Travel to Dubai for the Rugby Sevens Tournament

Once again, Dubai will host a Rugby Sevens Tournament between 28 – 30 November. In fact, the Emirates Airline Dubai Ruby Sevens tournament is the largest annual sporting event in Dubai, attracting over 90,000 people in 2012 during the 3 day event.

For those less familiar with this tournament, the HSBC Sevens World Series consists of 9 tournaments held across the globe. 16 international men’s teams compete in each tournament for the highest number of points, with the team earning the most points over the 9 series being crowned champion. The 2013/14 series kicked of in sunny Gold Coast, Australia, where the reigning champions, New Zealand, secured their first tournament win against the hosts in the final.

The 2nd series will be held at the the Sevens ground, just on the outskirts of Dubai, which is rapidly establishing itself as the new home of rugby in the Middle East. However, this event is not only about the Rugby, with plenty else to experience including a wonderful party atmosphere, top class entertainment, a Rugby Village and a Rugby Rock concert

If you are planning a group trip to Dubai to experience the thrill and excitement of the Dubai Rugby Sevens Tournament and require accommodation in Dubai then simply email Dubai@hotels.tv or call me on +971 526 782 694 and I will find you rooms to suit your budget.

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GITEX 2013 – Gulf Information Technology Exhibition

GITEX is one of the world’s largest consumer goods trade shows for the technology industry. It is held annually in Dubai and attracts over 150,000 people including retailers, suppliers, IT professionals, technology enthusiasts, students and general consumers.

The breadth and range of participants is unbelievable and includes Cisco, Dell, Du, Etisalat, Facebook, Google, Hewlett Packard, Huawei, Kaspersky, Microsoft, Nokia, Oracle, RIM, Samsung, SAP, Symantec, Dell, RedHat, Apple, Samsung, Intel, and many many more.

This event attracts the latest in both software and hardware, with many retailers showcasing eye-catching launches that lead to interesting debates and facilitates the host of business connections. For example, in 2009, Microsoft released Windows 7 and in 2012 it released a preview of Windows 8. Etisalat also showcased their 300 Mbps speed on the 4G LTE network, the NFC/Flous display, and augmented reality demonstration at last year’s event, as did  50 Cent with his SMS Audio Headphones.

GITEX 2013 will be held at the Dubai World Trade centre – an impressive conference and exhibition arena – between the 20th and 24th of October.

 Opening Times

  • 20 October      13:00 – 19:00
  • 21 October      11:00 – 19:00
  • 22 October      11:00 – 19:00
  • 23 October      11:00 – 19:00
  • 24 October      11:00 – 17:00

Go to http://www.gitex.com/ to buy your ticket today! Prices are AED 75 for a 1-day pass and AED 170 for a 5-day pass (only for techies!!!) Note: there are special prices for visitors that have attended GITEX over the past 3 years!

GITEX Shopper

Given the success of this event, there is also a GITEX shopper event being held in Dubai between the 5th and 12th of October, also at the Dubai World Trade Centre. This is a unique opportunity to find your favorite gadgets at unbeatable prices – Entry fee of AED 30.

So the key question is where to stay? With 150,000 participants, you definitely need to book your room early. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Fairmont Dubai on Sheikh Zayed
  • Crown Plaza
  • Radisson Royal Hotel
  • The H Hotel
  • Ritz Carlton
  • Emirates Grand
  • Dusit Thani Dubai
  • Shangri-la Hotel
  • Towers Rotana
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