The Monaco Yacht Show might have the glam; Fort Lauderdale might have the numbers, but for a boat show that combines business with lifestyle, the Dubai International Boat Show takes some beating.
Located at the highly Instagramable Dubai Harbour, this year’s show is set to build on last year’s event, as the organisers are expecting more than 400 marine-related brands, along with a number of regional launches and global premiers.
At the heart of the show is the marina display, where local and international shipyards will showcase their latest yachts, boats and catamarans. Expect a big showing from Gulf Craft (as usual) with a number of new boats and the premier of the Majesty 111. The Ferretti Group, Azimut-Benetti, Sunreef and SAY Middle East will also have yachts on water.
Highlighting the best in local boat-building talent on the marina show floor, the UAE Pavilion will be showcasing some serious multi-outboard centre consoles.
EQUIPMENT SUPPLIES & SERVICES
Catering for both consumers and trade buyers, the region’s suppliers, such as Exalto Emirates, are housed in the main exhibition hall and cover all your essentials, from fish finders, to diesel outboards.
DUBAI FISHING CHAMPIONSHIP
Partnered with the Dubai International Marine Club, DIBS’ fishing competition is open to all, from first-time beginners, to seasoned anglers.
As diving is a big part of UAE culture, the ever-popular Dive MENA will be highlighting the best in equipment and gadgets.
This year’s Dubai International Boat Show will be held from March 1st to the 5th at Dubai Harbour.
March 1 – 3PM to 8PM
March 2 – 3PM to 8PM
March 3 – 3PM to 9PM
March 4 – 3PM to 9PM
March 5 – 3PM to 8PM
For more info, log on to www.boatshowdubai.com