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Small aviation firms struggle in UAE

9 June 2011 Last updated at 12:13 BST

From the economic downturn to uncertain fuel prices, it has been a difficult last few years for the aviation industry and while airlines have felt the pinch so too have the airports themselves.

In the UAE there are a smattering of smaller regional runways trying to survive. But with the giants of Abu Dhabi and Dubai handling almost all the passengers they are finding it hard to make money.

Simon Atkinson reports.