Visiting the Dubai International Boat Show

Boat enthusiasts around the world are gearing up for the 27th annual Dubai International Boat Show. This event takes place at the Dubai Canal and attracts tens of thousands of visitors each year. This year’s show runs from February 26 to March 2nd. If you’re planning to visit the Dubai Boat Show, here’s everything you need to know to make the most of your visit.

Getting There


Getting to the Dubai International Boat Show


Dubai is quite easy and convenient to travel to. Its international airport located just a twenty-minute drive from the Dubai Canal. Travelers from the United States as most European Union countries do not need special visas to visit Dubai.

The Culture


The culture at the Dubai Boat Show


The United Arab Emirates is a Muslim country but is tolerant of other cultures. It has a large expatriate community. Only restaurants and bars located within hotels and private clubs may serve alcohol.


The UAE’s low crime rate makes it one of the safest places in the world to visit – even for women travelling alone. It is however advisable to take the normal precautions to safeguard yourself and your valuables.Dubai is the most liberal place in the UAE and people here are used to Western dress and ways. However, modest dress is recommended in public places. Beachwear is acceptable at beach clubs and hotel pools. -Dubai International Boat Show


Where to Stay


where to stay for the Dubai International Boat Show


There are many hotel options in Dubai, including select hotel partners with the Dubai International Boat Show. These hotels offer special pricing to attendees. They also provide perks such as limo transfer to and from the show. VIP guests stay at the nearby Rixos Premium Dubai.


The 35 – storey lifestyle hotel welcomes its guests from all around the world to stay at this exotic haven where the pulse of the city can be best felt. Set out closest to the shoreline, Rixos Premium Dubai features a direct access to the beach as well as 9 award-winning dining and nightlife outlets and state of the art conference and banquet venues.


For visitors who want to stay on the coast, the Nikki Beach Resort is another option. It is also endorsed as a VIP hotel for Dubai boat show attendees.


Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai is located on the waterfront of Pearl Jumeira, allowing guests to enjoy the Arabian Gulf’s blue waters and stunning panoramic views from almost every corner of the property. This exclusive enclave is perfectly placed for accessing Dubai’s spectacular shopping malls and tourist attractions.


At the Show


Visiting the Dubai International Boat Show


The Dubai International Boat Show is extensive, covering a wide variety of boating and water activities. Here you’ll find everything from charter information to private submarines. The show will exhibit over 400 vessels from over 40 countries. They will range from catamarans to superyachts to private submarines! There will also be a three-round Dubai Fishing Competition at the Dubai Boat Show.


We at the Dubai International Boat Show are proud to be a part of a transformation that is only beginning. The taste for the marine lifestyle is only growing, and potential buyers are realising that boat ownership is both affordable and accessible. From the most glamourous yachts in the world, to beautiful leisure and fishing vessels, thrilling live stunts, water sports and the latest in diving technology, 2019’s Dubai International Boat Show promises to be the year’s leading lifestyle event – and we can’t wait to get underway. -Trixie LohMirmand, Senior Vice President, Exhibitions and Events Management at Dubai World Trade Centre


So, will you be heading to the Dubai International Boat Show this year? Be sure to use our guide for planning your trip. If you want to learn even more about what to do while visiting for the Dubai boat show, explore 24 Hours in Dubai Part 1. You can also read more about Boat Shows in 2019 You Don’t Want to Miss.

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