The Dubai International Boat 2011 was officially inaugurated on 1 March 2011 by His Highness Sheikh Maktoum Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The 19th edition of the show brings to the Middle East the largest collection of boats and superyachts the global marine industry has to offer. There is a new themed food and beverage area and a live DJ with the sounds of Cafe Del Mar. Admission AED 55; children under 12 years entrance free of charge accompanied by an adult.
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The Lady Christine by Feadship
Azimut Yachts at the Dubai International Boat Show
Yacht design is seeing some exciting developments, with separations between traditional boat categories becoming blurred, and new concepts being developed, all in order to enjoy life at sea to the full. Some of the trends that visitors to the Dubai International Boat Show may see in March are sailing yachts with luxurious exterior cockpits, cruise yachts in which interior space is dedicated principally to reception (i.e. party) areas rather than sleeping cabins (because many boat owners prefer to return to their dry land accommodation every evening after a day-trip), and yachts that are more like a luxury pontoon than a boat.
Of course the event, held at the Dubai International Marine Club, Mina Seyahi, from 1 to 5 March 2011, open 4 p.m.-9.30 p.m. every day, showcases some of the most prestigious names in superyacht building. In addition, there are jet skis, diving equipment, and just about everything in the watersports sector, with many premier appearances. Ancillary entertainment includes a luxury sports car promenade, a heritage village display, and many live music performances. It has chosen the slogan "established, trusted, chosen" to support its justifiable claim to epitomizing the best in luxury yachting while providing a privileged channel for the Middle East's investors and marine enthusiasts. For further information, visit www.boatshowdubai.com