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Sail away with Al Gaffal Long Distance Race

Witness the UAE’s love affair with all things maritime in full force during the Al Gaffal Long Distance Race – one of the biggest sailing events on the nation’s sporting calendar. The annual race returns to the nation from May 3 to 13 for its 28th season, which will see teams of Emirati sailors steering 60-foot traditional Arabic vessels, known as dhows, from Sir Bu Nair Island in Sharjah to Burj Al Arab Jumeirah in Dubai. The sight of hundreds of dhows dotting the coastline makes for a pretty spectacular view. Don’t miss out on the action, head to the finish line to witness the race drawing to a thrilling close. 04 3995777

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