Abu Dhabi Boat Show

Why Participate in Abu Dhabi International Boat Show?

The start of the boat show season is here, and there is one show in particular that you should not miss – the Abu Dhabi International Boat Show (ADIBS). It will not only showcase the latest from the boating industry but moves Abu Dhabi further into the spotlight as a great yachting destination!

Here’s what you can look forward to:

A fresh format

ADIBS is held in Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre’s (ADNEC) marina and at the waterfront Marina Hall. With the ability to host indoor, outdoor and marine events simultaneously, the state-of-the-art venue is one of the few in the world. With 40% more boats in attendance compared to last year the show will occupy the majority of the marina.

For boat lovers and their families, it’s a great day out, and for marine enthusiasts, it is an educational and approachable atmosphere to see and learn about the latest releases in the fishing, boating, and water sports arena across an area of over 40,000 square metres in size.

The show saw more than 8,000 visitors last year with exhibitors that represented over 350 brands, across an array of categories. With the passing of each year the event is getting bigger and better.

Interactive experiences

Apart from new launches, show attendees will have the opportunity to take part in a range of activities, which includes the #NaviagationHub. This area is dedicated to a range of marine activities. A separate section is dedicated to the younger visitors who can fish and learn from experience anglers. Celebrity chefs will dole out delicacies for the foodies in attendance, and even share tips on topics such as what to make from algae and how to make the best sushi!

Here is an unmissable global opportunity for learning about the latest innovations in fishing, boating, and water sports. The Abu Dhabi International Boat Show (ADIBS) is the ideal show for leisure marine companies to exhibit, network and find partnerships to help boost the growth of this sector.

Why Exhibit?

Want to showcase your latest products and services, meet new and existing customers face-to-face, grow your brand, and drive sales in a dynamic, and exciting environment? Exhibit at the Abu Dhabi International Boat Show.

It provides many flexible participation options like:

  • Corporate decks on the marina
  • Marina demonstration berth
  • Dedicated area for fishing zone
  • UAE boat manufacturers pavilion
  • Indoor and outdoor space



To host a boat show ADNEC Marina offers the perfect location. The marina can accommodate all sizes of yachts and boats.


Engage with an audience made up of high net-worth consumers, VIPs, boating fans and industry enthusiasts. The visitors at the show are mostly UAE and GCC residents with one of the highest GDP per capita incomes in the world! This is your opportunity to showcase your products and services before an elite audience.


The ADNEC marina location where ADIBS takes place has a channel with 6 metre depth, which allows for a smooth display of yachts and boats of all sizes.


All marina berths are designed in such a way that it allows exhibitors to take their boats out on demonstrations with prospective owners.


The best opportunity to position your brand before a unique audience of government buyers and officials as well as a large number of hobbyists and leisure marine enthusiast.


ADIBS with strategic support from key government entities and partners is organised by Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Company.

Whether you are a boat owner, yachting enthusiast, or simply looking for a family outing in the picturesque Abu Dhabi, there are a number of reasons to visit this event for luxury yachts, leisure marine and fishing.

To enjoy all aspects of marine leisure and watersports discover the latest, accessible, affordable and flexible ways with a whole range of opportunities to get out on the water at the show. Whilst enjoying the entertainment and attractions at this award-winning venue you can also learn about the latest technology.

Top reasons why you should not miss this unique boat show connecting marine industry in the Middle East.

  1. Featured premieres with launches from the top regional and international yacht manufacturers.
  2. Browse and purchase the latest technologies and products available and currently being supplied to the leisure marine market in the UAE.
  3. Experience for free all within the cost of your entry ticket an abundance of motorised and non-motorised water sports and water related activities.
  4. Visit the Sports Fishing Zone and even buy the latest in modern day fishing equipment.
  5. Entertainment for the whole family to enjoy afternoon and evening.
  6. An opportunity to ‘try before you buy’ boat, yacht, and engine sea trials.
  7. To keep younger children entertained there are plenty of fun activities and attractions.

Abu Dhabi: The Centre for Marine Leisure

In advancing Abu Dhabi’s tourism growth marine leisure is expected to play an increasingly key role in the coming days. Abu Dhabi is blessed with over 200 islands, over 400 km of coastline, and a rich marine life. No wonder it has become the prominent yachting destination in the region.

For all major yachting events and regattas Abu Dhabi is the venue of choice. Abu Dhabi over the years has played host and supporting partner to major events including the Red Bull Air Race, the Volvo Ocean Race, Dubai Offshore Sailing Club fleet regattas, Abu Dhabi Sailing Regatta, Emirates Palace Invitational Match Race Competition, the Abu Dhabi Cruising Association Commodore’s Cup and Corporate Sailing Cup.


Apart from enjoying the stunning beachfront, island, desert and city destinations Abu Dhabi visitors can connect with a sailing legacy that stretches back centuries.

For generations, Abu Dhabi has been at one with the sea with ports throughout the emirate, which is home to fishing and pearling fleets and active boat yards.

The show attracts marine enthusiasts as well as families to come together and enjoy engaging attractions, and live performances. ADIBS brings together some of the world’s best brands and industry specialists.

What are you waiting for? Be a part of the Abu Dhabi International Boat Show.

Strokes Exhibits Can Design a Showstopper Stand for Your Participation at the Abu Dhabi International Boat Show

Planning to showcase your brand, product or services at the Abu Dhabi International Boat Show? Strokes Exhibits can help you put up an impressive stand. We have mastered the art of stand-making through our elegant design-making process. We have a team of designers who can design and build an elegant stand design following the show guidelines. We as a team can not only create a stand design but also make your business merge with the design. It is our ulterior primary purpose to speak the message through the stand itself.

Drop us an email with the stand dimensions so we can create a stunning stand design for you here in the UAE for the grand Abu Dhabi International Boat Show.