Dubai’s International Superyacht Show Is Back This March

The Dubai Harbour is crowded with sailing enthusiasts, industry specialists, and boating operators as Dubai International Boat Show has announced its comeback on Wednesday, welcoming 800 participants showcasing some of the world’s most luxurious yacht brands and debuting their new vessels.

Built to enjoy life out at sea while satiating the urge to chart unknown territories, at least 50 global and regional launches are expected to take place over the five-day event that runs from March 1 to 5.

Abdulla Binhabtoor, chief portfolio management officer, Shamal Holding, the owner and curator of Dubai Harbour, said, “We believe in providing a world-class infrastructure and service to the industry. We are proud to say that here we sit in 700 berth marinas, the largest in the region. We have the only dedicated superyacht marina in Dubai. It prides itself today with ample luxurious lifestyle options. We have seen growth since last year.

“In the marina, we have 80 people working here, serving on the boats. We are witnessing a close to 80 per cent occupancy. This percentage was much lower last year. So, this really signals the growth of the industry which we couldn’t have achieved without industry collaboration.”

Trixie LohMirmand, Executive Vice-President, Dubai World Trade Centre explains that the events that are being organised in Dubai over the last few months reinforces the city’s position as a leading destination worldwide. She says, “We welcomed over 100,000 visitors to Gitex 2023. Gulfood hosted 170,000 people from over 190 countries. Now we have the Dubai International Boat Show hosting 30,000 people from 55 countries. Certainly, these events are bringing investments into Dubai and the UAE. There is also great accessibility that is being offered to the population here by the standards we endorse. DBS positions itself as one of the most significant events outside of Europe. The epicentre of economic activity is shifting, and this is the new world. We know this by judging the economic activities, the infrastructure projects, the flow of inward tourism and investments coming into the region.”

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