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Whether you are a yachting enthusiast, a boat owner or simply looking for a family day out in Abu Dhabi, there are a number of reasons to visit the latest industry gathering for luxury yachts, leisure marine and fishing.


The leading names in international yachting will be present at the UAE capital’s largest international boat show, with the latest on water displays and exclusive regional and global 2018 premieres.

View and browse some of the largest and most luxurious yachts in the world.
Featured premieres with launches from the top International and regional yacht manufacturers.
Browse and purchase the latest products and technologies available and currently being supplied to the leisure marine market in the UAE.
An abundance of motorised and non-motorised water sports and water related activities to be experienced for free all within the cost of your entry ticket.
Visit the Sports Fishing Zone for talks, casting demos and the option to buy the latest in modern day fishing equipment.
Afternoon and evening entertainment for the whole family to enjoy.
An opportunity to ‘try before you buy’ with yacht, boat and engine sea trials.
Plenty of fun activities and attractions to keep younger children entertained.
Experience International and local cultural cuisine with a variety of foods options available at the show to suit all tastes.
A number of exciting experiences to be won for those who purchase tickets on the website in advance prior to the show.


  • 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