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Dubai International Boat Show prepares for celebratory 30th edition

By Anna Ingles   21 February 2024

The Dubai International Boat Show (DIBS) is set to make a splash once again at the Dubai Harbour from February 28 to March 3. Now in its celebratory 30th year, the popular UAE event has blossomed into one of the most prominent yachting mainstays in the Middle East, boasting an exceptional display of marine craftsmanship from leading shipyards, thrilling watersports, nautical-themed art, and a fleet of more than 200 yachts showcased on both land and sea.

Promising to be a spectacular milestone celebration, DIBS returns to the heart of Dubai Harbour —a location steeped in maritime history that has transformed from a humble fishing port to a global maritime nexus.

Well-prepared to host the grandeur of the popular yacht show with its expansive 120,000-square-meter cruise terminal and dual terminals along a 910-meter quay, access and transition around the show is seamless, with visitors able to explore a wide range of motor yachts with ease.

What to expect at the Dubai International Boat Show

Overview of the Dubai International Boat Show, with motor yachts berthed in the foreground

At DIBS, visitors can expect to see over 1,000 brands, featuring 400 new companies, and more than 200 boats of all shapes and sizes from prestigious shipyards such as Sunseeker, Oceanco, Azimut, and Gulf Craft. The event will feature exhibitors from over 55 countries, including newcomers from Finland, Sweden, South Korea, and Austria.

In addition to the magnificent displays, Dubai is scheduled to host several reveals and regional debuts from the likes of Ferretti, Williams Tender, and SF Yachts. 

Creating an enticing all-round experience with a complete yachting package under one roof, visitors to DIBS can enjoy high-octane water sports demonstrations, perfect for inspiring action-packed watersports yacht charters, an art gallery with a marine motif, an exclusive VIP lounge, and exhibitions spotlighting outstanding local businesses.

DIBS and sustainability

Many visitors walking along the docks at the Dubai International Boat Show

Showcasing an ongoing commitment to sustainability, which will be a focal point of the 2024 Dubai International Boat Show, over 100 industry experts will gather to discuss innovation and the future of the yachting industry, with a conference program highlighting global and local sustainability initiatives, including the recent Dubai Reef project.

With an eye on the future and a nod to nautical heritage, DIBS is gearing up to be an event that will both entertain and enlighten marine aficionados and professionals from around the globe.

If you're interested in visiting the 2024 Dubai International Boat Show or would like to combine a visit with an existing Dubai yacht charter, contact your preferred yacht charter broker for more details on availability and yacht rentals.


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