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Come down to Barasti Beach and try dragon boating for free at DubaiFlyingDragons dedicated beginner training sessions on Saturday at 5pm. Dragon boating develops team spirit and personal fitness. It's the ultimate team sport!

Posted by MyDubaiMyCity.com on Monday, June 15, 2015
* Please note we train from licensed premises so you must be 21 years of age to participate.  ** Different training location.

​MEMBERSHIP - join us!


DFD are recruiting new paddlers to join the team, both men and women.  Annual membership is 1,100dhs which covers UAEDB fees, paddle training sessions with the team throughout the year and entry into all local dragon boat festivals and races organised by UAEDB in the UAE including races held in Dubai Canal, Dubai Marina and Dubai Creek.  Come train and race with Dubai Flying Dragons!  Contact us


​free TRY-OUT FOR A MONTH


Come and try dragon boating at one of our regular training sessions.  It's free to try for a month.  No previous experience is required and all equipment is provided.  Bring with you a bottle of water and wear clothes you don't mind getting wet.  Our Saturday morning training session at 6:30am is popular.  Contact us to book.

SATURDAY BEGINNER TRY-OUT SESSIONS


On selected Saturdays we also hold try-out session dedicated to beginners at 4:45pm.  Contact us in advance to confirm times and reserve a place.  We meet at Barasti Beach. Our next dedicated try-out dates are:

Saturday 20 May 2017

​​​social saturdays!


Once a month we usually hold "Social Saturdays".  Take part in the try-out session at 4:45pm, then join us at Barasti Bar straight after!  Next scheduled Social Saturday is:

Saturday 20 May 2017




training times


Dragon boat training develops core strength, endurance, coordination and team spirit.  Members train for and compete in races held in the UAE including Dubai.  The team usually also completes internationally once a year.  Dragon boat racing is a fantastic outdoor and team watersport.

Regular training is conducted on Barasti Beach* at the Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort:

  • Saturday 6:30am to 8:00am
  • Saturday 4:45pm to 6:00pm (beginners only - selected days)
  • Monday 5:30am to 6:45am
  • Wednesday 5:30am to 6:45am
  • Friday 6:30am to 8:30am (land-training** - selected days)




dragon boat TRAINING