Dubai Water Canal is witnessing today a big race, the 23rd version of the Al Maktoum Cup Traditional Rowing Race -30ft which is the most expensive tournament in this race category that symbolizes the end of the rowing races in the season 2019-2020.
The race is set to take place at 3:15 in the afternoon in the waterfront of Dubai Water Canal in Al Jaddaf area opposite the Swiss International School and next to the Dubai Creek Wildlife Sanctuary with a distance of 2.3 KM from the starting line off to the finish line in Dubai Creek.
The major event will be accompanied by a distinguished community initiative organized by the Dubai Police in cooperation with Dubai International Marine Club the Traditional Rowing Race - 30ft for the People of Determination which comes from the framework of the Dubai Police General Headquarters to support the various segments of the community through the Council of the People of Determination.
The upcoming Al Maktoum Cup is now on its 23rd version under its legacy that took place since 1997-1998 which is the first race organized by the Dubai International Marine Club in 1998 for the said category and successfully continues it annually up to the current version.
The first edition of the Al Maktoum Cup for the Traditional Rowing Race was organized by the club under the season 1997-1998 won by the boat AlBaz owned by Mohammed Hassan Obeid Al Jallaf and led by the skipper Ahmed AlNobi.
Al Qartasi boat no. 25 was crowned as the winner of the 22nd Al Maktoum Cup Traditional Rowing Race which is owned Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Head of Ajman Tourism Development Department and led by the skipper Imran Al Muhairi with the hope of defending their title in today's race
25 elite boats will take part in the 2019-2020 season of the Al Maktoum Cup Traditional Rowing Race - 30ft with the participation of the top competitors among the UAE as well as the neighboring country the Kingdom of Bahrain and Oman.