Opening Ceremony in Association with Cultural Partner Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority

The opening ceremony of Seatrade Offshore Marine & Workboats Middle East 2017 kick offs with an authentic dance performance by Traditional Arabic Lewa Dancing in association with our cultural Partner, Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority. Ensure you are at the venue on time to experience the event’s opening ceremony.

SOMWME opening ceremony 2015
UBM Lounge at SOMWME

UBM LOUNGE - Stop by for Ice Cream

Combine business with pleasure by enjoying an ice cream at the UBM Lounge during the event.

Visit the lounge to find out more about our events and products, or speak to one of the team. Spare us a few minutes of your time to share your thoughts on the industry, and enjoy a delicious scoop of ice cream in return.

#INFOCUS - Photography Competition

At Seatrade, we are always in search of outstanding photographs that manage to capture our beautiful industry in a single shot. To highlight the talent of our community, we asked photography enthusiasts to select the top images (of their own collection) and share these as part of our 'Seatrade In Focus' photography competition.

After receiving over 300 breath-taking snaps, we have managed to whittle the shortlist to just 14.

All of the finalists photographs were displayed at the Seatrade Offshore Marine & Workboats Middle East 2017 event, where attendees were invited to vote for their winner…whilst others were encouraged to tweet the number of the image they wanted to win.

Seatrade Maritime infocus photography competition
Drone Zone during SOMWME

Drone Zone - supported by ABS and DronePro

During Seatrade Offshore Marine & Workboats Middle East, there will be a host of live technology demonstrations including virtual reality and drone flights conducted by ABS and DronePro.

ABS will present a session on wearable technology for surveyors, alongside a live demonstration, operated by a local ABS engineer. That will roll into:

A 15 minute drone flight demonstration, where the drone will be perform survey inspections (possibly on the ceiling structures of ADNEC). All visitors will see what the drone sees via screens on the show floor with live links to the HD cameras on the drone. This will be narrated, followed by a warmly welcomed Q&A/feedback session with the audience.