€£$
по-русскиen Español (pronto)
enter
1511things to do
in the world
117things to do
in Emirates
27things to do
in Abu Dhabi

Try dragon boatingin Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

#15of 27 things to doin Abu Dhabi

Oddviser

adventure's step-by-step
recipes & lifehacks
How to ride a board on volcano in Nicaragua?How to walk inside the active volcano in Greece?How to feed flying dogs in the jungles of Thailand?How to cycle along the Great Wall of China?How to swim in the famous Trevi Fountain in Rome?How to ride a kayak along the canals of Venice?How to walk on the roofs of skyscrapers in Dubai?
Join usit's more fun together :)
Try your hand at paddling in a team of 20 people on a boat, stylized as a dragon.
How to try dragon boating in Abu Dhabi
The history of dragon boats racing began more than two thousand years ago in China. Today this sport is popular in 50 countries of the world, including the UAE.

Dragon boat is an extended canoe for 20 people, decorated with a head and tail of a dragon. It is not enough to be able to paddle - a teamwork is important.

"Dragons", Abu Dhabi
Photo: ''Dragons'', © Shevantha W

You can participate in the "dragon" races in Abu Dhabi by contacting the organization "Capital Dragons". It represents the Dragon Boat Association in the UAE.

How to do?

1. The company "Capital Dragons" is located near the shopping center Marina Mall (Marina Mall) . Go from it toward Marina Mall Ring Road. Capital Dragons is located on the shore of the bay near the place where the Corniche Bike Track ends.

2. To start training in paddling on the "dragon" boat, write the application, bring 2 copies of the passport, 2 copies of the insurance and a photo like from a passport.

Roces on dragon boats, Abu Dhabi
Photo: Races on dragon boats, © Kevin.Haroun

3. After that you will be able to choose the time of classes. They run on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays - from 17:00 to 18:00, on Fridays - 8:00 to 9:20. A lot of practice and teamwork are waiting for you.

Where to do?

#12Capital Dragons Organization in Abu DhabiCapital Dragons Organization

Capital Dragons is a member of the UAE Dragon Boat Association. The organization's mission is popularizing marine sports and team dragon boat racing in particular.

How much?

The first three trial sessions are free.

Tips and hints

In class you need to have a bottle of water, comfortable clothes that you don't mind getting wet, and change of clothes.

Reviews

Guest30 September 2020

More things to do in Abu Dhabi

#1Visit the Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu DhabiVisit the Sheikh Zayed Mosqueoddviser

It is a symbol of original Islamic architecture, an example of the unity of all nations and religions.

FREE
#3Take safari on Sir Bani Yas in Abu DhabiTake safari on Sir Bani Yasoddviser

On a safari on Sir Bani Yas you will meet rare animals and birds face to face - cheetahs, Arabian oryxes, giraffes and many others.

280
#2Dive with dugongs in Abu DhabiDive with dugongsEugene Krasowski

A great number of sea cows graze on the underwater meadow of the Persian Gulf. The locals call them sirens and sea brides. They are safe here.

FREEDugong sanctuary
#4See Yowla dance in Abu DhabiSee Yowla danceoddviser

Yowla is traditionally performed by men in snow-white dresses - kanduras. The dance symbolizes the unity and togetherness of the emirates.

FREEQasr Al Hosn fort
#10Ride the most speedy roller coaster in the world in Abu DhabiRide the most speedy roller coaster in the worldoddviser

Take a ride on the world's fastest roller coaster of 2 200 m with the speed of 240 km per hour.

250Ferrari World
#5Visit the Date Festival in Abu DhabiVisit the Date Festivaloddviser

Appreciate the taste of two hundred varieties of dates at the picturesque and really grand event the Date Festival in Liwa oasis.

FREELiwa oasis
#17Take a bike ride along the Corniche promenade in Abu DhabiTake a bike ride along the Corniche promenadeoddviser

Rent a bicycle and ride along one of the longest seafront promenades in the Middle East.

30The Corniche
#16Take a walk through the old bazaar in Abu DhabiTake a walk through the old bazaaroddviser

Abu Dhabi is growing, changing and improving, but some places remain almost unchanged. One of them is Old Souk, where you can buy authentic souvenirs.

FREEThe Old Souq
#26Go up the Falling tower in Abu DhabiGo up the Falling towerMickey Collins

A skyscraper Capital Gate in Abu Dhabi is called the Falling Tower. Its slope is 4.5 times more than a slope of Pisan Tower.

45The Capital Gate
#14Have dinner in roller coaster restaurant in Abu DhabiHave dinner in roller coaster restaurantoddviser

Here you can not only have a good meal but also see how dishes go down the roller coasters.

Yas Mall
#21Go sandboarding in Abu DhabiGo sandboardingAnri Genyari

Got bad experience in skiing? Take sandboarding! Warm and soft sand dunes is much more pleasant than cold and wet snow.

1000Liwa oasis
Know more things to do?Guest

Share your ideas of what to do in Abu Dhabi with other travellers — together we'll make our travellings more interesting!

Photo credit © https://pippasperegrinations.files.wordpress.com