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Taking place between 19 - 23 February 2025, the Dubai International Boat Show is recognised as the largest boat show in the UAE, GCC and Middle East, showcasing 150+ yachts.

Dubai International Boat Show 2025: Key Facts

Opening Hours:

  • Wednesday 19 February - 15:00 - 20:00
  • Thursday 20 February - 15:00 - 20:00
  • Friday 21 March - 15:00 - 21:00
  • Saturday 22 March - 15:00 - 21:00
  • Sunday 23 March - 15:00 - 20:00

Location: Dubai Harbour

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Why visit the Dubai International Boat Show?

The Dubai International Boat Show (DIBS) is a premier event for yacht enthusiasts and industry professionals alike. Held annually at the Dubai International Marine Club, the show boasts an impressive line-up of luxury yachts available to view over five days.

Attendees can expect to see the latest in yacht design, technology, and luxury amenities, as well as a wide range of the latest cutting-edge watertoys, tenders, and even supercars. Whether you’re looking to buy, sell, or simply admire the world’s finest yachts, the Dubai International Boat Show is an absolute must-attend event.

Dubai Harbour

Event Highlights

Experience the best the yachting industry has to offer at the Dubai Boat Show. Over 800 brands will be showcasing, and the show will host 30+ global and regional launches. A platform for networking and socialising with like-minded individuals; whether you’re looking to sell your yacht or purchase a new one, the Dubai Boat Show is the perfect place to make it happen.

With the total value of yachts attending the show amounting to over $400 million, take the opportunity to view the latest in marine technology and design.

1 Superyacht Avenue

Get a glimpse into the extravagant life on board a luxury yacht at Superyacht Avenue. Browse an exquisite collection of the world’s finest yachts from renowned shipyards Feadship, Princess, Gulf Craft, Cranchi, and Sanlorenzo, to name just a few. Talk to industry experts and see the latest technological advances in yacht design.

Superyacht birds eye

2 Dive Mena

The ultimate destination for dive schools, dive masters, and enthusiasts alike visit Dive Mena at the Dubai Boat Show. Plunge yourself in the mesmerising underwater world with the Emirates Diving Association, showcasing the latest in diving equipment, technology, and electronics. Discover the latest gear and gadgets and gain valuable insights from experts in the field.

Dive Mena

3 VIP Lounge

Unwind and escape the Arabian heat at the VIP Lounge of the Dubai Boat Show. Where the elite of the marine industry gather to mingle and network, enjoy a luxurious lounge environment. The VIP Lounge offers premium amenities and the ideal spot to relax and take in the stunning views of the marine exhibit in between browsing. Don’t miss out on this exclusive opportunity to network with the best in the business.

VIP Lounge Dubai Boat Show

4 Supercar Promenade

Between browsing all things yachting, why not stop off at the Supercar Promenade? Dubai is home to some of the world’s most impressive private car collections, and some of the rarest supercars will be exclusively showcased at the Dubai International Boat Show. A must for the Formula One fans among us; you might even be lucky enough to bump into some of the world’s best racing drivers.

Supercar Promenade

Getting the most out of your stay in Dubai

Dubai is a city that truly has it all – from world-class shopping and dining to exciting outdoor activities and cultural experiences. When visiting for the Dubai International Boat Show, there is plenty to see and do outside the show to make your trip extra special.

Heritage Falconry in the Dubai Desert

Experience Heritage Falconry and a desert safari

For a truly unique experience on your visit to Dubai, consider taking a day out for heritage falconry and desert safari. This exciting tour will take you deep into the heart of the Dubai desert, where you’ll have the opportunity to learn about the traditional art of falconry and even fly a falcon yourself. Along the way, you’ll also have the chance to explore the desert landscape, take a camel ride, and enjoy a traditional Bedouin dinner.

Bur Dubai

Tour Bur Dubai

Bur Dubai is a historic district that offers a glimpse into the city’s past. You’ll find mid-century architecture and a number of traditional souks (markets) selling everything from spices and textiles to gold and perfumes. The district is also home to several historical sites, small museums, and traditional cafes, that provide a fascinating look into the city’s history and culture.

horse-racing Dubai

Visit Dubai Racing Club

Dubai is known for its love of horse racing and the Dubai Horse Racing Club is the perfect place to experience it. The racecourse is home to several international horse racing events throughout the year, including the prestigious Dubai World Cup. Even if you’re not a horse racing fan, the club offers a variety of other amenities such as fine dining restaurants, VIP lounges, and private suites.

Dubai Mall

Browse Dubai's Malls

Dubai is a shopper’s paradise and its world-class shopping malls are not to be missed. From the iconic Mall of the Emirates to the luxury boutiques of The Dubai Mall, there is something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for high-end designer labels, or exotic cars you’re sure to find it here.

Top Restaurants in Dubai

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Located in the famous Atlantis hotel – Hakkasan is a Michelin-starred restaurant with a growing reputation as providing one of the best dining experiences in the world. Serving contemporary Chinese cuisine, enjoy your meal in an atmospheric, sleek, and modern restaurant renowned for excellent food and impeccable service.


Ossiano is a Michelin-starred seafood restaurant also located in – or rather – under, the Atlantis hotel. The restaurant offers an underwater dining experience surrounded with views of the hotel’s aquarium. Home to a variety of marine animals, keep an eye out for the sharks and stingrays as you indulge in a meal like no other.


Nobu is a world-renowned Michelin-star Japanese restaurant known for its fusion of Japanese and Peruvian flavours. Offering a lively dining experience and a mix of both classic and contemporary dishes, Nobu is not to be missed.


One of the first Chinese restaurants to be awarded a Michelin-star, Hutong offers a traditional Chinese design and is known for its excellent Northern Chinese cuisine and impeccable service.


Another of Dubai’s Michelin-starred restaurants, Il Ristorante-Niko Romito serves outstanding contemporary Italian cuisine. Overlooking the Dubai Marina, enjoy the romance and Italian charm this restaurant offers while admiring the glistening yachts and the setting sun.


For a truly authentic Emirati dining experience a meal at Al Khayma Heritage Restaurant is a must. Immerse yourself in the culture of the region you are visiting and watch as your freshly cooked Arabic cuisine is prepared and served by staff dressed in traditional robes.


If you’re planning to attend the show, you’ll want to make sure you have the best accommodation possible. Known for having lavish and opulent hotels in abundance, Dubai certainly will not disappoint on this front. The following hotels are just some of the top options to choose from when visiting for the boat show.



Experience the perfect blend of lively city, and secluded beach, at this luxurious compound on Jumeirah’s picturesque white shores. Immerse yourself in the opulence of Middle Eastern culture and get the best views of the Burj Al Arab and Burj Khalifa from the rooftop Mercury Lounge.


Futuristic glass design from Pritzker-awarded architect Dame Zaha Hadid offers breath-taking views of Dubai’s iconic skyline from the heart of the city. A prime location means easy access to the Boat Show, while a rooftop pool, fitness centre, and a variety of dining options, ensure a stay to remember.


Stylish, refreshing and contemporary – Nikki Beach Resort and Spa promises panoramic views of the Arabian Gulf. Directly on the beachfront of Pearl Jumeirah, relax by the pool, soak up the sun, and unwind with world-class spa services, and a variety of five-star dining options available.


Nestled on a private stretch of Jumeirah beach, the Mandarin Oriental Dubai stands out as a shining gem among the plethora of beachside hotels in the city. Opened in 2019, the hotel boasts a sleek and modern design, whimsical atmosphere, and outstanding fine dining options.


Experience the ultimate fusion of creativity and comfort at 25Hours Hotel One Central, a haven for digital aficionados, artists, and trendsetters. This unique hotel boasts a plethora of co-working spaces, a library-inspired lobby with thousands of books, a podcast recording room, a pottery studio, and artistic desks for guests to unleash their imagination while taking in views of the Museum of the Future.


The Dubai International Boat Show is a must-visit event for anyone interested in the yachting industry. It is a great opportunity to learn more about the industry, discover the future of yachting, and prepare for your next adventure on the water. Whether you’re a seasoned yachting veteran or its your first foray into the industry, the Dubai International Boat Show is an event that should not be missed. The perfect platform to network and connect with the industry professionals, explore the latest trends and innovation in the yacht industry, and most importantly, it’s a place to find your dream yacht for your next adventure.

Throughout the show, our Team will be available to answer your questions, discuss enquiries and help you get the most out of your yacht show experience.

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