The Dubai International Boat Show, (DIBS) really is a true spectacle.
2017 was our first year exhibiting at the event and it certainly won’t be our last. To be honest we knew we were taking a bit of a risk as a UK retailer booking an event overseas but our Luxor Marine Grade Furniture has done really well at both the Southampton and London Boat Shows and when you consider that DIBS is the biggest boat show in the world we thought it was a calculated risk.
A few show highlights for you …
First and foremost of course it’s all about the boats at DIBS and this year certainly did not disappoint – the Khaleej Times summed it up perfectly in their article on the highlights from the show in 2017 when the wrote …
“Surrounded by more than 400 boats, many of which look like they have cruised right out of the set of a James Bond movie.”
Obviously, the Super Yachts somewhat stole the show as they’re impossible to ignore towering over everything else and asserting their authority in general.
And the super yacht that seemed to steal the show in 2017 has to be the 77m Silver Fast by Silver Yachts.
However, there were plenty of other things to see and do at the event and we strongly recommend you look at the Dubai International Boat Show website to see the sort of thing on offer if you’re planning a trip next year.
One of our personal little favourites was the amazingly co-ordinated light show we happened to stumble across when down by the beach one evening – as they say, sometimes it really is the little things!
— Dubai Boat Show (@DubaiBoat) March 3, 2017
Selling Marine Grade Furniture by the container load!
Our Luxor Range provided the focus of our exhibit at DIBS – as it also does at the UK boat shows – largely because it is so undeniably modern, contemporary and eye catching.
It is also made from marine grade synthetic rattan and leather meaning it lends itself perfectly for use on sea faring craft of all shapes and sizes.
And the audience in Dubai took to it like fish take to water!
In fact, whereas in the UK we mainly take individual orders of our marine grade furniture the customers in Dubai were that taken with it they were ordering whole container loads of it – absolutely fine by us, of course!
This combined with some great publicity from the show organisers themselves combined to make DIBS our most successful trade show so far in the four years we’ve been doing them.
The reaction from our Events Manager, Grant Horsfield, in the video below says it all really …
— Dubai Boat Show (@DubaiBoat) March 1, 2017