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The winner of the M&IT Awards 2021 voting prize will receive a fantastic trip to Abu Dhabi for two, including the following:
• Two return economy flights with Etihad Airways from UK to Abu Dhabi
• Two nights with breakfast at the Zaya Nurai Island boutique private island resort
• Two nights with breakfast at the Emirates Palace operated by Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group
• A guided tour of the Qasr Al Watan Abu Dhabi – The Presidential Palace
• A driving experience for two in a Formula Yas 3000 at Yas Marina Circuit
• Return airport transfers with Momento DMC
• A 60 minute The Yellow Boats ultimate thrill ride with Momento DMC
• A visit to the Louvre Abu Dhabi
• A visit to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
Please note: only UK-based bona-fide event organisers are permitted to vote and the prize winner will be selected at random by the Audit Bureau of Circulations. The winner will be announced in July – this prize is available to the individual selected and is not transferable and must be redeemed within the voucher period offered.
Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau:
Established in March 2013, Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau drives and supports the development and promotion of business events throughout the emirate efficiently, effectively, and transparently, and in partnership with all its stakeholders. Its main mission is to champion the emirate as a dynamic global business events leader.
Etihad – your airline partner for global events.
As the national airline of the UAE, we’ve come a long way since our first flight in 2003. Today, more than just an airline that flies to over a hundred destinations across the world, we are an international aviation group offering a diversified portfolio of products and services.
Looking for a world of tailored experiences that suit your delegate or group travel needs? Etihad Airways MICEconnect offers just that, with a range of easy and affordable choices for participants, clients and business partners to attend your event.
Whether you’re organising a small incentive with 20 guests or a conference for 2,000 delegates, you’ll benefit from flight discounts and the convenience of booking through a dedicated conference page.
Zaya Nurai Island:
Zaya Nurai is a natural island twelve minutes off the coast of Abu Dhabi that through events becomes a playground to creative visionary minds in the MICE world. Lush gardens, turquoise sea and sugar white beaches lined by villas with private pools are the canvas for private island buyouts, conferences, product launches and other social events that deserve an unconventional setting to impress guests, elevate and enhance any client’s image.
An iconic Arabian landmark, Emirates Palace is the region’s premier destination for corporate gatherings. Welcoming world leaders, decision-makers and guests from around the world, the array of diverse venues at the Palace are ideal for meetings, conferences, gala events as well as for hosting impressive incentives for your colleagues, clients and partners.
Qasr Al Watan:
Qasr Al Watan in Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates, is a new cultural landmark housed within the Presidential Palace compound. A Palace brimming with knowledge, offering the world a first-of-its-kind insight into the Arab heritage and the governing principles that shaped the history of the United Arab Emirates and its vision to the future.
At Qasr Al Watan, visitors will have the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the UAE’s governing traditions and values, and will be able to explore a well-preserved legacy of knowledge and tradition. Visitors can explore a vast collection of artefacts and manuscripts that highlight the Arab world’s contributions to various intellectual fields including science, arts, humanities and literature.
It is also home to the Qasr Al Watan Library where scholars can explore a vast collection of books and resources about the UAE and learn about the nation’s progressive journey.
Yas Marina Circuit:
Yas Marina Circuit is the United Arab Emirates’ most exciting sporting and entertainment multi-purpose venue. Located on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, the circuit is home to the annual FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX and much more. In addition to the extensive year-round program of professional and grassroots motorsport events and experiences including Drag and Yas Track Nights, the circuit has emerged as a thriving hub for entertainment and community events in the UAE. As the region’s most technologically advanced facility, the circuit is also a leading MICE venue, regularly hosting a diverse range of corporate meetings, conferences and events. Whether you want to experience the thrill of karting at our KartZone, driving an Aston Martin GT4 at over 200km/hour on an F1 circuit, work towards your racing license at the Yas Racing School, get fit at StartYAS, TrainYas or GoYas, participate in one of our many sporting events, or simply catch up with friends at Yas Central, Yas Marina Circuit truly is The Meeting Place of Champions.
Momento Destination & Events is one of the leading DMCs in the Gulf Region serving clients from UK, Europe, US and Asia founded by industry professionals who has a history of excellence in the field of hospitality and events. Locally managed, but known globally, we have established a reputation for reliability and competence.
We have catered to events for many of the internationally-known companies from the pharmaceutical, finance, aviation, and automotive industry to mention some.
We create destination experiences specifically in the UAE (Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Ras Al Khaimah) and Oman for Incentives, Conferences, and Events. Our services include: Bespoke Incentive Programs, Meetings and Conference Management, Spectacular Special Events, Product Launches, Program Logistics, Design and Production, Branding and Stage Production, Transportation Logistics, Authentic Activities and Excursions
Together with our team and partners, we provide the most extensive services and bespoke moments across the region.
Louvre Abu Dhabi
Louvre Abu Dhabi is a new cultural beacon, bringing different cultures together to shine fresh light on the shared stories of humanity.
A pioneering cultural project
The origins of Louvre Abu Dhabi date back to March 2007. The UAE and France formed an unprecedented partnership for cultural exchange, and the highlight of this would be the establishment of Louvre Abu Dhabi on Saadiyat Island. The partnership would combine the UAE’s bold vision of cultural progression and openness, with France’s expertise in the world of art and museums. It would explore the shared themes that reveal and connect humanity.
The result is Louvre Abu Dhabi. It represents the dynamic nature of the contemporary Arab world while celebrating the region’s vibrant multicultural heritage. Agence France-Muséums – 17 of France’s most renowned cultural institutions – coordinates the loan of artworks to this UAE museum and provides management expertise.
The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque stands out as one of the world’s largest mosques, and the only one that captures unique interactions between Islam and world cultures. Sheikh Zayed’s vision for the Grand Mosque was to incorporate architectural styles from different Muslim civilizations and celebrate cultural diversity by creating a haven that is truly diverse and inspirational in its foundation. The mosque’s architects were British, Italian and Emirati, and design inspiration was borrowed parts of Turkey, Morocco, Pakistan, and Egypt among other Islamic countries, revealing a glistening architectural marvel with an astonishing capacity of 40,000 worshippers and visitors.
The open-door policy invites tourists and celebrants from all around the world who can witness the spectacular onion-top domes, the reflective pools that engulf the courtyard and the iconic prayer hall, which not only overflows with blissful sunlight, but also houses the world’s biggest chandelier and carpet, both meticulously handmade. Be sure to spot the calligraphy encircling the hollows of the domes, etched with verses from the Quran and painted with gold leaves in An-Naskh lettering.