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Russia and China big participants at Dubai Airshow

At this year's event, the UAE is balancing friendly relations with the United States as well as with China and Russia, including via the BRICS alliance.
Aermacchi MB-339 trainer aircraft of the Fursan al-Emarat (UAE Knights) aerobatics team release smoke as they fly over during the Dubai Airshow at Dubai World Central, Al-Maktoum International Airport, Nov. 14, 2023.

Companies from China, Russia the United States are taking part in the Dubai Airshow, demonstrating the UAE’s geopolitical significance amid a rise in conflict in the region.

The week-long airshow began on Monday and concludes on Friday. Following is a look at some of the major participants.


Numerous Chinese companies specializing in technology, machinery, data systems and more are in Dubai. The Chinese firms include drone maker Autel Robotics, the state-owned China National Aero-Technology Import & Export Corporation and machinery manufacturer Hanstar Technologies Co., Ltd., according to the Dubai Airshow website.

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