Abu Dhabi Swimming Festival

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Average Rating: 8.9
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9.2
I would take part again
7.8 Very enjoyable event in a great location Douglas Wood · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“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.”

7.9 I was great day Molka Moez · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“I like this competition I was wonderfull”

9.0 Great fun overall and excellent location Matt Toth · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“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. ”

9.5 Gooood! Chong Whan Hong · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
10.0 More More More Deep Waghulde · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
10.0 Best festival and the children have fun · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“It was very nice day in my life”

9.7 Very enjoyable Stephen Sargeant · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
8.3 Very good event Olivier Lambrecht · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“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”

9.5 Great family day out Simon Shaw · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Excellent with the music and bouncy rides etc very well rganised loved the post race breakfast pack !!! greta at promoting kids fitness and helth !”

8.9 Amazing Rohit Patil · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“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...”

8.2 More events needed like this · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
9.5 Excellent event. only problem in timing results Richard F Feghali · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“Timing results were not accurate..affected the moralities of children”

7.3 Well organized and fun · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“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”

10.0 Good · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Excellent . I enjoyed a lot”

9.8 Great day Martin Gardner · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Big thank you to the organisers - very much appreciate your efforts which all went to creating a memerable day for all that attended.”

10.0 Great Event Nicholas Roselt · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
9.5 Great event - a lot of fun Megan Willis · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“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. ”

8.9 Great venue Gavin Bradshaw · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
9.7 It was really good competition, and a fun event · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“It was fun as well as a good competition event”

9.7 EXCELLENT Aritra Ghosh · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
9.2 My calendar is marked for next years swimmingevent Dax Tolero · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“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. Dax Tolero”

10.0 Very cool Sergio Joaquim · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Excelent event! I strongly recommend”

9.7 Nice very nice festival Milan Stojanovic · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“It was my pleasure to participate on this happening, great location Emirates Palace and very positive atmosphere. See you neht time !”

9.2 Great · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Not enough buoys on the course. ”

10.0 Sun, sand, sea, scintillating swim! · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Great bag of goodies Very safe marshalling good organisation friendly stewards ambient environment”

9.5 Super well organized and a great day · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“A very good day out. Very well organized, and a great atmosphere created. ”

9.7 Loved it!!! Katja Kraemer · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
9.7 It was a great experience Efstratios Svinterikos · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
8.7 Enjoyable event, great atmosphere & well organised Andrew Harris · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“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!”

10.0 Perfectly well organised. Congratulations! Roland Assmann · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“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. Good atmosphere. 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.”

10.0 I got confident Kanthimathinathan Shanmugasundaram · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“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 ...”

9.5 Great event.. · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Yes

“Awesome event!! Fun and organize, smooth ;) Thank u.. ”

9.2 Wonderfull event Bouangoul Hassan · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“I enjoyed the event ,every thing was perfect , very well organized ”

9.7 Fun... great experience... challenging... Milena Mitic · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Keep it up”

6.9 Nice morning · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“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. ”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 01.03.2015
““Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. We are reviewing all procedures for future years, to see how we can reduce waiting time. Regarding timings there is an option to filter by distance if you click on advanced search. We hope you can join us again next year!””

9.2 Lots of fun Roberto Ragni Alunni · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Well organized and a lots of fun.”

8.1 Good lokation · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“I was in the red groop 800mt, and the comunication about this was very poor. They skiped this groop......”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 01.03.2015
“Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. Regarding waves, there was only one red group for the Abu Dhabi Mile and one blue group for 800m. Could you confirm your race number?”

9.7 There should be more events like this. Tommy Ullberg Harrison · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“We had an excellent day, great fun.”

10.0 Perfectly organized event Hesham El Sherbiny · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“One of the best sports/family days in Abu Dhabi. Excellent venue and organization.”

9.5 Bring On More Ocean Swims To Abu Dhabi! Sally Dunlop · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“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.”

6.8 Enjoyed it as my first ever swim event. Robin McBride · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
9.3 Thank you · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“Thank you for organizing”

9.0 Overall a very good event. · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“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.”

8.2 Very well organised. Cassandra Gottschalk · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Lovely day very well done and organised.”

9.7 Well done! Mieke Janssens · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“A special thanks to all volunteers!”

10.0 Excellent day with everyoneinvolved very organised · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Great set up, organised on time. Officials friendly something for everyone ”

10.0 Brilliant day ! Mariann Flaaten · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
10.0 Excellent, more please! · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“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., ”

9.7 A very well run event Grant Yeo · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“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.”

9.0 Great Karima Momen · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

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