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Al-Gharbia Watersports kicks off in Abu Dhabi

The al-Gharbia Watersports festival is a ten-day festival featuring kite surfing, traditional Emirati and modern regatta, and beach sports. This year’s agenda also includes a heritage “village” with a small outdoors museum showcasing traditional Emirati life and outfits.

Al-Gharbia Watersports kicks off in Abu Dhabi
An Emirati girl (R) wears a traditional outfit, worn in her village by elderly women, during the al-Gharbia Watersports festival poses near al-Mirfa beach, outside Abu Dhabi, on May 2, 2015. (AFP/Getty Images)
Al-Gharbia Watersports kicks off in Abu Dhabi
An Emirati girl wears a traditional outfit, worn in her village by elderly women, during the al-Gharbia Watersports festival poses near al-Mirfa beach, outside Abu Dhabi, on May 2, 2015. (AFP/Getty Images)
Al-Gharbia Watersports kicks off in Abu Dhabi
An Emirati girl wears a traditional outfit, worn in her village by elderly women, during the al-Gharbia Watersports festival poses near al-Mirfa beach, outside Abu Dhabi, on May 2, 2015. (AFP/Getty Images)
Al-Gharbia Watersports kicks off in Abu Dhabi
An Emirati girl wears a traditional outfit, worn in her village by elderly women, during the al-Gharbia Watersports festival poses near al-Mirfa beach, outside Abu Dhabi, on May 2, 2015. (AFP/Getty Images)
Al-Gharbia Watersports kicks off in Abu Dhabi
An Emirati girl stands on al-Mirfa beach, outside Abu Dhabi, watching traditional dhows sailing during the al-Gharbia Watersports festival on May 2, 2015. (AFP/Getty Images)
Al-Gharbia Watersports kicks off in Abu Dhabi
Emirati girls stand on al-Mirfa beach, outside Abu Dhabi, watching traditional dhows sailing during the al-Gharbia Watersports festival on May 2, 2015. (AFP/Getty Images)