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Mice Net : February 2009
dubai and abu dhabi LEFT: Jumeirah Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa. BELOW: Madinat Jumeirah restaurant, Pierchic. of the world’s leading incentive houses entrusting their clients to Arabian Adventures. The company handles groups as large as 5000 right down to as little as 20 participants in a range of disciplines – meetings, incentives, day trips, welcome events and gala dinners. Some of the most memorable and unique events organised include the launch of the Jaguar S-Type car where a custom-made fort was built in the desert to accommodate the gala dinner. Similarly, an international airport was closed for a certain period of time to allow a German tyre manufacturer to carry out test runs with high performance cars on the airport runways. The Jumeirah touch Hand in hand with the Arabian Adventures expertise is the Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts group, Dubai’s leading provider of five-star, exquisite accommodation for the discerning traveller. Every Jumeirah Hotel presents its own distinctive character, and each offers the highest standards of service and luxury to host conferences and events to remember. From Jumeirah Beach Hotel’s impressive stand-alone, purpose-built conference centre, with the Safinah Ballroom and the Meyana Auditorium, to expansive open air venues and private meeting areas, the resort offers unrivalled diversity, variety and quality for events large and small. Situated on the same two kilometre beach, Madinat Jumeirah – The Arabian Resort consists of Mina A’ Salam, Al Qasr and Dar Al Masyaf offering leading conference, banqueting and events facilities. Together with the adjacent multi-purpose and highly flexible ‘black 174 mice.net box’ venue, Madinat Jumeirah serves the most demanding event requirements with technical and logistical attributes which are second to none. The iconic Jumeirah Emirates Towers is set in the heart of Dubai’s commercial district, next to the Dubai International Financial Centre and is well-suited to meet the requirements of any event or conference. Functions can also be arranged under the stars at Jumeirah Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa located just 45 minutes by car from the famous Jumeirah Beach. A variety of private banqueting and meeting facilities are available for boardroom-style meetings, and for larger functions the hotel’s own amphitheatre can cater for up to 20,000 guests in an authentic environment. Possibly the jewel in Jumeirah’s crown is Jumeirah’s Burj Al Arab. Designed to resemble a billowing sail, the hotel soars to a height of 321 metres and dominates the Dubai coastline. At night, it offers an unforgettable sight, surrounded by choreographed colour sculptures of water and fire. The all-suite hotel reflects the finest that the world has to offer. Visit www.jumeirah.com for further details. Abu Dhabi If it’s oil you want, Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates is the place to get it. Like its neighbouring Dubai, Abu Dhabi has also joined the tourism market, mixing an ever-expanding business base with first- rate accommodation and some of the most stunning scenery found anywhere in the Middle East.