Madinat Jumeirah is delighted to unveil a new cutting-edge virtual 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 latest technological development demonstrates Jumeirah’s commitment to providing the highest quality, seamless booking experience for event planners. This virtual planner is also available as an app which can be used on tablets and mobile devices. 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: Jumeirah Al Qasr, Jumeirah Mina A’Salam and the newly opened Jumeirah Al Naseem. Its privileged location, steps away from the bustling Souk Madinat, the 600-seater outdoor amphitheater, 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.