ABU DHABI, October 13, 2021 (WAM) – Under the high patronage of His Royal Highness Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation and Chairman of the Sports Council of Abu Dhabi, the third edition of the Abu Dhabi International Boat Show (ADIBS) was inaugurated by Sheikh Sultan bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Frontline Heroes Office.
The event takes place October 13-16 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center.
The inauguration took place in the presence of Ing. Awaidha Murshed Al Marar, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Energy Department (DoE), Dr. Mugheer Khamis Al Khaili, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Community Development Department (DCD), Mohamed Thani Murshid Al Rumaithi, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, President of Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC), and Humaid Matar Al Dhaheri, Managing Director and CEO of ADNEC Group.
ADIBS saw the participation of 353 exhibitors and brands, which increased by 24% compared to the previous edition held in 2019, which affirms its position as the first nautical, fishing and water sports event to be held at the United Arab Emirates during the recovery period. current health circumstances affecting the world.
The event is organized by ADNEC in strategic partnership with Abu Dhabi Maritime and a plethora of companies specializing in vital marine sectors.
Humaid Matar Al Dhaheri, Managing Director and CEO of ADNEC Group, said: “The current edition stands out with wide global and regional participation, as we have attracted 28 countries to the exhibition, with an increase of 24%. significant jump in their attendance this year, as they represent 43 percent of total exhibitors.
The overall indoor, outdoor and marine exhibition area expanded to 42,000 square meters with a growth of 5%, while the number of participating yachts and boats in the canal increased to 28 with a growth rate. by 8%.
Saeed Al Mansoori, Executive Director of Capital Events, said: “ADIBS is the ideal platform to discover the latest innovations in the boating, fishing and water sports and recreation sectors. In addition, the show is an ideal opportunity for maritime companies to enter into agreements, discuss cooperation and find partnerships to help stimulate the growth of this vital sector. “
This year sees a 25 percent increase in exhibitors launching new products and innovations never before seen in the region or globally.
The third edition of the event sees the first participation of the French SeaBubbles which will present a mock-up of its incredible products, as well as the Polish Glassdeep which will present their latest products in underwater recreation and topography technology. The leading brand of sport fishing boats in the United States, Invincible Boats, will also join the show to kick off its expansion in the Middle East.
Returning exhibitors are also gearing up for their regional launches, including Delma Marine’s launch of the Mercury V12 300 engine, Extreme Marine’s Mercury Racing AMS 300R and Al Masaood’s MTUV / Volvo Penta.
The Flying Yacht’s “The Foiler” returns with a stylish new upgrade for its 2021 edition, promoted by Super Car influencer Blondie. Innovative boat building will be part of the action on the water, allowing buyers to inspect and see the new product.
Houseboat manufacturing pioneers Al Kous return to ADIBS with the world’s largest houseboat display, showcasing the latest luxury accommodations on the water.
Additionally, this year’s incredible array of maritime activities will also include boat rentals and affordable boating for the first time in the history of the event. The outdoor event is the perfect focal point for discovering the latest accessible and affordable ways to get started in boating, water sports and fishing while enjoying the entertainment and attractions.
ADIBS also offers visitors the opportunity to meet regional barge specialists and builders of Abu Dhabi’s largest barges, in addition to allowing them to meet local and regional fishing companies and purchase the latest fishing gear. peach. For those wishing to modernize their boat, the wide array of exhibitors at ADIBS will be able to advise visitors on new navigation equipment, high-end outboards and everything in between.
The show offers visitors the opportunity to see a wide range of new and innovative boats, yachts and products from local and international companies, with many exhibitors showcasing water recreation equipment as well as the latest fishing equipment, as well as events. marine entertainment and other attractions. , in addition to a variety of family events with many entertainment activities for children.
The third edition of ADIBS features a variety of exciting interactive activities, including the Desert Shield Challenge, where Desert Shield Club will feature the first obstacle course in Abu Dhabi and the United Arab Emirates, allowing children and adults to live an exhilarating experience and do their best. to overcome all obstacles in a healthy and fun environment. This activity includes a number of challengers and competitions such as the 30 Second Tire Roller Competition. Winders will be announced and contacted after the show concludes.
Meanwhile, the UAE Flyboarding Championship hosted by the Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club will witness intense competition between amateur and professional athletes from the UAE who will show off their skills and tricks on the water, offering visitors an exhilarating event where they can watch professional flyboarders dive with grace. in the water and then fly up to 15 meters in the air. The ADIBS will also include a variety of concerts and entertainment activities that ensure all family members have a great time at the show.
ADNEC has taken care to take all necessary precautions to welcome visitors to ADIBS 2021, with the well-being and health of participants, exhibitors and visitors being at the forefront of its priority, and has taken a wide range of preventive measures. and preventive. measures developed in cooperation with the various parties concerned.
Visitor admission procedures include showing the Green Pass on the Al Hosn app and a PCR test performed less than 48 hours before entry for all people over 16, while children aged 12 to 16 years old require a PCR test performed less than 48 hours before entry, and children under 12 do not require a PCR test.