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8898 14 Mar 2023

Marriott Resort Palm Jumeirah Dubai Celebrates Opening with Family Fun Day

Marriott Bonvoy and Marriott Hotels’ Global Partner Team Up with Manchester United

  • 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 – March 14th , 2023 – 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.”

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About Marriott® Resort Palm Jumeirah, Dubai

The first Marriott Hotels resort in the United Arab Emirates, Marriott Resort Palm Jumeirah, Dubai brings elevated beachside sophistication. The 608-room resort delivers exceptional experiences for leisure and business travellers, setting new standards for hotel stays, recreation, relaxation and destination dining in the UAE.  With a prime location on Palm Jumeirah's West Beach, the resort is spread over 7,000 square meters of private beachfront. Bringing together industry-leading business, leisure and events facilities, wide-ranging recreational activities, a kids club, a world-class spa, state-of-the-art fitness center and a curated selection of 10 distinct dining concepts, the resort embodies Marriott Hotel’s legacy for placing guests first and creating a place for all.

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About Marriott Hotels®

With nearly 600 hotels and resorts in over 65 countries and territories around the world, Marriott Hotels continues to elevate the art of hosting – placing people first is the brand’s living legacy – ensuring guests always feel deeply cared for throughout their stay. Marriott Hotels raises the bar by consistently delivering heartfelt service, with modern, comfortable spaces, and by providing experiences elevated beyond the everyday. As global travelers needs and expectations evolve, so does Marriott Hotels, leading the industry with innovations including the Greatroom lobby and Mobile Guest Services that elevate style and design, and technology. For more information, please visit, and stay connected on Facebook, @marriott on Twitter, and @marriotthotels on Instagram. Marriott Hotels is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy®, the global travel program from Marriott International. The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, exclusive experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments, and unparalleled benefits including free nights and Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit


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Marriott Bonvoy’s extraordinary portfolio offers renowned hospitality in the most memorable destinations in the world, with 30 brands that are tailored to every type of journey. Members can earn points for stays at hotels and resorts, including all-inclusive resorts and premium home rentals, and through everyday purchases with co-branded credit cards. Members can redeem their points for experiences including future stays, Marriott Bonvoy Moments™, or through partners for luxurious products from Marriott Bonvoy Boutiques®. To enroll for free or for more information about Marriott Bonvoy, visit