Madinat Jumeirah celebrates the opening of the new Fort Island
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Madinat Jumeirah celebrates the opening of the new Fort Island

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Madinat Jumeirah celebrates the opening of the new Fort Island

Dubai, 27 March 2016: Madinat Jumeirah, the Arabian Resort of Dubai, held a launch party at Fort Island to mark the opening of the new outdoor events space. Around 200 guests attended including media representatives, long-term sales partners and VIP influencers.

Margaret Paul, Resort General Manager, welcomed guests with a speech: “We are delighted to host our closest partners and clients at the new Fort Island at Madinat Jumeirah, one of the city’s most innovative and exclusive outdoor venues. This redevelopment demonstrates our commitment to continually enhance the guest experience and we look forward to catering for a larger and wider range of prestigious events for the meetings, incentives, conference and events (MICE) industry.”

A 3D mapping wall displayed Arabic pattern projections, showcasing options for client events and Tai Chi and Kung Fu techniques were conducted by Master Can, a 34th-generation warrior monk of the Shaolin Temple. Guests were invited to try a special menu designed by Resort Executive Chef Dirk Haltenhof. The Palladium Electric Band performed and the evening was closed by a DJ.

Madinat Jumeirah offers the largest hotel event space in the United Arab Emirates. The new expansion was completed in October 2015. Set over 1,750 square meters, the space has tripled in size and is set to host banquets, parties, exhibitions, product launches, music concerts, weddings, sports events and festivals for up to 1,400 people. In the past six months the space was converted to host several international events including Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), the World Economic Forum, the Museum of the Future and Art Dubai.

Fort Island is connected to the resort by four bridges and guests can also access the venue by the traditional wooden abra boats when staying in one of Madinat Jumeirah’s three hotels. Its privileged location, steps away from the bustling Souk Madinat, the 600-seater outdoor amphitheatre, Madinat Theatre and the nearest hotel, Jumeirah Mina A’Salam makes Fort Island a one-of-a-kind venue for spectacular events.

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Notes to Editors: 

For more information and bookings, please contact myeventmj@jumeirah.com or call +971 4 366 6380 or visit Jumeirah.com/mjmice

Fort Island was built in 2003 and has since been a unique stage for a significant number of conferences, events and a range of high profile occasions. The new Fort Island offers over 1,750sqm of events space, an overflow terrace area and four new bridges. In addition, it includes a new and enlarged fort building comprising a roof terrace, pantry, reception counter, prayer rooms, ablution facilities, and restrooms. The space can be arranged to cater for either 1,100 people banquet style, 1,400 people for cocktail/events, or alternatively can accommodate a large marquee of 35m x 30m.

About Madinat Jumeirah Conference Centre

This is an award-winning versatile meeting and events venue, with the main conference centre is accessible to guests with special needs. The 1,880 square metres Johara Ballroom and 388 square metres Murjan Ballroom are both well equipped and decorated in Arabic style, in keeping with the resort’s philosophy. The conference and events building includes four individual meeting rooms, a private Majlis and expansive pre-function areas.Madinat Arena is the most versatile and elaborately designed indoor multi-purpose venue in the city of Dubai. It is a blank canvas that can accommodate up to 4,500 people for a reception. Offering flexibility for all types of events, it has pre-function and VIP areas. Within the 2,760 square metre arena, there is a fixed upper gallery with additional VIP seating.

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 including the flagship Burj Al Arab Jumeirah. Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts manages properties in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, UAE, and Kuwait in the Middle East; Baku, Bodrum, Frankfurt, Istanbul, London and Mallorca (Spain) in Europe; the Maldives and Shanghai in Asia. Jumeirah Group also runs the luxury serviced residences brand Jumeirah LivingTM with properties in London and Dubai; the new contemporary lifestyle hotel brand VenuTM; the wellness brand TaliseTM; Jumeirah Restaurant Group DubaiTM; Wild Wadi WaterparkTM; The Emirates Academy of Hospitality ManagementTM; and Jumeirah SiriusTM, its global loyalty programme. Future openings include luxury and lifestyle hotels in China, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Malaysia, Mauritius, Oman, Russia and the UAE. www.jumeirah.com

About Madinat Jumeirah:

Set on a private beach, Madinat Jumeirah resort is an authentic recreation of ancient Arabia, capturing the natural beauty of the region. Madinat Jumeirah features two grand boutique hotels, Jumeirah Al Qasr and Jumeirah Mina A’Salam, accommodation in 29 traditional summer houses in Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf, conference and banqueting facilities including two grand ballrooms, a 1000-seat amphitheatre and the region’s only dedicated entertainment centre and multi-purpose venue, Madinat Arena. The facilities are interconnected by 3km of waterways and landscaped gardens. The resort also provides extensive leisure and health facilities including Talise Spa and Talise Fitness, as well as Souk Madinat Jumeirah, a traditional retail and dining experience with 90 boutiques and restaurants showcasing the best of Arabia, including nightlife destination Pacha Ibiza Dubai.

For further information please contact:
Anna Koniuhova
Assistant Marketing Communications Manager
Madinat Jumeirah
P.O. Box 75157, Dubai, U.A.E
Telephone: +971 4 366 51 65
Mobile: +971 55 100 0386
E-mail: anna.koniuhova@jumeirah.com 

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