DubaiOne and the Arabic channels of Dubai Television have announced the dates of the Al Fazz’a Freediving Championship, held under the patronage of Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council. The dates will be the 1st, 2nd, 3rd of April, and they are inviting competitors from all over the world to compete. The first prize will be a brand new Range Rover provided by Al Tayer Motors., second prizes being considerable sums of money.
The competition will be held at the Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Hotel in Dubai.
The Freediving Competition is a static apnea competition, performed as per Emirati pearl diver tradition, which is holding a weighted rope at the bottom in 2 metres depth, with no nose clip, mask, wetsuit, weightbelt or any other diving equipment. the rules are to pull oneself down the weighted line and remain submerged for as long as possible. As soon as your head breaks the surface your timing is over. The organisers are placing scuba divers are in place on the bottom in case of needed rescue.
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