Ham­dan takes a tour of Dubai Air­show

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DUBAI: Sheikh Ham­dan Bin Mo­hammed Bin Rashid Al Mak­toum, Crown Prince of Dubai, has vis­ited the Dubai Air­show 2017 for the sec­ond time.

Sheikh Ham­dan re­as­sured the com­fort of the par­tic­i­pants of the show, who rep­re­sent var­i­ous world in­dus­tries in the avi­a­tion in­dus­try and tech­nolo­gies as well as a va­ri­ety of global cul­tures that came to the UAE car­ry­ing mes­sages of love and con­fi­dence.

Ac­com­pa­nied by As­sis­tant Un­der-sec­re­tary at the Min­istry of De­fence Ab­dul Rahim Al Ali, and Staff Ma­jor Gen­eral Pi­lot Ab­dul­lah Al Sayyed Al Hashemi, As­sis­tant Un­der-sec­re­tary of the Min­istry of De­fence for Sup­port Ser­vices, Sheikh Ham­dan toured a num­ber of the par­tic­i­pat­ing pavil­ions in­clud­ing Eurofighter Typhoon.

He also vis­ited the pavil­ions of UAE Space Agency, Emi­rates De­fence Com­pa­nies Coun­cil and Boom.

Sheikh Mak­toum Bin Mo­hammed Bin Rashid Al Mak­toum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, also vis­ited the 13th Dubai Air­show at Al Mak­toum In­ter­na­tional Air­port in Jebel Ali on Tues­day.

Sheikh Mak­toum was ac­com­pa­nied by Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Mak­toum, Chair­man of the Dubai Civil Avi­a­tion Au­thor­ity, Chair­man of the Emi­rates Group and Chair­man of the Supreme Or­gan­is­ing Com­mit­tee of the Dubai Air­show, and Ma­jor Gen­eral Ishaq Al Balushi, Head of the Ex­ec­u­tive Ad­min­is­tra­tion of In­dus­tries and De­vel­op­ment of De­fen­sive Ca­pa­bil­i­ties at the Min­istry of De­fence and Deputy Chair­man of the Supreme Or­gan­is­ing Com­mit­tee of the Event for Op­er­a­tions.

Sheikh Mak­toum toured the ex­hi­bi­tion, which features around 100 in­ter­na­tional com­pa­nies that spe­cialise in the sec­tors of trans­port, air de­fence, mis­sile sys­tems, mil­i­tary equip­ment and other var­i­ous tech­nolo­gies.

He vis­ited the pavil­ions of sev­eral par­tic­i­pat­ing coun­tries, in­clud­ing France, the United King­dom and Rus­sia, as well as the Air­bus pav­il­ion.

He was briefed by the or­gan­is­ers of these pavil­ions and of­fi­cials from the par­tic­i­pat­ing com­pa­nies about their lat­est in­no­va­tions and prod­ucts in the field of civil and mil­i­tary avi­a­tion trans­port, which are be­ing pre­sented for the first time in the Mid­dle East, North Africa and South Asia.

Sheikh Mak­toum, who vis­ited the ex­hi­bi­tion for the first time, ex­pressed his hap­pi­ness at the large in­ter­na­tional gath­er­ing and the suc­cess of the event, which con­firms the global con­fi­dence in the UAE and the apt vi­sion of the wise lead­er­ship to pro­mote lo­cal tourism and en­hance the na­tion’s cul­ture of so­cial and com­mer­cial open­ness to other coun­tries, as well as its de­sire to es­tab­lish the foun­da­tions of sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment and the eco­nomic and so­cial sta­bil­ity of the UAE peo­ple while sup­port­ing un­der­priv­i­leged and vul­ner­a­ble peo­ple around the world.

He also praised the ef­forts of the supreme or­gan­is­ing com­mit­tee of the in­ter­na­tional event, which has gained a prom­i­nent in­ter­na­tional rep­u­ta­tion.


Sheikh Ham­dan is be­ing briefed at a pav­il­ion dur­ing his tour on Tues­day.

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