Winter is here and if you’re looking to have some outdoor fun that will also challenge your fitness levels, this one’s for you! The Dragon Boat Challenge is returning to Dubai Festival City this October, with safety regulations. The popular event will be held on Friday and Saturday, October 30 and 31. Previously, the Dragon Boat Race was set to take place in Abu Dhabi’s Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri on March 27 and 28 this year. However, the event was shelved due to the pandemic.
Dubai’s Dragon Boat Challenge To Take Place On 30 & 31 October
This year’s Dragon Boat Challenge will take place at the Marsa Plaza Creekside promenade. In order to ensure safety of all participants, a host of precautions are put in place. All participants must wear their own personal floatation device and use their own paddle. Sharing of equipment will not be allowed. Other necessary equipment like the Dragon Boat, paddles and life jackets will be provided. Registrations are now open and teams can only register online.
Participants will be split into two bubbles, with 15 teams of 10 members on each side. The management will ensure a staggered entry of the teams is separate entry and exit points. Team members must undergo temperature checks while entering and must maintain social distancing. The pre-competition safety briefing will take place online.