The Abu Dhabi Yacht Show is the only annual exhibition dedicated to the super yacht and mega yacht sectors in the Middle East.


Temporary structures to make up 3 temporary exhibition structures and a temporary hospitality suite at the Yas Marina Circuit.


  • Approximately 7,000sqm of event structures were supplied, consisting of:
  • Temporary exhibition structures – 3 x Giant structures with Apex roof
  • Temporary hospitality structure – An Absolute structure with Apex roof


This job provided us with plenty of challenges from the start! First of all confirmation of this job didn’t come in until Christmas Eve, as shipments take 4 weeks to get to Abu Dhabi we had to work very quickly to establish exactly what the client wanted so that the equipment could be shipped and arrive in time for the build to start, which was 8th February.

The initial plan was to build the event structures on floating pontoons actually on the Yas Marina water however the client did not receive permission to do this therefore a new site had to be found and new plans drawn up. The approval for the actual site of the show, the Yas Marina Circuit, was not confirmed until the day the build was due to start.


We believe that our flexible attitude and close working relationship with our client ensured, despite the short timescales and amends to the plans, that this project was delivered on time and to our exacting standards. This is a real wow factor event and we think our event structures provide the perfect backdrop.

“We are really pleased to be working with GL events Owen Brown, their flexible approach and high quality temporary structures will be a great fit for what we are aiming to achieve at the Yas Marina – quality and style is key for the superyacht market and we believe GL events Owen Brown can meet this criteria.”
Yamini Bhat- Group Operations Director of IIR Middle East, organisers of ADYS