Opening day of Dubai Airshow 2015 – in pictures

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, right, and Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, officially open the Dubai Airshow. Christopher Pike / The National

Opening day of Dubai Airshow 2015 – in pictures

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid takes a look at one of the aircrafts on static display at the Dubai Airshow. Christopher Pike / The National

Opening day of Dubai Airshow 2015 – in pictures

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid visits an Airbus A380 plane at the Dubai Airshow. Ahmed Jadallah / Reuters


Opening day of Dubai Airshow 2015 – in pictures

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid speaks with Akbar Al Baker, chief executive of Qatar Airways, at Dubai Airshow. Christopher Pike / The National

Opening day of Dubai Airshow 2015 – in pictures

Lieutenant Colonel Osman Mohamed Ahli of the Dubai Civil Defence tries out a Martin Jetpack at the Dubai Airshow. Christopher Pike / The National

Opening day of Dubai Airshow 2015 – in pictures

Visitors take footage of aerial displays during opening day of the Dubai Airshow. Victor Besa for The National

Opening day of Dubai Airshow 2015 – in pictures

A visitor takes pictures as an Airbus A350 aircraft passes over the Dubai Airshow venue. Victor Besa for The National

Opening day of Dubai Airshow 2015 – in pictures

UAE Armed Forces personnel try out the JetMax flight simulator. Victor Besa for The National

Opening day of Dubai Airshow 2015 – in pictures

The Al Fursan aerobatic team perform aerial displays at the Dubai Airshow. Victor Besa for The National

Opening day of Dubai Airshow 2015 – in pictures

Manny Gato of EAM Worldwide, right, shows Damien Gallet of Aerotechnic the safety features of the universal life vest. Victor Besa for The National

Opening day of Dubai Airshow 2015 – in pictures

Visitors take footage of aerial displays during opening day of the Dubai Airshow. Victor Besa for The National

Opening day of Dubai Airshow 2015 – in pictures

An Airbus A350 performs a fly past during opening day of the Dubai Airshow. Christopher Pike / The National

Opening day of Dubai Airshow 2015 – in pictures

The Al Fursan aerobatic team perform aerial displays at the Dubai Airshow. Victor Besa for The National

Opening day of Dubai Airshow 2015 – in pictures

A Rolls Royce turbine engine on display at the Dubai Airshow. Christopher Pike / The National

Opening day of Dubai Airshow 2015 – in pictures

US air force personnel stand near the US V22 Bell Boeing on display at the Dubai Airshow. Ali Haider / EPA

Opening day of Dubai Airshow 2015 – in pictures

A US Apache helicopter on display at the Dubai Airshow. Marwan Naamani / AFP

Opening day of Dubai Airshow 2015 – in pictures

A group of Qatar Airways flight crew arrive at the Dubai Airshow. Christopher Pike / The National

Opening day of Dubai Airshow 2015 – in pictures

An Airbus A350 performs a fly past during opening day of the Dubai Airshow. Christopher Pike / The National

Opening day of Dubai Airshow 2015 – in pictures

A visitor tries out a virtual reality tour of Boeing aircrafts during the Dubai Airshow. Christopher Pike / The National

Opening day of Dubai Airshow 2015 – in pictures

A visitor takes pictures as an aircraft flies past at the Dubai Airshow. Victor Besa for The National

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