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This week on Marketplace Middle East

Emirates and Boeing both made some big deals at the recent Dubai Airshow. MME talks to the people behind the deals.

Story highlights

  • As the Dubai Airshow comes to an end, MME speaks to the aviation's deal makers
  • Rising fuel costs are affecting commercial airlines. Yet, the defense sector continues to thrive
  • MME takes a look at arms spending in the Middle East

FACETIME: Dubai Airshow Special

Middle East carriers were again the big spenders at the Dubai Airshow. This week MME speaks to the key people behind the deals, Emirates Chairman Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum and Boeing's Jim Albaugh.

IN FOCUS: Middle East Defense Spending

Despite rising fuel costs affecting commercial airlines, one sector that is not witnessing a downturn is defense. Growing tension over Iran is driving regional governments to boost their weaponry. This week MME takes a look at arms spending.

Marketplace Middle East airs weekly at the following times (all GMT):

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