Grand Mercure Hotel Dubai, Ibis Styles Dubai Airport Hotel, MissPalettable and Nikon Middle East Join Forces to Celebrate International Women’s Day 2023


Grand Mercure Hotel Dubai and Ibis Styles Dubai Airport Hotel hosted today a special event in celebration of International Women’s Day 2023. The event was aimed at raising awareness about the importance of gender equality and recognizing the achievements of women.

Organised in collaboration with MissPalettable, Grand Stores, and Nikon, the theme for this year’s celebration was “Together we can forge women’s equality. Collectively we can all #EmbraceEquity.”

Cyrine El Klifi, Cluster Digital Marketing Manager for Grand Mercure & Ibis Styles Dubai Airport, said, “We are excited to celebrate the achievements of women and raise awareness of the importance of gender equality. At the Grand Mercure Hotel Dubai and Ibis Styles Dubai Airport, we believe in the power of diversity and equality, and we strive to create an inclusive environment that empowers women to achieve their full potential.”

The event featured a special presentation by MissPalettable, a unique beauty and skincare platform that offers innovative and safe vegan, eco-friendly, organic and cruelty-free products. Motivational speakers Ms. Maria Cristina, Public Speaker & Author; and Viann Alarde, Operations Manager, 5th Consulting also shared their success stories that were aimed at inspiring women to follow their dreams.

From being the first Portuguese woman to reach the North Pole to breaking 9 Guinness World Records, Maria Cristina is a trailblazer. Overcoming many obstacles and difficulties, she started an initiative in Bangladesh which has so far helped 101 families and over 600 under-privileged children get education, along with building one of the most modern schools in the country. With her determination and will, she has also been able to bring some of these children to Dubai where they have been given world class education and jobs.

Viann Alarde is a well-known name in the Games of Chance industry. 5th Consulting aims to be a one stop shop for all their client’s lottery/give-away and prize challenge needs. They help design innovative, compelling and unique campaigns for their clients and their customers. Their ideas are custom tailored and aligned to meet their clients’ real world business needs.

The event concluded with a Pink Afternoon Tea, where guests and Grand Mercure Hotel Dubai and Ibis Styles Dubai Airport team members continued their discussions about women’s achievements.

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Grand Mercure Hotel Dubai is centrally located only 10 minutes drive to Dubai’s key business hubs and leisure destinations such as Dubai Festival City, Dubai Mall, Burj Khalifa and Dubai World Trade Centre. Elevating the guest experience is an array of exquisite facilities and beautifully redesigned spaces enriched by traditional UAE rituals, customs, and culture.

Grand Mercure Hotel Dubai, boasts 257 premium guest rooms designed with Emirati touches in the layout and décor. The hotel’s luxurious accommodation is complemented by outstanding leisure and event facilities, including an outdoor swimming pool, Misk Wellness Spa, an executive lounge, a fully equipped gym, dining outlets, one café, and nine meeting rooms. Upon arrival, guests are welcomed with locally produced dates and Arabic coffee.

The hotel also offers an array of enticing culinary experiences with its specialised and family-friendly restaurants and lounges. From breakfast at Walima Restaurant to mocktails at Huzza, specialty coffee at Qova, or al fresco dining at the pool deck, Grand Mercure Hotel Dubai takes diners on an odyssey of indulgence and discovery with the finest local and international flavours.