Dubai Boat Show

This year, yachts look set to get very big indeed…

The brief, The Knowledge
The brief, The Knowledge
The brief, The Knowledge

Had they filmed Jaws in Dubai, rather than at Martha’s Vineyard, there’s a good chance you’d have never heard one of the most famous phrases in cinematic history: ‘We’re going to need a bigger boat’. More likely lines would have been, ‘This boat’s way too quick for a fishing trip,’ or ‘Wowzers, I know there’s a shark out there and everything, but seriously, has anybody had a look in the hold? There’s a bath down there. A bath!’ Because, of course, this is Dubai, where all boats come in one size and one size only: massive.

This year the Dubai International Boat Show steps into gear to showcase no less than 25 ‘superyachts’ (which means they exceed 21 metres in length) and 400 ‘normal’ boats (read: probably as far removed from the word ‘normal’ as humanly possible). Add to that the unveiling of 13 global launches and you’re guaranteed a spectacular event, even if boats aren’t your thing.

The Boat Show is at Dubai International Marine Club, Mina Seyahi on March 9-13, 3pm-9pm daily. Tickets are Dhs55 per person; kids go free. For info, see

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It's free to take part and no experience is needed


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