The 20th Dubai International Boat Show has been hailed a success days after the doors closed on the five-day event, thanks to the strong number of visitors and the increased size of boats on display. According to BBC news, the average size of superyachts on show at Dubai increased to 150ft (46 metres) this year.

“20 years ago, the boat show was conceived to connect the worldwide maritime industry to a country and region with a passion for the sea,” explained Helal Saeed Almarri, CEO of Dubai World Trade Centre, the event organisers. “It has now grown to be the single most significant driver of the leisure marine industry in the region.”

Some see the success of the show as a sign the economy is recovering. See our technical editor Michael Howorth interviewed by the BBC on the future of the superyacht industry here.

Watch a video of highlights from the final day below: