Burj Al Arab hotel stars in Chinese reality TV show

Madinat Jumeirah also features prominently in episode of 'The Amazing Race China'
Burj Al Arab hotel stars in Chinese reality TV show
Filming took place at the hotels last month. (Getty Images)
By Rahul Odedra
Tue 18 Nov 2014 04:41 PM

Two Jumeirah Group hotels – Burj Al Arab and Mina A’Salam at Madinat Jumeirah – have appeared in an episode of reality TV game show ‘The Amazing Race China’.

Filmed between October 18-22, the episode of the show saw contestants from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan stay at Mina A’Salam at Madinat Jumeirah for four days.

Contestants had to travel around the hotels and Dubai to carry out a series of challenges and tasks for the programme, which is shown on primetime TV in China.

“We were delighted to support The Amazing Race China - one of the country’s most popular reality TV shows,” said Jumeirah Group chief commercial officer Alison Broadhead.

“China is a significant market where Jumeirah Group is currently expanding its portfolio of hotels and resorts and we were honoured to partner with the show which was filmed at various locations within Burj Al Arab Jumeirah and the Madinat Jumeirah.

“We recently announced Jumeirah Group will operate three new hotels in key Chinese cities, bringing our pipeline of new properties in the country to eight, in addition to the stylish Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel in Shanghai, which has been operating successfully since 2011,” she added.

Dubai and Abu Dhabi are two of the destinations included in the show, which will feature a further 10 cities, including New York, Vossburg and Texas in the United States, New Delhi and Jaipur in India, Athens and Santorini in Greece, Seoul in Korea and Hong Kong and Shenzhen in China.

The filming at Burj Al Arab Jumeirah and Madinat Jumeirah will run for approximately two hours of the Dubai episode.

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