A traditional Arabic rowing race

Filmed along Abu Dhabi’s corniche (seafront) in January 2009, this was the annual traditional Arabic rowing race held to commemorate the four colours in the UAE flag.
If the footage of the dhows looks a little shaky in the middle, that’s because I was on a speed-boat with a handheld camera.
Due to a lack of English speakers among the organisers I decided against a voice over and let the sights and sounds speak for themselves. If it were shot now I would add more on-screen text to explain the action.

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