BY APB Staff on 8 Mar 2024

The Qatar Boat Show 2024 expects to host 495 exhibitors and welcome over 20,000 visitors.

Qatar Boat Show

A new boat show in Qatar will take place this year in Doha, from 6-9 November 2024.

A launch event for the Qatar Boat Show 2024 was held last week and attended by international and regional exhibitors, media representatives, and leading players in the marine industry. 

The event is a collaboration between Old Doha Port and Gulf Marine Services LLC, and is set to feature local, regional, and international yachting brands, shipyards, boat owners and enthusiasts. Organisers say the event is part of Qatar‘s ‘Vision 2030’, and aims to foster economic growth and boost tourism by showcasing the best of the leisure marine industry.

Qatar Boat Show

The launch event began with an opening speech by Mohammad Al Mulla, CEO of Old Doha Port, which was followed by a series of panel discussions featuring guests including Salim Tayssoun, managing director of Yachts1; Nabil El Jammal, Middle East manager at Benetti; Farouk Nefzi, chief marketing Officer at Feadship; and Paris Baloumis, group marketing director at Oceanco, who discussed the growing role of the Middle East in the global yachting industry.

The Qatar Boat Show 2024 expects to host 495 exhibitors and brands, and more than 20,000 visitors. It will feature 95 boats and watercraft on both land and water. Beyond the vessels will be a mix of yachting lifestyle brands, watersports, and retail opportunities. A range of culinary highlights and live entertainment will also feature in the show.

“The Qatar Boat Show 2024 is a strategic milestone that aligns with the long-term vision of Old Doha Port and our nation,” says Al Mulla. “It is a testament to our efforts and the fruitful collaboration between various stakeholders to drive economic growth and enhance our country’s tourism appeal. This grand event will be a remarkable showcase of the marine world and unparalleled luxury in true Doha form.”

Qatar Boat Show 2024

Old Doha Port spans 800,000 square meters and is equipped with 450 berths for all types of boats up to 160 metres in length. It has two marinas and a mix of retail, dining, and hospitality options. The venue was redeveloped from a commercial port into a tourist hub and luxury marina before the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

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