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Madinat Jumeirah celebrates the opening of the new Fort Island

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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