This year’s eagerly awaited 23rd edition of the Dubai International Boat Show will open in the fantastic Dubai yacht charter location tomorrow, on March 3. The event will feature AED 1 billion worth of boats on display and a wide range of activities, including thrilling water sports, exciting prize giveaways, as well as live entertainment.
Tens of thousands of visitors from over 120 countries are set to stream through the gates of the region’s largest marine leisure exhibition, held from 3 – 7 March 2015 at the Dubai International Marine Club – Mina Seyahi.
Dubai International Boat Show visitors will be delighted by 430 boats on land and water, as well as products and services from more than 800 international and regional brands and companies exhibiting at the show across the show’s sectors.
This year’s Dubai International Boat Show also features new sections in the Outdoor Display for DIBS Sailing, DIBS Fishing, and DIBS Water Sports as the popularity of these activities continues to soar in the region. The Marine Talks zone gives visitors the opportunity to pick up tips and hear stories from global sailing, fishing and water sports experts.
Now even easier than ever to attend, free parking is available at Nakheel Gateway Tower, with direct tram transfer from Nakheel to Mina Seyahi Station every six minutes, or free shuttle buses to DIMC. Alternatively visitors can go to Skydive Dubai where an improved service with increased frequency will allow transfer by water buses for free with their DIBS ticket.
Organisers have also been working together with the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) and Dubai Police to ensure a smooth flow of traffic in the area. A newly built, dedicated road for VIPs and Majlis guests is available ahead of the main entrance, which will lead directly to the VIP and Majlis parking area and provide easy access to the show.
At the stunning outdoor Marina Display, visitors will be wowed by the Superyacht Life Area where the prestigious Superyacht Builders Association (SYBAss) will showcase the superyacht lifestyle and provide a platform for the world’s leading superyacht builders.
The show will host over 45 global and regional launches including a 30m superyacht from Al Shaali Marine, superyacht Majesty 122 by Gulf Craft, an Iguana Boats debut and several new vessels in the Azimut series by Seas and Deserts.
“The Dubai International Boat Show 2015 is perfect for a family day out with an exciting range of prize giveaways and activities taking place amidst the world’s most exclusive boats and maritime brands on display,” said Trixie LohMirmand, Senior Vice President of Dubai World Trade Centre, the exhibition’s organiser. “In response to visitor feedback, we have expanded our activities to include DIBS Fishing, DIBS Sailing and DIBS Water Sports, showcasing a wide range of boats and equipment relevant to these recreational sports; whether it’s their first time picking up a fishing rod or they’re a keen sailor, there’s certainly something for everyone.”
Wide range of prizes, giveaways and entertainment
Visitors can enter competitions and prize giveaways to win scuba diving vouchers, boat rides, limousine rides, stays and dining at luxury hotels, and maritime footwear and accessories. Heritage Village will offer a fascinating glimpse into the UAE’s rich maritime history and diverse culture, while live entertainment and show stoppers will be on site to entertain visitors.
The Dive Middle East Exhibition (DMEX), in association with the Emirates Diving Association, returns to the Dubai International Boat Show 2015. Bigger than ever, the Supercar Promenade will offer visitors the chance to experience even more of the latest vehicles from premier manufacturers.
The 23rd Dubai International Boat Show is held at the Dubai International Marine Club – Mina Seyahi, from 3-7 March 2015. The event will be open to trade visitors and the general public from 3 pm – 9:30 pm daily, with admission of AED 60.