The annual Dragon Boat Race at Marasi Business Bay was hosted by Dubai Properties on 9th and 10th February 2018. The 11th edition of the popular water sport race welcomed an estimated 5,000 spectators and over 1,500 participants across 75 teams. The 2018 edition of the race was the biggest yet, and XpertDragons, (XpertLearning dragon boat team), were there to take part in this exhilarating event!
The XpertDragons, donned the team colors; green, which associates with nature and paperless/online services, and blue which relates to trust, honesty and dependability, and waving the banner with the new logo that gives a strong and modern look that depicts their mission to deliver eXcellent quality of service and support.
They joined visitors and fans who were treated to great views of the action along the Marasi Promenade. The city’s newest marina at Marasi Business Bay was decorated in celebration of the Chinese New Year and featured family activities, entertainment, a live DJ and Dubai’s best food trucks throughout the weekend.
The team, composed of Xperts and their friends, paddled their way through Heat 2 and marked their achievement at 2nd place!
Paul Gledhill, Co-founder and Executive Director- XpertLearning said, “Dragon Boating is a great way to stay fit have fun and get connected with a great community”. He thanked Jason McKenzie and his team for their superb organisation and cooperation and further added, “It’s a pleasure to be part of this initiative and we look forward to more adventures on the waters, win or lose.
The XpertDragons went on to compete for the Corporate Shield and placed second overall on that category.
Team Captain, Katrina Bituin, remarked: “It was great to go out there and I believe the team brought their A-game. It is always a delight to see your colleagues inspired to do the challenge. This is the second one we have had to do this year, after doing the 10k last month and I am extremely proud of what we have achieved!”
Great going Captain Katrina! Congratulations to the team! And good luck for more challenges ahead.