His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Media Council, opened the Dubai Boat Show on Wednesday.
The 29th edition of the Middle East’s largest maritime event showcases more than 1,000 exhibiting companies and brands from over 60 countries.
The event has earned praise for its role in bringing together global leaders from the leisure yachting industry.
It showcases the region’s strength as a world-class destination, as Dubai becomes one of the top ten nautical hubs globally.
Sheikh Ahmed toured the show, accompanied by several dignitaries.
Those in attendance included Helal Saeed Al Marri, Director General of Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism and Dubai World Trade Centre Authority, and Saeed Mohammed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council.
Today, I opened the 29th edition of the Dubai International Boat Show 2023 at Dubai Harbour. Region’s largest maritime leisure show, @DubaiBoat features 200 superyachts & vessels & 1,000 exhibitors from 60 countries. It firmly establishes Dubai as a premier marine destination. pic.twitter.com/kkegs0UHiF— Ahmed bin Mohammed (@AhmedMohammed) March 1, 2023
During the visit, His Highness toured the Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation pavilion, where he was briefed on the Marine Craft Smart Inspection Project, which allows clients to have their crafts inspected and checked online, with Dubai Maritime City Authority inspectors able to inspect the crafts at the client’s location without needing to bring them to the Authority’s building.
Using virtual communication between the client and inspector, key parts of the marine craft are photographed and checked for compliance with safety and security standards to ensure safety during use.
Sheikh Ahmed also visited the stands of Dubai Police and Gulfcraft to view the eagerly anticipated Majesty 111, which is being launched at the Dubai International Boat Show. In addition, he stopped by Al Rubban Marine stand.
The event presents luxury superyachts and the most exceptional leisure crafts worldwide, offering buyers, sellers, and boating enthusiasts a glimpse of the latest and best offerings in the market.
The show's reputation has grown significantly, becoming one of the most sought-after maritime events in the region, showcasing opulent yachts and boats and highlighting the skills of craftsmen from around the globe.