Join Abu Dhabi’s Dragon Boat Race

The capital’s dragon boat race and festival return for the fourth year in October – and you’re all invited to join the party
Friday , 09 September 2011
Join Abu Dhabi’s Dragon Boat Race

The ‘Shangri-La
Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi Dragon Boat Festival’ may not be the catchiest
title, but the event itself is definitely catching on. In its fourth
consecutive year, it will take place on 28 and 29 October, and if you’re not
already an Abu Dhabi resident, then this could be the weekend book in a visit.

The eponymous
event sponsor hosts corporate teams for training days at the beach every year, as
well as entering its own team in to the competition, and puts on a beachfront festival
with a live DJ, a massage kiosk, volleyball and paddle boarding. The day is rounded
off rather nicely with a barbeque and award ceremony at partnering Traders

With corporate teams almost doubling in
2010 to over 60 and even more entries expected this year, companies are
encouraged to enter their teams early to ensure a place in the race. So, get
your ship mates together now if you’re interested in flexing those biceps. One of the highlights of the Abu
Dhabi social calendar, this is an Ahlan! Live-recommended day out.

INFO: To register a team
today, email,
or register via Facebook at

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