The milestone 10th edition of the Arab Aviation Summit (AAS)

6 - 8 March, 2023

The Arab Aviation Summit is an industry initiative committed to improving the state of Arab aviation and tourism by facilitating a constructive dialogue for public-private cooperation.

Referred to as the ‘voice of the industry, this initiative attracts the largest assembly of Arab media together and top executives from the aviation and tourism sector.

The summit takes place in multiple cities and has become a catalyst for destination awareness of the host city, highlighting its travel and tourism experience while debating the challenges and opportunities that exist in the wider Arab world.

Reignite the Aviation sector

Reignite the Aviation sector

With the sector’s exceptional capacity to recover and adapt, learning from the Covid-19 crisis will help prepare for future global disruptions and help aviation emerge from the pandemic stronger and more resilient.

Revitalize the Tourism Industry

Revitalize the Tourism Industry

The crisis is an opportunity to rethink tourism for the future. Tourism is at a crossroads and the measures put in place today will shape the tourism of tomorrow. The summit will provide ways to build a stronger, more sustainable and resilient tourism economy.

The New Normal

The New Normal

The new reality presents an unprecedented opportunity for consolidation and rationalizing while putting more pressure on the avia-tourism sectors to be more resilient than ever going forward through cost optimization and efficiency.

Revolutionize the world of travel

Revolutionize the world of travel

The world of travel revolutionize every decade and this summit will showcase ways how contactless technology, e-commerce, robotics and automation, sustainability and many more that will completely reform the sector.


Mia Jafari

Intelak Hub and Programmes Manager


Eleni Giokos

Anchor and correspondant

CNN, South Africa

Kuljit S. Ghata-Aura


Boeing Middle East, Turkey and Africa

Sara Saif

CEO and Co-Founder


Ilin Dimitrov

Chairman of tourism commission

Bulgarian parliament

Nagy Abu Zeid


ACI Asia Pacific Economics Committee VP Oman Airports


Regional Director

Africa & Middle East, IATA Airports, Passenger, Cargo, Security & Facilitation

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Summit 2012

Themed 'Mobility in the Middle East', industry experts and regional media delegates discussed the growth of the Arab Aviation Sector and shared news on the increased mobility in the wider MENA region at Sharjah, UAE.

Summit 2013

Themed 'Aviation and Tourism: Enabler of Economic Growth', 2013's summit brought togther industry experts and business leaders to discuss how the aviation and tourism communities can work even closer together for the benefit of the economy as a whole, at Salalah Oman.

Summit 2014

With over 150 attendees from around the Arab world, the summit created a unique platform for the public, private and media sectors to come together and share their experiences, showcase success stories and discuss upcoming opportunities, at Ras Al Khaimah, UAE.

Summit 2015

The 2015 edition of the Summit discussed the status of Arab Aviation and tourism under the exisiting political and economic climate and saw industry pioneers from across the region come together to discuss the significance of partnerships between tourism and aviation at Manama, Bahrain.

Summit 2016

Themed 'Linking Cultures, Driving Economies', the 2016 edition witnessed the who's who of the Arab Aviation and Tourism Industry converge at the Dead Sea in Jordan.

Summit 2021

Themed, ‘Arab Aviation in the New Normal’, the 2021 edition bought together global experts to discuss the impact of the pandemic on the industry, the aftermath, and the road to recovery for a stronger future at Ras Al Khaimah, UAE.

Summit 2022

Themed “Roadmap to Recovery”, the 2022 edition will discuss the travel industry in a post-pandemic world and by bringing both public and private sectors together, this edition will push for a stronger stakeholder collaboration as well as strengthen the interlinkage between tourism and aviation. . The summit will open doors to new opportunities at Ras Al Khaimah, UAE.

AAS News

Ras Al Khaimah to host 8th Arab Aviation Summit

Ras Al Khaimah to host 8th Arab Aviation Summit

Themed ‘Arab Aviation in the New Normal,’ the Summit is being held in Ras Al Khaimah Event to take place on March 21 & 22, 2021 at Al Hamra International…

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