Al Gaffal Dhow Race
Al Gaffal Dhow Race 2015

Al Gaffal Dhow Race

Race, Water Sport

The iconic traditional boat race celebrates its newest edition.
SynopsisWatch the traditional dhows race across the Emirate. A traditional sailing race designed to honour the pearl divers who are integral to the early trading port of Dubai. The race is held to celebrate the newest anniversary in 2017, and will feature around 100 traditional boats, measuring 60 feet each.

These boats are in prominent condition with beautifully polished hulls and crisp sails. Strict rules are held in place to maintain the tradition and heritage. Spectators can see all the on water action of the dhows from ashore or from specially chartered Dubai Ferries.

*The race completion timing depends upon current weather conditions and therefore may be subject to change so please arrive at the location accordingly.

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Dubai International Marine Club

Contact: +971 4 3995777

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