The Dubai Airshow 2021 is set to be our biggest show yet with 1,300 exhibitors, media representation from every corner of the globe, up to 165 aircraft on display and a host of feature areas and conferences. 


The #1 meeting place for Aerospace

The Dubai Airshow has become a global market place with a huge range of products and solutions on display from the worlds leading change makers in aerospace.
With a range of dedicated feature areas and thought leading conferences the show also supports and responds to developments within the industry making it the critical meeting place for Aerospace and beyond.

Mikhail Houari, President Airbus Africa & Middle East talks to us about the Dubai Airshow; meeting customers, finalising negotiations and signing contracts.


2019 Highlights

  1. 148 Countries represented
  2. 12% growth in Delegations: 60 civil, 133 military 
  3. Order book of $54.5 billion
  4. Launch of CXO Summit & Women in Space in association with UAESA
  5. Embraer E190-2 displayed for the first time
  6. UAE Airforce took delivery of first Saab Global Eye
  7. A330 Neo flew for the first time 
  8. F35 joint strike fighter flew for the first time in region



Commercial Aviation 

The UAE holds an important position as an international aviation hub and gateway between Asia, Africa and Europe among others. As the outbreak continues to damper the commercial airline sector, analysts are confident that the Middle East airlines will bounce into growth a lot quicker due to the focus of government on this sector and the carriers adapting their business continuity strategy for long-term growth and sustainability.

Business/General Aviation

The current pandemic has brought an unprecedented change to the way businesses and society operate. The demand for private and business travel operators has risen to ensure safe movement of required travel. As countries recover from the current crisis, organizations and governments will now begin accelerating their private travel strategy to mitigate future risks and deliver business growth.   



Military aviation is continuing to be an important focus in the Middle East, resulting in increased spending from government and state-owned organizations. Dubai Airshow will continue to bring together the latest and most innovative military technology and monitoring systems solution providers.   



The UAE's investment in space technologies has already exceeded US$5.4 billion and is steadily growing as local companies expand their global footprint in the industry. The Dubai Airshow will have a dedicated Space Pavilion to focus on the space sector again in 2021, with an exhibition area and sector specific conferences and talks produced in collaboration with the UAE Space Agency. The Dubai Airshow is the ideal showcase for the latest developments in this rapidly growing market.