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06735431 ©ALI HAIDER/EPA/MAXPPP DUBAI 20180514 Dhow boats compete in the Al Gaffal Dhow Race outside Dubai , United Arab Emirates, 14 May 2018. Al Gaffal long distance Sur Bin Na'air 60ft Traditional Dhow Race (Dhow is a traditional boat) in Dubai is the biggest traditional sailing race in the world. The race begins from Sur Bu Na'air Island off the coast of the UAE and heads east towards the first check point at Moon Island 23.60 nautical miles from the start line and then changes course slightly for the final 27.30 nautical miles to the finish line at Burj Al Arab luxury hotel.