PM witnesses gleaming Dubai air show
Published : Sunday, 17 November, 2019 at 9:34 PM Count : 330
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday witnessed the eye- catching aerobatic air display as she joined the grand opening ceremony of the five-day Dubai air show.
The Bangladesh premier passed her time in glee, seeing the gleaming opening ceremony of the five-day 16th biennial “Dubai Air Show-2019, BSS reports.
The air show was kicked off today and the spectacular event will continue till November 27.
Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum along with Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan inaugurated the five-day Dubai air show at the Dubai World Centre.
On her arrival at the venue, Sheikh Hasina was received by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who is also the UAE Defence Minister.
The 2019 show will be built on the overwhelming success of the last event as 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 air shows in the world.
The air display started at the Dubai World Central, Dubai’s airport of the future (also known as Dubai Al Maktoum International Airport) at 2pm and continued till 5pm.
The air show is expected to surpass the feats of Dubai air show of 2017, which concluded with an order book worth more than $113.8 billion.
The Dubai air show, which was first launched in 1989, has turned into a global platform for the aviation industry to sell its new wares, as the public and private sectors meet to discuss new technologies, opportunities, and hurdles facing the industry.
The UAE airlines are expected to steal the show at the region’s premiere aircraft exhibition by announcing a good number of new orders and confirming their previous deals.
Later, the premier will join a dinner to be hosted by Bangladesh Ambassador to the UAE Mohammad Imran in her honour at her place of residence, Shangril-La Hotel, at Abu Dhabi.
The premier arrived here on Saturday night on a four-day official visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to attend the Dubai Air Show-2019 and other programmes.
Sheikh Hasina attended the air show at the invitation of Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
The foreign ministry sources said the prime minister will inaugurate the Election Commission’s programme to start the process of registering migrant Bangladeshis working in the UAE in the voter list and distributing smart NID cards among them on November 18 at the Bangladesh Embassy in Abu Dhabi.
After concluding the four-day visit to the UAE, the premier will return home on November 19.