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Emirates hosts $2.7 million race for traditional dhow ships

AP  |  Sir Bu Nair Island 

The United Arab has hosted a $2.7 million traditional racing event, which saw the wooden boats powered only on the wind race off the coast of

The Al-Gaffal Traditional Race happens every year and celebrates the dhow, which is a style of boat still used in the region.

The race began today on Sir Bu Nair Island, which is about 100 kilometers west of

The ships gathered at dawn and the race began. It lasted about five hours and the finish line saw racers arrive near the iconic sailed-shaped

The winners in this year's contest was a team on a boat called the Ghazi, owned by Sheikh Rashid Al-Maktoum, the of

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First Published: Mon, May 14 2018. 17:25 IST