First Peal Exhibition of Al Gaffal Dhow Race opens today in Al Fahidi neighborhood

25 April 2019

Under the support and patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Minister of Finance also the sponsor of 29th Al Gaffal Long Distance Race, a pearl exhibition will be held today until Saturday in line with Al Gaffal located at Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood in Dar Al Nadwa , House No. 20.

With the pearl fairist, Mustafa Al-Fardan, who has accompanied the race for years and has participated in his work in diving and pearl trade,feautures in many exhibitions and contributed to a number of television programs specialized in reviving the cultural heritage of our country. 

Ali Nasser Belhabala, Vice Chairman of Dubai International Marine Club and President of the Organizing Committee of the 29th Al Gaffal Long Distance Race inline with this is the Pearl Exhibition in Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood which is under the patronage and support of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum , Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance held in conjunction with the closing race, which will kick off in Sir Bu Na'air Island next week. 

They have chosen this place for the pearl exhibition to be in the Historical Al Fahidi Neighborhood which is near and accessible to the public and to celebrate the heritage of civilization and will be a great opportunity to learn about this rare collectibles. which will run from Thursday until Saturday. it will be one of a kind because it restore the memory of the past culture.

Mustafa Al Fardan, the founder of the exhibition extend his gratitude to His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum , Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Minister of Finance and patron of the closing race and the owner of the idea launching this great for 29 years which send a great message to the world and their successive generations, where everyone is waiting for it from race to race, years to years in reviving the past of their ancestor 

Al Fardan, praised the outstanding role of Dubai International Marine Club chaired by HH Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum , President of the Club and the Supreme Organizing Committee for the 29th edition of the Al Gaffal Long Distance race headed by Ahmed Saeed bin Meshar and Ali Nasser Belhabala which he wished the success of the big event. He also thanks the Dubai Culture for its support in the exhibit with the partnership from UMIT Collection and Monogram

The upcoming exhibit will be open on 25th-27th of April from 10:00 AM until 8:00 PM featuring the documentation about the heritage of pearl diving and will be showcasing a rare collection of natural pearls all over the world with a value of 100 Million AED that contains certificated from national and international laboratories in details. The goal is to promote the culture and heritage of pearl diving and trade in the UAE to the next generations

On the other hand the Organizing Committee continues its preparation for the race and waiting for a more stable weather forecast following the reports from the National Meteorological Center for the wind and sea state.

It is expected that the organizing committee will announced on Friday all the instruction pertaining to the movement to Sir Bu Na'air Island and all the related updates regarding the race this is to ensure the security and safety of all the participants.