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Visitors at the Abu Dhabi International Boat Show will have the opportunity to experience a wide variety watersports activities, be wowed by an exciting line up of live demonstrations and evening entertainment and have the chance to win some sensational prizes….

Our Boat Show Partners are here to help make your boating dreams a reality. Bring the family for a full day of education, entertainment and excitement.

Jetpack, Flyboard & Hoverboard Spectacular Demos


As the authorized dealer in Zapata Racing Equipment, Hydro Water Sports will be providing and displaying a range of Flyboards, Jetpacks and Hoverboards and for the first time in the Middle East, the New FLYRIDE hydro device which is simply ‘Flying Jetski’, will be shown for at Abu Dhabi international Boat Show 2018.

There will also be a display of Jet Ski modification parts and safety equipment for hydro sports such as safety skins and water proof communication system helmets from Powerfly Products USA which are perfect for Flyboarders and Jet Ski racers.

 

Hydro water sports will be performing the exclusive Saxaphone & Flyboard show on the last day of the show with Karim El Gendy – professional Flyboard rider & Angelica Duarte – Colombian professional saxophone player.

This is a spectacular not to miss!

 

Daily demonstrations plus show closing performance on Saturday 20th evening.

Jetpack, Flyboard & Hoverboard Spectacular Demos

Wake-Boarding Taster Session


Watercooled UAE is a 5* Watersports provider in the UAE. Watercooled will provide complementary premium watersports experiences to all guests to Abu Dhabi International Boat Show with certified training of powerboating, sailing, windsurfing, wakeboarding & kitesurfing, focusing on delivering a high level of training in a safe and fun environment.

Watercooled will have a premium tow boat available for guests to come down on a pre-bookable basis to ride behind the boat. Tuition and all equipment provided. Maximum of 4 pax for 1 hour session.

(*terms and conditions apply)

Wake-Boarding Taster Session

Sports Fishing Zone


In partnership with Extreme Anglers and the International Game Fish Association, for the fishing enthusiasts and hobbyists, there is a Sports Fishing Zone offering advice and demonstrations, casting competitions and fishing talks from UAE and International field experts. Along with a fishing retail area giving the option to purchase the latest in modern fishing equipment and technologies to improve technique and compliment skill.

Sports Fishing Zone

JET SKI Free Style Demonstrations By Champion Rashed Al Mulla – Team Abu Dhabi

Join us and enjoy the breath-taking Jet Ski freestyle show performed by Champion Rashid al Mulla and be amazed!

JET SKI Free Style Demonstrations By Champion Rashed Al Mulla – Team Abu Dhabi

Sup Boarding Taster Sessions


Watercooled UAE is a 5* Watersports provider in the UAE. Watercooled will provide complementary premium watersports experiences to all guests to Abu Dhabi International Boat Show with certified training of powerboating, sailing, windsurfing, wakeboarding & kitesurfing, focusing on delivering a high level of training in a safe and fun environment.

SUP Yoga / SUP HIITs / SUP Fitness – All these activities will be hosted and run by our qualified fitness instructor from Watercooled’s water based fitness brand Bluegym. For those looking to experience yoga or fitness based classes while standing on a stand up paddleboard and really get the most out of their workout this is a great opportunity. Sup Yoga and SUP Fitness classes are a hugely growing activity all over the world.

Intro to SUP – For those who have never been on a stand up paddleboard one of our instructors will show how to get out on the water and explain a little bit about the equipment, how to carry the board, paddle techniques and how to enjoy one of the fastest growing sports in the world.

(*terms and conditions apply)

Sup Boarding Taster Sessions

Paddle and Peddle


Watercooled UAE is a 5* Watersports provider in the UAE. Watercooled will provide complementary premium watersports experiences to all guests to Abu Dhabi International Boat Show with certified training of powerboating, sailing, windsurfing, wakeboarding & kitesurfing, focusing on delivering a high level of training in a safe and fun environment.

Paddle & Peddle Activities – Guests have the opportunity to test the latest SUP’s and Peddle Kayak’s & Peddle SUP’s on the market within certain times of the afternoon. Watercooled will host mini races, relay races time trials (number dependent).

(*terms and conditions apply)

Paddle and Peddle

Windsurfing Taster Sessions


Watercooled UAE is a 5* Watersports provider in the UAE. Watercooled will provide complementary premium watersports experiences to all guests to Abu Dhabi International Boat Show with certified training of powerboating, sailing, windsurfing, wakeboarding & kitesurfing, focusing on delivering a high level of training in a safe and fun environment.

Windsurf Taster Sessions – This will be a land based introductory session using a land windsurf simulator for those who have never done the sport before. Those who have done a little before have the opportunity to take some windsurf equipment out while supervised by a RYA windsurfing Instructor.

(*terms and conditions apply)

Windsurfing Taster Sessions

Evening Entertainment

 

The full line up of the evening entertainment programme will be announced shortly. Expect to be thrilled!

Evening Entertainment

Volvo Open 60 Sailing Yacht Experience


Pindar Sailing Partners is one of the world’s leading independent sailing teams with some 35 years’ experience in running successful sailing campaigns. From grass roots initiatives and record breaking challenges, to international professional racing at the very pinnacle of the sport, the Team Pindar name has been sailed around the world an incredible seven times on various campaigns.

The Volvo Open 60 is a powerful racing yacht that was designed specifically for the purpose of around the world ocean racing. Most importantly it has that vital ‘wow factor’ that never ceases to impress. The Volvo 60, now an iconic design, was cutting-edge in terms of structural engineering, design and build techniques.

For the opportunity to experience a 1.5 hour sailing trip onboard the famous Volvo Open 60, please register your interest here (*terms and conditions apply)

Volvo Open 60 Sailing Yacht Experience

Seakart Experience


The Seakart experience is a unique hybrid combining the speed and excitement of a jet ski with the safety and comfort of an inflatable boat. The Seakart is a cross between an entertaining watercraft and a tender. The Seakart trials will run from 6-11 pm during show days with up to 25 Sea trials of 10 minutes each per day for 2 passengers per trial alongside a qualified Seakart instructor.

 

To book your Seakart Time Trial experience at the show, please contact Sarah Chardonnens on:
 
+971 43663111
sarah.c@seakart.com
(Advance booking is required, limited slots available)

Seakart Experience

Traditional Abra Experience

Abu Dhabi Marine Tours are delighted to offer daily sea trips on board their Traditional Wooden Abra and view the exhibition from a different angle.

Traditional Abra Experience

Food Trucks & Cultural Dining

Enjoy our trendy food trucks or taste the very best of the UAE’s national cuisine, all amidst the backdrop of a stunning Abu Dhabi skyline, the backdrop of some of the most luxurious yachts in the world whilst enjoying the daily entertainment programme.

Food Trucks & Cultural Dining

Emirates Autism Chamber Orchestra


Join us an experience the magical sounds of Emirates Autism Chamber Orchestra who will perform daily, located in the main attractions and entertainment zone.

Emirates Autism Chamber Orchestra

“Introduction to Boating” Sea Trials


We invite marine and boating enthusiasts to get some basic experience in boat handling under the supervision of our experienced instructors brought to you from our Partners at Marine Concept. The training will be conducted on our Silvercraft 38 “GAVIOTA” equipped with two outboard engines.

The content of the taster session will include performing the alongside maneuver, undocking and turning around in a confined area.

Participants will get hands on experience of operating such kind of boat and how to use the engines for successful maneuvers.

Furthermore, the participants will get the impression that boating is fun, but also how to be safe at sea.

Each session can include up to 6 persons. The duration of each taster session will be around 25 to 30 minutes.

(*terms and conditions apply)

“Introduction to Boating” Sea Trials

Eco Donut Boating


Watercooled UAE is a 5* Watersports provider in the UAE. Watercooled will provide complementary premium watersports experiences to all guests to Abu Dhabi International Boat Show with certified training of powerboating, sailing, windsurfing, wakeboarding & kitesurfing, focusing on delivering a high level of training in a safe and fun environment.

Your chance to drive our own electric solar powered donut boat, with a maximum of 5kph this is a tranquil but fun experience.

(*terms and conditions apply)

Eco Donut Boating

Sailing Taster Sessions


ADSA was set up by a former professional sailor with more than 4 decades of sailing experience and 10 year in the UAE.

The core of ADSA is teaching how to sail, but we do also provide Team Building and Corporate Events, Regattas, Fun Cruising for family and friends, High School Program and many other activities.

With a group of highly professional and experienced instructors, ADSA are certified by the Portuguese Sailing Federation. Trial a Beneteau First Class 7.5 racing boats at the show (*terms and conditions apply).

Sailing Taster Sessions

Water Ski Taster Sessions


Watercooled UAE is a 5* Watersports provider in the UAE. Watercooled will provide complementary premium watersports experiences to all guests to Abu Dhabi International Boat Show with certified training of powerboating, sailing, windsurfing, wakeboarding & kitesurfing, focusing on delivering a high level of training in a safe and fun environment.

Watercooled will have a premium tow boat available for guests to come down on a pre-bookable basis to ride behind the boat. Tuition and all equipment provided. Maximum of 4 pax for 1 hour session.

(*terms and conditions apply)

Water Ski Taster Sessions

Dingy Catamaran Joyrides


Watercooled UAE is a 5* Watersports provider in the UAE. Watercooled will provide complementary premium watersports experiences to all guests to Abu Dhabi International Boat Show with certified training of powerboating, sailing, windsurfing, wakeboarding & kitesurfing, focusing on delivering a high level of training in a safe and fun environment.

Dinghy Sailing Joyrides – Operated on a first come first serve basis this allows guests to be taken out on the water with one of RYA instructors to get a feel of dinghy sailing first hand. (This is both Dinghy and Catamaran boats)

(*terms and conditions apply)

Dingy Catamaran Joyrides

Formula 1 Powerboat Passenger Ride & Champion Meet & Greet


Formula 1 Powerboat racing is arguably the most spectacular watersports in the world. F1 powerboats can go from standstill to 160 km/hr in just four seconds with a top speed nearer 250 km/hr,

and they compete at those speeds without the use of brakes or gears.

 

Buy your tickets online for the opportunity to win 1 of 14 exclusive F1 Powerboat and meet & greet experiences during the show.

Formula 1 Powerboat Experience with Champion Thani Al Qemzi – Team Abu Dhabi


Testimonials

  • 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.

    HUMAID MATAR AL DHAHERI
    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

  • "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
    Co-Founder

  • "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."

    Elboat

  • "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