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Participants splash out for charity at Wild Wadi Swim Burj Al Arab 2011

Participants splash out for charity at Wild Wadi Swim Burj Al Arab 2011

Dubai, 11 November 2011: Today over 670 participants descended into the sea to compete in the 2011 Wild Wadi Swim Burj Al Arab.

Contestants of all ages swam the 800m loop around the iconic building raising over AED 256,000 for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), an international humanitarian medicinal organisation that is celebrating 40 years of Independent Humanitarian Action this year.

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Notes to Editors:
Winners of the event:
-      Overall Male Winner - Velimer Stiepanovic (7.42 mins) 19 years old from Serbia
-      Overall Female Winner – Gwen Van Beek (8.58 mins) 17 years old from Holland

These winners received a weekend stay in Burj Al Arab, a three course meal in Jumeirah Beach Hotel and tickets to Wild Wadi Waterpark.

About Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).
MSF is an international independent humanitarian medical organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from health care; regardless of race, creed, religion or political affiliation, in more than 60 countries.

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About Jumeirah Group:
Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hospitality company and a member of Dubai Holding, operates a world-class portfolio of hotels and resorts. Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts includes Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray and Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai; Jumeirah at Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi; Jumeirah Carlton Tower and Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel in London; Jumeirah Frankfurt in Germany, Jumeirah Essex House in New York; Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel in Shanghai and Jumeirah Dhevanafushi in the Maldives. Jumeirah Group also runs the luxury serviced residences brand Jumeirah Living; the spa brand Talise; Jumeirah Restaurants; Wild Wadi Waterpark; The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management; and Sirius, its global loyalty programme.

For further information please contact:
Jumeirah Group Corporate Communications
Director of Corporate Communications
PO Box 214159 Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971-4-406-8505
Fax: +971-4-301-6655
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