The UAE Space Agency Participates At Dubai Airshow

04 November 2015

The UAE Space Agency has announced its participation at the Dubai Airshow, which takes place on November 8 -12 at Dubai World Central at Al Maktoum International Airport, This will be the first time since the establishment of the agency in 2014.

The Agency will participate with an interactive stand in the exhibition. This will shed light on its international presence as the body responsible for regulating and developing the space sector in the UAE. It will further inform individuals about the Agency’s programs, current initiatives, and future plans.

Dr. Khalifa Al Rumaithi, Chairman of the UAE Space Agency, said: "Our participation in this international event will undoubtedly help promote the achievements of the UAE Space Agency. This will enhance the exchange of experiences with professionals in the aviation industry worldwide, and would improve the Agency’s role in the development of the space sector in the UAE and the region. As a result, this will build technical capacity through access to best global practices."

Dr. Mohamed Nasser Al Ahbabi, Director General of the UAE Space Agency, said: “Being among this international gathering is consistent with the Agency’s plan to build partnerships and strengthen relations with major international companies. We aim to supplement the space sector in the country with the latest developments, which will be reflected on existing and future projects in accordance with the Agency’s target plans.”

The Agency, through the exhibition, will raise awareness of its role, activities, and main achievements in the international arena. This will include the latest initiatives undertaken in the field of space discovery and other space sectors, including the ‘Hope Probe’, the Agency’s first project which supports global efforts to discover the red planet and its history. At the exhibition, the Agency will launch a number of initiatives and sign a set of agreements that meet its strategic and target objectives.

The Agency will benefit from its participation in the exhibition, through meeting with various stakeholders including bodies, institutions, and companies specialised in the space and aviation sectors. The meeting will discuss means of boosting mutual cooperation, as well as exchange knowledge about the latest findings in global space technology, and ways to support innovation in all fields.

The Agency’s stand will feature an interactive three-dimensional spherical model of the planets of the solar system in an integrated manner. This will call on visitors to move between the planets and learn about their different terrain through the touch technology. The interactive model will attract lovers of space topics and sciences, and those interested in learning about the different planets and their unique characteristics. This is consistent with the Agency's efforts to educate the younger generation about space-related topics, inviting them to study various science subjects, creating a new and curious generation. The stand will also feature a photo booth, which will allow visitors to take pictures with different space related backgrounds.