BY ROY ALBERT ANDRADE, K1LLER, Inc.
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - Dubai is located in the Southern Persian Gulf, and is considered one of the safest places in the world, because crime rates are relatively low, but, do occur. In 2013, a 24-year-old interior designer from Norway claimed she was escorted by a male colleague to her hotel, and sexually assaulted. She was convicted of sex outside of marriage, public consumption of alcohol, and making a false statement, which, she claims is untrue. Roughly, 1.5 million British citizens fly to the United Arab Emirates every year, and experience little, if, any trouble. The importation of drugs, electronic cigarettes, pork products, and pornography is prohibited by law. Cross-dressing, and vulgar language (swearing) is illegal.
The Dubai Airshow show started in 1986, and has evolved to become one of the most significant aerospace events on the planet. The event showcases the latest military, private, and commercial planes in aviation. In 2015, 1,103 exhibitors from 61 countries, and 66,346 trade attendees participated in the show. One hundred and sixty-three planes were on display, and $37.2 billion dollars worth of deals were penned. The event hopes to concentrate on unmanned aerial vehicles, such as, drones, and technological advances in aviation. "The Dubai Airshow is the gem of the world as far as airshows are concerned. We hadn't expected as much interest as we received, and we signed a memorandum of understanding at the show. There is absolutely no doubt that the Dubai Airshow is on our calendar for the future, " said Peter Coker, CEO, and Managing Director, Martin Aircraft Co.
The Dubai Airshow is scheduled to take place November 12 - 16, and has confirmed that Jennifer Lopez (J.Lo), actress, and singer, will be headlining its invitation-only gala dinner. She has had a successful acting, and music career. The 48-year-old Latina bombshell gained national attention as a "fly girl" on the American sketch comedy television series, In Living Color, and her Hollywood career blew up from there. She is the first celebrity to have a motion picture, The Wedding Planner, and recording album, J.LO, top the box office, and rank at number one on US Billboard 200. J.LO is unquestionably going to rock the crowd, and make 3,500 guest attending the gala dinner hosted by Dubai Airports experience unforgettable.
Dubai Airports' CEO, Paul Griffiths, commented: "As one of the globe's most accomplished female entertainers, Jennifer Lopez shows exactly how the power of music can connect the world. It is not often that, as an airport, we can say we share similar attributes with an artist of Jennifer's calibre, but there is a definite shared spirit. By inviting such an internationally recognised star, we are affirming the significance of the Dubai Airshow on the world aviation stage and allows Dubai Airports, Emirates and Dubai Duty Free to thank its valued VIP guests and partners for their support."
Shawn W. Anderson