Event expecting increase in exhibitor and visitor numbers

When the MEBAA Show opens on Tuesday 06 December at DWC, Airshow Site, the business aviation industry’s key players, most impressive jets and VIPs will all be focused on the UAE. With the industry remaining optimistic, the MEBAA Show is the ideal place for business aviation professionals to network and achieve their business goals.

“We are very much looking forward to the MEBAA Show opening,” said Ali Ahmed Alnaqbi, Founding Chairman of the Middle East and North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA). “The 2016 edition looks set to be very successful. We are expecting an increased number of visitors and exhibitors, including new ones from abroad and the UAE.”

Several sectors within the show have seen growth, the MEBAA Show 2016 is expecting 460 exhibitors, representing the breadth of the business aviation industry from OEMS and equipment manufacturers, to charter, carrier and management services.

A large number of niche services are also present at the show, with a number of exhibitors offering catering options, from Aerolux offering inflight coffee machines to Executive Gourmet by Gate Gourmet, which provides complete catering solutions to business and private aviation customers. 

Business aircraft interiors are also a focal point of many exhibitors, with design and installation offered by Asia-based Haeco Private Solutions, Delta Interiors from Italy and first-time exhibitor Greenline Interiors, to name a few. 

In addition, the MEBAA show will feature the IBAC Business Aviation Around the World Panel led by Kurt H. Edwards, Director General of the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC). This not to be missed panel will discuss opportunities and challenges facing the sector and provide invaluable insights into the business aviation industry.

The static display at the MEBAA Show will feature up to 50 of the industry’s most impressive business jets, including a Gulfstream G650ER from Qatar Executive, a Dassault Falcon 8X from Dassault Aviation and several Boeing Business Jets.

Futures Day will again take place on the final day of the show, with over 500 students from local universities invited to hear from business industry aviation leaders from XJet, Boeing and Airbus, plus MEBAA. With the industry predicted to grow to be worth $1.2 billion by 2020, the resulting demand for skilled staff to support this growth covers all facets of the industry, from engineers and MRO services to FBO operators and flight crews including pilots.

The MEBAA Show takes place at DWC, Airshow Site, from 06-08 December. To book a visitor ticket please visit

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