Dubai boat show set to open tomorrow
Dubai, February 28, 2011
The Middle East's largest collection of superyachts and recreational boats is set to be showcased at tomorrow’s (March 1) opening of the 19th edition of the Dubai International Boat Show (DIBS).
DIBS will run up to March 5 the Dubai International Marine Club – Mina Seyahi and is expecting over 25,000 boating enthusiasts from all over the Middle East.
More than 750 exhibiting companies and brands from 42 countries will be participating in the five-day exhibition, acclaimed as the Middle East's leading destination for leisure marine trade and enthusiasts.
The show, which is open to the general public, will feature the most expensive yachts ever built in the world alongside the new SuperCar Promenade, which will parade the most celebrated names in luxury motoring, a statement said.
The event will also host the fifth Dive Middle East Exhibition (DMEX), the only dedicated diving exhibition in the region, offering live demos and trial dives for visitors.
Top-billed by a record-breaking 41 premieres – 11 world launches and 30 regional debuts – the Dubai International Boat Show, highlighting a 20 per cent increase this year, will be home to over 425 boats and yachts.
It will also feature an extensive selection of thousands of leisure marine products, accessories and value-added services.
"Everything is set for the Middle East's most influential and celebrated boat show" said Trixee Loh, senior vice president, Dubai World Trade Centre, organiser of the event.
"In addition to being the catalyst that brings the entire regional marine industry together, the Dubai Boat Show is the ‘must-attend’ event on the UAE’s social calendar, and offers five spectacular days of entertainment along with educational opportunities and special deals on boats and the full range of marine offerings,” Loh added. – TradeArabia News Service