First Qatar Boat Show to anchor at Old Doha Port in November

First Qatar Boat Show to anchor at Old Doha Port in November By A Robin - March 10, 2024
Qatar Boat Show

Qatar Boat Show

The Qatar Boat Show 2024 is set to debut at the historic Old Doha Port from November 6 to 9, projecting an impressive turnout of over 20,000 global visitors. Organizers anticipate a showcase of 495 exhibitors and brands, spotlighting cutting-edge marine advancements and opulent offerings.

CEO Eng. Mohammad Abdulla Al Mulla of Old Doha Port emphasized the strategic significance of the Qatar Boat Show 2024 in alignment with the port's enduring vision and Qatar's national aspirations. Al Mulla accentuated collaborative endeavors geared towards fostering economic prosperity and enriching tourism allure.

"This inaugural event marks a pivotal milestone in sync with Old Doha Port's enduring vision and our nation's trajectory. It epitomizes our collective dedication and fruitful partnerships to propel economic expansion and elevate Qatar's tourism allure. The Qatar Boat Show 2024 promises an extraordinary celebration of maritime marvels and unrivaled luxury, quintessentially embodying the spirit of Doha."

Al Mulla outlined the port's roadmap to fortify tourism, particularly maritime tourism, through initiatives aimed at attracting a diverse array of global visitors. He underscored the port's pivotal role as Qatar's global nexus, citing its integral involvement in hosting the FIFA World Cup 2022 and ongoing endeavors to enrich and diversify tourism offerings.

The Qatar Boat Show 2024 will feature a captivating display of over 95 boats and watercraft both on land and water, spanning diverse sectors including luxury lifestyle, equipment and services, small to medium boats, and underwater sports and recreation. Attendees can anticipate an eclectic blend of attractions, encompassing culinary delights, entertainment, and activities suitable for all ages.

In alignment with Qatar's National Vision 2030, the Boat Show aims to catalyze economic growth and tourism by spotlighting the latest marine innovations and leisure trends. The state-of-the-art facilities of Old Doha Port, covering 800,000 sqm. and boasting 450 berths, render it an idyllic venue for the event.

With two world-class marinas and a vibrant mix of retail, dining, and hospitality offerings, Old Doha Port stands as the perfect locale for the Qatar Boat Show 2024. Notably, during the FIFA World Cup 2022, the port accommodated around 20 superyachts, underscoring its pivotal role as the primary gateway for visiting yachts to the nation. Additionally, the port processed 50 superyachts, further solidifying its status as the main entry point for visiting yachts.

Welcoming an annual influx of 300,000 visitors to its cruise terminal, Old Doha Port continues to attract esteemed cruise operators, reinforcing its stature as a premier maritime hub in the Middle East. Notable operators include MSC Virtuosa, AIDAprima, Costa Toscana, Norwegian Dawn, MS Riviera, Silver Moon, MS Hamburg, Seabourn Encore, Queen Mary 2, and MV Artania.

By A Robin - March 10, 2024

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