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Gulfood Expo Dubai 2024

25/01/2024

The Skyline of Dubai at Night

Dubai, a city famous for its futuristic skyline and cosmopolitan lifestyle, hosts again this year one of the world’s largest annual food and beverage trade shows, the Gulfood Expo Dubai 2024. This event, held at the Dubai World Trade Centre from the 19th to the 23rd of February 2024, is a culinary spectacle and a hub of international business and innovation in the food industry. To be at the centre of all events and happenings in Dubai we recommend a stay at The H Dubai, which positions you perfectly to experience both the excitement of the city and the wonders of the Expo. It is located only 2 km away from the Dubai World Trade Centre and this exciting event. 

Chefs Making Food at Top Tables, Gulfood Expo

A Melting Pot of Global Flavours 

 

At the heart of the Gulfood Expo is an extraordinary display of cuisines and products from around the world. Imagine walking through a venue where every step introduces you to a new country’s culinary delights. From the exotic spices of the East to the rich flavours of the West, the expo is a true celebration of global gastronomy. 

Culinary Innovations and Trends 

 

The 2024 edition of Gulfood is set to spotlight the latest trends and innovations in the food industry. Attendees can expect to see ground breaking products that are reshaping the way we think about and consume food. It’s an excellent opportunity to stay ahead of the curve in the ever-evolving culinary landscape. 

Live Cooking Demonstrations 

 

Adding to the excitement, the event features live cooking demonstrations by some of the world’s most renowned chefs. These sessions are not just about watching culinary magic unfold but also about learning new techniques and getting insights into current and future food trends.

People at Gulfood Expo

Business Opportunities Abound 

 

Gulfood Expo is more than just a celebration of food; it’s a pivotal networking hub for the global food industry. It offers unparalleled opportunities for businesses to connect, collaborate, and create new ventures. 

Expanding Market Horizons 

 

The expo serves as a platform for businesses to showcase their products, meet potential clients, and explore new market trends. It’s the ideal place for companies looking to expand their reach and tap into new customer bases. 

Educational Seminars and Workshops 

 

A series of seminars and workshops, led by industry experts, form an integral part of the event. These sessions provide valuable insights on various topics, including food safety, sustainability, marketing strategies, and more. 

Sustainability: A Core Theme 

 

The 29th edition of Gulfood is expected to have a strong focus on sustainability, reflecting a growing global emphasis on responsible food production and consumption. Exhibitors and seminars will likely highlight sustainable practices and innovative solutions that are paving the way for a more sustainable future in the food industry. The H Dubai is a Green Key Member and raises the standard of sustainability. 

The Gulfood Innovation Awards 

 

A highlight of the event, the Gulfood Innovation Awards, celebrates the most innovative products and business models in the food and beverage industry. It’s an excellent opportunity for businesses to gain recognition and for attendees to discover cutting-edge products and ideas. 

Culinary Tourism at Its Best 

 

For visitors, the Gulfood Expo is more than just an exhibition; it’s an integral part of Dubai’s appeal as a culinary tourism destination. The event adds another dimension to the city’s vibrant cultural and culinary scene, making it a must-visit for anyone interested in the world of food and beverages. 

 

The Gulfood Expo Dubai 2024 promises to be a spectacular event, offering a unique blend of culinary delights, business opportunities, and educational experiences. It’s an event that celebrates the diversity and creativity of the global food industry and offers a glimpse into the future of food. Whether you’re looking to expand your business, explore new culinary trends, or simply indulge in a world of delicious flavours, the Gulfood Expo Dubai 2024 is the place to be. Make the most of the event and book a stay at The H Dubai. 

Arab Health 2024 | Event in Dubai 

25/01/2024

Dubai, a city that embodies the future with its skyline, is set to host the pinnacle of healthcare innovation—Arab Health 2024. Slated for January 29th to February 1st at the Dubai World Trade Centre, the 49th edition of the Arab Health event promises to be a melting pot of ideas, innovations, and collaborations that will shape the future of global healthcare. 

World Trade Centre in Dubai

The Scope and Scale of Arab Health 2024 

 

Arab Health 2024 is not just an event; it’s a movement. With the healthcare industry at a critical point of transformation, Arab Health stands as the most significant annual gathering, bringing together over 110,000 healthcare professionals and 3,450 exhibiting companies from over 180 countries. It is a fertile ground for nurturing collaborations and witnessing the healthcare trajectory as it ascends into new realms of possibility. 

Attendees will be privy to an array of exhibits spanning the full spectrum of the healthcare industry, from medical equipment and devices, disposables and consumer goods, to IT systems, healthcare infrastructure, and wellness and prevention solutions. With every corner turned, there lies an opportunity to experience the latest innovations first-hand, from orthopedics and physiotherapy to imaging and diagnostics, and beyond. 

Fostering Connections at Arab Health 2024

 

Networking is at the heart of Arab Health, with the event meticulously designed to facilitate connections between healthcare visionaries, industry leaders, and professionals. It’s an environment ripe for fostering new partnerships and strengthening existing ones, paving the way for collaborative efforts that drive healthcare forward.

 

The H Dubai: Where Comfort Meets Convenience

 

As you plan your visit to Arab Health 2024, consider The H Dubai as your home base. Our hotel offers the epitome of luxury and convenience, nestled in the vibrant business and shopping district of Dubai, just moments away from the Dubai World Trade Centre.

 

Here’s what makes The H Dubai an unmatched choice for your stay: 

Dubai World Trade Centre, host of Arab Health 2024
    • Strategic Location: With the venue just a short drive away, you’ll enjoy effortless access to the event, allowing you to spend more time engaging with the exhibition and less time traveling. 
    • Sumptuous Accommodations: Our Dubai rooms and suites are sanctuaries of comfort, offering you a place to rest, reflect, and recharge in opulence. 
    • World-Class Amenities: Indulge in our array of amenities, including fine dining restaurants in Dubai and a luxury spa center to ensure your stay is as enjoyable as it is inspiring. 
    • Conducive Networking Spaces: The H Dubai boasts elegant lounges and versatile meeting spaces, perfect for hosting meetings or simply connecting with peers in a relaxed yet sophisticated atmosphere. 
Dubai’s Business District

Arab Health Congress 2024: A Hub of Knowledge 

 

The Arab Health Congress is the educational counterpart to the exhibition, where learning and professional growth take center stage. With 10 CME conferences and more than 165 sessions, the congress is a rich source of continuing education across a multitude of specialties. 

 

Innovative Features of Arab Health 2024 

 

  • Smart Hospital and Interoperability Zone: This zone highlights the intersection of healthcare and technology, showcasing sustainable and innovative technologies from the MENA region and beyond. 
  • Transformation Zone: Dive into the latest healthcare solutions that are redefining patient care. 
  • Cre8: Discover the entrepreneurial spirit of the healthcare sector with the Cre8 competition, a platform for students to present their pioneering ideas. 
  • Start-up Zone: Witness the future as start-ups unveil their healthcare innovations on the global stage. 

The unique atmosphere of Global Village becomes a hub for special celebrations such as Christmas, New Year’s Eve, and Eid, creating memorable moments for all who attend.

 

While the entry price has increased to AED 20 per person (with discounted rates online), it remains one of the most affordable and enjoyable nights out in Dubai. Save the dates, as Global Village is open from October 18th, 2023, to April 28th, 2024.

 

Planning Your Visit 

 

To make the most of Arab Health 2024, attendees are encouraged to take advantage of the pre-show planner. It’s a tool designed to help you navigate the event with ease, ensuring that you don’t miss any of the key offerings. From exploring the comprehensive exhibitor list to staying updated on the newest features, the pre-show planner is your guide to a productive Arab Health experience. 

Arab Health 2024 is more than an event; it’s a landmark for the healthcare industry, and The H Dubai is dedicated to ensuring that your stay during this event is nothing short of exceptional. With its fusion of luxury, location, and service, The H Dubai is the definitive choice for those who seek the very best during their visit to Arab Health 2024. 

 

Al Fahidi Historic District

10/01/2024

A Journey Back in Time

 

Dubai, a city renowned for its towering skyscrapers and futuristic architecture, also harbors a hidden gem that tells the tale of its humble beginnings – the Al Fahidi Historic District. Nestled along the Dubai Creek, this district, also known as Al Bastakiya, offers a stark contrast to the city’s modern skyline, inviting visitors on a journey back to the 19th century.

 

A Walk Through History

 

Strolling through the narrow, winding lanes of Al Fahidi, one is surrounded by the high walls of traditional Emirati houses, built from coral, gypsum, and limestone. The district’s layout is a fine example of early urban planning tailored to the local environment, with its shaded walkways and strategically positioned buildings providing respite from the desert heat.

Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood in Dubai

Cultural and Artistic Hub

 

Today, Al Fahidi Historic District is not just a relic of the past but a vibrant hub of cultural and artistic activity. The traditional houses have been restored and repurposed into quaint cafes, art galleries, and small museums. Notably, the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding offers guided tours and cultural meals, providing insights into Emirati customs, culture, and religion.

 

Key Attractions

 

  • Dubai Museum: Housed in the Al Fahidi Fort, the oldest existing building in Dubai, this museum offers a comprehensive overview of the traditional way of life in Dubai.

 

  • Art Galleries: The district is dotted with art galleries showcasing both regional and international art, making it a must-visit for art enthusiasts.
  • Traditional Cafes: Experience traditional Arabian hospitality with a cup of Gahwa (Arabic coffee) in one of the many cafes.

Festivals and Events

 

Al Fahidi comes alive during the annual Sikka Art Fair, a vibrant celebration of regional art and culture. The event showcases works of local and regional artists, along with workshops, music, and performances, reflecting the district’s status as a cultural heartbeat of Dubai.

 

Preserving Heritage

 

Efforts to preserve Al Fahidi Historic District highlight Dubai’s commitment to its heritage. The district stands as a testament to the city’s rich history, offering a contrasting narrative to its modern identity as a global metropolis.

Al Fahidi Historic District

A visit to the Al Fahidi Historic District is more than just a historical excursion; it’s an immersive experience that bridges Dubai’s past and present. And for those looking to extend their journey through the heart of Dubai, The H Dubai offers a convenient and luxurious stay. Located near Sheikh Zayed Road and close to the Dubai Mall, it serves as an ideal base to explore both the traditional charm of Al Fahidi and the contemporary wonders of Dubai. Discover the soul of Dubai from the comfort of H Dubai, where heritage meets modern luxury.

Dubai’s Historical Landmarks

10/01/2024

Dubai, a city renowned for its towering skyscrapers and futuristic innovations, also harbors a rich historical tapestry that tells the story of its humble beginnings and remarkable transformation. In this blog, we embark on a journey through time, exploring some of Dubai’s most significant historical landmarks, from the insightful Etihad Museum to the charming alleys of Al Bastakiya.

 

Etihad Museum: A Modern Tribute to a Historic Union

 

Our journey begins at the Etihad Museum, an architectural marvel situated near the historic Union House. This contemporary museum dives deep into the United Arab Emirates’ formation in 1971, offering a blend of interactive exhibits, photos, and documents. The museum’s unique design, resembling a manuscript with seven columns symbolizing the pens used to sign the original declaration, is as captivating as the treasures it holds within.

Etihad Museum in Dubai
Al Fahidi Fort, one of the oldest building in Dubai

Al Fahidi Fort and Dubai Museum: Gateway to Dubai’s Past

 

No exploration of Dubai’s history is complete without a visit to the Al Fahidi Fort, home to the Dubai Museum. Dating back to the late 18th century, this fort stands as one of the oldest existing buildings in Dubai. Inside, you’ll find dioramas and exhibits that vividly depict the everyday life in pre-oil Dubai, including scenes of traditional Arab houses, mosques, souks, and date farms.

Al Bastakiya: A Stroll Through Old Dubai

 

Wander through the narrow lanes of Al Bastakiya (also known as Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood), a beautifully preserved area that offers a glimpse into the Dubai of yesteryears. With its wind-tower houses, art galleries, cafés, and the charming Arabian Tea House, Al Bastakiya is a peaceful retreat from the city’s modern bustle. This area, dating back to the 1890s, was home to wealthy pearl and textile traders from Persia, and its architecture reflects this rich heritage.

Al Bastakiya, aka Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood in Dubai
Dubai’s Jumeirah Mosque

Jumeirah Mosque: A Spectacle of Islamic Art

 

Jumeirah Mosque, another must-visit landmark, stands as a prime example of Islamic architecture. This stone structure, built in the medieval Fatimid tradition, welcomes non-Muslim visitors, offering them a unique opportunity to appreciate Islamic culture and architectural brilliance.

Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum House: A Glimpse into Royal Heritage

 

Another gem in the historical landscape of Dubai is the Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum House, located along the Dubai Creek in Al Shindagha. This grand residence once belonged to Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum, ruler of Dubai from 1912-1958, and the grandfather of the current ruler. The house, constructed in 1896, has been meticulously restored to showcase the traditional Emirati architecture, including its iconic wind towers. Today, it serves as a museum displaying a rich collection of historic photographs, coins, stamps, and documents that provide insight into Dubai’s evolution over the past century.

 

 

Dubai’s Heritage and Diving Village: Celebrating Maritime Traditions

 

No historical tour of Dubai is complete without a visit to the Heritage and Diving Village in the Al Shindagha area. This village is a tribute to Dubai’s maritime past, focusing on the pearl diving and fishing traditions that formed the backbone of the city’s economy before the discovery of oil. Visitors can explore traditional houses, witness demonstrations of pearl diving, and enjoy cultural performances. The village also hosts seasonal cultural events, offering a deeper understanding of the Emirati way of life.

Building inside Heritage Village in Dubai

Exploring Dubai’s historic landmarks reveals a city rich in heritage and culture, a captivating journey from the Etihad Museum’s modern insights to the traditional charm of Al Bastakiya. For those seeking a comfortable stay during this historical exploration, the H Dubai Hotel offers a convenient and luxurious base, perfectly complementing your cultural adventure. This journey through Dubai’s past underscores the city’s unique blend of history and modernity, inviting visitors and locals alike to discover and appreciate the depth of its historical roots.

Exploring Winter Wonders in Dubai

By Shruthi Kuttipravan

 

With ideal weather for outdoor adventures, Dubai offers an array of unique and enjoyable spots to visit during the winter season. If you’ve been delaying that safari trip or sightseeing iconic landmarks, now is the perfect time to explore the city’s diverse attractions.

 

From November to April, Dubai welcomes you with an average daytime temperature of around 25°C, featuring clear sunny skies and occasional fluffy clouds. Here’s our curated list of the best things to do in Dubai during the winter months.

Winter City at Expo

 

Expo City is gearing up to transform into Winter City, building on its successful makeover in 2022. The festive spectacle kicks off from Friday, December 15, and continues through Sunday, January 7, providing ample time for you to immerse yourself in the captivating winter wonderland. A host of seasonal activities awaited visitors, ranging from Santa’s Grotto to exhilarating jumping, sliding, climbing, and zip-lining adventures. Additionally, there are engaging workshops for gingerbread and wreath making, as well as ornament crafting.

 

Desert Cafes

 

While Dubai is known for its world-class restaurants and sprawling malls, the growing trend of desert pop-ups is capturing attention. Enjoy specialty coffee in the middle of the UAE desert, surrounded by mountains. Homegrown cafes like One Degree Café at Al Margham desert and Mara Restaurant & Lounge in Sharjah Sustainability City offer comfy beanbag-style seating, live performances, and intriguing decor, making them a unique experience worth the drive.

Dubai Safari Park

 

Run by Dubai Municipality, this 119-hectare open-air park provides a distinctive animal experience. Home to over 3,000 animals, it comprises five sections: African Village, Asian Village, Arabian Desert Safari, Explorer Village, and the Valley. Upgrade your experience with options like “Dine in the Wild” and “Behind the Scenes” for a closer look at the care provided to the safari park’s residents.

 

Dubai Miracle Garden

 

Transforming the arid landscape into a vibrant paradise, Dubai Miracle Garden is a breathtaking floral wonderland located in Dubailand. Featuring over 150 million flowers arranged in intricate designs, including life-sized houses and an A380 adorned in blooms, it’s the world’s largest natural flower garden by the number of blooms. Open on weekdays from 9 AM to 9 PM and on weekends from 9 AM to 11 PM, it promises a sensory experience filled with colors, patterns, and fragrances.

Global Village

 

Dubai Global Village is set to dazzle in its spectacular 28th season, bringing back the city’s beloved multicultural evening entertainment venue. Drawing millions of visitors during the winter months, this outdoor destination offers a vibrant tapestry of global experiences, featuring shopping, handicrafts, diverse cuisines, and captivating entertainment.

 

The unique atmosphere of Global Village becomes a hub for special celebrations such as Christmas, New Year’s Eve, and Eid, creating memorable moments for all who attend.

 

While the entry price has increased to AED 20 per person (with discounted rates online), it remains one of the most affordable and enjoyable nights out in Dubai. Save the dates, as Global Village is open from October 18th, 2023, to April 28th, 2024.

As Dubai unfolds its winter wonders, there’s no better time to immerse yourself in the city’s diverse offerings. Whether you’re drawn to the festive vibes or the enchanting experiences, the city beckons with an array of delights. As the temperature is pleasantly cool, The H Dubai has curated offerings, ensuring your winter staycation is as memorable as the adventures that await you. Embrace the spirit of the season with our festive spa packages and Christmas Brunch, and let every moment be a celebration of the enchanting Dubai winter.