Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) has announced that tickets for the upcoming Abu Dhabi International Boat Show (ADIBS) in October 2018 can be bought online through the show website, Hosted and organised by ADNEC for the first time, the show, to be held from 17th to 20th October, will impress visitors with high-end entertainment, stunt performances, attractions, leisure activities and water sports.

Visitors must book tickets in advance for the opportunity to win a number of prize experiences, including chances to meet and ride as a passenger in a two seater F1 powerboat with Team Abu Dhabi Champion, Thani Al Qemzi, yachting adventures by Xclusive Yachts, and Seakart experiences in Seakart’s hybrid jet ski inflatable boat.

Over 20,000 visitors are expected to attend ADIBS to witness a visual display of Abu Dhabi’s rich marine culture and enjoy the experiences on offer at the purpose-built ADNEC Marina, the first and only purpose-built marina with a six-metre deep channel in the UAE dedicated to host international events. The first day of the show is exclusively for VIPs, international and local media and special guests of exhibitors. On the 18th of October, the show opens for a long weekend of visitor entertainment consisting of various motorised and non-motorised watersports, activities and entertainment, from show opening at 3pm, until 11pm closing.

Alex Nicholl, Show Director, ADIBS said: “ADIBS is a ‘Uniquely Abu Dhabi’ event, where marine industry professionals and families who love to spend their time and weekends on the water can have a wonderful time exploring Abu Dhabi’s leisure marine offerings. Local and international brands within the industry will showcase their latest products and services to a relevant and unique buying audience.”

ADIBS will feature international and regional premieres and launches from key industry names, with brands from over 18 countries represented at the show including the US, UK, Germany, Australia, Italy, France, Switzerland and Finland. Leading global boat makers including Al Suwaidi Marine, Gulf Craft, ART Marine, Azimut Yachts, Beneteau, Benetti, Ferretti Yachts, Hatteras Yachts, Jeanneau, Sunseeker, amongst others are participating at the show.

The event will feature an extensive range of leisure marine and support services, marine luxury lifestyle products, boat building equipment, navigation and communication devices, water sports, diving and sailing products as well as entertainment, retail and food and beverage outlets. ADIBS will feature a sports fishing zone to promote the latest fishing trends and techniques, line fishing best practice, casting competitions and fishing talks from UAE and international field experts, along with a dedicated fishing retail area giving visitors the option to purchase the latest in modern fishing equipment.

Visitors to the Abu Dhabi International Boat Show hosted at ADNEC Marina will have free on-site parking during the event. Ticket prices range from AED 20 for a 1-day visitor ticket purchased in advance and AED 30 if buying at the show entrance. A multi-day ticket can be purchased for AED 40 for the full three days of the event. Children aged 15 years and younger can attend for free with an accompanying parent or guardian.

About Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC)

Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC), a leader in managing and developing international strategic centres, was founded with a vision to become the leading destination for popular, high-profile international conferences, exhibitions and congresses in the Middle East and North Africa. It owns and operates the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, the largest exhibition venue in the MENA region. In addition, ADNEC comprises ExCeL London, Al Ain Convention Centre, Aloft London ExCeL, Aloft Abu Dhabi, Hyatt Capital Gate Abu Dhabi, ADNEC Services LLC, Capital Hospitality, and IDEX LLC.

ADNEC group is working on developing its network of companies and is on a mission to enhance business tourism in Abu Dhabi by creating a platform that enables event organizers to realize their goals of connecting people via world-class events and venues and delivering best-in-class services to exceed stakeholder expectations.

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