Celebrate the annual Dragon Boat Festival at the Dubai Marina Yacht Club on December 10
Open to corporates, universities, schools, and community groups
· Over 400 participants expected to take part
Dubai, UAE; December 1, 2010: The annual Dubai Marina Yacht Club Dragon Boat Festival on December 10, 2010, promises another edition of festive cheer highlighted by sportsmanship, team spirit and folk rituals that are over 20 centuries old.
The thrilling, adrenaline-driven water sport, Dragon Boating combines strategy, technique, and positive team spirit in a festive environment. Join the merriment, as Dragon Boats decked up in customary Chinese dragon heads and tails, race to the rhythmic beats of conventional drums.
The sport puts together 20 team members on one decorated oar powered boat. Physically and mentally challenging, the dragon boat racing requires a paddler’s synchronized precision, and is a perfect team building activity.
The Dragon Boat race will be held from 8am to 6pm along the Dubai Marina Canal, in front of the Dubai Marina Yacht Club, with over 400 participants in 20 teams expected to take part.
Mr. Phil Blake, Senior Operations Manager of the Dubai Marina Yacht Club said: “Dubai Marina Yacht Club is committed to hosting a variety of activities that bring the boating community together. The carnival-like Dragon Boat Festival will entertain participants and spectators, and will be a captivating spectacle that will also appeal to tourists to the city.”
Registration for the Dragon Boat Festival is now open for corporates, educational institutions including universities and schools, and community groups across the UAE. Corporate and Social teams can register for AED 10,000 per team; School / University teams can register at AED 2,000 per team, while individual entry is AED 500 per person.
Team registration encompasses two dedicated training sessions of one hour each with an International Boat Coach, Dragon Boat supplies and equipment, Festival entry and participation for up to 20 team members per boat, and 20 Dragon Boat Party tickets. Potential participants can submit their completed forms by fax to 04 3944018 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dubai Marina Yacht Club is one of the largest private yacht clubs in the world, featuring a stunning purpose-built clubhouse and four marinas spread over a man-made canal. Overlooking the picturesque Arabian Gulf, Dubai Marina Yacht Club assures a refreshingly different environment for marine activities.
The Club’s choice of dining options and modern business centre facilities are designed to meet the requirements of the corporate sector as well. Presently offering 435 berths across its marinas, Dubai Marina Yacht Club offers boating enthusiasts a choice of individual marina settings to suit their tastes and preferences. By the middle of 2011, the introduction of Mall Marina will increase the Club’s marina portfolio to four, offering over 530 berths for yachts from 8m to 40m.
About Dubai Marina Yacht Club:
Dubai Marina Yacht Club is the port authority for all operations and berthing in the Dubai Marina canal, a 3.5 kilometre manmade waterway running through the prestigious Dubai Marina residential development and the centre of ‘new’ Dubai. Continually expanding, the first of four marinas, East Marina, was completed in summer 2007, followed by the Club House Marina and West Bay Marina which opened recently. A fourth marina is scheduled to open by the middle of 2011 bringing the total available berths to over 530 yachts ranging from 6-40 metres in length.
Currently hosting around 435 permanent pontoon berths, Dubai Marina Yacht Club has added to its portfolio with the prestigious Dubai Marina Yacht Club clubhouse: a striking purpose-built venue for entertaining social groups and business colleagues. Fully licensed restaurants are open to all. Built facing its own 132-berth private marina, the ground floor opens out through a waterfront café onto a public boulevard called Marina Walk, which encircles the canal. Hosting a string of yacht brokerage boutiques and marine lifestyle outlets, Dubai Marina Yacht Club has become the new centre of lifestyle yachting in Dubai.
About Emaar Hospitality Group LLC:
Emaar Hospitality Group LLC, the wholly owned subsidiary of Dubai-based global property developer Emaar Properties PJSC, manages the company’s growing roster of hospitality and leisure projects. Emaar Hospitality owns and manages a diversified portfolio of hospitality assets such as hotels, serviced residences, golf resorts, Dubai Polo and Equestrian Club, recreation clubs, and the Dubai Marina and associated yacht club. Emaar Hospitality Group’s vision is to be recognized as the premier global provider of personal, innovative and memorable lifestyle experiences. For more information on Emaar, please visit www.emaar.com.
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