A dramatic downpour swept in on today’s Dubai Airshow, the last day of the five-day mega-event that took place for the first time at the Dubai World Central aerotropolis this week, from November 17-21.
Dubai Civil Defence, Dubai Airports, Dubai Aviation Engineering Projects (DAEP) and organisers of the Dubai Airshow - F&E Aerospace took swift action to ensure the health and safety of exhibitors and visitors to the packed event, which has drawn 1,065 exhibitors from 60 countries; as well as thousands of attendees.
CEO of F&E Aerospace, Sharief Fahmy, said: “The downpour did little to quash the high spirits of exhibitors and visitors to what has already been dubbed the benchmark event for global aviation. We decided to close the hall for the safety of all, especially after taking advice from Dubai Civil Defence, who will always put the safety of people first.”
The torrential downpour put a swift end to a show which saw a record breaking order book in excess of US$200 billion by the end of the fourth day.
Dubai Airshow is organised under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and in co-operation with Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Dubai Airports, Dubai World Central and the UAE Armed Forces.