Enthusiastic swimmers from across Dubai are preparing for the 2011 swim around Burj Al Arab to raise funds for international charity, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).
Dubai, 25 October 2011: On Friday 11th November 2011, hundreds of participants will descend into the waters and swim an 800m loop around the iconic Burj Al Arab under the watchful eyes of the Wild Wadi Lifeguards.
With six categories to compete in as either a team or individually, the swim is open to both males and females of all ages. Registration is from 6am – 7.30am and costs AED 275 per person with all funds donated to MSF.
In 2010, 500 swimmers raised over AED 250,000 for MSF, which this year will be celebrating 40 years of Independent Humanitarian Action.
From healthclub memberships and two-night stays in Burj al Arab, to Wild Wadi Waterpark passes and meals in Jumeirah restaurants, the winners placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each category have plenty of prizes up for grabs.
Registration takes place at Wild Wadi Waterpark entrance.
For more information about the event visit www.wildwadi.com
For media attendance contact Katie.firstname.lastname@example.org by 8th November 2011
Notes to Editors:
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.
For more information about MSF: www.swimburjalarab.com
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 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
Visit us at: www.jumeirah.com