Welcome to our Showcase Middle East by Event Paradise, a stylish online magazine dedicated to the event industry. In this edition of Showcase Magazine, we present the very best of the Middle East event industry, featuring luxury hotels like The Maydan, Fairmont The Palm, Raffles Makkah Palace, Plaza Inn, Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi, Atlantis and Amari Doha; DMCs Gulf Dunes and Alchemy Tourism and Travel, golf club Dubai Golf, furniture rentals Desert River, artists agency The Fridge and unique product show The Big Boys Toys.
Don't miss the most important industry events:
- MICE Arabia Congress, taking place in Dubai, from 22nd to 23rd February 2015
- You can already register for GIBTM - Gulf Incentives, Business Travel and Meetings Exposition, taking place in ADNEC, Abu Dhabi, from 16th to 18th March 2015
Discover the best Middle East has to offer with Event Paradise!
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Gulf Dunes Dubai DMC destination management companies
Since 1995, Gulf Dunes has been the premier Destination Management Company and Professional Conference Organiser in Dubai. Praised for its personal style, Gulf Dunes offers objective consultancy and provides a total solution for all its client's requirements.
During the past decade, over a thousand tailor-made meetings, incentives, conferences and events have been successfully managed for groups from 10 to 4,000 participants in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates and Oman.
Gulf Dunes has recently completed a conference for the corporate client from the chemicals industry for over 600 delegates. It was a week long program dedicated to acknowledging and awarding the worldwide sales staff. Program highlights included 5 nights of Dine Around using 35 restaurants split over 10 locations around Dubai & 11 Tours/Excursions/ Activities for 550 people in a single afternoon.
Experience the pleasure of working with a reliable partner, with deep local knowledge and all the expertise to deliver turnkey solutions for meetings, incentives and special events to the highest international quality standards.
Alchemy Tourism and Travel Dubai tour operators
Alchemy Tourism and Travel LLC is an inbound and outbound wholesale tour operator based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Established in November 2011, with the main goal and objective of turning their clients' holidays into a lifestyle tourism valuable experience by working closely with credible suppliers and travel partners worldwide.
With an aggressive plan, they have developed a website which is live online since August 2013. This tool helps them to promote their products as well as partners to the public. The company has provided an exclusive access for their travel partners with an easier and faster search of their inventories.
Products and Services:
- Space Tourism
- Sports & Event Tourism
- Educational Tourism
- Health & Wellness Tourism
- Leisure Travel
- Business Travel
- Transfers & Car Rentals
- Groups & MICE
- VIP Services
- Comprehensive Travel Arrangements (Air Tickets ,Visas, Travel Insurance)
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The Meydan Dubai 5* hotels
With a wealth of flexible venues for any size event, 5* accommodation, breathtaking surroundings and a prestigious location just 10 minutes from Dubai’s business districts, it’s no wonder The Meydan Hotel is the home of events in the Middle East.
Their stylish multi-functional venue options provide contemporary meeting spaces which can be adapted to the size and purpose of your gathering. Try the 72 inter-connected Grandstand Suites for receptions of 20-500 people, or opt for the 400 person Grand Ballroom if you want to make a lasting first impression.
Host your event under the Sky Bubble’s iconic crescent roof to enjoy 360 degree views of Dubai and outdoor terraces for banqueting or entertaining up to 4,500 guests. Not forgetting The Apron’s trackside location and vast outdoor space, making it the ideal venue for large concerts, festivals and sporting events. But impressive venues are just the start. Their state-of-the-art business amenities including 24-hour concierge, fully equipped business centre, and meeting rooms with the latest technology ensure you are kept in the loop however far you are from the office. And if you need to unwind don’t forget you can hit a few balls at their 9-hole golf course The Track, Meydan Golf and Tennis Academy, or enjoy the on-screen action at Meydan’s 500-seater IMAX cinema used for conferences, awards and ceremonies.
The hotel’s 285 beautifully appointed rooms and suites offer spectacular views of The Meydan Racecourse and combine sophistication with true luxury.
Fairmont The Palm Dubai 5* hotels
Fairmont The Palm is ideally located in the heart of the iconic Palm Jumeirah, the world’s largest man-made island and the resort is in close proximity to the new Al Maktoum International Airport and key business districts in the city. With 381 guestrooms and suites, the resort also offers a refreshing approach to venue design and layout with over 32,300 square feet of function space - including a ballroom that accommodates up to 600 guests, and an outdoor space overlooking the Arabian Sea.
Eight versatile meeting rooms come equipped with the latest audiovisual technology and a range of exquisite banqueting options ranging from the bespoke social function to a corporate team building exercise, ensuring a seamless experience. Ample outdoor pre function areas, including a resplendent courtyard in the heart of the collection, provide natural light in almost all meeting rooms as well as numerous opportunities for evening receptions and elegant dinner arrangements.
Raffles Makkah Palace Mecca 5* hotels
At Raffles Makkah Palace guests will enjoy an outstanding location within the iconic Abraj Al Bait complex, directly adjacent to Al Masjid Al Haram – or Grand Mosque – and the Kaaba, offering easy access to King Abdulaziz Gate, the main entrance to the Grand Mosque.
Raffles Makkah Palace also offers exceptional dining experience, spa and wellness centre for both male and females, a superbly equipped business centre with secretarial services and state-of-the-art private meeting rooms fitted video conferencing facilities, ideal for board meetings and management retreats.
Just steps away from the Grand Mosque, Raffles Makkah Palace is a refined and elegant residential sanctuary featuring 214 suites with breathtaking views of the Grand Mosque and Kaaba, making a stay in the Islamic holy land of Makkah one of spiritual serenity.
Spacious suites in this exceptional hotel in Makkah offer separate living and dining spaces while bathrooms are thoughtfully designed with designated areas for ablutions. Personal butlers deliver Raffles’ signature style of anticipatory and thoughtful service, complementing the residential experience at this Makkah hotel.
Plaza Inn Doha Doha 4* hotels
Located at a walking distance to Souq Waqif, the Museum of Islamic Art and the new National Museum of Qatar, Plaza Inn was the first mid-sized Business Hotel in this area of Doha. In consequence it was decided to rebrand the existing hotel with a complete makeover of rooms, suites, restaurants and facilities with exclusive features for business traveler.
The Plaza Inn will provide large, new-generation Business Studios and Suites with innovative areas featuring scanner, copier and printing facilities, as well as complimentary high-speed internet connectivity across the hotel.
The Plaza Inn will offer an innovative multi-dining facility featuring Indian, Middle Eastern and Western cuisines within a single venue. Another key feature will be an innovative dining concept within the hotel lobby which provides meeting corners and express dining areas with lounge chairs.
Other business-friendly offerings at the Hotel will include banquet and meeting room facilities with the latest in audio-video technology, and flexible meeting-space layouts.
The Direction conveyed that the hotel’s rebranding and refurbishment will be in phases with the official opening ceremony in April 2015.
Atlantis, The Palm Dubai 5* hotels
Atlantis, The Palm is the first entertainment resort destination in the region and located at the centre of the crescent of The Palm in Dubai. Opened in September 2008, the unique ocean-themed resort features a variety of marine and entertainment attractions, as well as 17 hectares of waterscape amusement at Aquaventure Waterpark, all within a 46 hectare site.
Atlantis, The Palm offers unmatched conference, banqueting and entertainment facilities and the largest unique capacity for delegates in Dubai. As the first and flagship resort to open on The Palm, Atlantis combines exceptional meetings and conference facilities with outstanding leisure opportunities and worldwide cuisines, as well as fabulous panoramas of the Arabian Gulf. With 20 restaurants, bars and lounges to suit every taste, the dining and entertainment at Atlantis is as exciting and multi-faceted as the resort itself.
The Palm has delighted guests with unusual salt and fresh water attractions and an amazing aquatic eco-system never before seen in the Middle East. The open-air marine habitat is the focal point of Atlantis, Dubai’s first truly integrated entertainment destination resort.
Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi 5* hotels
Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi brings Thai-inspired design and hospitality to the capital and heart of the United Arab Emirates.
The hotel is centrally located in the city’s new business and government district, close to the Eastern Mangroves, Abu Dhabi’s lush natural habitat, the Corniche, the city’s iconic seaside promenade, and the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.
With its prominent glass tower, Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi presents a fresh and innovative architectural design. Guest rooms and furnished executive apartments are infused with Thai elegance and modern conveniences. An array of world-class restaurants serve delicacies to satisfy any palate, and a host of facilities and services, including Namm Spa and DFiT fitness centre, allow guests to nurture their well-being.
Amari Doha Doha 5* hotels
Amari Doha is the perfect base from which to connect and explore this rapidly developing international city of the Gulf.
It is the ideal venue for your meetings, conferences or banquets. Designed to spur on creativity and increase productivity, spaces offers you convenient technology and modern audio-visual equipment. With contemporary facilities and a dedicated team of planners to guide you on meeting room arrangements, decorative themes and catering options, this hotel is an excellent choice for your meetings in Doha.
Amari Doha offers a variety of accommodation options, including 78 superior rooms, 36 deluxe rooms and six suites. Hotel also has a restaurant, a pool bar, a lounge and offers in-room dinning option.
Amari Doha brings people together, whether it be families enjoying the Arabian sun, friends gathering to catch up over a gourmet dinner, or colleagues, business associates and clients gathering for a banquet or a special event, Amari Doha was inspired by the premise that people require a fun and welcoming environment to connect.
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Dubai Golf Dubai golf clubs
Dubai Golf, a leisure subsidiary owned by wasl Asset Management Group, manages two of the most established and internationally renowned golf clubs in the Middle East - Emirates Golf Club and Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club.
The clubs boast three world class championship golf courses, luxurious clubhouses, restaurants and golf academies, and offer some of the most spectacular locations for golf, events and entertainment in the Gulf.
Recently Dubai Golf has announced the opening of Almouj Golf in Muscat, Oman, the first Dubai Golf managed course outside of the UAE. Dubai Golf also manages an online tee time booking system for its three golf courses, the Majlis, Faldo and Dubai Creek Course, as well as servicing a central reservations office that allows guests to make golf reservations at courses throughout the United Arab Emirates.
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Desert River Dubai furniture
Set-up in January 2004 by Dutch nationals Claudia van der Werf and Michiel Schröeder, Desert River is a Dubai-based dynamic and innovative company which has established a solid reputation for itself in the region as a reliable, original and high-end trading firm for lifestyle brands and events rentals.
Desert River is the official distributor of well-known European lifestyle brands such as Fatboy, Fermob, ImagiLights and Slide, and supplies its wide range of high quality products to the region’s leading hotels, offices and retailers across the Middle East. In addition, Desert River offers a full-fledged furniture and decoration rental service for high profile events in the UAE.
To target the consumer market for European quality design products, Desert River launched a webshop Filini for funky designs & cool gifts in 2010 and it has now become one of the UAE’s most unique and inspiring on-line retail shops with new brands and products added frequently.
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The Fridge Dubai artists
The Fridge plays an active role in the growing performing arts scene with the provision of world-class entertainment for corporate & private sectors. They provide all levels of acts from solo Arabic musicians, bands, DJs, string quartets, aerialists, to a full orchestra or choir, to their renowned 'Musician in a Bubble.'
With award-winning productions, and additional services including costuming and sound, The Fridge continually proves itself as a dynamic and creative resource for the industry in the Middle East.
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Big Boys Toys Dubai merchandising
Big Boys Toys is the GCC’s premier lifestyle event, featuring the greatest, fastest, sleekest, most unique and luxurious products from an amazing lineup of the world’s most renowned manufacturers of luxury lifestyle products.
A show of superlatives and a platform for spectacular product launches, witness the coming together of never-seen-before products from around the world! It is the ultimate playground for everyone of all ages who can experience the most advanced innovations with demonstrations and showcases that deliver exciting features and interactive entertainment.