JA Ocean View Hotel, the latest beach facing property under the JA Resorts & Hotels banner, will celebrate its first 12 months of operational success and the UAE’s National Day, with a special themed tribute to Emirati culture and heritage.
Guests and residents visiting the popular four-star hotel, which was recognised as the ‘Middle East’s Leading New Hotel’ at the 2013 World Travel Awards, will enter an Arabian-inspired setting with the hotel’s outdoor atrium transformed into a heritage village called Emirati 42.
“The UAE’S 42nd National Day is the perfect opportunity for us to celebrate our first year of operation.
“By featuring a tribute to Emirati culture, in a traditional Arabic setting, our guests will experience the best of both worlds, past and present, highlighting the remarkable progress made by the UAE,” said Otto Kurzendorfer, general manager, JA Ocean View Hotel.
Running for two weeks from November 20th to December 4th 2013, the outdoor atrium in front of the hotel entrance will be decorated in eye-catching Arabian style with Arabic coffee, plump dates and honeyed sweets offered on arrival; leading into the heritage village experience which features a traditional majlis, mini souvenir souk displaying local handicrafts and artworks in addition to henna artists, always a favourite with the ladies.
“Our outdoor atrium will become a multimedia centre with five television screens showing the latest documentary and promotional films highlighting Dubai’s rise to global prominence, alongside a dedicated gallery section showcasing vintage black and white images of the city,” said Kurzendorfer.
Guests are invited to dress in traditional Emirati clothing for a souvenir picture with a difference and a falcon is tipped to be part of the line-up on December 2nd and will have the opportunity to sample local delicacies at the live Emirati cooking stations.
Sister property, the iconic JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort will also join in the festivities as it reprises its annual National Day event with a traditional Arabic dance display, Bedouin cooking demonstration, a working model of a Bedouin village complete with camels, an animal farm and signature hospitality in the form of local qahwa and dates.