Adrenaline Fueled Dragon Boat Challenge is Coming

March 26th and 27th at the Waterfront Market in Deira

Dubai’s premier fresh food market, the Waterfront Market – Deira will open its doors to host an adrenaline fueled Dragon Boat challenge for the first time on March 26th and 27th.

The 200-meter water races will take place in front of the Waterfront Market promenade throughout the 2-day event. The teams will be divided into four race categories: Open, Mixed, Women & Corporate. For each race category teams will compete in heats, semi-finals and then the finals. The event will ensure COVID-19 safety measures are thoroughly implemented.

Mohammed Al Madani, Waterfront Market Manager said; “We are continuously on the lookout for new engaging healthy activities for the community and we are delighted to bring the Waterfront Market Dragon Boat Challenge to the market for an ultimate family weekend”.

Dragon Boat racing originated 2,500 years ago in China. Dragons, alongside the sun, are traditionally revered in Chinese culture and Dragon Boat racing pays homage to these ancient beliefs.

Offering an experience unlike any other in the UAE, the Waterfront Market is designed as a one-stop-shop for high-quality fresh produce – sourced locally and internationally. The market is housed within a 120,000 square meter state-of-the-art facility.

All customers and staff at the Waterfront Market have to practice social distancing, masks are compulsory whilst gloves are optional. Those who are not wearing the necessary protective gear will not be allowed to enter.

About Waterfront Market: Located at the crossroads of Al Khaleej Road and Abu Hail Road, the Waterfront Market is a key component of the Deira Enrichment Project, which aims to rejuvenate the city’s original hub, defining Dubai’s trading and commerce legacy. A state-of-the-art facility housing produce, retail, and food and beverage options, Waterfront Market offers great value and the freshest produce from fruits and vegetables to meats, poultry, and seafood, on a waterfront promenade in Deira. Offering views over Deira Islands, the Waterfront Market’s unique promenade showcases authentic F&B experiences in a relaxed setting.

About UAE Dragon Boat: UAE Dragon Boat is the Dragon Boat division of Siren Events. They organise Dragon Boat events and teambuilding activities throughout the UAE.

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