It is no surprise to hear that Dubai has managed to secure yet another major international exhibition. The emirate has become synonymous with world-class events and the Dubai Helicopter Show 2012 will only enhance its reputation even further. Expected to be held in November at the Grand Stand, Meydan Racecourse, the show will attract more than 80 international and local exhibitors to the UAE. It is predicted to be the third largest civil and military helicopter technology and operations exhibition in the world and all of the latest cutting edge developments from across the industry will be on show. With so many wealthy people buying properties in exclusive parts of Dubai, it is not uncommon to see helicopters flying in and out of the city. Director of Dubai Helishow at the Domus Group - the company behind the exhibition - Abdulla A Abulhoul told the Khaleej Times that he has high hopes for this year's event. "Dubai has become the leading centre for the most significant international exhibitions for the last ten years," he was quoted as saying. "The increase in the number of exhibitors for 2012 confirms that the Dubai Helicopter Show opened the door for potential customers, governmental, semi-governmental, private and commercial organisations to direct their eyes into a new emerging global aviation hub located in the GCC region of the Middle East," Mr Abulhoul added. Of course, the aviation sector is one of many industries to recognise the potential of Dubai as a great place to stage an exhibition. Leaders at the International Convention and Congress Association recently reserved special praise for Dubai, naming the emirate as one of the world's best conference destinations. Obviously, the constant flow of rich businesspeople into the emirate is proving extremely beneficial to Dubai property owners. The city's finest hotels receive a flurry of bookings when major exhibitions are taking place and other high-end businesses - such as gourmet restaurants and classy bistros - usually report an upturn in takings too.