Al Gharbia Watersports Festival kicks off in Abu Dhabi - in pictures

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The 10-day Al Gharbia Watersports Festival began on Thursday at Mirfa Beach in the Western Region.

Spreading across 20,000 square metres of sandy beach, at least 60,000 people are expected to visit the festival this year, with thousands of sportsman and women from 20 countries set to take part.

The festival ends on April 30.

All photos courtesy: Cultural Programmes and Hertige Festivals Committee - Abu Dhabi