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Why is Dubai such an important hub for defence deals?

19 November 2013 Last updated at 10:31 GMT

The Dubai Airshow began with middle eastern airlines spending billions of dollars on new planes.

Now, US defence firms, amongst others, are out in force. Little expense seems to have been spared to showcase their fighter jets, bombers and other military hardware.

The BBC's Katy Watson is in Dubai finding out why the city's air show has become such an important hub for new defence and military deals.

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