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Why Dubai and Abu Dhabi should be on every event planner’s pitch list

The Arabian desert might seem exotic, but it’s never been easier to reach. Less than a seven hour flight from the UK, the United Arab Emirates is a hotspot that never stops developing. For event planners it’s not only accessible, it also offers everything you could need for personalised, tailored events and conferences. The most well-known cities in the country, Abu Dhabi and Dubai, are especially established, with hundreds of restaurants, hotels and event spaces to choose from. Find out why you should be pitching them as destinations for upcoming events. Value for money Abu Dhabi and Dubai don’t just…

It’s all about the experience

Once upon a time, events were all about going to the best destination and staying in the top hotels. But over time that obsession with luxury has shifted slightly, in favour of offering something quite ‘different’. Maximising the ‘experience’ for groups has been a key focus for event planners for several years, but now the trend is becoming even more visible. Planners are looking for more creative and innovative experiences than ever before, and the goal is always to top the last event. On a recent incentive trip in Ibiza, we had a saxophone player perform on a water jets…

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Key trends 2019

Within the next two years, it’s estimated that millennials will make up nearly 50% of the working population. Studies show that only a quarter of young people will engage with brands that don’t support their values, and this ethos is being reflected in the events industry. We’re seeing an increased demand for corporate social responsibility, and planners are demonstrating a greater awareness of how their events will impact the environment and local communities. Brands and agencies don’t just want teambuilding and engagement initiatives that benefit them, they also want to give back and support local charities in the destinations they…

10 experiences to prioritise in Dubai & Abu Dhabi

It’s known for its year-round sunshine and glamorous nightlife, but there’s far more to the United Arab Emirates than swish hotels and skyscrapers. As part of our partnership with DMC destination Arabia we recently paid another visit to the region, to explore the best activities. From exhilarating sand dune races to sunset dinners, we discovered that both Dubai and Abu Dhabi have plenty to offer for international meetings and events. Dubai The glitziest of all the emirates, Dubai is home to more than 130,000 hotel rooms. We spent a fantastic four nights at the Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel and the…

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Our first few months

When we launched STAR Your World in January this year, we had big plans in mind. It’s always a challenge to launch a new company, but we were ready to put our DMC partners firmly on the map for the UK market. Just a few months down the line and it’s all systems go. We might be new, but we’re already working in four regions, including Portugal, the Balearic Islands, Italy and the UAE. All with short flight times and great accessibility, it’s perhaps no surprise that these destinations are among the most popular with UK event planners. For each…