Dubai’s Waterfront Market to host Dragon Boat Challenge
14 Mar 2021
The inaugural edition of the two-day Dragon Boat Challenge is expected to attract a large number of participants.
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
Dubai’s premier fresh food market, the Waterfront Market in Deira will host a two-day Dragon Boat Challenge for the first time on March 26-27.
The 200-meter water races will take place in front of the Waterfront Market promenade. The teams will compete in four race categories: open, mixed, women and corporate. For each race category, the participating teams will compete in heats, semi-finals and then the finals. The event will take place in line with UAE’s Covid-19 precautionary and preventive measures.
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.