Kitesurf attracts attention in Nessnass Beach today & tomorrow

22 January 2021

The second round of the Dubai Kitesurf Open was organized by Dubai International Marine Club that will start today at Nessnass Beach in Jumeirah that will conclude until tomorrow , the event is under the marine sports season 2020-2021.

The club completed all the necessary equipment needed for the race in coordination with the government department and national institution where in the said event was held in coordination with the Emirates Kiteboarding Association for fourth consecutive years now within the framework of the club to expand its activities to provide an atmosphere of competition for the fans and enthusiast of this sports among the local, resident and tourist of the country. 

Nessnass Beach in Jumeirah has been a favorite spot for the lover of this sports and has put a wonderful scene in the world coolest winter in the world and in the first week of the month the club held the first round of the Dubai Kitesurf Open 2021 which include three rounds  this season as of the sports of its kind in the country. 

The first round of the Dubai Kitesurf Open we saw the participation of more than 100 male and female competitors who competed for the titles in three categories: Hydrofoil , Freestyle and Twin Tip (Men, Local , Women and Junior Category).

The participants attracts people in the beaches of Jumeirah to witness and see as the colorful umbrellas of the kite as they rise up to the sky today within one of the world coolest winter . The event also attracted world stars that participated in the event last time stopping by to prepare for the upcoming 33rd Summer Olympic (Paris 2024).

It is expected that the wind speed for today and tomorrow will be good for the organizing committee and racers to maximize the competition to its fullest as it will starts from morning until evening of both days (Friday and Saturday).


The partcipation of the local kitesurfer such as the following : Abdulla Al Muhairbi, Abdullah Mohammed Hareb, Suhail Al Marri, Mohammed Obaid Almansoori, Khalid Bel Jaflah, Abdulla Mohamed Mattar, Ahmed Dhahi Al Mehairbi, Ghaith Al Ghaith, Mohammed Al Falahi, Ahmed Salem, Salem Bin Jarsh Al Suwaidi and Rashed Al Falasi


The beaches of Dubai were known for the Kitesurfing sports even before the Dubai International Marine Club was the first to host the championship in the country wayback 2005 in Mina Seyahi. 


Among the participants who make a remarkable presence in the Dubai Kitesurf Open - Heat 1 is the participant no. 1 Toni Vodisek from Sloevnia which he made a three major victories way back in 2019:  the first place  three times in the following competition : 2019 Kite Foil World Series , 1 place Gizzeria (Italy), 2019 Kite Foil World Series , 1 place Weifang (China) and 2019 Kite Foil World Series , 1 place Pingtan (China). Finishing the season in the ninth place in the world rankings. 

Winners of the First Round

Local Category

  • Twin Tip : Ahmed Dhahi Al Mehairbi
  • Hydrofoil : Suhail Al-Marri 
  • Free Style: Mohammad Obaid Al Mansoori

Men Category 

  • Twin Tip :  Nour El Dandachli
  • Hydrofoil : Toni Vodice
  • Free Style: Anishka Dinel 

Junior Category 

  • Twin Tip, Hydrofoil, Free Style  :  Gabril Kassas

Women Category 

  • Twin Tip :  Charlene Michel
  • Hydrofoil :  Derrien Clemence
  • Free Style: Sara Douglas