Dubai International Boat Show expands features

Dubai International Boat Show expands features

The UAE will be responsible for as much as 35 per cent of the up to $190 billion investment in the Middle East’s marine sector over the next three years, experts estimate.



By Staff Report

Published: Fri 21 Nov 2014, 3:18 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 10:39 PM

Dubai — The Dubai International Boat Show is expanding its features to capture the growing regional marine market, say its organisers, Dubai World Trade Centre, or DWTC, in line with the sector’s exponential growth in the lead up to 2020, as predicted by governmental educational institute Emirates International Maritime Academy, based in Dubai Maritime City.

According to Dubai Maritime City Authority Chairman Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, the UAE’s maritime industry makes up 60 per cent of the total value for the sector across the GCC. The UAE will be responsible for as much as 35 per cent of the up to $190 billion investment in the Middle East’s marine sector over the next three years, experts estimate.

The 23rd running of the Dubai International Boat Show, 3-7 March of 2015, will be marked by international and regional premieres but, more importantly, new show features dedicated to sailing, fishing, and water sports, according to DWTC, reflecting the annual event’s significant growth in popularity among serious buyers from across the UAE and GCC, Africa, Southwest and Central Asia, and beyond.“Every year, the Dubai International Boat Show gains in stature and international popularity because it continues to evolve and improve its offering for visitors,” said Trixie LohMirmand, senior vice-president of DWTC, commenting on the show’s new features.


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