A new event, the Abu Dhabi International Boat Show, will make its debut in October 2018 with help is setting it up being provided by British Marine Boat Shows (BMBS). The new event will be held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre and organised by ADNEC, the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company.

BMBS already has contacts with ADNEC because it owns the ExCel Exhibition Centre in London where the London International Boat Show is held every January.

In a recent press statement Humaid Matar Al Dhaheri, Group CEO of ADNEC, said: “We are delighted to collaborate with British Marine to host a world-class boat show in Abu Dhabi. The event will be a valuable addition to ADNEC’s growing portfolio of local and international events. It will also support Abu Dhabi’s leisure marine industry through bringing leading international and local companies under one roof.”

He added: “Our partnership with British Marine will allow us to develop a well-attended marine event co-located with the most successful outdoor sports exhibition in the region. In hosting Abu Dhabi International Boat Show, we seek to further build on the success of our existing shows and create a unique platform for exhibitors in the marine and leisure industries.”

Murray Ellis, Chief Officer of Boat Shows, British Marine, said: “In working alongside ADNEC, British Marine Boat Shows aims to leverage its expertise for ADNEC deliver a highly successful marine event in Abu Dhabi. The UAE is one of the fastest growing markets for leisure crafts and yachts in the world.”