Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler’s Representative in Al Dhafra Region, the 14th Al Dhafra Water Festival will take place from 10-19 March 2023 at Al Mughirah Beach, Al Dhafra Region, celebrating the emirate’s maritime heritage through dhow sailing races, beach sports, folklore shows, concerts and a traditional market.

For the 2023 edition, for the first time in Abu Dhabi, Al Dhafra Water Festival will host the WingFoil Racing World Cup, a wind-propelled water sport competition that developed from kitesurfing and windsurfing. More than 50 local and international athletes will take part in the competition.