Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club News

Boating Enthusiasts Set Sail to Dubai Golf's Pre-Owned Boat Show

Dubai - 28 November 2013:Yachting and boating fans from across the Middle East flocked to the picturesque Dubai Creek Golf Club & Yacht Club this weekend to visit the 4th annual Dubai Pre-Owned Boat Show 2013 sponsored by MIDEX AIRLINES.             

The one of a kind event saw buyers and sellers from across the Middle East conducting sales and making contacts, with the total amount of sales coming in AED15 million, an increase of AED5.5 million from last year's show. All kinds of catamarans, boats, yachts and aquatic vessels ranging in size from 16 to 100ft were on show and available to buy.

Families and children were also kept busy with a variety of activities including the Spanish themed Bodega Island, sail boat experience, kayak and paddle-board races, as well as dance classes, a bouncy castle, face painting, wall climbing and other entertainment provided in the Kids Zone by Mumzworld.

Dr Issam Khairallah, the President of MIDEX AIRLINES, said; "Dubai, due to its location and access to premium berthing facilities, is the ideal location to own a boat or a yacht. Thanks to events such as the Dubai Pre-Owned Boat Show, now one of the top nautical events in the region, it has never been easier to gain access to experts or more cost effective to own a vessel for yourself."

The show is a specialist event and unique in the region. Supported by event partner, Arabian Scandinavian Insurance Company (Ascana), the Dubai Pre-Owned Boat Show gave boat buyers intimate access to sellers, financers and insurers all on site throughout the three-day event, effectively providing them with the opportunity to 'buy and sail' on the same day.

Commenting on the event, Mustafa Al Hashimi, General Manager - Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, said; "We were delighted with the turnout to the Dubai Pre-Owned Boat Show 2013 and interested to discover that the majority of sales were completed on the first day of the event, whereas in previous years negotiation and closure of sale was done on the last day; this indicates strong customer trust for the show. This was particularly special considering this year's show coincides with the 20th Anniversary of the Dubai Creek Golf Club - a major milestone in the history of the club."

For further information regarding the Dubai Pre-Owned Boatshow please call +971 4 295 6000 or email marina@dubaigolf.com