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Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company Generates World Wide Momentum for Abu Dhabi International Boat Show 2019

 Abu Dhabi-UAE: 21 April, 2019

To serve further international participation for the upcoming edition of the Abu Dhabi International Boat Show (ADIBS 2019) that is set to run at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre from 16 to 19 October 2019, the team completed two key events in the international boat and fishing show calendar in Japan and the United States.

Through its participation in high-caliber international events, ADNEC also aims to enhance partnerships between industry professionals from the UAE and countries across the world, while welcoming new businesses and exhibitors to the UAE.

In February 2019, ADNEC representatives attended the Fishing Show Osaka 2019 organised by Osaka Fishing Tackle Cooperative Association. The three-day event gave the representatives a unique opportunity to raise awareness about ADIBS and build relationships with industry professionals. Drawing the participation of a total of 156 exhibitors and a whopping 59,636 visitors, the Fishing Show Osaka 2019 promoted information-sharing among traders and users who exhibited a wide range of products and services relevant to the fishing industry. The show also aimed to improve fishing methods and techniques, while promoting the importance of environment preservation and educating visitors about the culture of fishing.

In addition, ADNEC delegates attended the highly-acclaimed Miami Boat Show (MBS) and the Miami Yacht Show (MYS), which took place simultaneously in different locations from 14 to 18 February 2019. Jointly organised by Informa Exhibitions and National Marine Manufacturers Association, the largest marine event in the world showcased more than 2,000 sail boats and motor yachts, and witnessed the participation of several European, American and Asian shipyards.

Saeed Al Mansoori, Executive Director, IDEX LLC at ADNEC, pointed out that participating in international shows with industry professionals is a crucial component in delivering another successful and impressive edition of ADIBS in the UAE capital this year.

“This approach supports the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030, which seek to develop non-oil sectors, such as the leisure marine industry. Making contributions to this mandate is a key priority for us at ADNEC,” added Al Mansoori.

Organised by ADNEC, ADIBS 2018 saw regional and international visitors, as well as leisure marine industry professionals, stakeholders and families coming together to view state-of-the-art luxury yachts, fishing boats and marine accessories. The four-day show, which was inaugurated by His Highness Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Sports Council, witnessed the 31,000-square metre ADNEC marina come to life and welcomed more than 270 exhibitors from 25 countries from across the Region, Europe and America.

The 2019 edition of the much-anticipated boat show will provide a unique platform for local and international exhibitors to showcase their latest range of products and services to a discerning audience, as well as high net-worth individuals, while displaying breath-taking luxury yachts, leisure marine equipment, traditional fishing boats, dhows and abras, amongst other attractions.

ADIBS 2019 will also host a number of on-water activities for attendees to participate in, along with training and preparatory sessions on various aspects related to water activities, including sailing and fishing.

ADIBS, which underscores Abu Dhabi’s growing marine tourism potential, provides an exclusive and golden opportunity for industry professionals, while promoting the UAE capital as a global hub for the leisure marine industry.


  • Abu Dhabi has been witnessing a growing number of passengers at its cruise terminal area over the last few years. The pioneering edition of the Abu International Boat Show, which is set to attract exhibitors and visitors from around the world, will contribute in the ongoing efforts to introduce the unique features offered by Abu Dhabi and the UAE’s marine tourism sector.

    Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi
    CEO of Abu Dhabi Ports Company

  • We are very pleased to be supporting ADIBS as the Official Healthcare Provider, we place great focus on best health care practices and quality services. Our partnership with ADNEC aims to endure the safety of all visitors and participants at the boat show through providing the required medical services on site or transfer cases that require further attention to one of our facilities in the city by well-equipped and staffed ambulances.

    Dr. Marwan Al Kaabi
    Group Readiness and Business Continuity Director of SEHA

  • We are proud to join hands with ADNEC for the first edition of the Abu Dhabi International Boat Show. The show is providing us with a valuable platform to share our tailored solutions and industry expertise with marine industry professionals and luxury yacht owners in Abu Dhabi. Our global market reach and specialist insurance expertise enables us to provide competitively-priced, customised programs to those with insurance requirements in the UAE.

    Carol Roberts
    Super Yacht Practice Leader at Integro

  • “As an award-winning Emirates-based shipyard, Gulf Craft is delighted to support the initiative of the Abu Dhabi government by exhibiting at the Abu Dhabi International Boat Show (ADIBS). Gulf Craft is excited to showcase a selection of yachts and boats from its world acclaimed brands Majesty Yachts, Nomad Yachts, Oryx and Silvercraft. Abu Dhabi is home to some of the largest superyacht owners in the world and is also a destination for all boaters in the region.”

    An Official Spokesperson
    from Gulf Craft

  • "We are really looking forward to the first ever ADIBS 2018 and believe it will be a real showcase event to exhibit the latest technology to the Middle East market.  We are proud to be part of this new venture right at the very start and look forward to creating new relationships through our cutting edge technology."

    James Tupper
    BGB spokesperson

  • "Bush & Noble Yacht Brokerage are very excited to participate in this highly anticipated show. I believe this event will provide the ideal platform for the entire marine industry and yachting enthusiasts to connect and discover everything this flourishing region has to offer. This year, Bush & Noble has been appointed as the official dealer for Gulf Crafts pre-owned yachts and boats, the leading luxury yacht and leisure boat builder in the Middle East. The ADIBS will offer an invaluable opportunity for yachting enthusiasts to view and experience the unique quality and luxury that Gulf Graft offers."

    John Bush

  • "Elboat is very excited and proud to be taking part in the very first Abu Dhabi Boat show. Elboat will be show casing two new boat designs to Abu Dhabi; the Elboat 29 and Elboat Skiff."


  • "Elcome International is very pleased to participate in the first Abu Dhabi International Boat Show. Abu Dhabi is an important emerging centre of boating activity, with a growing number of dealers, marinas and boat owners. The Abu Dhabi International Boat Show will provide an opportunity to form closer relationships with the growing number of boat owners in the UAE and to showcase Elcome’s range of products and services. The first edition of the Abu Dhabi International Boat Show, held in the capital of the United Arab Emirates, is an important event, marking the ‘coming of age’ of the region’s boating industry."

    Jimmy Grewal
    Executive Director of Elcome International

  • "The Abu Dhabi international boat show opens doors to a new world of yachting within the UAE. We already have a steady stream of yachts and loyal clientele in Abu Dhabi, and being a part of the show would assist in furthering the hallmark features of our brand and its products. the last couple of years has seen a large number of product launches at Sunseeker and as we bring in a new range of more beautiful designs, beamier and spacious hulls with latest features including beach clubs on most of our yachts, our presence at the show is bound to be a busy one. We wish the Abu Dhabi international Boat Show team best of success in this new chapter in Middle East yachting."

    Mohammed Al Jasmi
    General Manager

  • "Lumishore is delighted to attend and support the 1st Abu Dhabi International Boat Show. The UAE is critically important to the global Boating Industry and we all hope that this show is a great success for the boating public and Abu Dhabi. Lumishore has not exhibited at a UAE show with its own exhibition stand for many years and we are sure that the boating world will be excited by our latest innovative World-leading lighting products."

    Eifrion Evans
    CEO, Lumishore