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Free ferry travel on Dalma/Jabel Dhanna service during Dalma Race Festival

ABU DHABI, Abu Dhabi Maritime has confirmed that it will offer ferry transport free of charge on the Dalma Island/Jabel Dhanna route during the 6th edition of the Dalma Race Festival taking place between 28th April and 15th May in the Al Dhafra Region.

The Dalma Race Festival is held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in the Al Dhafra Region, and organised by Abu Dhabi Marine Sports Club and the Festivals and the Cultural Heritage Programmes Committee Abu Dhabi.

The festival will see more than 3,000 sailors participate in a historic 60-foot traditional dhow race over 80 nautical miles (125 km) over the 18 days, alongside an array of festivities for the family.

bu Dhabi Maritime, part of AD Ports Group, will allow passengers to travel on the Dalma Island/Jabel Dhanna ferry free of charge, in either direction, for the duration of the festival. An additional evening service will also be scheduled during the festival period to enable further enjoyment of the celebrations.

Captain Saif Al Mheiri, Managing Director of Abu Dhabi Maritime, said, "It gives us great pleasure to be a silver sponsor of the 6th edition of the Dalma Race Festival. We are always looking at ways to support the community and promote our heritage to the younger generation. By enabling free passage on our Dalma Island-Jabel Dhanna ferry during the festival period, we hope this will ensure everyone can experience this exceptional event first-hand."

ll visitors and residents will be able to check timings and reserve their tickets free of charge through the recently launched online booking platform available at

Source: Emirates News Agency

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