The first-ever Bored Ape Yacht Party held outside of the United States took place on March 3, 2023, at Dubai Harbour. This event was organized by Future Blockchain Summit, local Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) and Mutant Ape Yacht Club (MAYC) NFT holders. After the yacht party, there was an after-party at Sumosan Restaurant in Downtown Dubai in partnership with Arte, a Web 3.0 community by Crypto Oasis.
The event showcased digital and physical art, including Virtual Reality paintings, and featured a live performances by DJ Richy Boy. This exclusive event brought together a diverse group of 100 guests, including BAYC and MAYC NFT holders, yacht owners, and blockchain industry leaders. The Bored Ape Yacht Party in Dubai was the first international BAYC and MAYC meet-up outside the US and an unforgettable experience with various partnerships, such as Dubai International Boat Show, Paris Blockchain Week, PunkApe, Althaus Yachts, AIX Labs, Sumosan, Luna PR, and Cointelegraph Arabic.
The BAYC community values personal relationships, community, culture, art, and music, and has gained recognition for its unique approach to community building and the entire Yuga Labs ecosystem. The event represented a significant milestone for the NFT community and sets the standard for future events worldwide.