March 25, 2023

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“Dalma” bearings go to the island in preparation for the race

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The bearings of the fifth historic Dolma Festival race have begun to make their way to the island, and next Friday, May 6, is the last day to stay on the island before the race begins.

The bearings go to the submerged port in Jebel Tanna via owners’ trailers, which are transported to the island by special sea boats provided by the Delma Co-operative Society.

The race’s top organizing committee announced last Thursday that 110 sailing tanks, with a total of 3,000 sailors, will take part in the race after the official registration.

The race will take place from May 7 to 20, with weather and wind speed appropriate for the start of the race.

The historic Dalma Racing Festival is being held for the fifth year in a row under the generous patronage of Sheikh Hamdan bin Saeed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi’s ruler’s representative in the Al Tafra region, and is organized by the Abu Dhabi Marine. In collaboration with the Abu Dhabi Sports Council and the Sports Club and Cultural and Traditional Festivals and Events Management Committee in Abu Dhabi. The most expensive, largest and largest in the world of maritime traditional racing with a distance of more than 125 km, the total prize money distributed among the participants ranges from 25 million dirhams.

The festival has a traditional village covering an area of ​​25,000 square meters, and it includes events related to races or traditional people and a set of events suitable for all family members.

For his part, Majid Adeek Al Muhairi, deputy chairman of the race organizing committee, called on bearing owners to be careful during the transport process to the island, pointing out the need to ensure the safety of carrying trailers. He urged them to go to the flooded port in Jebel Tanna, especially the distance the carriers travel 250 km, and to choose the best time for transportation and to avoid congestion times, especially the size of the bearings and trailers. – Congested roads. He added: We, as an organizing committee, follow on a daily basis with the Meteorological Authority to select the appropriate time to hold the race, do not stop it. The fact that the bearings with about three thousand sailors reached 110 boats confirms the value of the historical race.

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