Al Gharbia watersports festival kicks off in Mirfa next month

Final preparations are underway for the 5th Al Gharbia Watersports Festival that will take place in Mirfa, Al Gharbia, the Western Region of Abu Dhabi Emirate. The event is held under the distinguished patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler’s Representative for the Western Region and is organized by the Western Region Development Council (WRDC).

Mohamed Hamad bin Azzan Al Mazrouei, Acting Undersecretary of the Ruler’s Representative Court in the Western Region and the Director General of WRDC, said: “For the past few years the Al Gharbia Watersports Festival has attracted thousands of families and visitors to Al Gharbia. So for 2013 we have made sure there is something for everyone, meaning this year is going to be even bigger and better than anything we have ever organised before.” “Throughout the year we have been working closely our partners, local businesses, hotels, caterers and residents in Al Gharbia to promote the region as one of the most attractive tourist destinations in the country. As a result, we are now all set to welcome visitors from around the world to come and participate in the festival’s many activities,” he added.

Obaid Khalfan Al Mazrouei, the Festival Manager, said that plans are being put in place to welcome the thousands of competitors and visitors expected to attend the watersports festival this year. “Along with the plans we have developed for the Festival, there will be a lot of exciting programs for families, where they will have the opportunity to engage in a whole host of fun activities open to the public, including new activities and our professional trainers on hand offering free coaching sessions during the week.” The Al Gharbia Watersports Festival is a 10-day extravaganza filled with wonder, water and world-class athletes. From kiteboards and surf ski kayaks in the waves to chilled-out camping and a DJ playing on shore, along with many other activities and surprises. Besides the sporting competitions that include wakeboarding, beach volleyball and beach football, the festival will also offer a night camp activities with festive food stations as well as a traditional ‘souk’ to satisfy eager shoppers.