Press Release

6th Qatar International Boat Show Showcases Unique and High Quality of Craftsmanship Luxury Yachts, Unique Motorboats from 12th March at the Pearl Qatar.

Doha, Qatar – 6 March 2019: Under the auspices of H.E. the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasser Bin Khalifa Al Thani, the Sixth Edition of the Qatar International Boat Show (QIBS) will start its voyage from 12th March 2019. The five-day-long event will take place from March 12-16 at 25 – 29, La Croisette, Porto Arabia, The Pearl-Qatar.

The event will play host to top quality and art of craftsmanship boats from a number of countries including Qatar, Germany, Italy, Pakistan, Turkey, France, India, USA, and Kuwait and will introduce the region’s boat enthusiasts to the latest technological advancements.

This year, the show expects to attract over 30 impressive motorboats and luxury yachts. These will be displayed both on land and water and be complemented by exhibitor chalets, representing many of the top names in the maritime industry, both local and international, along the marina walkway.

At a press conference held in Hotel Mondrian, present on the occasion were

Mr. Khalid I. Al-Mannai, Chairman, Al Mannai Plus Events and Organizer of Qatar International Boat Show.

Mr. Loay Dalis, Chief Executive Officer, Al Mannai Plus Events

Mr. Abdulrahim Al Ibrahim, UDC Commercial Executive Director

Mr. Adel Al Muhannadi, RME General Manager

Lt. Fahad Al Mislimani, General Directorate of Coasts and Borders Security, MOI Qatar

Cap. Mohammed Ali Abdulrahim, QIG Marine

Miss. Sara Teubner, MORSA ITC


Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Khalid Issa Al Mannai, Chairman of Mannai Plus Events, the organizing company of QIBS 2019 said: I thank to God Almighty we are able to continue our voyage continuously for the last six years, which was not possible without you – the highly respectable sponsors, distinguished participating organizations and worthy members of the media. We are grateful to the directions provided by our wise leadership, and the endless support of the state.”

Mr. Al Mannai said “This year we are celebrating the 6th edition of the QIBS which has its deep passion to be a strong arm promoting and supporting the tourism and exhibitions industry in Qatar.

He said that Marine exhibitions organized by Al Mannai Plus  Events with the support of its most valuable sponsors have witnessed to hundreds of millions of Qatari Riyals deals. Thousands of visitors from and outside Qatar have been visiting and attracted to the sole marine exhibition of Qatar, he said.

Mr. Khalid Issal Al Mannai concluded his speech by saying that the Qatar International Boat Show has encouraged and attracted the private sector to invest in the marine industry.

On his part, Mr. Loay Dalis, Chief Executive Officer of Al Mannai Plus Events, said: “Today, when I’m standing before this auspicious gathering, it is exactly one year and nine months that our wonderful country and its people, residents are passing through unjust land, air space, and trade blockade imposed by our neighbors. However, we are fortunate that we are blessed with the wise and strong leadership, which has given us – the business community – confidence and all-out support to stand on our feet and not to discourage from any outside threats and negative attitudes of others.

I believe that with the new facilities to the investors in recently established Qatar Free Zones Authority by the government, we expect to attract local and foreign investors towards the marine industry and services relating to it. Through our media present here, I may ask to highlight various lucrative offers available for investors by the Qatar Free Zones Authority and the various attractions being given to visitors by the National Tourism Authority as our Chairman Al Mannai and his team is having dream to see Qatar having its recognition in marine and tourism sectors like other areas including energy and sports sector.