430 ways of making Dh108, 350

For the fourth consecutive year, Jumeirah International sponsored the highly successful charity event ‘Swim Burj Al Arab' in association with Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF).

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Tue 21 Dec 2004, 3:16 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 12:33 AM

Over 430 swimmers took the plunge to experience the swim of a lifetime — the one kilometre swim around the Burj Al Arab. The fundraiser event was in aid of the internationally renowned medical aid organisation Medecins Sans Frontieres. Mary McLaughlin, Director of Sponsorship and Special Events for Jumeirah International said: “We are delighted to sponsor this very popular event in order to raise money for such a worthy cause. We look forward to maintaining a successful relationship with MSF, UAE”.

Participants had the opportunity to register for the competitive swim or the non-competitive family swims around Burj Al Arab. Lifeguards from Wild Wadi monitored the event.

The competitive event witnessed, Malin Rogland taking the women's crown and Sergiusz Blejnickzak claiming top spot in the men's event.

Commenting on the event was the Executive Director for MSF, Fouad Ismael: “It was wonderful to see so many people up early on a Friday morning challenging themselves for a good cause. Thanks to Jumeirah International and everyone who took part in the swim. We raised a fantastic amount which will go a long way to help those in need.”

The swim, which was deemed a huge success, helped raise a total of Dh108, 350.

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