dubai boat show elite living africaThe Dubai International Boat Show will welcome the world’s leading manufacturers and distributors of boats, yachts and marine equipment. (Photo: Dubai International Boat Show)The Dubai International Boat Show is making a return for the 27th year – taking place at the Dubai Canal, from 26th February to 2nd March

Held under the tagline “Let’s all live a little”, the hugely popular event will be all-encompassing, catering to every sea-based hobby, interest or profession imaginable. That includes an enhanced dive offering through the show’s 13th annual Dive MENA Expo (formerly DMEX), plus a thrilling new ‘Rad Zone’ packed with the world’s most extravagant sea toys.

Riju George, Dubai International Boat Show director, said: “It’s time we all live a little – and where better to commit to that in early 2019 than at the Dubai International Boat Show!

“The last decade has seen huge changes to recreational boating. What was once considered a hobby of only the wealthy is now a lifestyle that modern working families are embracing. Yacht buying and chartering is now easier than ever, with small to midsized boats meaning there is such a wide scope, whatever the budget.

“But aside from the vessels themselves, the growth in watersports and exploratory sea equipment has more and more people taking to the water.  Our 2019 show will illustrate how much joy and wonder can come from embracing this life by the sea, and we can’t wait to welcome those families keen to discover the yachting, sailing, fishing and all other sea-sport and hobby options that will bring that pleasure to their lives.”

The Dubai International Boat show annually attracts more than 400 exhibitors and over 800 brands and companies from 60+ countries. Of the thousands of visitors to the event last year, nearly half visited with the intention of seeing new vessels, while almost a third came to the most of the event’s vast entertainment offering for a fun day out with the family.