Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed visited the new venue for the five-day event in the Port of Dubai accompanied by Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Sports Council, and Sheikh Saeed bin Ahmed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum , Executive Director of Dubai Maritime City. Authority.
With more than 800 brands, the 28th edition of the Middle East Boat Show, which brings the industry together after a long period of separation, is expected to have a positive impact on growth and investment in the global maritime sector. It also promises to demonstrate the capabilities of the Port of Dubai as a dedicated superyacht marina and enhance the emirate’s reputation as a world-class maritime destination.
Sheikh Hamdan was also accompanied by Helal Saeed Al Marri, Director General of Dubai Department of Economy and Tourism and Dubai World Trade Center Authority, Saeed Mohammed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council, and a number of senior officials.
The Crown Prince and his entourage visited several local boat builders, including Gulf Craft, which marked the opening day of the event by launching two new yachts, and various global heavyweights, including Ferretti and Sanlorenzo. Sheikh Hamdan also stopped by the Dubai Maritime City Authority stand, where he learned about the company’s services and initiatives.
The Crown Prince also explored the extensive diving area of the annual show. This year’s area features a demonstration diving pool, an engaging program of diving lectures – including sessions on underwater cinematography and wreck finds – and the DIVE MENA exhibition, where visitors can purchase some of the most innovative products on the market.
From March 9 to 13, the Dubai International Boat Show will welcome exhibitors from over 54 countries, with all attendees required to register online in advance. Boat owners, captains, divers and professional visitors enjoy free entry upon registration, while individual and family tickets start from AED 35. Registration must be done through www.boatshowdubai.com; on-site registration is not available.