scbriml wrote:The Dubai air show has always been a "business only" show, but you see plenty of obviously non-professional or non-business visitors. While I've always dressed sensibly in a shirt and trousers (but certainly not a business suit), I've often seen guys wandering around in shorts and t-shirts. I've frequently bumped into other spotters at the show.
DWC isn't a great place for spotting and it's generally not a good idea in the UAE. However, watching and photographing planes while at the show is not an issue.
When applying for a ticket for previous shows, I've just said I'm a freelance aviation photographer and not had any problems. I even took my wife one year as my "assistant" (she wasn't best pleased about that!) I can't make it this year, so I can't say if they've tightened up their procedures for applying for tickets or not.
I've always had the impression that the whole "business only" thing is simply designed to stop masses of the public from turning up. That said, I've never heard of anyone who was unable to gain entry.
Hope you get in and enjoy it.
MadameConcorde wrote:Do they really check people's passports and all that jazz at registration?
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