More than Dh2.5 billion worth of vessels will be on display for the Dubai International Boat Show, which began on Wednesday.
A collection of more than 175 yachts and other vessels will be on show at the event, which runs until March 5.
The theme of this year’s show at Dubai Harbour is technology and innovation, concepts that organisers said were shaping the future of the sector.
The Middle East is no stranger to the world of luxury boats, with the region home to more than 12 per cent of the world’s super yachts.
The Mena region is also estimated to be the second-highest fleet-to-billionaire ratio in the world, boat show organisers said.