The UAE Rowing Team ranked 6th in the overall standings and second at the Arab level with a total tally of 9 medals including 4 gold, two silver and three bronze medals. It is noteworthy that the UAE participated in 4 games, namely: jujitsu, beach soccer, rowing and body building, following the withdrawal of UAE Basketball National Team from the event due to the refusal of employers to free the amateur players who are bound by employment contracts.
The UAE quadruple rowing crew has ended 6th in the Games clocking 2:49.83, after 3 rounds against Thailand, who clinched the gold medal, Indonesia and Hong Kong.
Mahdi Qeraidi, the coach of the UAE Rowing National Team said that many positives could be drawn from the participation of the Rowing Team in the event highlighted by the improved performance of athletes as the contest continued. It was the lack of experience and poor preparation that made the difference.