In light of the evolving global developments around the COVID-19 virus, Dubai World Trade Centre has been closely monitoring the situation, particularly as it pertains to our key stakeholders and participating delegations from around the world across all our upcoming shows. Whilst the UAE remains completely safe for travel, and has deployed the strictest medical and hygiene protocols, we fully recognise that for some specific shows, we have a high majority of key participants significant to the event’s programme that are unable to travel due to restrictions in their home country. As such, we have been working closely to assure that our clients’ needs are most effectively addressed, and the delivery of strong international participation considered, in these extraordinary times. 

Bearing this context, the Dubai International Boat Show, the MENA’s largest leisure boating event and one of the world’s most influential gatherings for the global yachting community, is being postponed from 10-14 March to 24-28 November 2020 and will be located at its new home - Dubai Harbour, the region’s largest luxury marina and most advanced cruise terminal.

Our decision comes after much deliberation in consultation with the event’s main participants and industry stakeholders, who have strongly endorsed our prioritisation of the collective interests of both the global exhibitors and the key buyers from the region. With the event now rescheduled in November 2020, Dubai International Boat Show shall operate at full capacity and will also coincide with this year’s most highly anticipated global event – Expo Dubai 2020, enabling even greater and more inclusive access for all. 

We look forward to welcoming you to Dubai International Boat Show this November.

BehneMar Yachting 

“Dubai Boat Show has rightly prioritised the interests of the yachting community by settling on a November time for the event. The confluence of Dubai Boat Show at a fully operational Dubai Harbour is a world-class act.” 

Tim Trenker, CEO BehneMar Yachting (Monaco & Dubai)

Gulf Craft

"Gulf Craft, Dubai International Boat Show's largest exhibitor based in the Emirates, is delighted that the boat show's new dates will be held in November. It is a great opportunity for Gulf Craft to present itself as an exemplary international home-grown superyacht brand in UAE” 

Abeer Al Shaali - Acting CEO, Gulf Craft (UAE)


"I'm pleased that the organiser has consulted its clients on the new date for Dubai Boat Show. November is a wonderful time for our global yachting business. It creates new opportunities and heighten interest in the region's leisure yachting lifestyle appeal.' 

Michael Bremen, Sales Director, Lurssen, (Germany) 

Princess Yachts Gulf LLC

November is a great dateline for the industry and it coincides with the buying cycles of boat owners and gets the season off to an excellent start!"

Salim Tayssoun, MD, Princess Yachts LCC, British luxury motor yacht manufacturer

Azimut Yachts Gulf LLC

"What a great decision from the organisers they have taken into account what the market wants and reacted proactively to the given global situation."

Ahmad Al Ameeri, CEO, Seas & Deserts. Azimut Yachts - Gulf

Ediconsult Internazionale

“Dubai Boat Show has truly come of age now it is in the heart of the boating season. We expect the show to deliver great buyers from across the globe and all that it brings.”

Ida De Mari, CEO, Ediconsult Internazionale. Official representative for Italian Pavilion