The show is schedule to take place from October 17 – 20, in association with British Marine, the membership organisation for the UK leisure, superyacht and small commercial marine industry.
According to an official announcement, the sponsorship agreement aims to enhance Abu Dhabi’s position as a prominent leisure marine luxury yachts tourism destination.
“Abu Dhabi has been witnessing a growing number of passengers at its cruise terminal area over the last few years,” explained Mohamed Juma Al Shamsi, CEO, Abu Dhabi Ports Company.
“The pioneering edition of ADIBS, which is set to attract exhibitors and visitors from around the world, will contribute to the ongoing efforts to introduce the unique features offered by Abu Dhabi and the UAE’s marine tourism sector.”
ADIBS is expected to attract 150 exhibitors and 20,000 visitors and will feature 75 boats berthed at the ADNEC marina, recently extended due to growing demand. With bountiful marine life, the emirate boasts 400 km of coastline and over 200 islands to be explored.