Thousands have been flocking to the biennial Dubai Airshow to view over 100 aircrafts on display, some for the first time in the Middle East.
The four day event is on at the city's Airport Expo and has attracted more than 1,000 exhibitors and nearly 55,000 visitors.
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner, a twin-engine, fuel-saving carbon-fiber passenger jet made its Middle East debut after going into service in Japan a few weeks ago.
Also appearing for the first time in the Middle East are Pakistan Air force's JF17 Thunder fighter, the Bell/Boeing V-22 Osprey which can take off and land like a helicopter and fly like an airplane, the Apache MH-60 helicopter, as well as AAI's Shadow 200 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle.
The daily flying demonstrations also displayed the prowess of both civil and military aircrafts, including the Eurofighter Typhoon, Boeing's F18 Super Hornet and Dassault's Rafale fighter.
The flying display opened with the country's own aerobatic team, Al Fursan, which flew Alenia Aermacchi aircraft to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the United Arab Emirates.
Emirates Airlines became the world''s largest Boeing 777 aircraft operator on Sunday as the company placed the single largest order in Boeing history.
By: Nadia Idriss Mayen
Al Arabiya with Agencies