Grand Kingfish Championship from Friday
ABU DHABI: Under the patronage of Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler’s Representative in Al Dhafra Region, the Commitee for the Management of Cultural and Heritage Festivals and Programs in Abu Dhabi announced the launch of Al Dhafra Grand Kingfish Championship for Men and Women, which will take place from 14 to 16 May at Dhafra port in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
“Al Dhafra Grand Kingfish Championship for Men and Women is a direct embodiment of the directives of our wise leadership to develop marine heritage activities that reflect the strong bond with the sea in the conscience of the people of the UAE. The championship promotes fishing as part of our heritage in the UAE, and encourages members of society to engage in this activity,” said Major General Staff Pilot Faris Khalaf Al Mazrouei, Commander in Chief of Abu Dhabi Police, and Chairman of the Higher Organizing Commitee.
Faris Khalaf Al Mazrouei went on to express great appreciation for the invaluable support and patronage of Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed, Ruler’s Representative in the Dhafra Region, of activities and events that contribute to developing the Dhafra Region, reflecting His Highness’ keenness to protect and preserve the heritage of our forefathers for generations to come, and to embed the values of endurance, patience, cooperation and self-reliance.
He affirmed that the Commitee for the Management of Cultural and Heritage Festivals and Programs in Abu Dhabi creates and develops maritime competitions to safeguard our forefather’s heritage and portray scenes of the past for the community at large. By organizing these championships, the Commitee hopes to support the efforts of our wise leadership towards civilized interaction with cultural and heritage activities and events aimed at preserving UAE heritage and strengthening the values of originality and authenticity. It also aims to shed light on the Dhafra Region and position it as a rich and diverse tourist destination that hosts many heritage and sports festivals for visitors who love UAE heritage and for adventurous sports lovers.
Major General Staff Pilot Faris Khalaf Al Mazrouei, Commander in Chief of Abu Dhabi Police, and Chairman of the Higher Organizing Commitee, also expressed his sincere thanks and appreciation to all festival sponsors and supporters.