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Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort&Marina focuses on niche markets

Dubai: Le Meridien<.> Mina Seyahi Beach Resort and Marina is offering companies a unique way to reward their top performers…

Dubai: Le Meridien<.> Mina Seyahi Beach Resort and Marina is offering companies a unique way to reward their top performers. The incentive and leisure markets are important targets for Le Meridien Hotels and Resorts and particularly Le Meridien<.> Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina here in Dubai, commented Michael Scully, General Manager of Le Meridien Mina Seyahi.

We have already succeeded in gaining great interest from the diving, deep sea-fishing and golfing markets and have most recently added a polo package which has been received with equal interest, he said.

There are few moments in sports to match the thrill of top class polo, whether from a spectators view or participating in the excitement of the game, commented Scully. Riding into the 21st century with more followers than ever before, polo has shed its image as a sport only for the wealthy and privileged class.

This unique concept in conjunction with the Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club, is the first of its kind in Dubai and is designed to appeal to all categories of players from beginners through to experienced riders.

Group or individual lessons with stick and ball practice, plus exciting chukkas for the more advanced riders aim to encourage greater interest in the game and actively work towards a deeper understanding of horsemanship. One of the many delights of Dubai is the opportunity to ride early morning or late evening in the peace and tranquility away from the hectic city.

The Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club provides a fine choice of ponies along with a ready supply of equipment which may be hired, if required. The polo season lasts for nine months from October 1 to June 31.

Turning to deep-sea fishing, Scully commented that the Arabian Gulf waters have been noted for their excellent sail fishing facilities. `Sport Fishing`, considered the premier magazine for sport, hailed the southern Arabian Gulf as enjoying some of the world`s best waters for sailfish, as well as barracuda, kingfish and queenfish. The seas that lap the shores of Mina Seyahi are rated above Mauritius and Hawaii for sport fishing and Dubai has become one of the best sailfish destinations in the world.

With such impressive credentials Mina Seyahi is rapidly building a worldwide reputation as a sport fishing destination. The resort operates three boats equipped for sport fishing, each skippered by seasoned fishermen. The tag and release records that average between 6 and 8 sail per trip are proof of this phenomenal fishing, but to actually see the pods of sailfish finning in these calm seas is simply a thrilling experience, said Scully. The most sought after larger gamefish, the `Sailfish` are prevalent from October to mid April with the peak months normally being January to March.

Another added advantage of staying at Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort and Marina, it that the resort is within two minutes of the most famous Arabian golf club, The Emirates Golf Club. It sports two championship grade 18-hole courses and has been chosen as the venue for the Dubai Desert Classic, part of the European PGA tour.

The club`s Bedouin-style tented clubhouse has become one of the most famous landmarks in Dubai. To play on the immaculate greens of the Emirates Golf Club is to quite literally follow in the footsteps of Greg Norman, Seve Ballesteros and Ernie Els, commented Scully.

In addition to the 145 berth, fully equipped marina, the resort comprises a 211-room hotel, a 500-metre beach resort as well as marina and purpose-built clubhouse.

The resort also comprises three restaurants, four bars, a self-contained conference centre and the UAE`s only outdoor amphitheatre. Its extensive grounds can host a crowd of up to 5,000. There are also fitness and leisure facilities including two swimming pools, a children`s pool, gymnasium, four tennis courts, two beach volleyball courts and petanque pitches.