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Dubai International Boat Show 2023

Dubai Harbour

1 - 5 Mar 2023

By Steve Mandaluff

Following a successful return in 2022 after a two-year absence, the most prestigious yacht show in the UAE will be back in 2023 with another stunning array of yachts and luxury lifestyle products.

Spread across five days in March, the Dubai International Boat Show (DIBS) is now an established fixture on the yachting calendar bringing together a range of premium attractions, nautical based and otherwise, for the 25,000+ visitors who pass through the doors each year.

In 2022 the event was held for the first time in the newly redeveloped Dubai Harbour, with the remarkable venue with 1,100 berths and the ability to host superyachts up to 160m (525ft) in length, providing an apt location for such a star-studded show.

Stunning superyachts

Superyacht with skyscraper cityscape in the background

DIBS attracts many of the world’s leading yacht builders, with the yachts on display covering all shapes, styles and genres, but undoubtedly the main attraction is the ‘Superyacht Avenue’. This exclusive area brings together the biggest yachts at the show and is always a hive of activity, and a great chance to see the latest developments in the superyacht world.

Water-based activities galore

The show really is a water lover's paradise. It hosts the Dive MENA Expo each year with a series of talks and demonstrations for scuba lovers, and the watersports arena is the perfect place to try out activities like kayaking and paddleboarding. Budding fishermen can even take part in the Dubai Fishing Championships at the event.

Everything else

Arab men looking at supercar

DIBS is a byword for luxury, with everything from sea-inspired art to luxury watches being showcased by the numerous premium retail outlets. For anyone who loves cars as much as they love yachts, the show will have a prestige parade of beautiful supercars.

If you need to take a break from the excitement of the show, there are numerous social activities to enjoy, with DJ sets, cocktail soirees and relaxed pop-up events all on offer.

To discover more about any of the charter yachts at the show, please speak to your yacht charter broker.

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