Preview: Dubai Air Show 2009 (#DXB09)

Burj Al Arab.jpgWill the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait finally end Rafale’s export drought? Will Saudi Arabia buy 72 more F-15Es? Will the UAE shock Northrop Grumman and buy the Saab 2000 Erieye rather than the E-2D Hawkeye? How cool will it be seeing the F-22 buzz the Burj Al Arab hotel (okay, unlikely, but I can dream)?

As I prepare to board my flight this evening, these are among the many questions I’m looking forward to answering at the Dubai Air Show, which starts on Sunday.

Because of the time change, I lose tomorrow to flights and layovers. In the meantime, please enjoy browsing the scene-setter features I wrote for Flight International‘s Dubai Air Show preview issue.   

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7 Responses to Preview: Dubai Air Show 2009 (#DXB09)

  1. Tim D-T 12 November, 2009 at 1:13 pm #

    How about having the VTOL F-35 land on that helipad on top of the Burj Al Arab hotel? (or a V-22, if it will fit!)

  2. aeroxavier 12 November, 2009 at 3:43 pm #

    nice show but i can’t go in…

  3. jim 12 November, 2009 at 7:55 pm #

    Dubai is the closest thing in the world to a computer game city. Every time I see pictures of it it reminds of playing Civilization.

  4. Burj Al Arab 13 November, 2009 at 11:19 am #

    The Burj Dubai has it all. Along with the residences Burj Al Arab have to offer, there are fabulous amenities like, a cigar club, restaurants, four luxury swimming pools, an observation platform, 15,000 sq ft of space for just fitness, a library, a residents lounge and corporate suites.

  5. Mike 23 December, 2009 at 1:19 am #

    It’s nice to now finally locate a website where the blogger is knowledgable.

  6. anil chemmanoor 25 May, 2010 at 12:46 pm #


  7. ANA ZEPEDA 26 July, 2010 at 7:29 pm #

    Burj it´a amazing some day I´ll will be there

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