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60 ft. Dhow Sailing Race

Relive the pre-industrial UAE and witness traditional dhow boats battle for supremacy at Dalma Island.

article: April 4, 2017

Saturday 22 Apr 2017
Abu Dhabi, Dalma Island

The Abu Dhabi Sailing & Yacht Club have organised the first-of-its-kind boat race in its mission to leave everlasting imprints of traditions in the minds of many.

The inaugural edition of the 60ft Dhow Race, starting at Dalma Island, is believed to be one of the longest races by distance, covering many surrounding islands.

Such islands include Sir Bani Yas Island, Ghasha Island, Umm Al Kurkum Island, Al Fatayer Island, Al Bazam Island, Marawah Island and Jananah Island before boats come to a halt at Al Mirfa.

The race will see 3,000 sailors in roughly 100 boats that need to follow certain specification likening them to their older counterparts.

A total prize pool of Dh25,000,000 will be divide among the first 100 finishers while the winner lands Dh1,500,000.

TIME: TBA

PRICE: FREE

ORGANISERS: Abu Dhabi Sailing & Yacht Club

PHONE: +971-2-658-3333

EMAIL: [email protected]

MORE INFO: adsyc.ae/en/index.php

Dalma Island


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