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DRAGONFIRE is a Dubai-based TEAM BUILDING company specializing in Dragon Boating and outdoor team building events for corporate clients.

Based at the Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort, we offer engaging and memorable team building programs in a beautiful outdoor setting. At the heart of our events is Dragon Boating, our signature team building activity. This unique and exciting watersport is an ideal way to get all members of your team “onboard” working together towards a common goal. 


For those who prefer to stay closer to the shore, you can enjoy our other team building programs under the sunny skies; our Beach Olympics, our Treasure Hunt or Build-a-Boat.

As well as being great fun, our team building programs are designed with key business outcomes in mind; to develop stronger teams through energizing, motivating and inspiring activities that focus on communication, cooperation and problem solving skills. 

DragonFire will work with you to ensure the right team building program for your corporate event. We provide customized programs to suit each client’s requirements that can vary in length and include one or several of our team building activities.

DragonFire's onsite facilitation team will ensure a professional, well organized and seamless team building event. Additionally, we will coordinate with the Sheraton’s food and beverage department on your behalf, or put you directly in touch with the banqueting team.

Our philosophy at DragonFire is simple; we combine our team building expertise with our passion for what we do to deliver memorable and meaningful experiences that exceed our client’s expectations. We believe strongly in meticulous planning and attention to detail so that all aspects of your event run smoothly and successfully.

And most importantly, we aim to ensure that each individual comes away feeling engaged, energized and more a part of their team than when they arrived.



"Love what you do, and do what you love" – And so, the idea for DragonFire was born.

With over 20 years combined experience in both event management and dragon boating, we pride ourselves in delivering professional and well organized events from conception to completion.

Melissa O'Brien Dragon Boat

Melissa O'Brien

Managing Partner

Melissa is a longtime events professional having owned and operated two successful event entertainment companies in Dubai prior to the formation of DragonFire in 2014. Melissa brings a wealth of experience & knowledge of the Dubai market to the business. Her attention to detail & ability to effectively oversee each event from conception to completion ensures the smooth running of our team building events.

Melissa is passionate about the sport of dragon boating and has seen first hand the excellent team building benefits for Dragonfire’s clients.​ She paddles with, and coaches, a Dubai-based women’s competitive dragon boat team and competes both locally and internationally in the sport.

Trish Waterman DragonFire Dubai

Trish Waterman

Managing Partner

As Managing Partner of DragonFire, Trish capitalizes on her excellent managerial, organizational and communication skills garnered from her many years working in both the Events and Public Relations fields. In her current role, Trish’s passion, enthusiasm, and steadfast belief in the tangible benefits of her work, is mirrored in the successful outcomes for her clients.

Trish has a long history in dragon boating, having competed both locally and internationally in the sport and successfully Captaining a women’s team at the Hong Kong International Dragon Boat Races 2013, alongside many other local victories. She currently paddles with, and coaches, a women’s competitive Dragon Boat Team in Dubai.


Take a look at DragonFire’s latest video featuring

Dragon Boating, Beach Olympics and Build-A-Boat

 We can build a team building program for your corporate event. Contact us at

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