Dubai: Dubai International Marine Club (DIMC) has announced a lineup of watersports events for the marine sports season 2023-2024. It will kick off on September 23, 2023, with the first round of the Dubai Traditional Dhow Sailing Race.
The new season will feature several festivities for participants and watersports enthusiasts over a period of eight months. The season will be concluding at the end of April 2023.
In 2024, DIMC will host the first round of the UAE International Aquabike Championship, marking the commencement of international events sanctioned by the Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM). This championship will bring together world champions from over 20 countries across the globe, along with the stars of the UAE national teams.
The year will also witness an exciting night show featuring the Freestyle and Hydrofly categories of Aquabike. This event will take place alongside the Dubai International Boat Show activities in March 2023, which will be held on the waterfront of Dubai Harbour.
Marine sports enthusiasts can look forward to the Dubai Kitesurf Open, organized by the club for the seventh consecutive season in collaboration with the UAE Sailing and Rowing Federation (UAESARF) and under the supervision of the Emirates Kiteboarding Association (EKA).
This championship will attract top international talent following its inclusion in the Summer Olympics in Paris.
In the 2023–2024 season, the DIMC is committed to offering exceptional opportunities for Olympic athletes to hone their skills and discover new talents. This includes organizing a round of the Dubai Modern Sailing Championship and the UAE Rowing Championship. Additionally, there will be a paddling festival dedicated to stand-up paddling and kayaks.