The fifth edition of the Qatar International Boat Show (QIBS), which was scheduled to be held later this month, has been moved to next March. It also has a new location. QIBS 2018 will be held from March13-17, 2018 at the Pearl Qatar.

In a statement to IBI the organisers, Al Mannai Plus Events, said: “The dates going forward for QIBS in mid-late March will be key in reinvigorating the recreational boating industry and to support our exhibitors that did not have much time to mobilize from other boat shows that are held far from the Gulf Area. Moreover, this move of dates was for many exhibitors and boating enthusiasts, a much-anticipated fact.”

It has been the case in the past that QIBS might be moved to a March date because many exhibitors felt that was a more convenient timing following soon after the Dubai International Boat Show (DIBS) which is due to be held from February 27 to March 3, 2018.