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Dubai '91: record growth. (International Aerospace Exhibition and Conference) (Industry: Air Show)

Dubai-Veterans of the international airshow circuit have a special affection for the biennial Dubai event, for several reasons. First, it is at Dubai's conveniently located international airport, a 5-min. taxi ride from the city center. Second, it has a compact layout, with the indoor exhibits and the hospitality chalets close at hand. Third, it has an abundance of basics, such as a high-quality restaurant and immaculate washrooms. And finally, most important of all, no public is admitted, thereby allowing visits to the stands without having to jostle crowds.

Dubai '91 did not disappoint. it had a record 420 exhibitors, 56 hospitality chalets and 20,000 visitors. The only hitch resulted from the Gulf crisis-motivated rescheduling of the show from january to November. …

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