World-class event space for Madinat Jumeirah

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    Opening in October 2015 at Madinat Jumeirah, the Arabian Resort of Dubai, will be the largest event space in the UAE when the expansion is complete.

    The venue was originally commissioned in recognition of the history, culture and character of old Dubai and was inspired by the Al Fahdi fort located in the oldest existing part of the Dubai creek.

    Tripling in size, the 1,750 square meter space will host banquets, parties, product launches, weddings and festivals for up to 1,400 people, subject to layout. The venue will also feature an attractive and sustainable landscape as well as offering views of the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah.

    Margaret Paul, Resort General Manager, said: “We are delighted to be unveiling 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. The new venue has been rebuilt to accommodate large marquees and will provide versatile space for every type of event.”

    Guests staying at Fort Island can access the venue by one of four bridges or via the traditional abra boats when staying in one of Madinat Jumeirah’s three hotels. Madinat Jumeirah also offers a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces which range from meeting rooms, banquet and events facilities to over 40 restaurants.

    Fort Island a one-of-a-kind venue for spectacular events. An integral part of the existing and award winning Madinat Jumeirah’s Conference Centre, the new island will increase the centre’s overall capacity to 9,000 people over 10,000 square meters. The Conference Centre is home to international events such as Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), the World Economic Forum and is the proud sponsor of Art Dubai.

    Daniel Fountain / 07.09.2015

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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