Safety exercise to be held at Al Bateen Airport in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi police urged the public not to take pictures of the emergency services

Abu Dhabi, UAE, February 25, 2014:
The Abu Dhabi Air Expo is in full swing. The world's leading innovators in aviation have congregated inside of the Al Bateen Executive Airport to show off their latest models and, hopefully, make a few sales. 

Seen here is a propellor airplane. This plane is used to seed clouds in the UAE in hopes of creating more rain. It belongs to the National Center of Meteorology and Seismology.  The plane is technically called a Beachcraft Kingair C90GTi.
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Emergency services will take part in a safety drill at Al Bateen Airport in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday evening.

Abu Dhabi Police said the exercise is being held with "the aim of measuring readiness and raising efficiency", in an announcement on Twitter.

The transport hub is the first dedicated private jet airport in the Mena region.

The police warned the public not to attempt to approach the emergency services or take photographs "for the sake of public safety".

Abu Dhabi Airports and other partners will also be involved in the exercise.

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