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UAE’s passion for dragon boating showcased at 11th Abu Dhabi Dragon Boat Race

The 11th Abu Dhabi Dragon Boat Race got underway on Friday, October 5th. Featuring 70 teams from across the United Arab Emirates, participants competed along a 1km stretch of the capital’s coastline. Each team is made up of 10 to 20 paddlers, who have to move in perfect unison to power a 275kg fibreglass boat bearing a dragon’s head and tail. The low-sided vessels can reach speeds of up to 18 km per hour. [SECONDARY IMAGE 1] Inspire Middle East’s reporter Salim Essaid went on to try one of the vessels, a

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