Dubai airshow 2009 venue preparations in full flight
Having firmly cemented its reputation as the world’s third largest aerospace exhibition, the Dubai Airshow is gearing up for a move to its new home next year, at the Dubai World Central aviation city in Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates. According to the organisers, the upcoming Dubai Airshow, taking place from November 15 to 19, 2009, will also see expansion across all areas from facilities to floor space to aircraft on display. The new Dubai Airshow site will cover 425,000 sq m - double the size of its former venue at Airport Expo Dubai – and will be housed in a semi-permanent structure for its first outing before moving to a permanent facility for 2011. Dubai Airshow 2007 boasted 850 exhibitors and 11 national pavilions representing 50 countries and over 140 aircraft displayed on the static park. In addition, the show also saw over $150 billion worth of orders placed during its five days and now holds the record for the largest amount of deals ever concluded at one event.