x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 July 2017

Early start for dhows in Al Gaffal sailing race

The 60-foot dhows will sail from Sir Bu Nair Island to the Burj Al Arab during the race, which is now in its 22nd year.

Ninety-nine dhows, one short of last year’s record, will compete in the annual Al Gaffal sailing race on Saturday in Dubai.

The 60-foot dhows will sail from Sir Bu Nair Island to the Burj Al Arab during the race, which is now in its 22nd year.

This year’s festivities will be geared towards children and families, with traditional tents and kiosks set up at the Dubai International Marine Club.

The race begins at 6.30am and the first dhow, depending on the winds, is expected to cross the finish line by noon.

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