DUBAI 17 November 2019: His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, visited the Dubai Airshow 2019 site to inspect the preparations for the big event that is set to kick off tomorrow at its purpose-built venue at Dubai World Central (DWC).
Sheikh Mohammed was accompanied by Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Emirates Group, and of the organizing committee of the Dubai Airshow; Major General Abdullah Al Hashmi, Assistant Undersecretary for Support Services at the UAE Ministry of Defence; Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police; Khalifa Saeed Sulaiman, Director General of Dubai’s Protocol Department; members of the Dubai Airshow Organising Committee; and other officials.
During the tour, Sheikh Mohammed listened to a briefing presented by Sheikh Ahmed and Major General Al Hashmi on the preparations for the event including the facilities for exhibitors.
The 2019 show will build on the overwhelming success of the last event , where more than 160 official delegations and 1,300 governmental and private companies from the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa are participating in the event that has become one of the top three airshows in the world.
Concluding his tour, Sheikh Mohammed said that the United Arab Emirates welcomes its guests and wished the airshow success in its latest edition.