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22nd Al Gaffal 60ft Traditional Dhow Sailing Race S.Sheet

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TECHNICAL DETAILS
Name of the Issue 22nd Al Gaffal 60ft Traditional Dhow Sailing Race
Release Date
dd/mm/yyyy
26/5/2012
Denominations AED 1, 5
Souvenir Sheet AED 15
Size 40 x 40 mm in sheets of 16 stamps
Designer Emirates Post Group
Printing Method Lithographic 
Printer Joh. Enschede Security Print - The Netherlands
Quantities 50,000 each/ S. Sheet 6,000
 
22nd Al Gaffal 60ft Traditional Dhow Sailing Race

Under the patronage and attendance of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Minster of Finance, Dubai International Marine Club organized the annual "Al Gaffal" (the Return) race to mark the end of the water sport season. 

The Al Gaffal or Sir Bu Na'air race represents and embodiment of the pas and history, and revival of old memories. This race commemorates the festival which was celebrated by the forefather on their long journey after several months of pearl diving at sea.

The Al Gaffal race features nearly 100 dhows travelling to a distance of about 51 nautical miles.