The static display is taking shape on the eve of this year’s Dubai air show, with several commercial aircraft already in place.

Airbus and Boeing jets from carriers including Air Arabia, Air Baltic, Alaska Airlines, FlyDubai, Gulf Air, Saudia and Uganda Airlines were at Dubai World Central by lunchtime on Saturday.

Further aircraft from operators including Emirates and Etihad Airways are due to join the display at the 14-18 November event.