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 and Programs Management Committee in collaboration with Abu Dhabi Sports Council revealed that New events and competitions are part of the busy agenda which will be seen on Dalma Island from 7 to 20 May.
The festival’s top committee announced in a press release the organization of the Dalma Heritage Rowing Race in collaboration with the Emirates Heritage Club.
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, as part of the activities of the Maritime Heritage Festival, organized by the Department of Culture and Tourism at the Abu Dhabi Corniche in March last year. The total prizes for the race amount to about 2.3 million dirhams, distributed among the owners of the first to 10 places, and the champion in the last fifth round gets 130,000 dirhams, while the second place gets 100,000 dirhams, and the third gets 80,000 dirhams, so the rest of the amount is distributed gradually.
The Emirates Heritage Club will also present an exhibition featuring sea life and the history of the ancient island from the archives of the Sheikh Zayed Gallery and a children’s drawing studio, as well as a symposium on the history of Dalma Island and a poetry evening entitled “Dalma in Nabati Poetry”. an exhibition of Emirates Heritage Club publications focusing on books dealing with In the maritime heritage, the most important of which are the “Naval Atlas of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi” in its Arabic and English versions, the book “The Sea in the United Arab Emirates “and the book” Marine Chants in the State “, in addition to a special section of Heritage magazine published by the club, in addition to 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, and a” Heritage Council ” .
On the other hand, the festival’s top committee unveiled the organization of the Kingfish Hunting Championship for men and women, and the tournament opens its doors to amateurs, residents and visitors of all nationalities.
The list of events that accompany the fifth historic Dalma Race Festival includes nine sports tournaments: Dalma Standing Board Rowing Race, Angling Competition, Swimming Championship (Junior), Swimming Championship (Adults), Cycling, Running (amateurs), Running (amateur). ) Professional), beach soccer tournament, beach volleyball tournament.
The heritage competitions include five tournaments: the Karem Championship for men and women, the domino championship for men and women, the cooking competition, the competition for the most beautiful women’s costume and the artist competition (drawing about Dalma). The list of inheritance games. also contains 14 games: combination, horse games, tug of war, jute, chairs, games of throwing the ball in the basket, installation of facial features, wheels, questions, drawing competition, short story, ring thread, flour, water games.
• Organization of the Kingfisher Hunting Championship for men and women, for amateurs, residents and visitors of all nationalities.
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