Dragon Boat Challenge completes another edition at Dubai Festival City

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Al Futtaim’s Group Real estate fully integrated destination, Dubai Festival City hosted the recently held Dragon Boat Challenge. The event saw over 500 registered participants in 64 teams competing under strict health and safety regulations for the winning trophy across five categories; 1000m Open, 1000m Women, 1000m Mixed, 300m Community Cup and 300m Corporate Cup. 

The Challenge was hosted at the Marsa Plaza Creek-side Promenade and welcomed corporates, universities, schools, and community groups from across the UAE. Emirates Airlines grabbed the first place in the 300m Corporate Cup with Emirates NBD taking the first place in the 300 Community Cup. Team Atlantis 1 came first in the 1000m Open & Mixed categories followed by Barracuda Paddlers in the 1000m Women’s category. 

Dubai Festival City has been actively encouraging visitors and residents to embrace healthy living with a number of events taking place in the destination as the weather cools down. The Dragon Boat Challenge was held as part of opening weekend of the Dubai Fitness Challenge to support the city’s agenda of promoting health and fitness. The event was supported by the Dubai Sports Council, Dubai Police, Dubai RTA and Dubai Municipality. 

About Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate:

The real estate development and operations arm of Al-Futtaim, Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate is responsible for the origination, conception, development, procurement and construction of mega projects and the leasing and operation of these projects after completion.

Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate develops and operates an extensive multi-million-dollar portfolio of individual corporate real estate and investment assets across the Middle East and North Africa region.

The current flagship mixed-use urban communities under the Festival City brand are Dubai Festival City, Cairo Festival City and Doha Festival City.

Dubai Festival City and Cairo Festival City are fully integrated communities which have been carefully master planned to offer a superior lifestyle destination with outstanding facilities, comprising residential and commercial accommodation, educational institutions and five-star hotels to fully complement the signature retail, leisure and entertainment proposition.

About Dubai Festival City:

Dubai Festival City is an established mixed-use destination developed by Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate, which has been designed to capture the cosmopolitan and rich spirit of Dubai.

Featuring alongside a 3.3-kilometre creek, Dubai Festival City is a fully integrated mega project which has been carefully master planned to offer a superior lifestyle destination with outstanding facilities, comprising residential (Marsa Plaza, Al Badia Residences and Al Badia Hillside) and commercial space (Festival Tower) and educational institutions (Universal American School and Deira International School), and a family-friendly sports and social destination (Al Areesh Club).

Within Dubai Festival City sits the landmark 2.5million sq.ft urban retail destination, Dubai Festival City Mall – home to Guinness World Record holder and cutting-edge daily attraction, IMAGINE as well as IKEA and the only Hard Rock Café in the Middle East. The mall also offers almost 400 world class retailers, 75 restaurants – many of which feature waterfront dining and some of Dubai’s most photographed sunset vistas. 

Additionally, Dubai Festival City also encompasses two five-star hotels – Intercontinental Dubai Festival City and Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival City and the recently opened Holiday Inn Dubai Festival City to fully complement the signature retail, leisure and entertainment proposition.

A sought-after destination for residents, investors and stakeholders, Dubai Festival City delivers exceptional lifestyle experiences that have shaped the real estate landscape and continues to reinforce Dubai’s position as a global hub for business, education, tourism, leisure and entertainment. 

For more information, please visit dubaifestivalcity.com 

About Al-Futtaim:

Established in the 1930s as a trading business, Al-Futtaim today, is one of the most diversified and progressive, privately held regional businesses headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Structured into five operating divisions; automotive, financial services, real estate, retail and health; employing more than 42,000 employees across 29 countries in the Middle East, Asia and Africa, we partner with over 200 of the world’s most admired and innovative brands. 

Al-Futtaim’s entrepreneurship and relentless customer focus enables the organisation to continue to grow and expand; responding to the changing needs of our customers within the societies in which we operate.

By upholding our values of respect, excellence, collaboration, integrity; Al-Futtaim continues to enrich the lives and aspirations of our customers each and every day. For more information visit: www.alfuttaim.com.