National Day Race in Jumeirah Beach today (Saturday)

03 December 2022

Jumeirah Beach will witness another Traditional Sporting Event today with the launching of the third & final round of the Dubai Dhow Sailing Race (22ft) which is organized by Dubai International Marine Club in conjunction with the 51st UAE National Day. 

It is expected that the race will gather today more than 30 boat participants that will sail in the water of the Arabian Gulf between the beaches of Burj Al Arab Hotel and World Island for a distance of more than 5 nautical miles wherein today's sea conditions & wind will determine who will reach first the finish line.  

Today's boat participants will carry the distinctive names from the legacy of their fathers and forefathers which they will continue such as the boat Shaiem, Al Reem, Rasas, Ghazi, Hujuom, Mureb, Shadeed, Eklaa, Al Dafrah, Al Saey, Rabdan, and Al Zeeb.

The 22ft Dhow Sailing Race was characterized by the spirit of excitement and challenges it serves as an academy for the future champions in the sport of traditional sailing. 

The goal of winning first place will not only be the goal of the participating sailors as well as to be crowned winner in conjunction with the 51st UAE National Day celebration that will eventually lead them to the top position for the overall championship in this category for the season 2022-2023 that reaches the final round today.

The Race Director, Mohammed Al Marri who is also an acting Director of Sports Affair said that the committee’s preparation for the race has been completed successfully for today’s great race which is being held in conjunction with the celebration of the UAE National Day.

Al Marri explained that this category has gaining huge popularity among youth and junior so it’s expected to be a tough competition to achieve a success while he assures that the committee’s preparation includes coordination among strategic partners from government department and national institutions.  

He reminded everyone that the race procedure will start at around 11 o clock in the morning to complete the boat checking and to determines boat category which is divided into two : Junior & Youth prior to race start between 1-2:00 o clock in the afternoon.