New activities at the Fifth Historic Dalma Race Festival

The fifth historic Dalma Race Festival for Dhows, 60-foot class, held under the auspices of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, representative of the ruler of the Al Dhafra region, and organized by the Abu Dhabi Marine Sports Club, and cultural and heritage festivals The Management Committee of Programs and Programs in collaboration with the Abu Dhabi Sports Council unveiled new events and competitions. Among his agenda is the bus that will be seen on Dalma Island in the period from 7 to 20 May 2022.
The festival’s top committee announced the organization of the Dalma Heritage Rowing Race in collaboration with the Emirates Heritage Club, and the race consists of four races.
The top 40 boats to participate in this race were selected from those who had participated in the Abu Dhabi Heritage Rowing Race, 40 feet class, as part of the activities during the Maritime Heritage Festival.
The Emirates Heritage Club will also be presenting an exhibition featuring images of sea life and the history of the ancient island from the archives of the Sheikh Zayed Gallery, a children’s studio as well as a symposium on the history of Dalma Iceland and a poetry evening entitled “Dalma in Nabati Poetry” , in addition to an exhibition of Emirates Heritage Club publications for a photo exhibition on the history of Dalma from the archives of the Sheikh Zayed Exhibition, in addition to marine workshops organized by the club’s activities department, such as as well as an “inheritance council”.
On the other hand, the festival’s top committee revealed the organization of the Kingfisher Hunting Championship for men and women, and the tournament opens its doors to amateurs, residents and visitors of all nationalities.
Obaid Khalfan Al Mazrouei, director of the planning and project department of the cultural and heritage programs and festival management committee, said the Kingfish Hunting Championship was awarded 30 prizes worth more than 510,000 dirhams, including 15 prizes for the men’s category and 15 prizes for the women’s category. to encourage fishermen and fishing enthusiasts and strengthen the competitive spirit in the field.
The list of events accompanying the fifth historic Dalma Race Festival includes 9 sports tournaments: Dalma Standing Board Rowing Race, Angling Competition, Junior Swimming Championship, Adult Swimming Championship, Cycling, Amateur Racing, Running. Professional “, Beach Soccer Championship, Beach Volleyball Championship.
The heritage competitions include 5 tournaments: the Karem Championship for men and women, the Domino Championships for men and women, the cooking competition, the competition for the most beautiful women’s costume, a competition for artists “Drawing about Dalma.” The list of inheritance games also includes 14 games: combination, horse games, tug of war, jute, chairs, games of throwing the ball in the basket, fitting of facial features, wheels, questions, drawing competition, short story, ring wire, flour, water games.
Humaid Saeed Boulahej Al Rumaithi, Director General of the Emirates Heritage Club, praised the distinguished collaboration between the Emirates Heritage Club and the Abu Dhabi Marine Sports Club, the Committee for the Management of Festivals and Cultural and Cultural Heritage Programs and the Abu Dhabi Sports Council, noting the importance of a coordinated efforts between heritage and cultural entities in the country to achieve its mission. The joint effort is to highlight the UAE’s true and bright face, Arabic and international.

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