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UAE aerobatic display team wows the crowds in Dubai

Emiratis cheer Al-Fursan's jaw-dropping stunts ahead of the country's 40th National Day

UAE aerobatic display team wows the crowds in Dubai
The Emirati Al-Fursan team perform on November 14, 2011 in the skies of Dubai at the Gulf emirate's airshow (AFP/Getty Images)
UAE aerobatic display team wows the crowds in Dubai
'Al Fursan' (The Knights) is the United Arab Emirates Air Force aerobatic display team. The team flies seven Aermacchi MB-339A jet trainer aircraft including one solo, as the team has ten aircraft at all (AFP/Getty Images)
UAE aerobatic display team wows the crowds in Dubai
The Emirati Al-Fursan team perform on November 14, 2011 in the skies of Dubai at the Gulf emirate's airshow, which opened the previous day with some analysts doubting that Gulf carriers, big spenders in recent years, will be doing much big-ticket buying. (AFP/Getty Images)
UAE aerobatic display team wows the crowds in Dubai
An Emirati enjoys the jaw-dropping stunts of the UAE aerobatic team. Al Fursan planes are painted in black, gold, white, red and green colors and are equipped with smoke generators producing red, green, white and black colors (National flag colors) (AFP/Getty Images)
UAE aerobatic display team wows the crowds in Dubai
A Rafale fighterjet flies past on November 14, 2011 at the Dubai Airshow (AFP/Getty Images)
UAE aerobatic display team wows the crowds in Dubai
Emirati men visit the Dubai Airshow (AFP/Getty Images)
UAE aerobatic display team wows the crowds in Dubai
The world's top planemakers issued bullish forecasts for demand from the Middle East on Monday, underlining the region's importance to the industry a day after Boeing unveiled a blockbuster deal to sell 50 of its 777 jetliners to host airline Emirates (AFP/Getty Images)
UAE aerobatic display team wows the crowds in Dubai
But Al-Fursan was not the only one who wowed the visitors at the Dubai Airshow. The Patrouille Acrobatique de France team performed as well (AFP/Getty Images)
UAE aerobatic display team wows the crowds in Dubai
The Gulf's big three airlines are buying wide-body aircraft to serve Asia and the United States and redraw the world's transport and logistics map with the Gulf at the centre, thanks to its ability to reach most of the world's population in one long-haul hop (AFP/Getty Images)
UAE aerobatic display team wows the crowds in Dubai
A Rafale fighterjet maneuvers on November 14, 2011 at the Dubai Airshow (AFP/Getty Images)
UAE aerobatic display team wows the crowds in Dubai
The Patrouille Acrobatique de France team (AFP/Getty Images)
UAE aerobatic display team wows the crowds in Dubai
Middle East demand makes up 8 percent of anticipated global aircraft demand over the next 20 years but 11 percent by value (AFP/Getty Images)
UAE aerobatic display team wows the crowds in Dubai
The Patrouille Acrobatique de France team leaves a smoke trail in the shape of a heart behind the minaret of a mosque as they perform on November 14, 2011 at the Dubai Airshow (AFP/Getty Images)
UAE aerobatic display team wows the crowds in Dubai
The Patrouille Acrobatique de France team performs (AFP/Getty Images)
UAE aerobatic display team wows the crowds in Dubai
Emirati men visit on November 14, 2011 the Dubai Airshow, which opened the previous day with some analysts doubting that Gulf carriers, big spenders in recent years, will be doing much big-ticket buying. (AFP/Getty Images)
UAE aerobatic display team wows the crowds in Dubai
The Gulf region is reachable from nearly every major city on earth in a single flight given the range of modern jetliners, making it a natural global hub for passengers and cargo (AFP/Getty Images)
UAE aerobatic display team wows the crowds in Dubai
The Patrouille Acrobatique de France, French Acrobatic Patrol), also known as the Patrouille de France or PAF, is the precision aerobatic demonstration team of the French Air Force (AFP/Getty Images)
UAE aerobatic display team wows the crowds in Dubai
Originating in 1931, it is one of the world's oldest and most skilled demonstration teams (AFP/Getty Images)
UAE aerobatic display team wows the crowds in Dubai
Emirati men look at a Rafale fighterjet on November 14, 2011 (AFP/Getty Images)