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22ft Dubai Traditional Dhow Sailing Race Round 3
February 16, 2019Free
The third and final heat of the 22ft dhow racing season will sure to be a thrilling end to this Dubai International Marine Club (DIMC)-organised winter watersports event, one of a whole series of contests designed to foster greater sporting excellence and take advantage of Dubai’s perfect water and weather conditions. These traditional wooden dhows were originally used for pearl fishing, but today, combining tradition with modernity, the craft is used simply for the pleasure of sailing.
DIMC’s eight-month long season of watersports sees local and international sports enthusiasts pit their talents against each other. The dhows are crewed exclusively by Emiratis, calling upon their skill, endurance, and memories of their ancestral heritage to navigate the craft through this high-speed race.