Boeing in the Middle East: Over 70 Years of Partnership
Boeing’s relationship with the Middle East extends back to 1945, when President Franklin D. Roosevelt presented King Abdulaziz Al Saud a DC-3 as a gift. Since then, Boeing has established a number of offices across the region, when its headquarters was opened in Riyadh in 1982, then a dedicated Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) office in Abu Dhabi in 1999. In 2005 a headquarters was opened in Dubai and a new office in Doha in 2010 and in 2012, Boeing moved into newer offices in Abu Dhabi. In addition, Boeing has field service teams across the region and two distribution centers for airplane spare parts in Dubai.
Boeing works with a variety of customers and partners in the Middle East: with the region’s ambitious airlines that have successfully made the Middle East a global air transport hub; with defense forces that use state-of-the-art technology to secure their land and sea borders, while providing humanitarian assistance where required; with communications enterprises using satellite technology to link the region with the world; and with schools, universities and charities that are making a visible difference in their communities.
Boeing's Presence in the Middle East
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Since 1945, when President Roosevelt presented a DC-3 Dakota to King Abdulaziz Al Saud, Boeing has supported the Kingdom’s phenomenal growth in commercial aviation, defense and technology. United Arab Emirates
United Arab Emirates
As a company with a global footprint, Boeing sees growing aspirations for increased skills and technology development around the world, and the United Arab Emirates is no different.
For almost 50 years, Boeing has partnered with Kuwait, providing aircraft to meet both the commercial and the military needs of the country.
Since 1977, Boeing has been proud to play a role in the development of Qatar’s aerospace sector and looks forward to continuing this association into the future.