What’s On has details of the Dubai International Boat Show, taking place from March 3 to 7. Here’s our pick of the best things to see.

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The region’s largest boat exhibition has returned to town this weekend as the Dubai International Boat Show (DIBS) drops anchor in Dubai Marina from March 3 to 7. The show, now in its 23rd edition is a highlight in the global marine calendar, having established itself as the leading platform in the Middle East for global and regional product launches by international brands. This year is no different; over 45 global and regional launches are taking place throughout the weekend.

But don’t worry; you don’t have to be a billionaire to visit. In fact, it’s a lot of fun to snoop around. Visitors can check out a range of vessels, including sailing boats, kayaks and luxury yachts as well as cool watersports activities, diving companies and water-based toys. Here’s our pick of the best:

1) This $10 million Majesty 122 super yacht
It’s the latest model in the Majesty Yachts brand by the Ajman-based, Gulf Craft – a super yacht builder. This latest addition comes with four decks, 10 rooms and a dedicated area best for partying with friends and families.


2) This Super Air Nautique wakeboard boat
It’s what every wakeboarder could ever dream of. If you’re after elite wakeboarding and wakesurfing performance in a big, beautiful boat, this one is worth saving all your pennies for.

Super Air Nautique

3) Virtual fun at The Atlantis, The Palm booth
If you’re keen to try scuba diving for the first time but don’t fancy getting wet, check out this virtual underwater adventure. You’ll feel like you’re diving in The Lost Chambers alongside thousands of fish species and sharks.

4) This part torpedo, part fighter jet, part shark machine
It must be seen to be believed. Hop inside a shark-shaped barrel and skim along the water at 80kmph, then dive up and out of the water. Warning: Likely to induce motion sickness.

Water Adventure

5) This monstrous dune buggy
It’s not just water toys on show; check out this desert-dominating Maverick Max DS off-road vehicle.

March 3 to 7
Dubai International Marine Club, Dubai Marina, Dubai, 3pm to 9.30pm. Tel: (04) 3086430. Taxi: Le Meridien Mina Seyahi. boatshowdubai.com