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The 28th Dubai International Boat Show 2020, is to be held this year in Mina Seyahi, Dubai, and the five-day exhibition kicks off on the 10th March offering lucky attendees the first glimpse of the newly constructed Dubai Harbour.
For the past three years, there has been a great level of anticipation and excitement over the construction of the new 1,100-berth Dubai Harbour and the place has been a hive of activity in recent weeks in anticipation of the marina being made ready to host the 2020 international boat show.
Once construction has been officially completed in September 2020, the area around Mina Seyahi will become the resorts largest cruise liner terminal. Although works will are not planned to be completed until September, a section of the harbour is being opened to the public to host the International Boat Show between the 10th and 14th March.
On the run-up to the exhibition, the marina will open its doors for the first time to receive the first boats set to take part in the marine show. A model of the new harbour and marina was shown at last years boat show, so those attending will be very pleased to be moored inside the real thing this year!
The exhibition organisers hope to see many superyachts making waves this year at the Dubai International Boat Show. The original 2017 plan for the marina included a capacity to hold up to 1,400 vessels, including an iconic 135 metre-high lighthouse with a luxury hotel for boat show visitors.
This year’s Boat Show theme is ‘Loving What’s to Come’ and it is expected to see more than 800 companies and brands featured representing 44 different countries. The event will be the trigger to begin a further 28 regional and global launches featuring a fleet of more than 450 boats and other watercraft.
Currently, it is thought that over 150 superyachts of more than 40 metres in length are berthed across the Middle East, making the area home to 12.6 per cent of the world’s largest vessels, some of which are expected to be present at the exhibition.
It is not just many of the world’s largest megayachts that are expected to be in attendance. Boat show visitors can also expect to see a wide range of vessels, including personal submarines, hoverbikes and electric surfboards.
The heavy investment into the new marina is expected to transform this area of Dubai into a super-hub cruise terminal for ocean liners as well as offer exclusive moorings for some of the world’s largest superyachts, boosting the country’s revenue by attracting thousands of new tourists to Dubai each year.
The new marina has had no expense spared. It is thought that the more expansive and wider berth mix that will be available on opening will be very appealing to yacht owners of all size, including superyachts as well as the wider recreational boating market.
With the addition of a luxury hotel and other cutting-edge facilities, the finished project will make this one of the most outstanding luxury yacht marinas in the world.
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