2nd Al Sila Marine Festival to take place in Al Dhafra Region next week

2nd Al Sila Marine Festival to take place in Al Dhafra Region next week

ABU DHABI, 9th December, 2022 (WAM) – Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in Al Dhafra Region, the second Al Sila Marine Festival will be held from 14th-18th December 2022 at Al Sila City Beach in Al Dhafra Region.

Organised by Abu Dhabi Marine Sports Club and the Cultural Programmes and Heritage Festivals Committee - Abu Dhabi, the festival includes a variety of events and activities that highlight and preserve the UAE’s seafaring heritage, safeguarding it for future generations.

Organisers say Al Sila’ Marine Festival represents a valuable addition to the roster of seafaring traditional festivals that translate the UAE wise leadership's interest in preserving heritage and national identity.

The festival features the 43-foot Dhows Race, and meets the various needs of visitors in terms of edutainment and shopping through an impressive lineup of exciting competitions, including the fly-fishing, Carrom, dominoes, bicycle race, beach volleyball & soccer and traditional arts & crafts competitions. It also includes the child village, where there will be a plenty of theatre performances, art, cookery and Bedouin dance workshops, as well as Al Mekshat tents, and a food court.

Al Sila' Marine Festival aims to preserve the diverse range of marine and terrestrial ecosystems boasted by the UAE, shed light on Emirati heritage and art, and pass it on to future generations. It also seeks to promote Emirati coastal cities and islands, encourage engagement in marine and heritage sports and drive tourist and economic development in Al Dhafra region.