Happening for the very first time in the region

In life saving situations, speed and distance make a lot of difference. The relevance and inevitability of air medical services comes to play at this point of time. An almost new concept for the region - air ambulance, air rescue, air evacuation and other medical transport services, is in focus for the very first time in the entire Middle East with the launch of the first Dubai Air Medical & Rescue Show 2008. The show will be held alongside Dubai Helishow 2008 at East Hall, Airport Expo, Dubai , UAE from 11 th to 13 th November 2008.

Organised by Mediac Communications LLC, this unique and highly specialized exhibition brings together the key players and technologies & services relevant in the Air Medical and Rescue industry. The growth of international health care needs has spurred the growth and evolution of the air medical and rescue services in the Middle East utilizing private, medically equipped, fixed wing and rotary aircrafts.

Commenting on the event, Ms. Maysoon A. Abulhoul, Deputy Managing Director, Mediac Communications & Exhibitions LLC said “Being the first of its kind event in the region, the exhibition will reveal the crucial role played by air transportation in transferring patients when other modes of travel by land or sea would prove difficult or dangerous. It will feature leading global as well as regional players including Abu Dhabi Police Air Wing - UAE, FAI Rent-a-Jet AG – Germany , International Medical & Rescue (IMR) - Jordan\Kuwait and Saudi HEMS. Among the indoor displays will be the new AW139 EMS helicopter.”

Key professionals will be invited from the emergency medical and critical care sectors like: Senior Management, Program Directors, Medical Directors, Doctors, Paramedics, Pilots, Aircraft operators & manufacturers, Specialist role equipment, Communications, Interiors, Medical Evacuation equipment, Air Ambulances, Emergency Medical Technicians & EMT Vehicles.

Among the recent developments in the air medical and rescue services in the regions are:

Launched in May 2003, Royal Med is the leading Medevac provider in the Middle East . It is a subsidiary of Royal Jet - the award-winning international luxury flight services provider headquartered in Abu Dhabi , and is jointly owned by Abu Dhabi Aviation and the Amiri Flight, the personal private jet service of Abu Dhabi 's Royal Family. Royal Med specialises in private patient transfer with over 500 successful cases to date. In addition to intensive care patients, it is capable of responding to mass evacuation requirements. With four different types of aircraft, each fitted with state-of-the-art equipment and intensive care facilities, they fly to several destinations throughout Europe, the Far East, the Middle East, the Indian Sub-continent and the USA . A unique feature of its aircrafts is their ability to adjust cabin pressure to suit patients who would not tolerate the low pressure environment used on regular commercial aircraft.

Abu Dhabi Aviation is already in the industry providing 24/7 medevac coverage for all local Abu Dhabi based oil companies on the offshore as well as desert locations.

Prestige Jet - the fast-growing new private aviation company of Abu Dhabi International Airport and Al-Ain Airport , has recently signed an agreement with Flight Ambulance International (FAI), a world leader in medical evacuation and repatriation services. According to the agreement, Prestige Jet becomes the exclusive representative for FAI in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain and will offer a worldwide air ambulance services for patients - for transporting them between the two cities and any destination in the world.

The Saudi Red Crescent Society plans to expand its air ambulance services to cover every area within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia . The Society has already signed an agreement with the European Aero-Medical Institute to conduct a study on the prospects of implementing air ambulance services throughout the kingdom.

A must-attend event, Dubai Air Medical & Rescue Show along with Dubai Heishow will together provide a ‘one-stop' centre for all requirements relating to helicopter technologies & operations and air medical & rescue services.

Note to the editor:

About Mediac Communications LLC: Being pioneers in organizing exhibitions in the region, Mediac is undisputedly one of the most prominent event organizers in the Arabian Gulf . Headquartered in Dubai , UAE with operations in the UK , Mediac has over two decades of experience in conducting various international trade and consumer exhibitions. Mediac has been instrumental in helping the various industries and its key players to explore their respective market potentials, making contacts, obtaining agencies and sourcing suppliers in the region. Backed by a multinational professional team, Mediac provides ideal launch pads for businesses to grow.

About Dubai Helishow: International Helicopter Technology & Operations Exhibition, popularly known as the Dubai Helishow is a biennial exhibition which is celebrated as the only one of its kind for the helicopter industry in the entire Middle East region. First launched in 2004, the event turned out to be an instant success by attracting over 2,500 industry visitors representing 20 countries including high-powered key delegations from the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) countries. Entering its 3 rd edition, Dubai Helishow 2008 will be held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President & Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, from 11 th to 13 th November 2008 at the East Hall, Airport Expo, Dubai , UAE.

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Ms. Maysoon A. Abulhoul, Deputy Managing Director,
Mediac Communications & Exhibitions LLC,
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Ms. Julia Cuthbert, Mediac Communications & Exhibitions LLC – UK ,
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Ms. Geraldine Bautista, Public Relations Executive, AMC
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