PM joins flying display at Dubai air show

United News of Bangladesh . Dubai | Published: 00:29, Nov 17,2019 | Updated: 01:31, Nov 18,2019


Sheikh Hasina

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday joined the opening ceremony of the Dubai Air Show 2019, one of the largest aviation exhibitions in the world, and enjoyed a flying display.

The five-day air show that began on Sunday will continue till November 21 at Dubai World Central with the participation of some 1,300 companies from 160 countries.

Sheikh Hasina joined the opening ceremony of the 16th biennial aviation show at the invitation of vice-president and prime minister of UAE, and ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

On her arrival at the venue, the Bangladesh prime minister was received by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, also the UAE defence minister.

The prime minister also enjoyed the flying display there at 2:00pm (local time).

Later, she attended dinner hosted by Bangladesh ambassador to the UAE in her honour at 7:30pm.

Sheikh Hasina arrived here on Saturday night on a four-day official visit to the United Arab Emirates.

During the five-day air show, aircraft will take to the skies over Dubai from 2:00pm to 5:00pm every day at Dubai Al Maktoum International Airport, also known as Dubai World Central.

More than 160 official delegations and 1,300 governmental and private companies from America, Europe, Asia, and Africa are participating in the event that has become one of the top three air shows in the world.

The Dubai Air Show, which was launched in 1989, has turned as 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.

In 2017, the last aviation exhibition drew 79,380 trade visitors from around the world, which featured 1,200 exhibitors from 63 countries and an order book in excess of $113.8 billion.

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