- History of Dubai International Boat Show
- What to expect at Dubai International Boat Show
- Exhibiting at Dubai International Boat Show
- Location of Dubai International Boat Show
- Dates of Dubai International Boat Show
Calling all marine enthusiasts! The Dubai International Boat Show is all set to return in March 2021 after the 2020 edition had to be postponed twice due to the pandemic. The 28th edition of this spectacular annual exhibit is expected to be bigger and better than ever, with some of the most luxurious boats and superyachts up on display in all their splendour. Now that the Dubai International Boat Show 2021 dates are set, here is all you need to know about this highly anticipated boat show in Dubai.
HISTORY OF DUBAI INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW
Dubai International Boat Show is managed and hosted by the Dubai World Trade Centre. It is considered to be one of the largest marine events and exhibitions in the MENA region. The event has always featured world-class superyachts, as well as smaller boats, submarines, jet skis and other kinds of marine vessels.
The show also has plenty to offer in terms of outdoor activities, games, food, shopping, music and entertainment for visitors. You can also visit to get exclusive deals and offers on sailing gear and gadgets from the Equipment Supplies & Services Area or simply relax and enjoy the exhibition with family and friends.
Dubai International Boat Show is also backed by renowned sponsors, some of which include:
- Dubai Maritime City Authority
- Roads and Transport Authority
- Rixos Premium Dubai
WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE DUBAI INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW
From taking a dive into a pool to buying your first yacht or jet ski, Dubai International Boat Show offers a little bit of everything for all its attendees. Throughout the 4-day event, there will a flurry of activities to ensure that spectators are wowed.
Here are some of the key highlights of the boat show:
SUPERYACHTS ON DISPLAY
You will get to witness the more exquisite and spectacular yachts and superyachts on display. The total value of all the yachts that you will see amount to a whopping AED 2.6 billion! Some of the notable yachts showcased here include Amadea, Adastra, Majesty 120, New Pershing 8X and much more.
BOATS ON DISPLAY
Apart from superyachts, you can also see boats on display at the Dubai International Boat Show. There will be boats of all sizes, so if you are planning to add one to your fleet, it will be the perfect opportunity for you.
COOL SEA TOYS
Another wonderful thing to witness at the Dubai International Boat Show is the many cool sea toys that will be on display. You can view some amazing watersports gadgets, such as the first-ever electric surfboard, inflatable jet boards, the deepest diving submersible and much more.
DIVE MENA EXPO 2020
The Dubai International Boat Show is also co-located with the Dive MENA Expo 2020, a marine and maritime expo where professional and world-famous divers from all around the world will share their life experiences. Much to the delight of certified divers, they can simply show their diving license and get free entry.
An entire area of the Dubai Harbour will be dedicated for the Watersport Village, where kids and adults can learn and enjoy kayaking, paddle boating, scuba diving and much more.
DUBAI OFFSHORE SAILING CLUB
For sailing enthusiasts, the Dubai Offshore Sailing Club will arrange many fun and interactive sailing activities for families, children and adults. You can sail on the most expensive boats in the world, that too with licenced instructors.
DUBAI FISHING COMPETITION
Among the many exhilarating activities at Dubai International Boat Show, there is also a chance for fishing enthusiasts to show how big of a catch they can reel in. The competition is divided into two categories: Kingfish “Kanaad” Fish and Cobia “Sekil” Fish.
If you want to add a little relaxed entertainment to this mix of nautical adventures, you can also enjoy performances from the best entertainers in town at Dubai International Boat Show. Urban Art DXB, a sub-sector of World Art Dubai, will feature art from talented local and international artists.
Apart from this, the Lords of Gravity will also be at the show. They are the most popular acrobatic slam dunk team in Europe. Other performers include:
- Vasek Klouda – footbag freestyle superstar
- Adam Kadabra – musician famous for “Lap Tapping” technique
- Taya Kruzz – popular Russian DJ
- Willstreet – international hip-hop dancer and acrobatic performer
- Jindi – RnB and hip-hop artist
- Varsha Vinn – YouTube singing sensation
All of these performers and artists will headline the event and make sure that you aren’t bored for a second.
VRITHINK’S NIGHT OUT
The second edition of VriThink’s Night Out will also be held at the Dubai International Boat Show. It will feature catchy presentations that include creativity, new ideas and concepts by naval designers and architects.
EXHIBITING AT DUBAI INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW
Another great thing about the Dubai International Boat Show is that you also get the chance to book a stand at the event and join the exhibition. There are various avenues that you can exhibit in.
The marina display will have an exquisite collection of the latest boats and yachts, which are designed by the world’s elite yacht builders, such as Oceanco, Benetti, CRN, Feadship and more. It will also feature the latest, intricately designed boats.
This is one of the prime locations at the event, as a majority of the visitors at the Dubai International Boat Show are looking to buy the latest nautical gear and equipment.
EQUIPMENT SUPPLIES & SERVICES
This section is specially designed for exhibitors who specialise in the trade of marina equipment, supplies and services. If you are also involved in this industry, you can book a stand here.
SUPER CAR PROMENADE
You will not only witness the greatest marine vehicles at the show but also the best supercars in town! The likes of McLaren, Bentley and Ferrari will also be showcased at the Dubai International Boat Show.
No matter what the event is, a little retail therapy is important! This is why the Dubai International Boat Show has a boutique section called the Retail Village, where brands can set up shop.
UAE INSPIRED PAVILION
UAE Inspired Pavilion is an initiative that aims to empower and bring small to medium UAE boat builders to the local and global market. It provides a platform to such people at the Dubai International Boat Show.
WATERSPORTS/ FISHING/ SAILING
This is a platform for companies to pitch their latest equipment and technologies pertaining to watersports and water activities. The Dubai International Boat Show helps you connect to a wide audience of potential buyers and investors to help boost your business and outreach.
As you can see, there is a wide avenue for exhibitors that you can be a part of. All you have to do is log on to the website and submit your registration for the specific category you want to exhibit in.
LOCATION OF DUBAI INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW
The 28th edition of the Dubai International Boat Show will be held at the Dubai Harbour. This newly constructed world-class maritime destination is nestled between Palm Jumeirah and Bluewaters Island. The harbour houses 1,110 berths that can accommodate yachts of all shapes and sizes. The Dubai Harbour is divided into the East and West Marina.
The East Marina can host yachts up to 160 metres in size, whereas the West Marina can accommodate yachts ranging from 12 to 40 metres. Dubai Harbour also serves as the VIP Registration Sponsor for the event.
The Dubai International Boat Show shares its location with the DIVE MENA Expo, where world-famous professional divers will share their diving experiences with marine lovers.
DATES OF DUBAI INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW
The Dubai International Boat Show 2020, which had to be postponed twice, will now take place from 9th to 13th March 2021. The event will run from 2 pm to 9 pm daily. People aged 12 and above have to buy a ticket of AED 30/day. This can be bought online, as well as onsite on the event day. Children under 12 can enter for free.
HOW CAN I EXHIBIT AT THE DUBAI INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW?
You can log on to the official website of the Dubai International Boat Show and click on “Book Your Stand” in the Exhibit section. Fill the registration form with complete and accurate details and submit it. Someone from the organising team will get back to you.
CAN I OR MY CHILD LEARN DIVING OR SAILING AT THE DUBAI INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW?
Yes you can. There will be free diving and sailing lessons from world-class instructors at the event.
WILL I BE ABLE TO BUY YACHTS, BOATS AND GEAR AT THE EVENT?
Yes, there is an Equipment & Supplies Area from where you can buy all the equipment and gear you need. Other than this, you can also find boats, yachts and jet skis on display for sale.
This brings our guide on the Dubai International Boat Show to a close. Marine lovers may have to wait till next year for the event to take place, but it will be totally worth it.
In the meantime, you can indulge in your love for nautical adventures with these spectacular yacht cruises in Dubai Marina. You can also rent out a yacht from one of the best yacht rental companies in Dubai and enjoy sailing past the stunning vistas in the city.
Cover image credits: Dubai International Boat Show Facebook Page