The third edition of the Qatar International Boat Show (QIBS) was inaugurated on Tuesday 10th November by H.E. the Minister of Economy and Trade, Sheikh Ahmed Bin Jassim Bin Mohamed Al Thani, who cut a red ribbon to formally open the week-long event.
He was then taken on a tour of the Show in the presence of his entourage, ambassadors, VIPs and other top officials.
This year’s Qatar International Boat Show is being held from 10-14 November at Mourjan Marinas in Lusail City, just north of the capital Doha.
Many of the international exhibitors at QIBS 2015 are household names in the maritime industry, such as Azimut, Sea Ray, Princess, Ferreti, Riva, Gulf Craft, Sunseeker, Prestige, Itama, Benetti, Sunreef, Silver Yachts, Heesen Yachts, Hullsquared, Lagoon, Amer Yachts, Cranchi, Everglades, Sealine, Fountaine-Pajot, Scarab, Riviera, Monto Marine, Regal, and more. In addition the Qatari maritime industry will showcase companies such as: NDSQ (Nakilat Damen Shipyards Qatar), Halul Boats , Balhambar Boats and Al Udeid Boats.
There are also going to be more side events at the Show this year, including Awards, Cruises, Dedicated exhibitor parties, Evening gatherings, Nautical activities, Sea races and Seminars.
To round off the special week, there will be a closing ceremony at 9.30pm on Saturday 14th in which yachts throughout the harbour will sound their horns – much like the tradition of yachts sounding their horns upon completion of the Monaco Boat Show. QIBS 2015 is being held from November 10th to the 14th from 2.30pm to 9.30pm for the first three days, and from 12.30pm to 9.30pm on the Friday and Saturday.
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