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The Middle East & North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) today postponed its biennial MEBAA Show from early December to late February, citing “concerns related to the evolving Covid-19 outbreak.” The regional business aviation show, which was set to take place from December 8 to 10 at the Dubai World Central airshow site, will now be held from February 22 to 24 at the same venue.
“We have been closely monitoring the Covid-19 spread over the past few weeks, as well as developments on travel restrictions from governments around the world,” said MEBAA founding and executive chairman Ali Alnaqbi. “After very careful consideration of the situation and taking into account feedback from our exhibitors and stakeholders, we believe the decision to postpone the event is in the best interests of the health and safety of our exhibitors, visitors, contractors, and staff.”
The MEBAA Show’s upcoming edition will host several new features, including thought-leadership seminars and workshops; pre-arranged meetings program to better connect visitors and exhibitors; and a luxury travel operators segment that will allow attendees to meet and network with regional and global high-end travel operators.