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Newsletter 4 Corners Events

May 2011

4 Corners Events Newsletter BIRTHDAY NUMBER Special Story

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4 Corners Events turns ONE! Join the celebrations!

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4 Corners Events team attended ATM 2011 and will present at booth F692 at the IMEX 2011 in Germany, 24- 26 May!

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Come May, 2011, 4 Corners Events successfully completed its first year of operation. It has been a journey of a nascent child being looked after by well-experienced parents, an experience that was gained through years of dealing in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry. During this one year, 4 Corners Events has been on a rollercoaster of touching new heights in the field of tourism and events management. From arranging leisure and business tours for tourists from Far East and Asia, managing a loud corporate event for RAKBANK, adding new members to its family, and successfully launching its website, 4 Corners Events has now been aiming to explore and capture new markets in Europe. From a bud, we have grown into full bloom with trustworthy connections with tourist locations, hotels, travel agents and other personnel in the tourism industry.

Just recently at the Arabian Travel Market, commonly known as ATM, the 4 Corners Events team met a lot of concerned persons related to hotels, airlines, representatives from different Arab countries and a lot of other tourism experts in order to establish cordial business relations and spread a word of awareness about our services. The ATM was held at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, Dubai 2 - 5 May 2011. Our future endeavors include visiting IMEX 2011 in Germany where we are representing our company at our exclusive booth numbered as F692. Through this visit, we also plan to strengthen connections with our German representatives and discuss a lot of future opportunities. Not to forget, we already hosted a FAM Trip from UK, which was a huge success and the guests enjoyed the colors of UAE. 4 Corners Events is now running a successful Facebook page, tweeting often on Twitter, connecting to professionals on LinkedIn, publishing its stories on Scribd, and YouTube-ing its videos.


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ArtBus takes people on unique cultural journey Vehicle provides transportation to exhibitions

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“It's not a "destination" destination, but it's certainly worth a stop…”

DUBAI: Art, and the galleries it was housed in, used to be reserved for the super-elite members of society. However, a stalwart service has changed this perception, literally providing a way for all to access art, culture and history across the UAE. The

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numerous gallery visits along with the stop to the fair and museum. The cost is minimal at Dh50 —and you don’t have to worry about navigating and parking. A lot of thought has been put into the stops and picking of a variety of galleries that would appeal to people of all ages.

The ArtBus has been running since 2007, travelling to key arts fairs and events in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah, such as the Sharjah Biennial (biannual); Art Dubai (every March); and Abu Dhabi Art (every November). The ArtBus is run by ArtintheCity, which is an umbrella project uniting arts and culture in the UAE.

Why Dubai is worth a visit! Dubai really is "what money would look like if it were left to its own devices". It's a strange place, a giant example of what money can buy.

EVERYTHING MONEY CAN BUY: Dubai's three most prominent architectural icons, Burj Al-Arab Hotel, Burj Khalifa and Jumeirah Hotel.

Dubai is a fascinating place in its own bizarre way. It's not a "destination" destination, but it's certainly worth a stop and a look around on your way to wherever it is you're really going. This is a city obsessed with having the biggest and

most expensive of everything, and that alone is worth checking out. The Burj Khalifa is, naturally, the tallest building in the world. Head up to the 124th floor for a look around, it's amazing. The emirate's shopping malls are like miniature cities in themselves. At the Mall of the Emirates you can go skiing, if that's the sort of thing you feel like doing when it's 45 degrees

outside. There the desert soars out to the horizon, giant sand dunes rolled out like a yellow blanket with toys swept underneath it. It's stark, lonely, and far more beautiful than any shopping mall or high-rise hotel. The way Dubai's going, though, you better get there while you still can.


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UAE leads Arab nations among top-30 ICT users DUBAI: Three Arab countries — the UAE, Qatar and Bahrain — are ranked among the top 30 countries for harnessing information communication and technology (ICT) to transform society, according to a new report. The UAE ranked 24th out of 138 countries, Qatar placed 25th while Bahrain was 30th

in the 2010-11 Global Information Technology Report Transformations 2.0. Globally, the top five were Sweden, Singapore, Finland, Switzerland and the US. The report is released annually by the Insead international business school and the World Economic Forum.

During the past decade, the UAE has taken bold initiatives in developing its ICT infrastructure as well as many services — especially e-government. Placing great emphasis on technological will increase local buy-in, especially from business, for this ICT-lead policy, moving from e-readiness to higher levels of usage is now a major challenge for the Emirates."

Kempinski eyeing Dubai for new properties next —year DUBAI Luxury hotel fifth annual GCC regional Kempinski Hotel brand Kempinski said Dubai will be the first destination of its five new properties for the GCC next year. Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain are set to welcome five new luxury hotels by 2012, Kempinski Hotels announced at its

road show. A second hotel and residence property located on the West Crescent of Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, Kempinski Hotel & Residences Palm Jumeirah, will open in just a few months, according to Kempinski. The five new properties —

& Residences Palm Jumeirah in Dubai; Kempinski Hotel, Jeddah; Kempinski Hotel, Riyadh and Kempinski Al Othman Hotel-Al Khobar in Saudi and Kempinski Hotel Bahrain City Centre in Manama — are expected to set a new benchmark in luxurious hospitality in the GCC.

High-speed Superbus debuts in Dubai DUBAI -The high-speed bus that could slash journey times between Abu Dhabi and Dubai to 30 minutes went on show yesterday – and its creator said he hoped the UAE would be the first country to introduce the vehicle.

Rosewood Abu Dhabi hits peak height ABU DHABI — Mubadala Real Estate and Hospitality, or MREH, has announced that Rosewood Abu Dhabi, the landmark luxury waterfront hotel on Sowwah Island, has reached its final height of 143 metres and is structurally complete. Opening in 2012, Rosewood Abu Dhabi will be a 34-storey hotel offering 189 spacious guest rooms and suites, 131 serviced residences and six penthouses, all with access to Rosewood’s worldclass services.

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A shopper browses the internet at a mall in Dubai. Thanks to the UAE’s push to be on the cutting edge of technology, it will be easier for the country’s economy to adapt to the new wave of internet and mobile platforms.

“The five new properties … are expected to set a new benchmark in luxurious hospitality in the GCC.”


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New sletter 4 Corners Events At 4 Corners-events we have got a team of the finest and most dedicated professionals specialized in the fields of travel and tourism that pride on providing their optimum expertise with an exceptional personal touch to offer the most captivating experiences against the most competitive rates. The driving force behind our company’s success is this mutually integrated and professional team that not only showcases Dubai in a matchless manner but also connect with us our esteemed partners like yourselves with whom we are keen on establishing and maintaining a mutually beneficial and long-standing relationship.

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On the Historical Axis: Dhow of Arabia

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Disclaimer: The information in this newsletter has been gathered from different news sources and is not claimed by 4 Corners Events. Major sources include Wikipedia, the Gulf News and the Times.

For many centuries, boats that sailed on the Indian Ocean were called dhows. While there were many different types of dhows, almost all of them used a triangular or lateen sail arrangement. This made them markedly different than the ships that evolved on the Mediterranean. These ships had a characteristic square sail. The dhow was also markedly different than the ships that sailed on the China Sea. These ships were known as junks. The dhow was known for two distinctive features. First of all, it's triangular or lateen sail, and secondly, for its stitched construction. Stitched boats were made by sewing the hull boards together with fibers, cords or thongs. Though earlier the Dhows were used to make commercial journeys between the Persian Gulf and the East Africa with dates and fish as their cargo, they are now usually used by the tourists to sail along the creek and see the wonders of the Gulf.


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