Water buses ready for Dubai boat show
Dubai, March 9, 2008
Dubai International Boat Show (Dibs) 2008 has adopted an on-water traffic solution for the thousands of visitors expected to attend the show which begins from March 11.
Organiser Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) said it has arranged a large, free parking facility between the show and the area next to the Habtoor Grand Hotel, with free RTA water buses, taxi boats and shuttle buses going to and from the exhibition, running from 1pm-11pm during the five-day event.
The Dubai International Boat Show is open daily from 3pm to 9.30pm and visitors are encouraged to come early and enjoy the relaxing, traffic free journey on water to the show.
“DIBS has worked together with the RTA, Dubai Police and exhibitors to produce an innovative parking solution for the show given the high number of visitors expected. This year water buses, taxi boats, shuttle buses and increased parking, all free of charge, will provide easier, more convenient access to the show,” said Helal Saeed Al Marri, DWTC director general.
The event, which runs till March 15 at the Dubai International Marine Club (DIMC) - Mina Sehyai, will showcase the largest ever display of boats, marine supplies and services in the Middle East, making it one of the top shows in the world.
Dibs will be the platform for exclusive world premier launches from Al Harbe Marine, AS Marine and Gulf Craft, plus regional premiers from leading names including Azimut, Cigarette, Doral, Fairline, Ferretti, Formula, Maxum, and Sunseeker, said Marri.
A total of 800 companies will be participating from 48 countries with 158 luxury power and sailing boats on the water, in addition to the inaugural Dibs Fashion show, bringing together the leading names presenting the latest marine clothing and accessories.-TradeArabia News Service