Next year’s Middle East Business Aviation (MEBA) show will be located at Dubai’s new Al Maktoum International Airport in Jebel Ali. The show will take place Dec. 11 to 13, 2012, and organizer Fairs & Exhibitions is taking bookings on Stand W816 here at the Dubai Air Show this week.
The 2010 MEBA event, which was staged at Dubai Airport Expo, attracted 338 exhibitors and 6,200 visitors, while 53 business aircraft were present in the static display. F&E produces MEBA every other year on behalf of the Middle East Business Aviation Association (MEBAA). In a recent forecast, MEBAA predicted that the number of business aircraft in the Middle East would grow from 453 today to 1,330 by 2019.
F&E has indicated that the Dubai Air Show itself also will be moving to Al Maktoum International for the 2013 event.