Event Affairs News-Zine Edition 17 - Page 4

Exploring Dynamic Dubai A couple months ago, we were invited to experience Dubai like never before. Dubai Tourism asked us to attend the African Event Planners Roadshow - and they pulled out all the stops. It was red carpet treatment from the get-go. We were flown Business Class on Emirates and stayed at the 5-star Shangri La Hotel, in the heart of Dubai. Besides from exploring this dynamic city, and mingling with industry friends, we spent time with inspiring minds from Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa. The agenda for the week: getting introduced to new 5-star hotels every day. Each hotel hosted us for either lunch or dinner, while graciously sharing their fabulous offering and hospitality. One that stood out was the Palazzo Versace, which was one of the most exquisite hotels we’d ever seen. The interior design, mosaic floors, furnishing and finishes left quite an impression. The bedsheets were even designed by Versace! The best event experience by far was the Palace Downtown Hotel. On arrival guests were escorted into the gardens by a pool that overlooked the singing [04] fountains, with the magnificent Burj Khalifa as a backdrop. We were treated to a cocktail party with live food stations. After seeing what Dubai has to offer, we are thrilled to announce that Event Affairs will be extending our offering to include a Destination Event Management Service in this exciting city. We have partnered with Dubai Tourism to bring 5-star experiences to our corporate clients. There’s something to be said about Dubai and their level of hospitality. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and can’t wait to go back and explore more. If you’d like to take your next corporate affair overseas, we’ll gladly take you there!