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Participants splash out for charity at Wild Wadi Swim Burj Al Arab 2013


Participants splash out for charity at Wild Wadi Swim Burj Al Arab 2013

Dubai, 01 February 2012: Today 700 swimmers leapt into the Arabian Gulf to compete in the 2013 Wild Wadi Swim Burj Al Arab

Contestants of all ages swam the 800m loop around the luxurious Burj Al Arab raising over AED 224,000 for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), an international independent humanitarian medical organisation. 

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Notes to Editors:

Winners of the event:

  • Overall Male Winner – Obeid Al Jassemi, who finished the race in 7.30 minutes
  • Overall Female Winner – Jelena Dedajic, who finished in 8.11 minutes

These winners received a weekend stay in Burj Al Arab, a 2 months membership at Talise Fitness Jumeirah Beach Hotel and Madinat Jumeirah 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 global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, operates a world-class portfolio of hotels and resorts. Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts includes Jumeirah at Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi; Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray and Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai; Jumeirah Dhevanafushi and Jumeirah Vittaveli in the Maldives; Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel in Shanghai; Jumeirah Frankfurt in Germany; Jumeirah Grand Hotel via Veneto in Rome; Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa in Mallorca, Spain; Pera Palace Hotel, Jumeirah in Istanbul; as well as Jumeirah Carlton Tower and Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel in London. 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: +971-4-364 7777
Fax: +971-4-301-6655
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