Abu Dhabi boat show opens today

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The Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre Marina is the show’s main venue.

The Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre Marina is the show’s main venue.

The Abu Dhabi International Boat Show opens today at the National Exhibition Centre Marina, with 284 companies participating. The four-day show at the 40,000-square-meter, purpose-built marina will have yachts, fishing boats, catamarans and other vessels on display, built by local and international companies. There will also be engine and equipment exhibits.

Attractions include on-water demonstrations, live music and evening shows. There will also be virtual-reality fishing and powerboat training.

Organizers said in a statement that this year’s show has a 29 percent increase in exhibitor space and a 5 percent increase in exhibitor attendance compared with last year.

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