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Shangri-La Abu Dhabi to host Dragon Boat Festival this month
March 2019 269

Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi will be hosting the 12th Abu Dhabi Dragon Boat Festival on March 22 and 23, organised in partnership with Siren Events, UAE Dragon Boat and the UAE Sailing and Rowing Federation.

This will be the first time in the festival’s 12-year history that it would be held as early as March. The October fixture in Abu Dhabi’s exciting sports calendar is likely to continue, making 2019 the inaugural year when the Dragon Boat Festival makes an appearance twice, with a break of just six months.

“The Dragon Boat Race has always been a hugely popular happening on our annual event calendar.  It has an amazing festival atmosphere, with the crowd cheering on the fleet of colourful dragon boats as they race to the beat of drums,” said Ahmed Issa, Shangri-La Hotel and Traders Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi’s general manager. “We’re thrilled to be hosting the race twice this year, and bring a weekend of world-class dragon boat racing, spectacular cultural performances and delicious food to Abu Dhabi.”

To accommodate the surge of fans visiting the capital to watch the electrifying Asian sport, Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi has introduced a special room rate for the weekend.  Participants and viewers can book their stay at a discounted price, starting from Dh695 ($189.1) for a Deluxe Room. - TradeArabia News Service

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