Noukhada Dragons – The Club
Noukhada Dragons has been built from our longstanding love for kayaking and canoeing. We are currently based at our Eastern Mangrove Marina location with a total of four Dragonboats (“DB”) (2 x 20 seater and 2 x 10 seater). We are the only DB team in the UAE to have 10 seater DBs. We have a full time coach who will help develop the club and teams within the club.
A DB team consists of 10 to 20 paddlers and an oarsman, dedicated to that team. The Noukhada coach is not a team oarsman. Our aim is to develop a number of teams (A team, B team, C team) at varying levels and have training and regular races amongst ourselves in order to better prepare for competitive racing. Of course, we hope to have fun and meet new people along the way!
We have training sessions and the timings depend on the team and the time of year. It is best to go to our Facebook page to see current information about teams and training sessions. We also have free trial sessions, again please see the Facebook page for those details.
Locations We are currently based at our Eastern Mangrove Marina location but have other Abu Dhabi locations coming up. We are hoping to place a DB at each of these new locations to help grow the club and create regular racing.
Rentals and prices DB (including PFDs and paddles) are available for rent. They are excellent for team building, social groups, parties and for arranging and racing in competitions.
Note: Please do not think we will just let you jump in a dragonboat and go. Noukhada Dragons safety procedures follow IDBF safety guidelines.