Dubai International Boat Show Back in Style

Kicking off the international maritime exhibition season, The Dubai International Boat Show returns from February 28th-March 3rd with a classic showcase of luxury yachts, supercars, and accessories from a selection of both local and international companies, along with the most up-to-date innovations in the marine industry.

It is the largest and most established event of its kind in the Middle East and is one of the fastest-growing leisure marine industry exhibitions in the world.

Each year this multi-award winning event attracts royal dignitaries and high-net-worth individuals along with a multitude of trade professionals and members of the general public, who all come to Dubai see the world-leading exhibitor lineup.

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Each year in excess of 25,000 visitors travel to Dubai to see its range of attractions, and its most prominent is Superyacht Avenue, home to the biggest yachts at the show. The event attracts a huge range of yachts, of all shapes and sizes, and from some of the world’s leading builders.

In 2018, the show moved from the Dubai International Marine Club in Mina Seyahi to the new location of the Dubai Canal, Jumeirah. In 2019, the show continued to move once again to the brand-new Dubai Harbour.


Delayed due to ongoing concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, the Dubai International Boat Show made a triumphant return to the yachting scene in 2022 at the stunning new Dubai Harbour boasting 1,100 berths for superyachts up to 160m (524.9ft).

As the show evolves, there is also an ever-increasing focus on providing a mix of family entertainment and live events to complete the visitor experience. Guests attending can expect to be thoroughly entertained by the variety of onsite activities, which in recent years have included family watersport experiences, diving expos, a luxury retail village, and industry conferences.

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The Marina Display at the Dubai International Boat Show epitomises the apex of boat exhibitions and maritime excellence. Visitors can witness a stunning array of state-of-the-art yachts, each showcasing the latest in nautical design and technology. This exhibit is a testament to the industry’s innovation and craftsmanship. Beyond the marina, DIBS offers a variety of nautical experiences like the Dive MENA Expo and dive pool, highlighting diving experiences and underwater technology, as well as an extensive watersports showcase and the essential ESS (Equipment, Supplies, and Services). The grandeur of Superyacht Avenue promises to be a major highlight as well.

The 2023 Boat Show showcased a diverse array of more than 200 boats both on land and in the water. Among these, there were 8 global launches and 36 regional launches. The crème-de-la-crème of the world’s elite superyacht builders will display some of their latest projects and exquisite superyacht models at the Dubai Boat Show – to put things into perspective, these elite brands account for 68% of the total gross tonnage of newly built superyachts above 40 metres!

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With a number of social activities, numerous premium retail outlets, wall-to-wall entertainment and gourmet food and drink there really is something for everyone at the show. To top it off the event takes place at Dubai Harbour, completely renovated and reopened in 2020 and a spectacle in its own right.

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