News & Events

Our latest news and information on the events we participated in.

Center Stage at Abu Dhabi Air Expo NOV - 2022
Center Stage at Abu Dhabi Air Expo

During Abu Dhabi Air Expo 2022, with the patronage of His Excellency Mohamed AlSalami - the Chairman of the Department of Civil Aviation Government of Fujairah and Deputy Chairman of the General Civil Aviation Authority, we had the pleasure of launching the conference program on Tuesday 1st of November with an exciting agenda, extraordinary speakers, and over 400 attendees.

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Annual Conference - Dubai Airport Show MAY - 2022
Annual Conference - Dubai Airport Show

As part of our annual conference, we celebrated the achievements of women in aviation once again, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports, and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group.

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Dubai Airshow NOV - 2021
Dubai Airshow

As part of the biennial Dubai Airshow, we had the opportunity to interact with a wide range of industry professionals, including engineers, military personnel, and maintenance personnel. This allowed us to continue to raise awareness of the importance of women in aviation by participating in the event.

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Annual Conference - Dubai Airport Show MAY - 2021
Annual Conference - Dubai Airport Show

Under the patronage of Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports, and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group; we held this year's annual conference as a hybrid event both on-site at the Dubai Airport Show and via online participation of keynote speakers.

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First Biennial Conference in Kuwait JAN - 2020
First Biennial Conference in Kuwait

Under the patronage of Sheikh Nasser Mohammed Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and Sheikh Salman Al-Humoud Al-Sabah, President of Directorate General of Civil Aviation of Kuwait and in gratitude to the organizers of Kuwait Aviation Show, our sponsors, our first Biennial Conference in Kuwait event took place - during which we have celebrated the achievement of Kuwaiti women in Aviation.

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Annual Breakfast NOV - 2019
Annual Breakfast

In gratitude to Honeywell, our official sponsor, we held our annual breakfast at the Honeywell exhibition stand.

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Dubai Airshow NOV - 2019
Dubai Airshow

Joining the biennial airshow again, our participation brings about exposure to a large variety of different aspects of aviation as we interact with people across engineering, military,and maintenance sectors, amongst many others.

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Women, Icons of Tolerance SEP - 2019
Women, Icons of Tolerance

To celebrate Emirati Women’s Day, we distributed awards to Emirati women who hold positions in the aviation industry to support their contributions to the country and to the industry at large.

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Annual Conference MAY - 2019
Annual Conference

The fourth Women in Aviation - Middle East General Assembly, which took place alongside the Airport Show in Dubai in May, was the biggest congress so far, including more than 750 attendees, 26 international speakers, 12 sponsor companies, and eight media partners.

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MEBAA DEC - 2018
MEBAA

Our team and members united in the Middle East & North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA), the official representative of the business aviation industry in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

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Annual Conference MAY - 2018
Annual Conference

In our largest assembly yet, the event served as a meeting place for international aviation leaders, female industry role models, and hundreds of college and university students looking to join the aviation industry.

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Growing Bigger at Dubai Airshow NOV - 2017
Growing Bigger at Dubai Airshow

We participated in the biennial air show to continue to raise awareness amongst members of the aviation industry.

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Shaista visits Dubai JUL - 2017
Shaista visits Dubai

Shaist Waiz, first female certified civilian pilot from Afghanistan, and the youngest woman to fly solo around the world in a single-engine aircraft stopped in Dubai to visit us on her journey.

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Reunited at the Dubai Airport Show MAY - 2017
Reunited at the Dubai Airport Show

In our second general assembly, members across the Middle East gathered to share their insights and to further investigate challenges that face they and posit solutions on how we can collectively progress towards a better future.

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Networking at WETEX Show OCT - 2016
Networking at WETEX Show

Under the guidance of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, we participated in a panel discussion centered on issues related to water conservation, saving natural resources, and building a sustainable environment.

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Dubai Airport Show Debut MAY - 2016
Dubai Airport Show Debut

Our first annual assembly, held alongside the annual Dubai Airport show, allowed us to re-align our goals through the feedback we got through speaking with attendees in the show and further customize our platform to meet the needs of women in the local aviation scene.

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AUH Aerospace Summit MAR - 2016
AUH Aerospace Summit

In collaboration with IAWA, our members were invited to an exclusive lunch meeting during the Global Aerospace Summit in Abu Dhabi.

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Dubai Airshow 2015 - Round II NOV - 2015
Dubai Airshow 2015 - Round II

It was an honour for us to participate again in Dubai Airshow - thanks for the show organizers for sponsoring our stand.

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Global Airport Leaders Forum MAY - 2015
Global Airport Leaders Forum

Another great chance to raise awareness on what WAI-ME has to offer to our community and the region as a whole!

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Building Bridges in Dallas, Texas MAR - 2015
Building Bridges in Dallas, Texas

We participated in the Annual International Women in Aviation Conference in Dallas, Texas. In this conference, we met and built bridges with other Women in Aviation members from across the world.

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Gala Dinner Celebrating Woman Day MAR - 2015
Gala Dinner Celebrating Woman Day

Dubai Ladies Club hosted our first annual gala dinner in celebration our Woman Day.

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Board Meeting at Bin Lahej Gallery JAN - 2015
Board Meeting at Bin Lahej Gallery

Recently we held an important board meeting at the exclusive studio of renowned Emirati Artist, Mattar Bin Lahej.

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Soaring high at MEBAA 2014 DEC - 2014
Soaring high at MEBAA 2014

This years event was also the first ever edition of MEBAA where Women in Aviation International had taken part as an exhibitor.

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Making an impact at the Global Aviation Summit APR - 2014
Making an impact at the Global Aviation Summit

Representatives of Women in Aviation delivered impressive presentations on the focus of the chapter during the Global Aviation Aerospace Summit.

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Annual International WAI Conference MAR - 2014
Annual International WAI Conference

We attended the 2014 Annual International WAI Conference held in Disney's Coronado Springs Resort Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA. And it's been a blast!

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Participating at Abu Dhabi Air Show MAR - 2014
Participating at Abu Dhabi Air Show

In case you missed it, we were at the Abu Dhabi Air show - an exclusive business aviation event that brings together local and international airlines.

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Connecting at the Dubai Air Show NOV - 2013
Connecting at the Dubai Air Show

The Dubai Airshow is the largest air-show event in the region - and we were there front and center.

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First Board Meeting OCT - 2013
First Board Meeting

As a small group, we united in establishing a Middle East chapter for Women in Aviation to spread our commitment and passion to women around us. We sought to spread the spark we felt towards our beloved sky.

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Taking action with Dubai Airport Show MAY - 2013
Taking action with Dubai Airport Show

With great honour, we participated in Dubai Airport Show under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmad bin Saeed Al Maktoum.

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