Dubai’s Madinat Jumeirah to create UAE’s largest hotel event area


Madinat Jumeirah has said it will offer the largest hotel event space in the UAE when Fort Island opens in October.

Spanning 1,750 square metres, the new venue will host banquets, parties, exhibitions, product launches, music concerts, weddings, sports events and festivals for up to 1,400 people.

Margaret Paul, resort general manager at Madinat Jumeirah, 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.”

The capacities at Fort Island have been tripled in size recently, increasing from 425 people to 1,400 people in a cocktail set-up and from 250 people to 1,100 people in a banquet style set-up.

Located in the heart of the resort, Fort Island will feature a sustainable landscape, while preserving the fort’s traditional look and feel.

The space 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.

Fort Island will be 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.

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