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Madinat Jumeirah unveils revolutionary online virtual planning tool for the MICE industry


Madinat Jumeirah unveils revolutionary online virtual planning tool for the MICE industry

Dubai, 13 March, 2017: Madinat Jumeirah is delighted to unveil their new cutting-edge Virtual Planner®,  an online planning tool which has revolutionized event and conference planning at the Arabian Resort of Dubai. The user-friendly booking tool covers all venues at Madinat Jumeirah and takes event planners through five simple stages:

  • Venue selection - Choose the desired venue from the resort map
  • Venue multimedia - Watch a video and view images which show the venue’s set-up options
  • Layout selection - Customize the event layout to ensure it is completely tailored to a particular function
  • Layout customization – Choose desired tables, chairs and select from over 40 extras such as red carpets, lecterns, flip charts, screens and partitions
  • Submit request – Fill out a form with contact details, meal plans and any other special requirements

Each piece of furniture has been meticulously photographed in order to provide an accurate representation of the event spaces. This Special Edition of Virtual Planner® has been developed by digital agency Zebra Design SD and meticulously personalised for Jumeirah which demonstrates commitment to providing the highest quality, seamless booking experience for event planners. An iPad version is also available in the App Store, the app is called VPlite® Madinat Jumeirah. It is yet another example of Jumeirah pushing the boundaries of innovation in hospitality, following on from the expansion of Fort Island, Madinat Jumeirah, and the completion of the Terrace at Burj Al Arab Jumeirah.

Fort Island is the largest hotel event space in the United Arab Emirates and was completed in October 2015. Set over 1,750 square meters, the space has tripled in size and is ideal for hosting banquets, parties, exhibitions, product launches, music concerts, weddings, sports events and festivals for up to 1,400 people. The space has hosted several international events including Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), the World Economic Forum, the Museum of the Future and Art Dubai.

Connected to the resort by four bridges, guests can also access Fort Island 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 in what is emerging as one of the most popular global destinations for the MICE industry.

With its transition from a small trading port to a thriving metropolitan city in a remarkably short time, Dubai is a flourishing success story and an ideal destination for meetings and events. Beyond its convenient location at the crossroads of Europe, Asia and Africa (less than a four hour flight for one third of the world’s population), the facilities and infrastructure are second to none.

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Notes to Editors:

  • To view Madinat’s Jumeirah Virtual Planner®,visit the meetings and event page here 
  • For high-res images, please visit our media library here

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; 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 lifestyle hotel brand VenuTM; the wellness brand TaliseTM; Jumeirah Restaurant Group DubaiTM; Wild Wadi WaterparkTM; The Emirates Academy of Hospitality ManagementTM; Jumeirah SiriusTM and its global loyalty programme. Future openings include luxury hotels in China, Indonesia, Jordan, Malaysia, 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 and the newly opened Jumeirah Al Naseem, marking the Resort’s completion and bringing the Dubai of today experience and a wave of fresh energy and excitement to the resort. The Arabian Resort of Dubai also offers 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.

About Zebra Design SD:

Zebra Design SD is a successful European digital agency specialized on sales & marketing solutions for the hospitality industry; developers of Virtual Planner®, VPlite® & VPViewer®, leading 3D interactive event planning apps in the luxury hotels sector. With over 9 years of experience, Zebra’s international clientele spans 33 countries distributed in 68 cities.

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