2013 November 25 12:00
Red Arrows soar above Jumeirah hotels in dramatic aerobatic display
Dubai, 25 November 2013: The Red Arrows put on a spectacular display in front of Burj al Arab, Madinat Jumeirah and Jumeirah Beach Hotel with a series of dynamic aerial manoeuvres, filling the sky with their trademark red, white and blue smoke.
The team are global ambassadors of Great Britain’s Royal Air Force and the nine pilots performed a dramatic 20 minute display, including the red jets’ diamond nine formation.
The Red Arrows were in Dubai as part of a major Middle East tour including performances at the Dubai Airshow, Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, Oman and Qatar.
After the performance the pilots attended an exclusive meet and greet at Jumeirah’s Al Qasr hotel, in conjunction with the British Business Group (BBG) and other VIP guests.
Gerald Lawless said: “It was a privilege to witness the Red Arrows perform in front of the Jumeirah properties, the display was incredible and captivated thousands of people across Dubai. The Jumeirah Group was delighted that the BBG chose Al Qasr to host the prestigious event.”
Jonathon Davidson, Chairman of the British Business Group (BBG) said: “It was an amazing event and one that will be remembered for many years to come. It is not only for us at the BBG to give members the chance to meet likeminded business people but also to offer something that will give them great memories. The Red Arrows showed us all why they are the best in the world and gave a most spectacular show.
“Jumeirah proved how great they are in supporting these type of events and we would like to thank Mr Gerald Lawless and his incredible team for providing a beautiful venue and a fantastic Red Arrows ice sculpture centre piece.”
The pilots fly BAE Systems Hawk aircraft and are all from frontline squadrons. Each has previously operated other Royal Air Force fast jets, such as the Tornado or the Typhoon multi-role combat aircraft.
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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, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray and Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai; Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa in Kuwait; Jumeirah Bilgah Beach Hotel in Baku; 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 LivingTM; the wellness brand Talise; Jumeirah Restaurants; Wild Wadi WaterparkTM; The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management; and SiriusTM, its global loyalty programme.
About British Business Group:
The British Business Group, Dubai & Northern Emirates, more usually known as the BBG, was set up in 1987 to encourage the development of British business in the UAE. It undertakes a wide range of activities from communicating with decision makers to sharing best business practice and arranging business / networking events for its members. With a database of over 2000 members, the BBG is a list of businesses operating in the Middle East and United Kingdom in sectors as diverse as intellectual property, construction, financial services, event management and HR.
For further information please contact:
Jumeirah Group Corporate Communications
Director of External Communications
PO Box 73137, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Visit us at: www.jumeirah.com