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Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi To Host Dragon Boat Festival

Abu Dhabi, 2 September 2013 – Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi announces that it will host the Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi Dragon Boat Festival on 11 and 12 October 2013.

Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi, the main sponsor of the Dragon Boat Festival since its inception, has been hosting the event annually for six consecutive years in partnership with Siren Events, the UAE Dragon Boat Association and the United Arab Emirates Sailing and Rowing Federation. The hotel hosts the festival on its private North Beach, which overlooks the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, and spectators are welcome to enjoy the fun and entertainment, including a DJ, a massage kiosk, volleyball and kayaking. The traditional Dragon Boat Friday Barbecue Party will be held on 11 October 2013 at the Afyä Beach Lounge of Traders Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi.

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. This year, the Shangri-La and Traders Dragons, a team of colleagues from both the Shangri-La hotel and Traders hotel in Abu Dhabi, look forward to competing once again.

“We have come a long way with the annual Dragon Boat Festival and we are delighted to witness yet another success of this exciting racing event in the hotel,” said General Manager Arbind K. Shrestha.

To celebrate this event, Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi and Traders Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi are offering early-bird promotions for room bookings and the Traders Beach Barbecue Party. Guests are invited to book for stays from 10 to 13 October 2013 before 15 September 2013 to enjoy early bird rates starting from AED750++ for single occupancy in a Deluxe Room with buffet breakfast at Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi and AED350++ in a Superior Room with the same inclusions at Traders Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi. Guests will also enjoy a discounted price of AED135++ for the Traders Beach Barbecue Party when booking before 10 September 2013, and a further 10 per cent off the early-bird price when they book for a table for 10 or more before 10 September 2013.

For more information or to book a room, contact Room Reservations on (971 2) 509 8630, email for Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al beri, Abu Dhabi and for Traders Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi, or visit

To book a table for Traders Beach Barbecue Party, contact Afyä on (971 2) 510 8818 or email

To register a team today, email Alternatively, register via the hotels’ Facebook pages at and

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, Bahrain, mainland China, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia.  For more information, please visit

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