Dubai's annual al-Gaffal race returns after Covid suspension

Sailors participate in al-Gaffal race, the annual long-distance dhow sailing competition meant to honour the lost tradition of pearl diving, after it was suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The race departs from Sir Abu Nuair island, about 103 kilometres west of Dubai, and finishes in Dubai's Bluewaters Island.

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