Dubai’s annual Al-Gaffal dhow race returns after COVID-19 suspension

Dubai’s annual Al-Gaffal dhow race returns after COVID-19 suspension
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Updated 04 June 2021

Dubai’s annual Al-Gaffal dhow race returns after COVID-19 suspension

Dubai’s annual Al-Gaffal dhow race returns after COVID-19 suspension

DUBAI: Sailors have participated in Al-Gaffal race, the annual long-distance dhow sailing competition meant to honor the lost tradition of pearl diving, after it had been suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The race departs from Sir Abu Nuair island, about 103 kilometres west of Dubai, and finishes in Dubai’s Bluewaters Island.