Abu Dhabi Boat Show: a successful debut

Abu Dhabi Boat Show: a successful debut

270 firms take part in Abu Dhabi boat show

01 November 2018

As many as 270 exhibiting companies from 25 countries participated in the inaugural edition of Abu Dhabi International Boat Show (Adibs), which ended October 20 at Adnec Marina in the UAE capital.

Hosted and organised by Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (Adnec), the show registered an impressive visitor turnout and significant participation and visits from dignitaries, Government Officials and industry special guests as well as local and international media.

The final day of this event saw a host of scheduled events and interactive sessions for attendees, along with training and preparatory session on various aspects of water related activities and hobbies such as, sailing and fishing.

Adibs provides an ideal platform for local and international exhibitors to showcase their latest range of products and services to a discerning audience. Luxury yachts and other leisure marine equipment were displayed side-by side with traditional fishing boats, dhows and abras, providing visitors a Uniquely Abu Dhabi experience.

Major international firms and brands had the golden opportunity to explore the potential of the leisure marine market in Abu Dhabi and attract high net-worth individuals. The boat show is a significant addition to Adnec’s diverse, growing portfolio of events, and a unique opportunity to promote the UAE capital as a global hub for the leisure marine industry.”

The inaugural edition of Adibs has been a great success and underscores Abu Dhabi’s growing marine tourism potential. It reinforces Adnec’s preparedness to host and organise events of this magnitude, with its advanced facilities and state-of-the-art infrastructure that exceeds the expectations of visitors and event organisers. Adibs will help to bolster Abu Dhabi’s leisure marine sector and attract significant global attention to its potential.

The final day of the show brought several exciting activities for visitors, with a wide range of motorized and non-motorized events to keep them entertained. Some of these events included the ‘Open 60’ yacht sailing experience with Pindar, a Keel Boats sailing experience with Abu Dhabi Sailing Academy; the Mako slingshot experience, and a carbon fibre-powered and motorized water skateboard experience.

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