Abu Dhabi has been at the forefront of events during the COVID pandemic, with shows ranging from the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair to the IDEX (International Defence Exhibition) held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.

Steve Chalmers

The UAE’s boat owners and enthusiasts will be heading back to the ADNEC this October as the third edition of the Abu Dhabi International Boat Show will call it home from the 13th to the 16th of October.

Saeed Al Mansoori, Executive Director of Capital Events, said: “There is no other exhibition quite like ADIBS. For marine lovers across Abu Dhabi and the UAE, it is the perfect place to explore the waters and experience a diversity of leisure, fishing, and other marine craft. Additionally, ADIBS provides a unique platform for marine companies to seamlessly conduct business and launch new products. The exhibition allows visitors the chance to learn about the rich marine heritage of Abu Dhabi, alongside participation in different activities in addition to exploring the UAE pavilion, which this year will see a new look and feel.

Al Mansoori added: “We are pleased with the list of partners and sponsors of this year’s event, which includes Abu Dhabi Maritime, the strategic partner of the event, the diamond sponsor Gulf Craft, and the platinum sponsor of the event, the Captain Club for yacht and boat trips.  This year’s edition witnessed the participation of more than 80 exhibitors and this year we have participation from many different entities for the first time including; Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC), Abu Dhabi Maritime, Al Fajer Marine LLC, Belassi GmbH, and Gulf Craft who will display Silvercraft and Oryx boats. Other new participants include Maori Yacht International SRL, Medasia Marine, V-Marine, Glasdeep, and JJ Marine, which will display a range of prestige boats, Al Futtaim Trading Enterprises LLC, which are the Honda Marine dealer, Six Marine, and Al Masaood – MTU”.

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