Attractions - Abu Dhabi International Boat Show


Whether you are a boating enthusiast, a boat owner or simply looking for a family day out in Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi International Boat Show truly has something for everyone.

Discover the latest accessible and affordable ways to get into boating, watersports and fishing whilst enjoying the entertainment and attractions at this outdoor event.



Budding gourmets and home chefs will love the Fishmarket live cookery demonstration, with the award-winning Chef Manish Law, named one of the Middle East’s top 50 Chefs by Hotelier Middle East magazine. Executive Chef at the Fishmarket at Intercontinental Abu Dhabi, Chef Manish will be demonstrating some of his signature dishes and sharing his tips and tricks on perfection in the kitchen. He will also be sharing some of his recipes for you to try at home as well as some prizes for the crowd, who knows – you could be one of the lucky winners!


UAE Flyboarding Championship will take place on Friday 15th October, at 4.30pm. Organised by Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club, the Championship will see UAE competitors contending in the novice and expert categories, showing off their skills and tricks on the water. Don’t miss the excitement of the professional flyboarders pushing themselves to their limits on the water, diving like dolphins and soaring like eagles, up to 15m in the air!


Are you a fitness enthusiast looking to push yourself to new limits? Then try out the ‘Desert Shield Arena’ challenge. Desert Shield Fitness is the first Obstacle Course Racing gym in Abu Dhabi & UAE, an experiential activation that encourages kids and adults to try and push themselves and conquer our obstacles in healthy and fun way. There will be a number of hands-on OCR challenges and competitions, such as a 30-second tyre flip sprint contest – winners will be announced after the show.


Practice your golf swing while feeding the fish! Saadiyat Beach Golf Club will be on-hand to coach and develop your golf skills as you drive a golf ball made from fish food as far you can into the water – prizes will be awarded for skill and style.

Passport to Fishing

The Passports to Fishing program is for anyone to learn about the basics of recreational fishing, game fish conservation, and how to be an ethical angler. All participants will receive a passport to visit different educational stations and learn new skills at each station such as how to tie a proper fishing knot. In the end, each angler will receive a Certificate of Recognition from the International Game Fish Association.



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