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UAE: 23rd Al-Gaffal dhow sailing race

Emirati sailors onboard Al-Zeer dhow boat won the 23rd annual dhow sailing race, known as The Gaffal, which has a total of 10 million dirhams ($272,000) in prizes, reached the finishing point at the coast of Dubai coming from the island of Sir Bu Nair off the coast of the Gulf emirate of Sharjah on May 25, 2015.

UAE: 23rd Al-Gaffal dhow sailing race
Emarati sailors sail in their traditional Dhow past the famous Atlantis Hotel (R), located at the Dubai man-made Palm island as they reach the finishing point at the coast of Dubai coming from the island of Sir Bu Nair off the coast of the Gulf emirate of Sharjah on May 25, 2013, during the 23rd annual dhow sailing race, known as The Gaffal, which has a total of 10 million dirhams ($272,000) in prizes. (AFP/Getty Images)
UAE: 23rd Al-Gaffal dhow sailing race
Emarati sailors sail in their traditional Dhow past the Burj al-Arab (L), as they reach the finishing point at the coast of Dubai coming from the island of Sir Bu Nair off the coast of the Gulf emirate of Sharjah on May 25, 2013, during the 23rd annual dhow sailing race, known as The Gaffal, which has a total of 10 million dirhams ($272,000) in prizes. (AFP/Getty Images)
UAE: 23rd Al-Gaffal dhow sailing race
Emarati sailors winners of the the 23rd annual dhow sailing race, known as The Gaffal, which has a total of 10 million dirhams ($272,000) in prizes, reach the finishing point at the coast of Dubai coming from the island of Sir Bu Nair off the coast of the Gulf emirate of Sharjah on May 25, 2013. (AFP/Getty Images)
UAE: 23rd Al-Gaffal dhow sailing race
Dhows sails during the Al-Gaffal traditional long-distance dhow race towards the finish line as they race between the island of Sir Bu Nair, near the Iranian coast, and the Gulf emirate on May 18, 2014, during the 24th annual dhow sailing race, known as The Gaffal, which has a total of 10 million dirhams ($272,000) in prizes. (AFP/Getty Images)
UAE: 23rd Al-Gaffal dhow sailing race
A dhow sail during the Al-Gaffal traditional long-distance dhow race towards the finish line as they race between the island of Sir Bu Nair, near the Iranian coast, and the Gulf emirate on May 18, 2014, during the 24th annual dhow sailing race, known as The Gaffal, which has a total of 10 million dirhams ($272,000) in prizes. (AFP/Getty Images)
UAE: 23rd Al-Gaffal dhow sailing race
Dhows sails during the Al-Gaffal traditional long-distance dhow race towards the finish line as they race between the island of Sir Bu Nair, near the Iranian coast, and the Gulf emirate on May 18, 2014, during the 24th annual dhow sailing race, known as The Gaffal, which has a total of 10 million dirhams ($272,000) in prizes. (AFP/Getty Images)
UAE: 23rd Al-Gaffal dhow sailing race
Emiratis set sail during the start of the Al-Gaffal traditional long-distance dhow sailing race on May 23, 2015, between the island of Sir Bu Nair, near the Iranian coast, and the Gulf emirate of Dubai. The 25th annual dhow sailing race, known as The Gaffal, has a total of 10 million dirhams ($272,000) in prizes. (/AFP/Getty Images)
UAE: 23rd Al-Gaffal dhow sailing race
Emirati sailors onboard Al-Zeer dhow boat react after being crowned the champions of the Al-Gaffal traditional long-distance dhow sailing race on May 23, 2015, between the island of Sir Bu Nair, near the Iranian coast, and the Gulf emirate of Dubai. The 25th annual dhow sailing race, known as The Gaffal, has a total of 10 million dirhams ($272,000) in prizes. (AFP/Getty Images)
UAE: 23rd Al-Gaffal dhow sailing race
Emirati sailors onboard Al-Zeer dhow boat react after being crowned the champions of the Al-Gaffal traditional long-distance dhow sailing race on May 23, 2015, between the island of Sir Bu Nair, near the Iranian coast, and the Gulf emirate of Dubai. The 25th annual dhow sailing race, known as The Gaffal, has a total of 10 million dirhams ($272,000) in prizes. (AFP/Getty Images)