Abu Dhabi's Yas Marina is to hold a boat festival on October 20-21 as part of its annual events programme. The festival is open to the public and free to attend.

The event will showcase a selection of new and used boats, ranging from 3m-20m (10ft-66ft), not to mention watercraft, watersports equipment, marine supplies and services, and more.

The Captain’s Club, an Abu Dhabi members-only boat club, will also be offering an alternative to boat ownership with basic training and competitive prices.

Abu Dhabi is looking to further enhance its leisure marine offerings next year with the first edition of the Abu Dhabi International Boat Show, which runs from October 17-20, 2018.

UK industry association British Marine is assisting the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) with the organisation of the event.