- The event on March 11 marked a double celebration as Marriott Resort Palm Jumeirah, Dubai became the 50th property in the city to join the Marriott Bonvoy portfolio.
- Teaming up with Manchester United – Marriott Bonvoy and Marriott Hotels’ global partner – 64 lucky children honed their skills through Manchester United’s Soccer School featuring footballing legend Mikaël Silvestre and club coaches.
DUBAI, UAE – – Over the weekend, Marriott Resort Palm Jumeirah, Dubai – in collaboration with Manchester United – an official global partner of Marriott Bonvoy and Marriott Hotels’ – commemorated its opening with a family fun day. Taking place on Saturday, March 11 at the resort’s stunning Bal Harbour Beach venue, the event also celebrated the debut of the brand’s first resort in the UAE and the 50th property In Dubai within the Marriott Bonvoy portfolio.
Spotlighting its focus on enriching guest experiences and complemented by its stunning seafront setting, Marriott Resort Palm Jumeirah, Dubai created a fun-filled itinerary for budding football fans by teaming up with Manchester United Soccer School (MUSS). 64 lucky children joined the Soccer School led by Manchester United Soccer School coaches, enjoying four exclusive training sessions. The football enthusiasts and their families, also had the chance to meet football legend and former Manchester United player, Mikaël Silvestre.
This was in addition to a variety of other family-friendly activities taking place across the shoreline of Marriott Resort Palm Jumeirah, Dubai including face painting, table tennis, large Jenga, tic tac toe, and more.
“ Manchester United Soccer School offers fans of all ages the opportunity to hone their football skills and learn to play the United way, whilst making friends, staying active, and most importantly having fun. I’m thrilled to have joined them – and met fans – at Marriott Resort Palm Jumeirah, Dubai’s family fun day. It was fantastic to see so many families there to celebrate the occasion – and what an incredible location to kick a ball around for an afternoon,” said Mikaël Silvestre.
“As we celebrate our 50th hotel in the city within the Marriott Bonvoy portfolio, we’re excited about the continued growth in this vibrant destination and bringing the Marriott Hotels resort experience for the first time to the UAE,” added Sandra Schulze-Potgieter, Vice President – Premium and Select Brands, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Marriott International. “In leveraging Marriott Bonvoy and Marriott Hotels as Official Partners of Manchester United, we’ve brought to life this enriching experience for guests of Marriott Resort Palm Jumeirah and look forward to even more exciting activations in the region.”
Situated along the island’s golden Palm West Beach, spread across 7,000 square metres of white sand seafront, the beachside haven is a sophisticated destination for travellers seeking exclusive escapism, featuring 10 dining concepts, a shimmering 75-metre pool with four jacuzzis, a kid’s club, spa, fitness centre, water sports, and marine activities.
“Our goal is for Marriott Resort Palm Jumeirah, Dubai to become the foremost family-friendly resort in the city where we help nurture memories to last a lifetime,” concluded Gerrit Schmitt, General Manager, Marriott Resort Palm Jumeirah, Dubai. “With inviting venues that go beyond the everyday expectations, our resort is as much a haven for tourists as it is a great addition for the island’s local community to enjoy.”