Abu Dhabi Swimming Festival 2016
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31 people have rated this event.
“Looking forward for the next one.”
“Lack of water stations throughout d event was really bad. After a mile challenge dehydrated & exhausted I had to walk all the way back from changing room to single water station. It was really surprising tat to see how volunteers guided u to station but refuse to offer any water with pack of bottles next to them. After resting a while only could I could head for water. With mails hitting inbox to stay hydrated throughout event looked very funny & ironic after this experience..still great Show!!”
“Please ensure the water you give finishers is COLD.”
“I didn't enjoy the event that much (800m splash dash) due to the change in time, etc, but I guess this wasn't the organizer's responsibility.”
“No need to tell competitors to turn up 2 hours early only to bake in the heat with very little shade and water. ”
“Event was in a & star hotel beach, with golden rubbish bins and NO showers!!!
That's basic after swimming in the sea full of oil from the boats etc...
I showered in the marina with the boat hoses.
Appreciate if beach showers included.
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“At 4pm on Friday I recieved notice that the race start time would be moved 5 hours earlier, from 1:30PM to 8:30 am. This change at such late notice meant we were unable to participate. A consolation race of a shorter distance was offered instead of a refund or credit.
This exhibits very poor planning on the part of the organizers. The reason for the change was given as "unexpectedly high" temperatures, even though the weather was normal for this season and the temperatures predictable.”
“It was nice experience and had nice experience to meet RIO 2016 olympic champion Sharon Vn Rowendall and got lot of motivation , Thank you Abudhabi swimming Festival 2016.”
“To award younger groups first, Better awards for first three places.”
“It was a great event in a fab location and well organized. Helpful staff and easy to identify. Perhaps a water sponsor could offer free bottles to keep families hydrated throughout the day. ”
“Very good location and very well organized. To be repeated.”
“Being instructed to turn up TWO HOURS early (which for us involved a very early start), when the pack collection didn't open until 1.5 hours before the start was irritating. No need to be there until 1 hour before; it is hot to sit around in the sun. ”
“Great event! Only slight nag would be the late change in start time for 800m and being told to arrive 2 hours before race start, which ended up being unnecessary.”
“I was glad the 800m was shifted to 8.30am. I think it is better to have all the events completed in the morning. Otherwise we were going to have to hang around all day - kids would have got hot and tired. So in future please have the events in the morning, so adults and kids events are close together. Great event look forward to next year thanks.”
“Great day with family and friends. One of the best events n AD.”
“Really enjoyed the event, this is the first time and I will definitely be joining again. The Emirates Palace course is fantastic and they there are huge number of volunteers.”