MIME rounds up the region's hottest beachside boardroom alternatives
MIME rounds up the region's hottest beachside boardroom alternatives.The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain Hotel and Spa
The beachfront Bahrain Hotel and Spa offers corporate clients a real island getaway.
The hotel's private island lies just off the shores of the Arabian Gulf, approximately 11km from the airport and 3km from Bahrain's capital city Manama.
The island is available to hire for corporate bookings during the day.
If it is privacy you are looking for it is unlikely you will find a more secluded conference venue than this.
Though clients may feel like they are millions of miles from civilisation - access to wireless internet, telephone and fax is within reach - keeping them in contact with the outside world.
Up to 300 people can be accommodated in the setup according to requirements. The rental fee excludes food, beverages, tent, equipment or the telephone line but these can be requested as extras, with food and beverages being charged separately per guest.
Out of hours, guests can take advantage of the hotel's facilities, including chilled outdoor swimming pools, a steam room and sauna. Alternatively they may choose to blow off some steam in the gym or have a game of tennis.
MVM Dubai has teamed up with London-based events agency Fortesque to launch ‘The Room', a temporary beachside conference venue to be assembled on Jumeirah Beach Hotel's private coastline, overlooking the Burj Al Arab. The venue will be available for hire day and night from 23 November to 17 December and has a capacity of up to 700 people.
Mövenpick Resort and Spa Dead Sea, Jordan
The luxury Resort and Spa Dead Sea may be set at the lowest point on Earth but meetings on the shores of its spectacular coastline will be the high point of any business trip.
The Mövenpick inhouse ‘Meet and Dine' event-management team are well-equipped to serve the needs of corporate guests.Your personal conference contact will organise the essentials in the run-up to the event, leaving you free to focus on the details which will make the event a memorable experience.
Overnight business travellers will feel at home in the traditional, village-style resort, with luxury rooms, internet access, a range of outlets, leisure facilities and spa.
It's ‘Business on the Beach' as usual at the Kempinski. The hotel's 500-metre stretch of white, sandy beach provides a stimulating venue for meetings and conferences.
The ‘Business on the Beach' concept was launched as part of the resort's expansion into the business sectors, in addition to its original leisure market.
The idea has proved to be a popular one in the region with more and more companies looking for a unique and innovative alternative to the traditional boardroom.
The conference and banqueting team are at hand to provide technological assistance, refreshments, and the beach venue is facilitated with wireless internet and standard conference facilities.
The Dubai Marine Beach Resort and Spa offers a wide range of modern business facilities along its private, sandy beach.
The hotel provides all the standard meeting facilities on the beach and guests may also access the fully-equipped business centre indoors.
When the formalities are over guests who do not wish to leave the beach behind can choose to sip on a cocktail at the beach bar or wish to dine a' la carte overlooking the sea at one of the resort's five restaurants.