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Top 10 reasons you should be participating at ADIBS 2018, the newest and largest ever gathering of boats and water-sports in Abu Dhabi.


ADIBS is the very first boat show to be organised and hosted by ADNEC in Abu Dhabi
ADIBS has partnered with a long list of Government and Industry Partners & Sponsors all gearing up to make the show a resounding success.
Day 1 of the show is VIP Day, exclusively reserved for VIP’s, High Net Worth Individuals, Exhibitors, Exhibitor Special Guests and international and local media.
ADIBS has finalised an extensive programme of watersports activities, live entertainment and spectacular demonstrations all set to 'wow' our visitors.
ADIBS will be held at the state of the art ADNEC marina with a 6m deep channel enabling yachts of all sizes to be displayed in the 31,000m2 show marina. The marina is served by an exclusive VIP access road and extensive on-site parking.
Abu Dhabi has the highest Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and per capita income.
Exhibitors have the opportunity to conduct sea trials with prospective buyers.
All exhibitors who are part of the inaugural 2018 edition will be lifelong Founding Members of Abu Dhabi International Boat Show and recognised as valued supporters of ADIBS from the show's inception.
ADIBS is going to be a unique marine festival rich with Emirati heritage and culture, celebrating the local traditions of the marine industry in Abu Dhabi.
Promote your company at the latest leisure marine and luxury yachting event in the international boat show calendar to an industry worth over $61bn.

$61 bn
Value of the UAE maritime industry
$1 Trillion
market by 2020
Exhibiting companies
Boats berthed at the Marina
Visitors over 4 days
one of the fastest growing leisure marine markets in the world


  • We are delighted to collaborate with British Marine to host a world-class boat show in Abu Dhabi. The event will be a valuable addition to ADNEC growing portfolio of local and international events. It will also support Abu Dhabi’s leisure marine industry through bringing leading international and local companies under one roof.

    ADNEC Group Chief Executive Officer

  • We are honored to support ADNEC on such a high-profile event as it caters to our client base at EMC as well. EMC will be giving visitors and delegates the chance to explore the new era of intelligent driving in our Mercedes-Benz range.

    Frank Bernthaler
    CEO of ALFAHIM Automotive

  • 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 Shamsi
    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