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Dubai's Airport Show sees 50% rise in bookings for 2017

2016's edition was the most successful so far with a participation of more than 300 exhibitors from over 55 countries

Dubai's Airport Show sees 50% rise in bookings for 2017
An Emirati couple watches the new Airbus A350 during a flight display at the Dubai Airshow in Dubai, on November 8, 2015. (AFP/Getty Images)

Dubai's Airport Show has announced further expansion in its next edition, which will take place next May at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Show organisers confirmed a 50 percent increase in year-on-year space bookings for the 2017 edition.

Citing a report by Frost and Sullivan, it is estimated that the global annual spend on airport security would surge to $12.67 billion in 2023, up from $8.22 billion in 2014, organisers said in a statement carried by news agency WAM.

2016's edition was the most successful so far with a participation of more than 300 exhibitors from over 55 countries and occupied Zabeel Halls 4, 5 and 6 with a gross space of 15,000 square metres.

"The success of the Airport Show reflects the strong interest and an unwavering global confidence in the Middle East, particularly in the UAE, which is making significant investments in the sector, actively embracing latest technological innovations, and opening doors of tremendous opportunities for global industry players," Sheikh Ahmed said during Airport Show 2016.

The show's growth comes as Dubai International Airport expects over 85 million passengers by the end of this year and more than 100 million passengers by the end of the year 2020.

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