About Seatrade Offshore Marine and Workboats Middle East

Bringing Offshore Marine to Life in the Middle East

Seatrade Offshore Marine and Workboats Middle East connects the international offshore marine vessel and workboat industry with the UAE maritime market.

Globally renowned, SOMWME welcomes thousands of maritime professionals to Dubai for two days of networking, connecting and learning opportunities. The event caters to everyone involved in the craft that supports the offshore marine industry, including:

  • Platform Supply Vessels
  • Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessels
  • Anchor Handling Tugs
  • Subsea Construction Vessels / Construction Support Vessels
  • Dive Support Vessels

Of course, SOMWME doesn’t just stop and start there. The event is for everyone involved with the design, construction, supply and operation of those vessels. From ports and terminals to technology suppliers and marine engineering, SOMWME caters for all businesses involved in the offshore marine vessel and workboat sector.

At SOMWME, you will the opportunity to:

  • Expand your professional network by building new relationships with engaged members of the maritime industry, just like you
  • Join a critical conference agenda where the biggest names in the industry will lead powerful discussions on the future of offshore marine
  • Learn about the challenges and opportunities facing offshore marine and hear about the innovations tackling them
  • Discover solutions to fit your business requirements across the expansive exhibition feature
  • Strengthen existing supplier relations with an endless plethora of face-to-face networking opportunities
  • Be a part of the wider UAE Maritime Week, which takes place from 22 – 26 September in Dubai  


A space to find new business, strengthen partnerships and connect with key buyers, SOMWME is the market place for the offshore vessel, marine and workboat industry. From technology suppliers to naval designers, this is the only place in the Middle East where you’ll find all corners of this specialist under one roof.


Be in the room with the biggest influencers, movers and shakers as the most critical conference for your industry comes to life. Throughout the entire agenda at SOMWME 2019, each session will be delivered by panels of experts; each who know both the nuances and niches of the offshore marine and workboat sector inside out.

UAE Maritime Week

For the first time, SOMWME is a part of UAE Maritime Week. Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, the UAE Maritime Week promotes the UAE’s global status as a first class maritime destination. From 22 – 24 September, a multitude of events will take place – meaning a trip to SOMWME could now reap even larger benefits.