What’s Happening At DIBS 2024?

20 Feb, 2024 · 3 min read
DIBS 2024

The Dubai International Boat Show 2024 is the perfect setting for a family day out, showcasing the best in maritime leisure and luxury, not to mention entertaining people of all ages. It is an annual highlight on the global boating calendar, with activities ranging from exclusive yacht displays to thrilling watersports demonstrations, ensuring there’s something to captivate every member of the family. In this article we will provide a quick teaser of what attendees can expect this year.

A Show-Stopping Boating Spectacular

Boat enthusiasts of every age will find themselves surrounded by the finest vessels from around the world. Superyacht Avenue is set to impress with its display of luxurious yachts, while a variety of smaller boats provide a closer, personal experience perfect for family photos. Each exhibit is designed to captivate and educate, offering a unique glimpse into the boating lifestyle. This immersive experience is further enriched by interactive presentations and expert talks, giving visitors a comprehensive understanding of the latest trends and innovations in the maritime world.

Watersports Showcase

This year’s show brings the excitement of watersports to the forefront with a series of high-energy demonstrations (note: visitors will not be able to participate). From jet skiing to kite surfing, these showcases offer a glimpse into the thrill of marine sports, set against the stunning backdrop of Dubai. It’s a unique opportunity to witness the skill and passion that define the watersports community.

Head for the Hypercars 

DIBS 2024 also features an exclusive display of the world’s most sought-after hypercars. Presented by the prestigious UAE car club Group 63, this exhibit offers a rare look at automotive excellence, combining luxury with cutting-edge design. It’s a celebration of engineering and style, sure to intrigue enthusiasts and casual observers alike as some of the rarest cars in the world gather in one luxurious setting – including a Pagani Huayra, Bugatti Chiron, and McLaren Speedtail.

Roaming Entertainment for All

As you and the family stroll around the show, you can enjoy top tunes from the resident DJ and live acts. Performances are happening all five days of the Dubai International Boat Show. Keep a lookout for a saxophonist and a range of talented bands and acts.

Fun for all the Family

Parents, we’ve got you covered. Aquatic-themed activities will keep little ones engaged while you watch. Delicious bites will also be available from food trucks serving everything from hot coffee to cool poke bowls, with options for vegans and vegetarians. What’s more, kids enter the show for free (when accompanied by a paying adult).

Dive In

Diving experts from around the world come together at the Dive MENA Expo to show off their knowledge and research about what’s in the deep blue sea.

Learn about marine conservation and tourism, and celebrate 20 years of sea turtle rehabilitation with the Dubai Turtle Rehabilitation Project founder Barbara Lang-Lenton. She will talk about the history and achievements of the project, which is the first of its kind in the region and running since 2004.

Other speakers include Fahim Sultan Al Qasimi, an advocate for ocean conservation who will lead a discussion about sustainable seafood sourcing, and Nico de Corato, Ultra Marathon Runner and Heli Rescue Diver.

Live the VIP Life

Visitors looking for a more premium experience will be interested in one of our two bespoke lounges catered to our VIP guests. The main VIP lounge, with AIX Investment Group, and The World Of Yachts Lounge. The official magazine of the event will use the space to showcase the latest yachting innovations and seafront development projects, alongside the finest food and beverages. Both areas are restricted to persons over the age of 21.

Relax At Nikki Beach

Nikki Beach will match its opening hours to DIBS 2024, offering a mix of live DJ entertainment, innovative mixed drinks, and a menu that celebrates both local produce and international flavours, from salads and sushi to appetisers. This venue provides a serene spot to unwind after a day of exploration. With its fifth year of collaboration with the event, Nikki Beach remains a highlight for those seeking to enjoy Dubai Harbour’s evening ambience.

Hanna Azzi, Vice President, Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai, said: “With locations in some of the most beautiful oceanfront destinations in the world, water has been a continuous source of inspiration for our brand, so the Dubai Boat Show is the perfect partnership and we are delighted to be celebrating our fifth year together. For five days throughout the show, guests can live the high life at our perfect hangout spot.”

Book your tickets early for DIBS 2024 to avoid disappointment! Under 12s go free with paying adults.