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Shangri-la and Traders Dragons Prepare for 2014 Dragon Boat Competition in Ras Al Khaimah

Abu Dhabi, 23 April 2014 – The Shangri-La and Traders Dragons, a team of colleagues from both the Shangri-La hotel and Traders hotel in Abu Dhabi, looks forward to competing once again in Bin Majid Beach Resort, Ras Al Khaimah on 25 April to 26 April 2014.

A challenging and exhilarating water sport, dragon boating is full of adrenaline and sportsmanship, placing emphasis on team spirit, making friends and having fun while promoting a healthy lifestyle.

Shangri-La Hotel and Traders Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi are proud to be sending its dragon boat team to compete in Ras Al Khaimah. "We believe the ideals that dragon boating represents team work, discipline, camaraderie and inclusiveness whick are well worth supporting" said General Manager Arbind K Shrestha.

Dragon Boating is an ancient sport that originated from China more than 2500 years ago but has seen extraordinary worldwide growth over the past three decades. Today, it boasts over fifty million competitors from six continents annually and has been included in many multi sport competitions.

Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts currently operates over 100 hotels with a room inventory of over 41,000.  Shangri-La hotels are five-star deluxe properties featuring extensive luxury facilities and services.  Shangri-La hotels are located in Australia, Canada, mainland China, Fiji, France, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Qatar, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sultanate of Oman, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.  The group has a substantial development pipeline with upcoming projects in Australia, mainland China, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia. For more information, please visit

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