60ft Dubai Traditional Dhow Sailing Race on Saturday

29 September 2019

DIMC organizes the 60ft Dubai Traditional Dhow Sailing Race on Saturday within the marine sports season 2019-2020.

The upcoming big race is supposed to be in the last season 2018-2019 but due to the weather condition and congestion with the schedule so they decided to add it in the current season.

The organizing committee of the club had announced the opening of the registration for those who are instersted to participate in the race until Thursday, which is set to be the deadline for the registration before releasing the entry list.

The organizing committee had also began coordinating for the support of the various government depart,ent and national institution such as , including the Dubai Police, Coast Guard, Civil Defense, Dubai Media Incorporated (Dubai Sports Channels), Abu Dhabi Media (Yas Sports TV) , Dubai Maritime City Authority , Nakheel and P&O Marina .

Hezaim Al Gemzi , Director of Sports Department welcome all the participants in which the 60ft Dhow Race is set to have four rounds of the race this season alongside with the different activities and event scheduled by the club for the season.

He stated that the first round will on the 5th of this month (October) , the next one will be on 16th November , another round on 21st of December and to close  it  with the most awaited and  expensive race of the season , the 30th Al Gaffal Long Distance Race which is annually held under the support of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum , deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance.

The Director of Sports Department also said that the club is monitoring closely the status of the sea and weather condition thru the reports from the National Center for Meteorology (NCM) in order to establish the best condition for the race which will be from the Arabian Gulf towards the finish line in Dubai shore.

He reminded all the owner and sailor to complete all the registration procedure thru electronic link sent via SMS or thru the club headquarters until 2:00 PM


 The Organizing Committee of 60ft Dubai Traditional Dhow Sailing Race  announced that the start of the race is at  13:00 HRS  on Saturday