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Dubai Holding Burj Al Arab Swim event attracts 600 swimmers

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Dignitaries pose for a picture after the press conference at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel on Wednesday. Supplied photo

600 swimmers will participate in the female and male 1,600-metre and 800-metre race categories of the Dubai Holding Burj Al Arab Swim competition to be held at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel on Friday.

The 14th edition organised by Wild Wadi Waterpark will be held in partnership with Al Jalila Foundation and with the support of Dubai Sports Council (DSC).

Dubai Holding Burj Al Arab Swim is open to swimmers over the age of 16 and provides participants an chance to swim around one of Dubai’s most celebrated landmarks – Burj Al Arab Jumeirah.  

Amit Kaushal, Group Chief Executive Officer at Dubai Holding said: “We are excited to bring this race back to all swimming enthusiasts, providing the opportunity to experience one of Dubai’s most distinct landmarks in a unique and special way. This year, we celebrate the 12th anniversary of our Corporate Wellness Programme, which has helped us to make a positive impact on the lives of our own staff and the wider Dubai community. At Dubai Holding we encourage fitness-focused activities that inspire and challenge people to push harder and achieve big goals – it represents the ethos of Dubai Holding and our track record of growth.”

“At DSC, we are always delighted to partner with events that bring together people of different age and backgrounds, and spread the message of fitness and physical activity in our diverse community,” said Khalid Al Awar, Director of Sports Events Department, Dubai Sports Council.

Awar added: “This Dubai Holding Burj Al Arab Swim is, however, not just about swimming around one of the world’s most iconic landmarks, but it is supporting a noble cause.”