2014 September 18 02:30
Jumeirah Beach Hotel hosts successful Guinness Book of Records attempt after world’s largest tennis ball mosaic is created
Dubai, 18 September 2014: Jumeirah Beach Hotel, part of Jumeirah Group, a Dubai-based luxury hospitality company and a member of Dubai Holding, played host to a successful Guinness World Record attempt after merging over 2327 tennis balls to create the world’s largest tennis ball mosaic, the record to beat was 500.
The mosaic was installed on the 3,800 square metres Events Arena lawn, located on the main beach of the hotel in front of the Wild Wadi Waterpark, overlooking the Arabian Gulf and Burj Al Arab Jumeirah.
The design mirrored the three finger Expo 2020 victory sign of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai.
To mark this special occasion and congratulate Dubai on breaking the Guinness World Record, Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, the world’s most luxurious hotel, joined in the celebrations by transforming its helipad into a 4,467-square-foot grass tennis court.
Perched 212 metres above sea level and proven to be a magnet for showcasing many world class sports event, the helipad served as the centre stage to display the Davis Cup - one of the oldest sporting trophies that weighs an impressive 105kg.
The unveiling of the Davis Cup on top of Burj Al Arab Jumeirah’s helipad joins an elite list of world class sports events that have been hosted at the hotel in the recent years.
These include the famous Roger Federer and Andre Agassi face-off, Tiger Woods teeing off and David Coulthard’s donuts in the Infiniti Red Bull Racing Formula 1 car.
The draw for the 2015 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas was also held during the International Tennis Federation’s Annual General Meeting at Madinat Jumeirah.
The draw to decide who meets whom in the opening round of the 2015 edition was rounded off with a gala evening which witnessed some top names and officials from the world of tennis.
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The growing list of Burj Al Arab’s helipad stunts:
Tiger Woods teed off in 2004, Andre Agassi and Roger Federer faced-off in 2005 in a makeshift tennis court, Rory McIlroy concluded the 2011 golf season by teeing off from the helipad, David Coulthard performed donuts in the world champion Infiniti Red Bull Racing Formula 1 vehicle in 2013, Chinese world number one table tennis players Long Ma and ShiWen Liu
• The Events Arena can accommodate up to 2,500 guests for stand-up cocktail reception or 1,500 for a seated function. It can be used as an outdoor venue, or transformed into a lavish indoor setting complete with a stage and banquet tables. This flexible venue proves to be the ideal location for all events and celebrations.
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.
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