This December the business aviation industry will join together for the MEBA at the new Dubai World Central airport.
Organisers the Middle East Business Aviation Association and Fairs & Exhibitions are confident that the exhibition will be 10% bigger than the last one in 2010. The 2012 show will be held in the DWC passenger terminal – currently unused, as the airport is handling only freight traffic – but will move in 2014 to a purpose-built exhibition hall at DWC that will be open in time for the Dubai air show in November 2013.
We also heard that the MEBAA will launch the first of a series of regional forums – effectively mini-MEBAs – in Beirut in April 2013. MEBAA hopes to follow the Beirut forum with similar events in Marrakesh, in Morocco; Amman, in Jordan and Jeddah, in Saudi Arabia.