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Jumeirah raises funds for Médecins Sans Frontières with the 9th Swim Burj Al Arab


Jumeirah’s Wild Wadi Waterpark and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), with the support of the Red Crescent Society, are preparing for the multitude of enthusiastic swimmers who flock to Wild Wadi Waterpark for the ever popular Swim Burj Al Arab. In addition to a reduced entrance fee and revised age categories, this year all participants will be timed using computerized timing chips.

Keen swimmers can register in the competitive event or Family Swim for a minimum donation of 275 AED, which gives them the chance to compete for a variety of prizes. There is also a ’Best Fundraiser’ prize up for grabs for the person that collects the highest amount.

Under the watchful eyes of Wild Wadi lifeguards, the swim will take place at 8am on Friday 12th November 2010, following a 1km arc around the iconic Burj Al Arab, finishing at Jumeirah Beach Hotel.

Funds raised will support the independent humanitarian medical organization - Médecins Sans Frontières, to provide medical aid where it is most needed.

Family and friends will be welcome to cheer on the participants and enjoy a morning of community spirit and humanitarian awareness on the beach at Jumeirah Beach Hotel, knowing that they are helping to make a difference.


Notes to Editors:

About Médecins Sans Frontières:
MSF is an international independent humanitarian medical organization that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from health care without discrimination in more than 60 countries.

About Jumeirah Group:
Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hospitality company and a member of Dubai Holding, operates a world-class portfolio of 5 star hotels in Dubai and around the world, along with luxury resorts in Dubai and internationally.

Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts includes Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Madinat Jumeirah, Jumeirah The Meydan and Jumeirah Bab Al Shams in Dubai; Jumeirah Carlton Tower and Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel in London; and Jumeirah Essex House in New York.

Jumeirah Group also runs the luxury serviced residences brand Jumeirah Living; the spa brand Talise; Jumeirah Restaurants; Wild Wadi Waterpark; The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management; and Sirius, its global loyalty programme. Jumeirah Group has recently unveiled VENU Hotels, a contemporary lifestyle hotel brand.

Jumeirah PR contact:
Samantha Dancy
Corporate Communications Manager
Jumeirah Group Corporate Communications
PO Box 214159
United Arab Emirates
+971 4 364 7959


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