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Marhaba to Dubai for Microsoft Ignite the Tour!

22 Mar 2019 by Shelley Bougnague

Dubai is our next stop on Microsoft Ignite the Tour. The event will be held at the Dubai World Trade Centre on March 27-28. You can join the waitlist for the event here.

What’s happening at the Dubai event?

Our friendly team of experts will be there to discuss our market-leading Office 365 migration, management, and reporting solutions. You can find us at booth P10 to discuss your project needs, meet one of our famous Quadrobulls, have a go on our Quadroslots game, or join us for a drink at Happy Hour.

We will be ready to discuss what your challenges are, the most efficient solutions to overcome them and provide a quick, insightful demo of our products in action. Whether it’s Office 365 management software or data migration, we can advise you on multiple ways to enhance your IT investment. Find out more on our website here.

Speaking Session

Doug Davis, Product Owner of our reporting tool, will bring his wealth of experience from his 20+ year career in Product Management to his speaker session on “Making it rain: the challenges of cloud management”.

Abstract: As cloud technologies are increasingly common, organizations of all sizes have come to depend on them more to save costs and stay up-to-date. However, cloud environments can pose unique, problematic management challenges because of the many counterparts in the ecosystem, that as a customer, you can’t control. In this session, we’ll explore some of the thorniest issues around cloud management and deliberate practical ways to ensure that your Office 365 environments meet with security, performance, data integrity, and availability standards.

Session date: 28th March

Session time: 10.35am

What you need to know about Dubai

Here are some important words to learn in Arabic to impress the locals.

Hello – As-salam alaykom

Goodbye – Ma’assalama

Thank you – Shukran

You’re welcome – A’afwan

Where to eat and visit in Dubai

Dubai attracts expats and visitors from all over the world, meaning you are spoilt for choice with the many cuisines on offer, you can expect anything from roast dinners, to curries and sushi.

Hot and cold mezzes are traditional dishes in Arabic countries. They include a selection of middle-eastern favorites such as; hummus, moutabel, manakish, fatayer and falafel. If you want to experience the best of Mezze, I recommend Chandelier Restaurant in Dubai Marina if you want some delicious local food with great views.

If you’re staying in Dubai for the Friday, the perfect way to unwind after a busy few days at Ignite is a ‘Brunch’. Unlike most traditional brunches, the ones in Dubai last four whole hours, and in this time, you can enjoy unlimited food and drink. Most restaurants hosting brunch will serve a selection of cuisines from around the world so there is something there for everyone. You and your team can feast on this whilst in awe of the live cooking stations and entertainment. Most places will put on a spectacular show of live acrobats, dancers, music and more. One reportedly even has a Playstation room!

Dubai Fountain

This is one of Dubai’s most popular attractions and is located on Burj Khalifa Lake in Downtown Dubai. It is the world’s largest choreographed fountain show which includes water, music, and light. It’s a real showstopper and not to be missed!

Burj Khalifa

The Burj Khalifa is the world’s tallest building and can be seen from all over the city. The impressive ‘At the Top’ experience allows you to go up the skyscraper to the highest viewing platform which is 555m meters above ground, not for the faint hearted but you can expect a remarkable view.

Palm Jumeriah

When viewed from above, the man-made island resembles a palm tree. It is home to apartments, restaurants, and hotels including the famous hotel, Atlantis The Palm. The island has a monorail which transports across the whole of the Palm, which is a great opportunity to get views of the beautiful island and unique-looking hotel. Alternatively, you can enjoy the view and the fresh sea air from one of the many yachts, or my personal favorite, speedboats, which sail around the Palm daily. Or, if you’re an adrenaline-junkie and feeling particularly adventurous after Ignite the Tour, there is an option to skydive over the island (that’s if your company travel insurance covers it 😉).

We’d love to discuss your IT challenges and see how we can help, so please get in touch to book a meeting at the event.