Abu Dhabi's efforts to become one of the main sport tourism destinations in the world in 2019 did not stop, nor did its excellence in hosting international and continental sporting events.
Abu Dhabi hit a new record in the sport of fishing, while the Abu Dhabi Grand Fishing Tournament for King Fish and Cobia announced the sale of a kingfish for $ 54,000, or some 200,000 AED , at an auction held at the end of the competition in Abu Dhabi.
The competition was held under the patronage of the Advisor to the President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club, SA Sheikh Sultane ben Khalifa Al Nahyane, and under the supervision of Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club, Cheikh Mohamed ben Sultane ben Khalifa Al Nahyane.
The second edition of the competition was a significant success, highlighted by record figures during a charity auction organized yesterday for the fish caught during the competition, whose total product amounted to 592,000 AED . This money will be donated to the Emirati Red Crescent (CRE).
Hamdane Abdallah Al Obaidly, with a fish weighing 30.85 kilograms, was the winner of the kingfish fishing category, while Rached Al-Qobaissi with a fish weighing 29.33 kg was the second. Third place went to Tareq Al-Mansouri with a fish of 29.11 kg. In the cobia fishing category, the first place went to Mohamed Abdallah Al-Marzouki with a fish weighing 29.40 kg, the second to Ahmed Hélal Al-Dhahéri with a fish 25.17 kg and the third to Badr Saddiq Al- Khaja with a fish weighing 24.36 kg.