Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi, was scheduled to host the Annual Abu Dhabi Dragon Boat Festival for its 10th year in a row on October 27 and 28 to celebrate its highly successful decade-long presence in the hotel.
As the host of the Abu Dhabi Dragon Boat Festival since its inception, spectators and guests could enjoy watching the highly anticipated race along its 1km stretch of beach, while also enjoying a range of fun activities and entertainment throughout the day.
As part of the action-filled weekend at the complex, a special Dragon Boat Festival barbeque party was also planned to be held at Afyä, the beachside restaurant at the neighbouring Traders Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi, for all participants.
Ulf Bremer, general manager at Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi, said, “We are proud to be celebrating 10 years of our presence in Abu Dhabi with the 10th edition of this exciting event. With the aim of building team spirit and promoting a healthy lifestyle, we make sure to register our own teams, Shangri-La and Traders Dragons, who train together to compete at the Dragon Boat Festival.”
Organised in partnership with Siren Events, UAE Dragon Boat and UAE Sailing and Rowing Federation, the Dragon Boat Festival is an annual fixture hosted every October at Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi to embrace its Asian roots while creating unforgettable moments for the residents and the visitors of the Capital.
Ahmed Issa, general manager at Traders Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi, said: “We are honoured to be a part of the longstanding tradition that is the Abu Dhabi Dragon Boat Festival by offering our guests the chance to enjoy the celebrations of the centuries-old Chinese tradition from our private beach followed by a special barbecue dinner at Afyä.”
Team participation included the supply of a dragon boat and all necessary equipment as well as two 60-minute training sessions with an internationally acclaimed training coach.
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