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Try dragon boatingin Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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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.

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Guest22 September 2019

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