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Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi Hosts Sixth Abu Dhabi Dragon Boat Festival 2013

 Abu Dhabi, 31 October 2013 - The sixth annual Shangri-La Abu Dhabi Dragon Boat Festival organised by the UAE Dragon Boat Association and Siren Events on 11 and 12 October 2013 saw another year of resounding success with 45 team entries and over 1,200 participants.

“The Dragon Boat Festival is all about building community spirit and it is a sport that has quickly gained popularity among the residents of the United Arab Emirates,” said Ahmed Issa, resident manager of Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi. “We have been involved with the Abu Dhabi Dragon Boat Festival from the beginning in 2008 and are pleased to see the tremendous growth in the event.”

The following is the list of final results
• Competetive Category (combination of races for Mixed 100m, Mixed 500m 12 boat, Mixed 200m)

Competitive Mixed:
First Place – Dubai Diggers
Second Place – Dubai Flying Dragons
Third Place – AD Mar

Competitive Open:
First Place – Dubai Diggers
Second Place – AD Mar
Third Place – Marlins

First Place – Dubai Diggers
Second Place – Barracuda Paddlers
Third Place – Warriors

• 200-metre Corporate Cup
First Place – AD Mar with 1’04.4 final time
Second Place – Emirates Steel with 1’07.0 final time
Third Place – Daman Dragons with 1’09.2 final time

• 200-metre School/University Final A Category
First Place – Heriot Watt #1 with 1’18.1 final time
Second Place – NYU-AD with 1’19.2 final time
Third Place – Heriot Watt #2 with 1’22.0 final time

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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