The Dubai International Boat Show will take place from 1 – 5 March 2023. A leading boat show in the industry calendar, the event brings together yachting and boating professionals, owners, and enthusiasts from across the world.
Sustainable Initiatives at Dubai International Boat Show
Within the UAE, President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan announced 2023 as the ‘Year of Sustainability.’ This ethos is reflected in several areas of the Dubai International Boat Show, including events and talks that focus on ‘green’ initiatives and a partnership with The Dubai Turtle Rehabilitation Project.
Shipyard and Marine Exhibitors
Several high-profile shipyards will be exhibiting at the Dubai International Boat show, including Benetti, Damen Yachting, Ferretti Group, Feadship, Lurssen, Oceanco, Sanlorenzo and Sunseeker. Many brokers, yacht service providers and manufacturers will also be present throughout the event.
Yacht Events and Talks at the Dubai International Boat Show
The Dubai International Boat Show will host the Middle East Yachting Conference and the Experiential Yachting Forum, which will bring together some of the industry’s leading minds to discuss the future of the yachting world in the Middle East and beyond. There will also be a ‘Captain’s Night’ for senior crew and industry professionals to network.
Speakers at the boat show include
- Faisal Jawad, CEO and Founder of the Al Faisal universal center for rehabilitation,
- Barbara Lang-Lenton, Director of the Aquarium at Jumeirah Group’s flagship Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, and
- Abeer Al Shaali, Deputy CEO of Gulf Craft.
Throughout the show, visitors can explore showcases of luxury products – not just yachts and boats. Although a maritime-focused event, the Dubai International Boat Show is home to ‘Supercar Avenue’ with some of the world’s rarest cars on display.
The Dubai International Boat Show Location
The boat show will take place at Dubai Harbour, the city’s impressive seafront district. The Dubai Harbour has over 1,000 berths and can accommodate yachts up to 160m (525 ft). There are an array of restaurants and VIP Lounges for guests of the Boat Show to discover.
The Dubai International Boat Show Opening Times
- Wed 1 March, 3 – 8 pm
- Thurs 2 March, 3 – 8 pm
- Fri 3 March, 3 – 9 pm
- Sat 4 March, 3 – 9 pm
- Sun 5 March, 3 – 8 pm
YATCO is proud to be a partner of the Dubai International Boat Show. We are excited to share information about the event with our yachting consumers and professional members worldwide and look forward to continuing the partnership for future shows.
For more information, visit the Dubai International Boat Show event page here.