What Makes Us The Biggest And Best Boat Show In The Middle East?

Get ready to discover your world around the ocean at The Dubai International Boat Show
20 Dec, 2022 · 3 min read
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This year the is 29th edition of the largest and most exciting marine and lifestyle show and 2023 is set to be bigger and better than ever.

Here’s why the event on 1-5 March will make waves across the industry.

Coming up for 2023

Dubai International Boat Show 2023 is set to make a huge splash with visitors and exhibitors, building on the successes of 2022, when there were over 800 boat show exhibitors and brands in attendance; AED 1.5 billion worth of super yachts and boats on display; 30 global and regional launches, and 30,000 visitors.

Bring the family fun for all the family can be found at the dedicated watersports zone. Try your hand at kayaking, paddle boarding, and SUP What’s even better, all the fun is included in your ticket price.

Take some time out to see what the glorious Marina at Dubai Harbour has to offer. On-the-water displays take place throughout each day of the Dubai International Boat Show, showcasing the latest vessel designs, advancements, marine equipment and more on the Marina’s glittering waters.

Watersport thrills

For lovers of playing in the ocean, there will be a wide range of watersport equipment from jet skis, fly boards, kite surfing and more. Be wowed as talented artists come to show us their incredible skills throughout the weekend.

The sea dream

Stock up at the Equipment, Supplies and Services exhibition which brings together over 800 specialised brands looking to wow you with their latest creations, innovations and technologies.

Find all the marine essentials and specialised equipment needed to keep your boat afloat – ranging from satellite navigational systems to anchors, deck fixtures and engines. ESS caters to both consumers and trader buyers; welcome to the biggest marine equipment event in the Middle East.

Dive into luxury

Take a stroll down Superyacht Avenue, where you can marvel at the breathtaking arrivals of the world’s most exclusive yachts book tours to look around them and more. You will find all the leading marques of the yachting world here, with Princess, Gulf Craft, Feadship and San Lorenzo amongst the spectacular line-up, all supported by SYBASS (the world’s Superyacht Building Association).

To onboard the marine aesthetic, our VIP guests should check out Seaspiration, the show’s invite-only in-house art gallery. Here we present internationally renowned artists and sculptors who bring their sea-inspired pieces perfect for adorning the interiors of your home, whether on land or sea.

Underwater life

Located within the Dubai International Boat Show, Dive MENA Expo is the only dedicated exhibition show for the UAE and GCC diving communities. Catering to both professional divers and enthusiasts Dive MENA offers educational activities for children and beginners, as well as interactive and live presentations from industry leaders and experts.

Going pro? You can gain access to the demonstrations, discover the latest equipment and network with industry leaders and the wider diving community.

Catch of the year

Whether it’s just for fun or serious angling, the fishing village offers the newest technology in fly fishing as well as the Dubai Fishing Competition – everyone is invited to join and here amateurs and professionals can compete side by side in a bid to be awarded the title of ‘Region’s finest angler.’

The Ultimate Destination

Offering berths for superyachts of up to 160 metres, and with 700 berths in total, Dubai Harbour Marina is the largest in the region. With independent fuel pumps, a helipad, crew facilities, a mix of restaurants and plenty more to offer, the world-class marina is a world of luxury; a unique waterfront neighbourhood is nestled between the city’s most-loved landmarks, beautiful beaches and world-famous attractions.

Welcome to Dubai

Pair your visit to the Dubai International Boat Show with a tour around the scenic, surroundings of Dubai that offer a myriad of experiences, sights, and shopping opportunities!

The buzzing metropolis of Dubai is the perfect backdrop to the festive atmosphere around the show and the displays that offer a unique experience for all ages. With the world’s boating communities meeting here to celebrate life on the ocean, why would you want to be anywhere else?