Dubai International Boat Show 2014 – A Visual Treat

The Dubai International Boat Show is a much anticipated event in the country’s calendar. The show invites some of the top brands in sailing and boating equipment. It is a great way to discover the amazing technology used for navigating the ocean. Dubai is one of the most affluent cities in the world and is also home to some of the wealthiest people in the globe. It is fitting that such a city would host a show that exhibits the luxurious lifestyle of the rich. There are yacht communities in Dubai who are interested in the newest developments in sailing. It is amazing what boat manufactures do to create the perfect atmosphere in a yacht. At the Dubai Boat Show you can take a look at the inside of the boats, the amenities that are available and the advanced technology that is utilised.

According to the facts and findings from last year’s spectacle there are over 26,000 visitors who have come for the event. There are over 5000 leading VIP and regional leaders who have attended this appealing attraction. The Dubai International Boat Show is the only exhibition in the region for luxury suppliers, shipyards and super yachts. In 2014 the event is scheduled for March 4th to the 8th. At the show you will discover the designs and constructions produced in the Middle East. The Middle East creations emphasise the skill and craftsmanship of the region. Walking around the marina area you can take pictures of the beautiful sailing boats and ships that are on display. At the Retail Village visitors are given the opportunity to check out nautical fashion brands such as watches, jewellery, swimwear, footwear and other accessories.

The best part about the event is the on water super yacht VIP experience. Guests can climb aboard one of the super yachts anchored at the open marina. You can explore the state-of-the art entertainment facilities on board and learn about the different technologies used for marine navigation. Visitors who are eager to see the Dubai International Boat Show can stay at UAE hotels during their vacation. Middle East hotels such as those of Millennium & Copthorne Hotels Middle East are easy to find and you can pick one that will fit your budget.

Uditha Dharmawardhane is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Roland Lefevre. He specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe.


Dubai World Cup Carnival 2014 – Horse Racing At Its Best

Since 1996 Dubai has opened its doors to lovers of horse racing. The Dubai World Cup, which is held each year, is a sort of meeting ground for all the stars in horse racing. The venue for the World Cup is Meydan Racecourse, a course that lives up to international standards; for over a decade it has invited competitors from Europe, USA and Asia. The thoroughbred horse races are organized by the Emirates Racing Authority (ERA), and the chairman who presides over it is Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan who is currently the Minister of Presidential Affairs of the United Arab Emirates. The 2014 competition includes a purebred Arabian contest along with eleven races. The regular races commenced in November 2013 which will run till March 2014, the final event of which is the World Cup.

Dubai has emerged as a racing centre mainly because Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai owned a Darley Stud & Godolphin Racing, that is well known for dealing with thoroughbred racing and breeding. When looking into the major facts of the race you will find that the Dubai World Cup is the world’s wealthiest horse race. In 2010 the revenue brought in from the night races amounted to ten million US Dollars. The conditions for racing are perfect, with jockeys competing on an all-weather surface called Tapeta. The course has introduced a number of young and talented jockeys too.

The Dubai World Cup is more like a festival and a large number of people gather at the Meydan Racecourse to enjoy the races and flaunt their attire. Those who attend the event deck themselves with flamboyant dresses, hats and flowers. It is truly remarkable to watch and be part of horse racing fashion in Dubai.

Visitors to Dubai can find any number of UAE hotels around the city to stay in while patronizing this event. You can easily search for Middle East hotels that offer some great packages for tourists. For luxurious rooms, excellent service and cuisine check out Millennium & Copthorne Hotels Middle East which offer the very best in accommodation, service and facilities.

Chandrishan Williams is a travel writer who writes under the pen name, Caleb Falcon. He specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.


Design Days Dubai 2014 – Art in a Different Form

Dubai is yet another city in the United Arab Emirates that provides endless career opportunities, places of interest, great shopping experiences and magnificent hotel venues. A high standard of living is being maintained by the locals of this city and the UAE as a whole is very well developed indeed. There is so much to see in Dubai city and will definitely make one gasp in great awe at some of the amazing structures and places of interest.

Did you know that the world’s largest shopping mall is in Dubai? The Dubai Mall is believed to be the biggest shopping mall in the world and one would need at least a good two to three days to finish visiting all shops in the mall. That is not all however; the tallest manmade structure the Burj Kalifa and one of the world’s most expensive hotels’ Burj Al Arab is also situated in this city. Dubai is not only about places of interest but this city is also famous for holding many events of interest as well.

One such colourful event is to have its third edition from 17-21 March 2014 and that is the Design Days Dubai (DDD). This is a leading fair in the Middle East and South Asia presenting limited edition furniture and design objects from leading international designers and galleries. Designers from all around the world from countries such as USA, UK, Paris, Lebanon, Australia, Japan, Pakistan, Korea, Italy, Germany, South Africa and many more register to exhibit their unique and priceless artworks in this prestigious event. Most of the exhibits consist of furniture made from steel, wood, plastics and glass moulded into very unique and intricate designs.

At times such as these when special events takes place in UAE, hotels in the Dubai City are in high demand. Residing in Middle East hotels is not just another ordinary lodging experience. There is so much sightseeing and desert safaris on camels or on little scooters that are organized that one can enjoy a truly fun time outdoors. Millennium & Copthorne Hotels Middle East offer well placed properties around the UAE that provide the very best in modern comforts and conveniences that will help you enjoy a truly memorable stay.

Chandrishan Williams is a travel writer who writes under the pen name, Caleb Falcon. He specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.


Emirates Airline Festival of Literature 2014: ‘LitFest’

For centuries, the written word has undergone an inexplicable process of evolution, leaving great works such as the metaphysical poetry of John Donne, the innumerable sonnets of William Shakespeare, the frequently quoted work of Dante Alighieri ‘The Divine Comedy’, Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, The Iliad by Homer, the historic novels of ‘A Tale of Two Cities’ and ‘Great Expectations’ by Charles Dickens and the literary classics of Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte and Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.

For the longest time, world literature remained extremely euro-centric but the 21st century has made abundant progress in this regard and recognised works by authors such as Salman Rushdie and Shyam Selvadurai, writers from the Indian sub-continent, the Middle East, and South East Asia.

Given this rise to prominence, many programs have been instituted to promote and celebrate local literature. Such instances include the Galle Literary Festival organised every January in Sri Lanka and the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature which is organised with the primary goal of celebrating the rich literary traditions of the Middle East. The event is scheduled to be held from the 4th – 8th of March 2014 at the Dubai City Festival and will include discussions regarding literature, discussions with renowned authors, readings, launching of new books, a series of workshops on various literary topics and so on, thereby making it a must-visit for any fan of literature.

The event is ideal for both locals as well as tourists and if you are worried about not being able to understand Arabic: don’t be. The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature will be conducted in Arabic with simultaneous translations to English, thereby ensuring that both locals and foreigners alike can enjoy the event thoroughly without any linguistic issues.

The Festival has already made its call for authors to be showcased during the event, and if you are one of them, accommodation in UAE hotels must be a priority. However, if you wish to do some travelling whilst in the region, youll find that Middle East hotels are easy to book and offer customers a great degree of flexibility. One of the most reliable options is undoubtedly Millennium and Copthorne Hotels Middle East: a reputed chain of hotels that will make your stay in the region truly comfortable and luxurious.

Angela Fernando is an impassioned travel writer who composes pieces under the pen name Sumaira Narayan. She loves writing about new and exciting places around the world and hopes to visit them all someday.