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Our Venue of the Day - The Fairmont Hotel, Dubai

The Fairmont Dubai is the Meetingsbooker team’s choice for today’s Venue of the Day.

Located in the heart of Dubai, the hotel is ideally situated less than fifteen minutes from Dubai International Airport, connected directly to the city’s metro system, as well as being linked to the convention and exhibition areas of the Dubai World Trade centre by a covered, air-conditioned bridge.

The hotel lobby has recently undergone a multi-million dollar refurbishment, and boasts 394 bedrooms along with 13,282 square feet of meeting space divided into 20 newly renovated function rooms. Fairmont Dublin offers a comprehensive array of professional and state-of-the-art conference services such as sophisticated AV equipment, as well as a team of expert event planners who will provide you with all the support and advice you need to ensure that your event is a major success.

The Fairmont Dubai takes their environmental footprint very seriously. They offer event planners the opportunity to minimize their meeting footprint with Eco-Meet, their exclusive green conference planning option which lessens the environmental impact of the meeting through reduced resource consumption, give back on a more personal level through a hands-on volunteering program that will allow meeting planners and their guests to bond as a team through shared community outreach excursions, or by designating 10% of guest room revenue to either a local charity supported by Fairmont Dubai and aligned with the hotel’s commitment to community well-being and environmental sustainability, or to one that resonates more closely with their guests and company ethos.

 

Shark Week: Top 7 Underwater Hotels Around The World

It's that time of the year again everyone - Shark week!


 Shark Week is back and is bringing us amazing shark-themed documentaries all week.. We wondered how we could show our appreciation for the week, so we decided to make a list of the top underwater venues around the world. Places where you are pretty sure to see a shark, be it wanted or unwanted! 


We have a venue for each day of Shark Week so let’s get started...

1. The Manta Resort, Zanzibar


This resort allows you to fall asleep surrounded by sea life in one of the most picturesque tropical islands on Earth. The Manta family say that it is not about 5 star luxury, but more about the serenity and close encounters with nature & family. Despite this, we certainly think the views are worth more than 5 stars.

2. Sea Life Aquarium, London


Although London isn’t exactly a tropical island, this venue still offers the ultimate aquamarine experience. The walkway into the event room is a water tunnel. Guests can see turtles, stingrays, schools of fish and most importantly, sharks. Sharks swimming above and beneath accompanied by divers holding whiteboards with messages written to entertain guests. After the tunnel is the underwater themed room. You just have to look at the photo to get an under the sea feeling.


3. Per Aquum, Maldives



Back to paradise, this luxurious venue offers underwater conference rooms. This time, however, the views are 100% natural as opposed to an aquarium. Built among the reef, guests will be in awe of the views from their meeting table.

4. Conrad Resort, Maldives


Apart from the beautiful views and suites on offer, the restaurant in this hotel allows you to eat under the sea (or at least under the glass tunnel in the sea). So as you’re about to tuck into your starter there may be a shark looking over your shoulder.


5. Poseidon Undersea Resort, Fiji



Okay, so this one doesn’t exist quite yet, but it is well on it’s way! Due to be finished in 2009, the association in charge declared in 2014, that it would be another six years before completion! However, the plans do seem impressive enough to wait that long, even if an average stay will cost roughly €10,000.

6. Hydropolis, Dubai


This is the second underwater venue still under construction. Again, the plans look impressive so it will be certainly worth the wait. As far as average price range goes, nothing has been released, but we can be fairly certain you’ll need to sell a kidney or five to afford it!

7. Atlantis The Palm, Dubai



We saved the best until last and you will soon see why. The hotel has an underwater event room which, like the others has breathtaking views of marine life, but that is not the only reason this is our favourite. Among many other water sport activities, the venue also offers, a shark safari. How else could you end shark week but with a shark safari?