Madinat Jumeirah to host film stars
Dubai, November 18, 2013
Madinat Jumeirah, a luxury Arabian resort in Dubai, is set to host the 10th Dubai International Film Festival and some of the top international film stars.
The festival will take place from December 6 to 14 and will welcome stars and VIP guests to the property.
The Madinat Jumeirah will welcome Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett, who returns this year as a guest. “I think the venue is just wonderful. Madinat Jumeirah is akin to the Roman Empire, it’s so huge and expansive. Dubai is a gateway in so many ways, the UAE and Madinat are the perfect place to host DIFF,” she said.
Actress Freida Pinto, who attended last year as a jury member on the panel for short films, praised Madinat Jumeirah for providing world class hospitality to the movie industry attendees.
She said: “I absolutely love it. It’s a massive property, a big resort but I find everything from the staff to the restaurants, to even basic hospitality, like the doormen, fantastic. It’s so welcoming, you feel like you’re at home.
“You always think you get lost in this hotel, but you can’t because everyone is so friendly and guests are so well looked after. Every couple of metres there are hotel staff who will help and direct you to where you want to go, so you can’t even get lost even if you try.”
The resort has been the official home for the festival since its inception in 2004, welcoming guests including Tom Cruise, Diane Kruger, Orlando Bloom, Christina Ricci, Ben Affleck, Colin Farrell, Owen Wilson, Colin Firth, and Gerard Butler. - TradeArabia News Service