Dubai watersports showcase

Watersports enthusiasts will have plenty to explore at the 2024 edition of the Dubai International Boat Show, less than three months away.

30 November 2023


With under three months to go, organisers of the 30th edition of the Dubai International Boat Show (DIBS) have revealed further details of the show’s watersports offering.

DIBS — the largest boat show in the Middle East — returns from 28 February to 3 March 2024 at Dubai Harbour.

The annual show is not solely dedicated to boats and yachts, but also serves as a showcase for watersports. From adrenaline-fuelled jet skiing to the more gentle pace of kayaking, there is something for everyone to see at the show’s next edition.

Organisers have confirmed that jet skiing, parasailing, kayaking and diving — among others — will all have dedicated offerings during the event.

From the speed of jet skiing to the exploration offered by diving, the event showcases the best of each sport, with fast-paced demos on the open water.


Visitors to the Dubai International Boat Show can book a kayaking tour at the Dubai Marina to explore the city’s skyline from a unique vantage point, led by professional instructors and equipped with safety gear.

At the Dive MENA Expo (co-located at DIBS), diving enthusiasts can expect a showcase of the latest equipment and technology in the diving world. The event presents opportunities to connect with fellow divers, share experiences and learn about new gear and safety advancements.

DIBS provides a platform for seasoned divers and newcomers to the sport, highlighting the essentials for a safe and enjoyable diving experience.

Since its inception in 1992 as a modest event focused on the local maritime industry, Dubai International Boat Show has grown in size and popularity to become one of the world’s most prestigious boat shows.

The show is an ideal setting for those exploring new water activities or enhancing their existing skills with cutting-edge equipment.

The 2022 edition of DIBS attracted 30,000 visitors, 1,000 brands and companies, hosted 44 global and regional launches and showcased 200 boats on land and water, and organisers expect this year’s event to be even bigger.



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