Beautyworld Middle East 2014 In Celebration of Charm and Grace

As a thing of beauty is certainly a joy forever, celebration of this glory was a common practice since the days of old. Many products and services have been introduced to the world over the centuries promoting beauty, which have gained mass popularity due to the emphasis given to this subject around the world. In Dubai, Beautyworld Middle East is organized in grand scale in this context where over 1000 companies in the industries related to beauty products assemble to meet clients and showcase the latest of their product ranges.

The Beautyworld Middle East is organized this year for the 19th year, having had a history of success and great mass appeal. So great was its success that it is now recognized among the top 3 exhibitions in the world. Organized by the reputed Messe Frankfurt group, a leading trade fair organizer in the world, it has contributed substantially to the development of the beauty and wellness industry in the Wider Middle East region over the years.

Beautyworld Middle East showcases products related to hair, nails and accessories, cosmetics and skin care, professional equipment and spa, machinery, packaging and raw material as well as fragrances. The exhibition is frequented every year by thousands of business visitors making it an ideal place to showcase products related to the beauty industry.

The exhibition will take place from the 27th to the 29th of May 2014, from 10 am to 6pm on all three days at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. Open only to trade visitors, this exhibition is not to be missed by those with an interest in establishing connections with the global giants in the industry who will be present there.

If you are planning to visit the exhibition in the Middle East hotels will definitely have to be prior booked, given the number of visitors that will stream in to attend the event. Millennium & Copthorne Hotels Middle East can be recommended to those who wish to find accommodation closer to the venue, while also looking for the excellence provided by UAE hotels, in each aspect of the service standards.

GIBTM 2014

If visiting UAE during a business trip be sure to make your reservations at a reputed Abu Dhabi hotel. Grand Millennium Al Wahda is an exemplary hotel Abu Dhabi UAE has to offer. Providing the ideal platform of exposure and opportunity for influencing international and local meetings and events industry, GIBTM guarantees optimized business and networking opportunities. Boasting of a global audience of more than 3000 professionals, GIBTM is a key event to attend in order to achieve your business objectives. Make your mark as a key player in the industry meeting with top level buyers and obtaining competitive intelligence at GIBTM 2014.


Thanuja Silva is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Auburn Silver. She has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world.


UAE Jet ski Race – Taking excitement to a whole new level

Abu Dhabi is undoubtedly one of the most marvelous emirates of UAE that has something for everyone from fantastic shopping to excellent entertainment. At present, Abu Dhabi is not only a great city but also the center where west meets east. Abu Dhabi is the ideal destination for holidays as it offers daring adventures as well as laid back, relaxing activities.

If you are a water sport lover, you would not want to miss the amazing UAE Jet Ski race that happens in Abu Dhabi annually. It is a competition organized by the Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club which was established in the year 1993, in order to put a solid foundation to power boat racing in Abu Dhabi. This amazing Jet Ski event is an international sports contest that supports and encourages the marine sport of Jet Skiing.

The UAE Jet Ski race happens with the participation of more than 80 competitors from around the world. It is a thrilling competition that attracts a large audience to the emirate’s popular Corniche area. The competition is divided into several categories such as Junior Stock, Novice Runabout Stock, Expert Ski Limited, Expert Runabout Stock, Pro Ski GP, Pro Runabout GP and Free Style. This partition allows competitors to compete on different levels. Come to Corniche and witness this exhilarating sport event where the pressure builds up as the championship begins in the early 2014.

With mind blowing stunts and jumps, the UAE Jet Ski Race is an exciting event one must witness live and in person. Looking for accommodation while you stay in Abu Dhabi? Well then there is nothing to worry as accommodation Abu Dhabi is simply endless from five star hotels to private villas and apartments. If you are hoping to reside at a luxurious hotel that will pamper you with ultimate comfort, the Eastern Mangroves,Abu Dhabi is where you should head. This is a hotel in Abu Dhabi that stays true to their star-studded fame. It is a hotel renowned for offering breathtaking experiences to its guests. Head over to this land of wonder and discover the beauty of the eastern world while relaxing and indulging in true comfort.


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.


UAE National Day 2013 – A Patriotic Day

The National Day of any nation is a day of pride and joy. It is a day when a nation’s strength is celebrated by the unity of its people, and serves as an important reminder of a shared national identity. For nations that have known the yoke of colonial rule, it is a day where first independence is remembered. The United Arab Emirates, just like most other nations, has a national day. Back in the day, it was the British Protectorate Treaties that ruled this nation.

On the 2nd of December 1971, the UAE for the first time was formally nationalized from these treaties and from this point on, the nation began functioning under its own jurisdiction, and eventually unified the different Emirates in to one modern-day nation. Today, this day is celebrated every year with all the grandeur that the UAE is famously known for. If you are in town during the month of December do not miss the spectacle of the National Day celebrations that usually takes place in Abu Dhabi, the capital emirate of this intriguing Middle Eastern country.

The UAE is the most cosmopolitan nation in the Middle East. But behind the stylish façade and the glittering cityscape, there lies a deep rooted tradition and culture; one that is born out of faith and spirituality; a place where the age-old customs of the desert dwellers still hold sway. From within this proud tradition emerge the elements of dance, music and color; the best of which can be witnessed on the National Day celebrations. Large arenas are chosen for the event decorated in grand style.

Children are dressed in traditional attire; boys in the thoub and Kardah and the girls in the colorful maxis. The Youlah is the main performance of the event and is followed by a number of other folkloric dances. In Abu Dhabi, celebrations usually take place in the city’s Corniche and people arrive at the site in cars decorated with the nation’s flags. The UAE’s flags are everywhere at this time of the year; in shops, houses, and even painted on the faces of proud citizens. With this attitude of camaraderie and unity, the spirit of the nation is most certainly thoroughly celebrated.

If you are seeking accommodation during this festive season, the UAE is adorned with plenty of fantastic places to enjoy. While holidaying here, consider staying at the Millennium & Copthorne Hotels Middle East. Boasting gracious hospitality and elegant surrounds, these luxury UAE hotels are known to be some of the finest of all the Middle East hotels.


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.


Life and Style Show UAE – A Fun Event for the Whole Family

Ladies be prepared, the life and Style Show is gearing up once again to give you the largest and most exciting lifestyle event in not just in the UAE but in the whole of the Middle East as well. With an array of exciting tips, shows and items in everything that makes an excellent homemaker and much more; now ladies both working and stay at home will feel like the goddess of their little kingdoms. For the Gents there is a whole heap of the latest gadgets and Gizmos and related shows and contests which will keep them thoroughly entertained throughout. With such diverse and interesting events line up for both the ladies and the Men and even the younger generation, the life and style show makes one fantastic event for the whole family.

This year the Life and Style Show of the UAE is scheduled to take place between the 5th and the 7th of December. There are 6 separate sectors featured on the show. These include Speed and Power, Home and Living, Toys, Hobbies and Games, Fashion and Beauty and Gizmos, Gadgets and Tech. The best part about this event is that everything showcased on the runway is up for sale! Now participants can shop till they drop and take home with them the latest fashions; be it in beauty or home décor and for the gents there is a line of their favorite gadgets and gizmos. The Show is fun, interactive and absolutely exciting. The kidZania Zone will thoroughly keep the little ones entertained and the Catwalk shows will bring out the best of glamor in the event. The UAE’s Best Dressed Car is also one other thing you just cannot miss here. All this and more is available for you in one single ticket and the cherry on the top is that for children under sixteen, entry is absolutely free.

With events like the life and Style show, it is no wonder that the UAE is one of the most popular destinations in the world. While holidaying here, stay at the Millennium & Copthorne Hotels Middle East. These UAE hotels are the finest of all the Middle East hotels.

Thanuja Silva is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Auburn Silver. She has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world.


Mubadala Tennis Championship – a spectacle of Tennis

The soaring nation of the United Arab Emirates is indeed taking the limelight in so many areas. It boasts architecture that is simply out of this world and hosts an array of exhibitions, performances and even sporting events. There is not a single quiet month in the UAE. Every month bustles with some sort of activity and every month enjoys planeloads of visitors. Tourism is a flourishing industry in the UAE. With all the perks that await anyone stepping into this land of luxury, this fact really comes as no surprise.

The locals are huge sports fans. Soccer is the primary game that they have loved over decades but of late this list is expanding. Since the year 2009 Abu Dhabi has played host to the World Tennis Championship that is also referred to as the Mubadala World Tennis Championship . This event is a singles tennis exhibition tournament that has enhanced the sport of Tennis in UAE in a big way. The tournament is a major event in the Abu Dhabi calendar and this in itself is quite a huge crowd puller. The event is scheduled to take place between the 26th and 28th December and the World’s number one player Novak Djokovic will be back in Abu Dhabi to defend his Mubadala Championship that he has proudly held for a good 3 years.

This Championship Tennis tournament draws in participants from all nations around the world and takes place in the highest of standards. The location of the event is the Abu Dhabi International Tennis Complex found in the Zayed Sports City. Every year the tournament is a ravenous battle where players fight for the US $250,000 ‘winner takes all’ grand prize. In addition to the nail biting tournament, there is ample activity behind the scenes as well. You can watch plenty of off-court Tennis action in the Village, see player’s coach tennis clinics, get autographs signed and the kids will surely love the question time.

After all the exciting matches, come home to the Millennium & Copthorne Hotels Middle East. These UAE hotels with its many perks and unmatched luxury, is one of the finest Middle East hotels there is.


Pushpitha Wijesinghe is an experienced independent freelance writer. He specializes in providing a wide variety of content and articles related to the travel hospitality industry.


Game Evolution 2013 – The Ultimate Gaming Competition

Gaming for decades has been the favourite past time for many youngsters growing up. It all started with the simple videos that have now been raised one notch further with technology conquering this area. Gaming now is full of life, vigour and festivity that have captured the lives of so many people with non-stop entertainment and fun. Gaming in a country like Dubai can be expected to give you the most unique treat just like everything else in this amazing and exotic city. This November Dubai is gearing to bring Gaming in in the most dramatic form with the Game Evolution scheduled to take place here.

The Game Evolution is a fun and exciting event that brings to life the gaming world in the most competitive spirits. Gaming Gurus from around the world join to compete for the meat which in this case is pure gold. A grand prize of USD 150 000 awaits the ultimate gamer and hundreds of eager participants are at present eyeing this wholesome reward with a Gameboy at hand! The event is scheduled on the 15th and 16th of November at Dubai World Trade Centre and is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Majid Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum who also happens to be Chairman of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority. The Gaming Evolution so far is supposed to be the ultimate challenge in the gaming world that features a range of interesting and exiting events taking the gaming world to a whole new level. The event, thought to be the grandest of all the LAN and Console Gaming Tournaments will also feature Consumer Exhibitions, Career Fairs and a couple of Educational Workshops. With such an exciting tournament on for 2 whole days the world certainly games together.

After an exciting dose of gaming you can leisurely tour this amazing holiday destination. While you are here stay at the Millennium & Copthorne Hotels Middle East. These Hotels live up to its international standards making it the finest of all the UAE hotels. Even if you are looking for any Middle East Hotels in general choose the Millennium and Copthorne brand name.

Umanga Kahandawaarachchi is a passionate travel writer who writes under the pen name, Maggie Tulliver. Her field of writing covers a wide array of content and articles related to travel and hospitality industry.


UAE National Day – Expressions of Joy in the Middle East

The UAE celebrates its National Day collectively for two days from the 2nd of December. It commemorates the 1971 ending of a treaty signed with the UK in 1892 and the decision of seven separate sheikdoms of Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Umm Al Quwain, Sharjah, Fujairah, Ajman and Ras Al Kaimah to unify forming the present country also in the same year.

The National Day celebrated in all the emirates usually starts on the final day of November if there is a long weekend involved. The lead up to the big day is celebrated with a series of free public events such as hot air balloon rides, concerts by khaleeji performers, falconry competitions, regattas, carnivals, art shows and night markets. On the day itself residents across the UAE drape the Union’s flag on every possible vantage point, one of the most popular being on vehicles which also feature pictures of their rulers. Young and old Emiratis also take to the streets in fancy dress and in their decorated vehicles that are driven through the streets in convoys.

Abu Dhabi generally hosts a car parade on Yas Island where the best ‘dressed’ vehicles wins AED 25,000 prize money. However each emirate has their own trademark events such as street parades by school children, colourful dancers from various parts of the world, traditional dancers and drummers and even tribal horsemen. In the 2012 celebrations, Abu Dhabi unfurled a 41 foot UAE flag and Sharjah hoisted one on a 123 metre high flag pole.

Dubai’s Festival City featured a show on the Spirit of the Union that focused on landmark achievements of the Emirates.The latest sound and light techniques and 3D effects were employed to present the show making it a unique event. Fireworks displays light up the night sky in the Emirates to end the celebrations. Abu Dhabi had two fireworks displays in their 2012 celebrations, one in the Corniche and the other at Mina Zayed in Gharbia. The display was set to the remix version of a classical UAE song. 17,000 fireworks were shot skywards in two 10 minute long displays from boats, barges and from land.

Emiratis also celebrated the day online when they took to social media networks to express their patriotism and happiness by posting live celebratory pictures, tweets and texts. Even the rulers took to the internet to send their citizens celebratory messages.

For anyone wanting to experience the desert in all its raw beauty Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara is probably the best place. Located in the Liwa Desert, this one of much praised luxury hotels Abu Dhabi offers the ultimate desert experience from a luxurious base. One of the leading Abu Dhabi hotels it features expansive accommodation in the form of a well appointed spacious collection of guestrooms, suites and pool villas, great international cuisines from a range of dining venues, relaxing spa treatments and to top it all off, a series of amazing desert experiences.


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.


Inventions and Nanotech MiddleEast 2013 – Unlocking Unmatched Brilliance

Brilliance is a rare treasure that is harboured in the rarest minds. It is a self contagious gift that once unlocked triggers a series of fascinating ideas that could change the course of our entire world. In Qatar the value of brilliance has been given high regard so much so that an entire platform is created to unlock global potential. For the very first time Doha presents the Inventions and Nanotech 2013; an event created to bring together the finest minds, the finest ideas and the finest creations. For just a few days it almost seems as though the fate of the world rests on the hands of exotic Doha.

Nanotechnology is an intricate science that requires nothing short of brilliance. It is a complex field of study that has seen very limited breakthroughs. All these years the wonders of nanotechnology only stayed with the West but this year it has travelled seas to be inaugurated in grandeur in the Arabian Peninsula; a region that is catching up fast for the noble prize of excellence. In this event of inventions and nanotech, the magic of nanotechnology is attempted to become reality. Innovation is introduced to enterprise, the investors are introduced to the inventors and the designers are introduced to the manufacturers. With this perfect mixing and matching going on, the possibilities are limitless. The event is a package of interesting features which includes an exhibition, a conference, an array of seminars and workshops and a massive gala dinner. All in all it is created to cater for excellence and makes the finest networking experience for the world of invention, research and exhibiting. This year at least 3000 attendees are expected from over 50 different nations and around 33 investors and 400 exhibitors are also gearing up to become the key players of this massive event.

Doha comes alive at this time of the year. Shows, events and programs are jam packed into the autumn schedule. There are many exquisite hotels in Doha that enable you to take your time in the city. Indulge in the luxurious Copthorne Hotel Doha and experience the best hotels Doha has.

Umanga Kahandawaarachchi is a passionate travel writer who writes under the pen name, Maggie Tulliver. Her field of writing covers a wide array of content and articles related to travel and hospitality industry.


Indulge at the Sweets and Snacks Middle East Exhibition

The greater Middle East Region and North African region, commonly referred to as the MENA region has experienced an unprecedented surge in the savoury and sweets industry with demands for snacks of this type and chocolate amounting to high amounts.

Based on this turn in the industry, the Sweets and Snacks Middle East Exhibition organized by the Dubai World Trade Centre and Koelnmesse GmbH, held in conjunction with the Sea food Exhibition (SEAFEX) and Specialty Food Festival has seen a phenomenal interest directed towards it. Each year the exhibition has had to increase its exhibition space and number of stalls due to the rising demand both by exhibitors and visitors.

Featuring every imaginable aspect that goes towards the making of Sweets and Snacks, including raw materials, packaging processing and finished goods the Exhibition is interesting, delectable and certainly a gastronomical delight.

It is the only exhibition of its kind featuring all manner of confectionery – both sweet and savoury in the region. The items on display and sale not only include Middle East oriented sweets and snacks but also International varieties as well.

The Exhibition which is open only to industry personnel, either trade or business related, is scheduled to take place for the 7th time, in Dubai, from the 17th to the 19th of November 2013. It is not only an opportunity to see and sample some of the best creations of its kind but also to meet with industry professionals who are leading personnel in the business. Bringing together key demand and supply personnel has been one of the hallmarks of this amazing exhibition.

With the demand for snacks that are healthy and filling steadily increasing, the sweets and snacks industry itself has seen an immense development in the past few years. If you are a person who is interested or have some stake in the industry hurry and enroll yourself online and receive your entry badge that allows you entry to all three exhibitions held in conjunction.

For those looking for UAE hotels from which to base yourself during such time, do not worry as Middle East hotels that are geared to International standards are available in plenty. The Millennium & Copthorne Hotels Middle East is such an ideal accommodation option.

Thanuja Silva is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Auburn Silver. She has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world.