiefs of staff from a number of brotherly and friendly countries participating in the 17th Dubai Airshow.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum expressed his welcome to the country's guests in their second country, the UAE, wishing them a fruitful participation in the event, which represents an important window to learn about the latest defense technologies, and opens the way for closer international cooperation in the fields of defense readiness, in support of efforts to preserve Peace, security and global stability.

The reception was attended by His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Minister of State for Defense Affairs, Mohammed bin Ahmed Al Bowardi, and Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces, Lieutenant-General Hamad Mohammed Thani Al Rumaithi.

special session

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum said: "We welcome all delegations participating in the Dubai Airshow from 148 countries. This exceptional session supports the future of the global aviation industry, starting from the land of the Emirates. The meeting of the actors responsible for the global aviation industry in Dubai paves the way for For a new stage of growth for a vital sector, which represents an important lifeline.”

His Highness added: “We have an opportunity to work together to accelerate the sector’s recovery and discover new areas for cooperation in strengthening the aviation industry, and enabling it to overcome a challenging stage. and stability.”

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum expressed the UAE and Dubai's pride in hosting the exhibition, which is among the largest in the world, reflecting its excellence in hosting and organizing major global events, whose numbers are increasing, as a result of the growing international confidence in Dubai's ability to provide an atmosphere that ensures the health of The safety of exhibitors and visitors at events that attract tens of thousands of visitors from around the world.

Dubai is back again

In tweets to His Highness on Twitter yesterday, His Highness said: "Today I witnessed a part of the (Dubai Airshow) activities... 148 countries and 1,200 companies, and expectations of 85,000 visitors this year."

His Highness continued, "Dubai is back again... and the global aviation sector is returning again through Dubai and the Emirates... and the world is meeting with us in the UAE, to talk about its economy, future and culture... Welcome everyone."

air show

In addition, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, next to him, the President of the Republic of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, and the Algerian Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Ayman Abdel Rahman, watched part of the air show in which a number of the most important aircraft on display, amounting to 175 aircraft, are participating. The latest and most advanced aircraft in the world, while the display is one of the most important components of the Dubai Airshow, which provides an opportunity to learn about the capabilities of aircraft, and to demonstrate the pilots' efficiency in controlling and maneuvering within movements of varying degrees of difficulty.

The air show includes maneuvers presented by the Emirates Air Force and Air Defense Team, the Russian Knights Team of the Russian Air Force, the Surya Kiran Team of the Indian Air Force, and the Saudi Falcons aerobatic team.

senior partner

For his part, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, stressed that the “Dubai Airshow” has represented, throughout its long history, and with each successive sessions of its sessions, a major partner in the development of the global aviation industry, both civil and defense, while taking This session is an exceptional dimension of importance, given the hopes that the world places on it to overcome the exceptional phase that the aviation sector has gone through for nearly two years, as a result of the outbreak of the “Covid-19” pandemic.

His Highness praised Dubai’s preparation of the equipment that ensured that this session came out in the image hoped for by the complete organization, and the completion of all safety elements for all participants from all over the world, within the largest session in the history of the exhibition, with the participation of more than 1,200 exhibitors, and military and civilian delegations from 148 countries , and about 175 civilian and military aircraft.

This came when His Highness, the Crown Prince of Dubai, received the heads of delegations representing 110 of the brotherly and friendly countries participating in the 17th session of the Dubai Airshow, where His Highness welcomed their presence on the land of the Emirates, and in the city of Dubai, wishing them all success to come out with positive and fruitful results, through their participation. In the largest and first specialized event in the aviation sector since the beginning of the “Covid-19” pandemic.

exhibition tour

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, accompanied by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Media Council, His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Supreme Chairman of the Emirates Group, and His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, visited a number of platforms and pavilions participating in the exhibition.

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, during the visit, listened to an explanation of the civil and military aircraft and technologies offered by the exhibiting companies through the Dubai Air Show. His Highness to the Sukhoi SU75 aircraft, and was introduced to the features of the new Russian light single-engine fifth generation fighter, in its first international appearance, and it has great maneuverability and deal with targets with high efficiency, as it can engage six targets at the same time, It is expected to start manufacturing from 2026.

His Highness the Crown Prince of Dubai also inspected the Airbus A380 belonging to Emirates Airlines, which is the latest aircraft to join the airline's fleet.

His Highness also watched the 777 X9, which is the latest production of the Boeing International Company of wide-body aircraft, and is characterized by its high fuel efficiency, and the participation of the giant twin-engine plane in Dubai Air is its first appearance in the world. .

At the end of the tour to the outside arena, His Highness watched the F35 aircraft produced by the global company “Lockheed Martin”, which is one of the fifth generation fighters, and is one of the latest and most advanced fighters in terms of relying on complex digital technologies.

In the internal pavilions of the exhibition, His Highness stopped at the stand of the Emirati "Edge" group, which specializes in advanced technology for defense and other areas in the region.

His Highness also passed the platforms of the "Raphael Security Industries Company" and "Israel Aerospace Industries", which are participating for the first time in the "Dubai Airshow", and display advanced systems.

1200 exhibitors

This year's Dubai Airshow focuses on the topics of: the future of air transport, space exploration, and defense fields, in addition to artificial intelligence and digital transformation, and its work will continue until November 18, with wide participation from government agencies and major international companies, as well as emerging in the aviation sectors. Aerospace and Defense, and more than 1,200 exhibitors, including 370 exhibitors for the first time, and civilian and military delegations from 148 countries.

Deputy Head of State:


• «The global aviation sector is returning again through Dubai and the Emirates».


• "The meeting of the actors in the global aviation industry in Dubai paves the way for a new phase of growth for a vital sector that represents an important lifeline."


• "We have an opportunity to work together to accelerate the sector's recovery and discover new areas for cooperation."

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