Weekly travel agenda: Al Ain Aerobatic show

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Next week sees the start of the Al Ain Aerobatic Show in Abu Dhabi, a breathtaking display of aerial showmanship high above the desert. In London, the awards for the world's best hostels are also set to be handed out in the ninth annual Hoscar Awards.

Al Ain Aerobatic Show
February 2-5
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

The spectacular Al Ain show draws aviation enthusiasts from across the Middle East for four days of drama in the sky. Highlights this year include Team Viper, the world's only Hawker Hunter fighter jet display squadron and the multi-discipline FAI Desert Challenge, which will see aircraft of all shapes and sizes take part in airborne competitions.

9th Hoscar Awards
February 4
London, UK

Over 25,000 properties worldwide are eligible for the Hoscar awards, which recognize the best hostels around the globe. The awards are voted for by customers of hostel booking website hostelbookers.com using categories such as character, security, location, staff, fun and cleanliness.

Travel Technology Europe Conference
February 8-9
London, UK

Big names from the online travel world are set to come together at this annual conference to discuss the rapidly-evolving relationship between travel and technology. Speakers from Amadeus, Yahoo and Google are all set to address the conference, the largest of its kind in Europe.

8th Aero India (2011)

February 9-13
Bengaluru, India

Aero India is the largest aviation show in Asia and returns in 2011 with more space and more exhibits planned. In 2009, flight shows were held twice daily and featured aircraft from India and around the world. The public days will be February 12 and 13.

W London opens

February 14
London, United Kingdom

The new W London is set to open in Leicester Square in the heart of London on Valentine's Day, introducing the much-admired W Hotels brand to the UK for the first time. The hotel offers a shopping centre, lounge, two restaurants, a screening room and a spa.