The Abu Dhabi International Boat Show to set sail this weekend

One of the most exclusive marine shows in the regions returns with a fleet of luxury yachts on show…

Nov 24, 2022 | By

The Abu Dhabi International Boat Show (ADIBS), the UAE capital’s prestige boating, leisure marine and fishing show, opens today for a weekend-long festival.

The fourth edition of ADIBS takes place at ADNEC’s brand new Marina Hall and on the water at ADNEC’s marina space from November 24 to 27, 2022.

A total of 78 exhibitors – 42 new and 36 returning – are set to attend with a total of 446 brands in total presenting 20 countries internationally. Brands include Sunreef Catamarans from Poland, Mayla Yachts and SAY Yachts from Germany, Evo Yachts from Italy, Axopar from Finland, Merry Fisher from France and Sea Ray from the USA. From the UAE specifically, there’s Gulf Craft and Riviera Boats flying the flag.

What’s happening at ADIBS this year?

Aside from a plethora of luxury yachts, catamarans and other exciting watercrafts on display, there’ll be many attractions and features for all to enjoy at the event and at the Navigation Hub. These include the Flyboard Championship taking place on Saturday with World Champion Rashed AlMulla demonstrating his impressive stunts. Plus, there are complimentary boat trips for all visitors and other watersports to get involved in.

On the Marina, attractions include The Art of the Sea, an area where visitors will be able to see The Underwater Experience live painting in action. There are also a series of marine talks, where visitors can learn latest news and interesting facts about sustainable ocean life.

Saeed Al Mansoori, CEO of Capital Events, a subsidiary of ADNEC Group said: “ADIBS has positioned itself as an attractive destination for companies from all over the world to conduct business and to display the best that their brands have to offer. It provides the ideal platform for exhibitors to present their products and to network with other industry professionals. Visitors will get the unique opportunity to interact with  some of the world’s best brands at the Show.

The Show is the perfect place for visitors to explore the latest innovations in the boating, fishing, water sports and leisure industries,”  he further commented.

ADIBS takes place at ADNEC Marina from November 24 to 27. For more info, visit

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