Abu Dhabi Swimming Festival
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50 people have rated this event.
“Great event, well organised, and in a magnificent location. Big disappointment not to be listed on the results, no time or place shown. Would be much better using the champion chips for timing.”
“I like this competition
I was wonderfull”
“8:30 is too early start with a 2pm finish. I would much prefer if events started around midday or late morning and finished towards sunset. ”
“It was very nice day in my life”
“I was very please with this event, very well organised in a wonderful venue. I found the chip/timing system to be a real burden, especially for the kids that had to wait more than 10 min to get their chip "confirmed" while they were wet and cold. Moreover the results were only available much later. I will do it again, but please change the timing service provider”
“Excellent with the music and bouncy rides etc very well rganised loved the post race breakfast pack !!!
greta at promoting kids fitness and helth !”
“The course could have been organized better way... due to waves the drift was too much and participants covered almost 2K distance instead of 1.6k.
Closure markings (Yellow) could help participants be on track and drift less...”
“Timing results were not accurate..affected the moralities of children”
“I enjoyed the swim, was hard at times to see the bouys while swimming as they were a long distance apart.
Heard about the event while at another event in Abu Dhabi
Hard to tell placings at times as was a mixed gender start
Results took a while to come online”
“Excellent . I enjoyed a lot”
“Big thank you to the organisers - very much appreciate your efforts which all went to creating a memerable day for all that attended.”
“Great event with fun atmosphere and beautiful location. Everything went smoothly on the day but finding out swim times and event pack pickup information only 1 day before was too late. ”
“It was fun as well as a good competition event”
“It was a great event and many people enjoyed it. I would to y friends and colleagues.
I just have one comment. My name is not listed on the timing results. Even if I finished swimming in less than 30 minutes. I hope you can double check it. Thanks and regards.
“Excelent event! I strongly recommend”
“It was my pleasure to participate on this happening, great location Emirates Palace and very positive atmosphere. See you neht time !”
“Not enough buoys on the course. ”
“Great bag of goodies
Very safe marshalling
“A very good day out.
Very well organized, and a great atmosphere created.
“Well organised; great atmosphere with the music and good attendance; straightforward logistics; really liked the extras like the Gu energy packets and the goody bags!”
“Pick up of chip and everything was smooth.
Parking car was easy.
Waiting time before start was short for everybody.
Enough staff to direct everybody in right direction.
Good speaker before the race.
Course well marked.
Nice welcome after arrival, nice gifts.
Good music at finish.
Honoring winners was in time and nice.
Dressing tent was close by, had easy access.”
“Thanks for Abudhabi swimming festival and premier online management teams, i have participated in half mile event ... i got confident during swimming and after swimming, it was a excellent experience... Thanks a lot ...”
“Awesome event!! Fun and organize, smooth ;) Thank u.. ”
“I enjoyed the event ,every thing was perfect , very well organized ”
“Nice event at a great location. Kids event has room for improvement, kayaks blocked the swim path a few times, having all the kids have to wait and have their chip swiped with only one person doing the swiping was disappointing given how cold many of the kids were getting having to wait. Timing is all over the place for the kids times online having all 3 distances mashed together. Kids activities was a nice touch and medals were good. ”
“Well organized and a lots of fun.”
“I was in the red groop 800mt, and the comunication about this was very poor. They skiped this groop......”
“We had an excellent day, great fun.”
“One of the best sports/family days in Abu Dhabi. Excellent venue and organization.”
“I had a great time in my 1 mile race today. The organisation was pretty spot on. What a fantastic location to hold the swim! I've done many lake and ocean swims in the UK and Australia and we need more of this in Abu Dhabi with such a perfect outdoor swimming climate in the winter. My only complaint is that it would be great to have the online results sooner. It's now 6pm and no results online as yet. Thanks again for a top event.”
“Thank you for organizing”
“Being 15 years old the event I took part in had a very big age range which did not seem fair. Maybe adults have their own shorter course if they did not want to complete the 1500? The timing and results category is not relevant as the results are not known yet.”
“Lovely day very well done and organised.”
“A special thanks to all volunteers!”
“Great set up, organised on time. Officials friendly something for everyone ”
“I'd like to see more events in Abu Dhabi - the Emirates Palace is a fabulous venue! Thank you to the organisers, it's been a long time between Abu Dhabi swims., ”
“Realy hav no complaints other than maybe the swim rounding buoys could be larger or different colour .thank you for a very enjoyable event.I hav done a number of ocean swim events and ironman distance races back home in new zealand and would love to see longer distance races here.”