Ultimate Guide to the Abu Dhabi International Boat Show 2023

October 31,2023

The Abu Dhabi International Boat Show (ADIBS) is back for another thrilling edition in 2023, promising to be a spectacular event for marine enthusiasts, industry professionals, and anyone seeking a taste of luxury and adventure on the water. Here's your comprehensive guide to make the most of your visit. ADIBS 2023 will take place from 9 to 12 November.

The event will be held at the iconic Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), providing easy access to attendees. The show will be located at : Al Khaleej Al Arabi St – Al Muzoun, in Abu Dhabi

Yacht Showcase

Explore a dazzling array of more than 50 yachts, from small luxury boats to superyachts, all in one place, including:

37m | RMK 120 | lthaus Yachts

23.8m | 80 Sunreef Power Eco | Sunreef Yachts

36.7m | SILENT 120 Explorer | Silent Yachts

View full yacht list here


Expect to see over 540 exhibitors from 44 countries, showcasing their products and services.

Keep an eye out for renowned marine brands, builders, and designers like:

SunseekerYamaha motorsAerofoils

View full exhibitor list here


Attend informative seminars and workshops on various marine topics and enjoy live entertainment. Some highlights during the show are:

The Call of the ocean Parade

Step into an enchanting underwater world, where a dazzling parade of light and color unfolds, transporting you into a dreamlike seascape. Through the use of groundbreaking lighting methods and creative narration, combined with cutting-edge technology, this spectacle vividly brings to life the ocean’s beauty and significance, celebrating its vital ecosystem in a captivating display.

Into the Deep – VR experience

This immersive underwater VR journey offers awe-inspiring visuals, bringing to life marine adventures that certified divers often spend years pursuing. Now, you can come face-to-face with a Great White Shark, navigate through mysterious underwater caves, coral reefs, and historic shipwrecks – sights previously reserved for the most experienced divers.

Innovation zone

Discover cutting-edge trends and innovations at the Yachting Ventures-curated Innovation Zone, where you’ll connect with leading experts from 8 countries and explore live presentations on design trends, innovative solutions, and sustainability.

Acquiring tickets

Tickets can be purchased online.

There are different ticket options, including day passes and VIP packages.

Check the official website for pricing and special offers.

Link to tickets


Abu Dhabi offers a wide range of accommodation options, from luxury hotels to budget-friendly choices. Some stunning options for staying in Abu Dhabi are:

Andaz Capital Gate Abu DhabiLocated 500m from the show terrain, taking 7 minutes both by car as well as on foot.

Shangri – La, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu DhabiLocated 14,5 km from the show terrain. Taking 18 minutes by car and 46 minutes by public transport

Aloft Abu DhabiLocated 1,7 km away on foot, taking 23 minutes on average and 5,6 km by car, taking about 8 minutes.

All of the mentioned accommodations can be found here

Getting There

Abu Dhabi is easily accessible by air, with the Abu Dhabi International Airport serving as a major gateway. ADNEC is conveniently located in the city, making transportation straightforward.

To get from the Abu Dhabi International Airport to the ADNEC event, usually takes 25-30 minutes by car (30km) and 1 hour and 10 minutes by public transport.

Plan Ahead

Create a schedule of the activities and exhibitors you want to see to make the most of your visit.

The Abu Dhabi International Boat Show 2023 promises an unforgettable experience for all marine enthusiasts. With its world-class exhibits, thrilling activities, and luxurious offerings, it’s an event you won’t want to miss.

Super Yacht Times Gulf Summit

In conjunction with ADIBS 2023, don’t miss the Super Yacht Times Gulf Summit. Bringing together top industry experts, yacht owners, and boating aficionados, this summit offers a deep dive into the latest developments, emerging challenges, and burgeoning opportunities within the superyacht industry. The SYT Gulf Summit stands as a premier networking venue, delivering expert insights into the dynamic maritime landscape of the Gulf. Featuring keynotes from renowned industry leaders.