The 14th Al Dhafra Water Festival promises a splash of fun


Head to Al Mughirah Beach in Al Dhafra Region to celebrate the emirate’s rich maritime heritage.

Get ready for some sail-ebrations in the UAE capital! Under the patronage of Hamdan bin Zayed, the 14th Al Dhafra Water Festival is all set to commence from 10-19 March.

The emirate’s maritime heritage will be honoured through dhow sailing races, beach sports, folklore shows, concerts and a traditional market at Al Mughirah Beach in Al Dhafra Region.

It’s also a year of firsts for what promises to be the biggest version of the Al Dhafra Water Festival. For the first time ever, Abu Dhabi will be hosting the WingFoil Racing World Cup! A wind-propelled water sports competition that developed from kitesurfing and windsurfing, the event is expected to attract more than 50 local and international participants.

It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience!



10-19 March


Al Mughirah Beach


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A little bit of India, a little more of the UAE, and a lot of shawarma perhaps best captures Caroline’s anatomy. An avid believer in value for money, her hobbies include putting the ‘elite lifestyle’ to the test. And finding cheaper dupes for it all. A Sharjah girl new to the capital, she hopes to discover the pulse of the emirate.