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    Asha's Proposes a UAE National Day Inspired Menu

    Dubai, November 24th 2022 - On the occasion of the 51st UAE National Day, Asha’s Executive Chef Juber Shaikh has designed a special menu which features a UAE-flag inspired chicken tikka platter and other savory appetizers such as tandoori malai lobster, ram puri paaya mandi, and many more flavorful dishes. Relish savory sensations this National Day, these special dishes are available from 30th November to 12th December 2022.   As unique as her voice, the world-renowned Indian singer and actor, Asha Bhosle, is the driving force behind an award-winning culinary destination that transcends culture and crosses continents. Asha Bhosle has been captivating audiences around the world for over seven decades.  The high-profile opening of the first Asha’s restaurant at Wafi City Dubai in 2002 heralded the ......read more

    New Research from Deliverect and Qoot Finds Unique Insight About Restaurant Owners and Ghost Kitchens in KSA

    Saudi Arabia, 24 November 2022 - Deliverect, a global scale-up that simplifies digital orders for more than 32,000 locations across 40 markets, announced the results of a new research in partnership with Qoot, the Kingdom’s Café and Restaurant Association, which revealed that 45% of the restaurants manage 2 to 3 brands from the same location. 78% are intending to manage more brands from existing outlets in the near future.  The research revealed that more than 80% of the restaurants depend on online ordering or delivery to generate sales, with 30% of the restaurants generating more than 50% of their revenues from delivery.  Given that 50% of restaurants identified themselves as tech savvy when it comes to F&B technology and a whopping 78% are intending to manage more brands from their existing outlets, ......read more

    Welcome to the Grand Launch of ESTABENA!

    A stylish, locally grown Arabesque/Mediterranean fusion café and restaurant serving freshly prepared, homemade dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. This brand new, light space has elegant interiors and comfortable seating for over 200 diners, ESTABENA also has the unique advantage of a gorgeous private terrace overlooking the water towards the Dubai Marina, making it a perfect setting for our delicious weather right now. Conveniently located with easy parking in New Meadows Village, ESTABENA is now in soft opening phase and has its grand launch on Friday 11th November. With the World Cup imminent, it’s the ideal place to watch football with your family and friends while also being assured of yummy food combined with attentive service and cool, comfortable vibes. For those who enjoy some shisha we’ve got you ......read more

    Jiwan Welcomes Guests from Around the World to Savour the Authentic Taste of Qatar

    Executive Chef Jeremy Cheminade and Head Chef Morgan Perrigaud are poised to take diners on a culinary exploration inspired by Qatar’s rich gastronomic and cultural heritage  Doha, 15 November 2022 - IN-Q Enterprises (IN-Q), the commercial arm and a wholly owned subsidiary of Qatar Museums (QM), invites guests and visitors from all over the world to experience the wonders of Qatar’s rich cultural and gastronomic legacy with the recently launched new menu celebrating football season at Jiwan. Overseeing the wonders of the Arabian sea as well as the extensive views of the Museum of Islamic Art, Jiwan, perched on the 4th floor of the National Museum of Qatar (NMOQ) with an elaborate outdoor terrace, is the second restaurant opened by Michelin-starred restaurateur and “architect of flavours” Alain ......read more

    Jiwan Welcomes Guests from Around the World to Savour the Authentic Taste of Qatar

    Executive Chef Jeremy Cheminade and Head Chef Morgan Perrigaud are poised to take diners on a culinary exploration inspired by Qatar’s rich gastronomic and cultural heritage  Doha, 12 November 2022 - IN-Q Enterprises (IN-Q), the commercial arm and a wholly owned subsidiary of Qatar Museums (QM), invites guests and visitors from all over the world to experience the wonders of Qatar’s rich cultural and gastronomic legacy with the recently launched new menu celebrating football season at Jiwan. Overseeing the wonders of the Arabian sea as well as the extensive views of the Museum of Islamic Art, Jiwan, perched on the 4th floor of the National Museum of Qatar (NMOQ) with an elaborate outdoor terrace, is the second restaurant opened by Michelin-starred restaurateur and “architect of flavours” Alain Ducasse ......read more

    Mondrian Doha Unveils Its Spectacular Terrace Destination, Patio by Walima!

    Get ready to be captivated this winter with the opening of the Patio by Walima In November 2022, Patio by Walima will make its debut within the bustling and eclectic culinary destination of Mondrian Doha. The fully renovated terrace of Doha's favourite Mediterranean Fusion hotspot will provide the ideal setting for long winter afternoons and evenings spent enjoying delicious bites, live DJs, and unrivalled city views. The newly converted terrace will be home to a dynamic new DJ booth area with plenty of space for lively entertainment and plush seating to gather with loved ones. On the menu will be a selection of Mediterranean Fusion inspired plates with a Middle Eastern spin, ranging from traditional mezze and mixed grills to a selection of tasty tacos, seafood paella, and Bao beef buns.  Patio by Walima is the ......read more

    Radisson Blu Abu Dhabi Yas Island Brings Chef Christoph Schaper to Belgian Café Yas Island

    NOVEMBER 7, 2022 - Yas Plaza Hotels continues to rev up its world-class services as it brings renowned kitchen master, Chef Christoph Schaper to Belgian Café Yas Island. With decades of international and local kitchen experience, Chef Christoph Schaper will lead and oversee Belgian Café's future development including its offers, menu, and services.   Chef Christoph Schaper started his culinary gig in 1987 as an Apprentice Chef at the Hotel InterContinental Hannover in Germany where he had the opportunity to partake in different kitchen operations. Chef Christoph underwent trainings not only in pastry, bakery, and butchery but also in sales, marketing, and other hospitality expertise to ensure he stood out from the crowd. During this stint, he bagged awards at the Commis Rotisseur Contest of the Chain des Rôtisseurs. Schaper ......read more

    Kasibeyaz Is Bringing The Best of Anatolian Cuisine to Dubai Hills Mall

    Renowned Turkish restaurant chain to open the largest F&B space at Dubai Hills Mall Dubai, UAE - 25 October 2022: Bringing a true taste of Anatolia to the region for the very first time, Kasibeyaz promises a premium all-day dining concept, welcoming families and friends, soon to open in Dubai Hills Mall.  Inspired by the charismatic heritage and vibrant pulse of Istanbul, Kasibeyaz was established in 1974 in Aksaray as a family-run business and has grown to become one of Türkiye’s most beloved restaurant brands. Celebrating Anatolian Cuisine in suitably stylish locations, Kasibeyaz pioneered combining traditional Turkish cuisine with contemporary design, for almost half a century. Whether dining with unique views across the Bosphorus in Istanbul, or meeting up with friends and family in the heart of Dubai Hills ......read more

    Saudi Coffee Company Attends Future Investment Initiative as Official Coffee Partner

    • Saudi Coffee Company (SCC) attends the sixth edition of Future Investment Initiative (FII) as official coffee partner, presenting an educational journey to shed light on the company’s mission to energize Saudi’s coffee industry • SCC shares its ambitions to make the Saudi coffee industry among the most sustainable in the world         Riyadh, October 27, 2022 - Saudi Coffee Company (SCC) attended this year’s Future Investment Initiative (FII) as the official coffee partner to share its wide-ranging plans to develop every aspect of value chain of the Kingdom’s coffee industry, from bean to cup.        “FII was an excellent opportunity for Saudi Coffee Company to engage with investors, entrepreneurs and policymakers from across the world. ......read more

    Kids Eat Free and Adults get Special Offer at Ruby Passion for Meat this Weekend

    Ruby Passion for Meat is commemorating the Republic Day of Turkey with a very special weekend offer. From 28-31 October, kids under 12 eat free at the Turkish steakhouse whilst all diners will enjoy a 10 percent discount when they dine in for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.   From a traditional Turkish breakfast with more than 16 authentic dishes to a premium selection of mouth-watering meats and mezze, not to mention an in-house butchery, bakery and patisserie and signature coffee bar, Ruby is a real culinary gem. The chef’s creativity and inventiveness are on full display in the live kitchen and on the restaurant floor where a wide variety of steaks, kebabs, lamb racks and other cuts of meat are cooked over charcoal, then brought over for some theatrical tableside carving.  Home-made desserts and breads of ......read more

    Saudia Dairy and Foodstuff Co. Report: Strong Q2 Financial Results

    25 October 2022, Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  Saudia Dairy and Foodstuff Co. (SADAFCO), the leader in the UHT (long life) milk market in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia reported strong financial results for the second quarter of the financial year 2022/23. SADAFCO reported a significantly higher net profit of 12.4 percent compared to 10.1 percent in the previous quarter and 31 percent higher from the same quarter in the previous year due increased focus on sale of high margin SKU’S primarily in ice cream (25%) and milk (28%) and tomato paste (28%); production efficiencies in Jeddah factories through automation and prudent sourcing of raw materials and enhanced penetration in the market.   Despite the inflationary pressures that persist across the business globally, SADAFCO are cautiously optimistic regarding the ......read more

    First Max's Express Outlet Now Open at Sahara Center

    Food Court Concept Is Inspired by the Iconic Max’s Restaurant  Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  Foodmark, the food and beverage division of Landmark Group, has announced the opening of the first Max’s Express outlet at Sahara Centre in Sharjah. Inspired by Max’s restaurant, the celebrated Filipino brand established in 1945, Max’s Express is a food court concept that serves the same homestyle Filipino dishes and famous Max’s Fried Chicken without compromising freshness for speed of service.  The new outlet is located at the food court on the 1st floor of the mall. The Max’s Express menu is extensive and includes the iconic Max’s Fried Chicken as well as signature dishes like Lumpia, Sisig, Kare-Kare, Bangus and Pancit Canton not to mention the convenient and cost-effective ......read more

    Amber Lounge Makes Its Grand Debut in Doha for the World's Biggest Sporting Event

    • The famed afterparty takes centre stage at the Le Royal Meriden from 27 Nov to 18 Dec    • Basement Jaxx, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Lil Jon, The Stickmen Project, and Djibril Cissé to headline the luxury entertainment extravaganza with more acts to be announced soon   Dubai: October 18, 2022 – After more than 20 years as the world’s most exclusive VIP afterparty at key Formula 1 destinations around the world (including Monaco, Singapore and Abu Dhabi), Amber Lounge is venturing beyond the Grand Prix circuit for the very first time with its inaugural ultra-luxe pop-up party in Doha, Qatar, where the FIFA World Cup 2022 will be taking place.    Amber Lounge is set to make its month-long debut appearance from 27 November to 18 December taking over the palatial Le Royal Meridien hotel. ......read more

    UAE Tops Middle East and North Africa in Global Food Security Index 2022

    Dubai-UAE: 17 October, 2022 – The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) revealed that the UAE ranked first in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region on the Global Food Security Index (GFSI) 2022, issued by Economist Impact, compared to the third place in the region for the year 2021. According to the index, the UAE ranked first of all MENA countries in the overall food security index and in the food availability indicator, second in food quality and safety, and fifth in food sustainability and adaptation as well as affordability.  Her Excellency Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, said: “Strengthening food security is a strategic priority for the UAE. To achieve this objective, we have adopted an integrated approach that includes the implementation of ......read more

    Digital Technology Will Transform Food Production in Middle East and Beyond, say Experts

    World Union of Wholesale Markets (WUWM) Conference in Abu Dhabi     to Highlight Power of Technology in Solving World’s Food Security Crisis Abu Dhabi, UAE – 17 October 2022: An increased use of innovative digital technologies could help to solve the world’s ongoing food security crisis, according to policymakers and business leaders set to meet in Abu Dhabi later this month.    From big data usage to mitigate the effects of the pandemic on food systems and improve logistics to geospatial systems that predict locust feeding patterns, the World Union of Wholesale Markets (WUWM) Conference in Abu Dhabi will examine a range of new innovations that could bring game-changing tools to global food markets.    The fresh food sector is among the less penetrated sectors in terms of ......read more

    Free From Food Expo Brings Their Recipe for Success to the Middle East

    Free From Food Expo, Europe’s leading innovation platform for the free from, organic, vegan, functional and healthy ingredient food industries, brings their recipe for success to the Middle East for their first ever event in Dubai.    19th- 20th September 2023: In a post covid era with an increased consumer interest in health and wellness, it is clear that there is growing demand in the Free From & Healthy Food Markets, particularly in the Middle East. Due to the growing interest in healthy lifestyles, the trend towards healthy eating, the increased incidence of food intolerances like celiac disease, gluten and lactose intolerance, and the rise in disposable income, Middle Eastern consumers are hungry for more Free From & Healthy Products. The GCC gluten free food products market is projected to ......read more

    It's Tee Time for Girls at The Track, Meydan Golf

    Ladies can now enjoy dynamic golf activities dedicated for them only October 5, 2022: The Track, Meydan Golf is offering a fun, relaxed environment where ladies can ‘tee off’ on a new sporting adventure.  The new six-week golf training program is aimed at creating a space where women can gather together to learn all about the game without any of the stuffy rules or formalities. As winter approaches, ladies can make the most of the misty mornings and cool evenings to experience the beautiful, luscious greens at Meydan.  Classes are held at The Meydan Academy by Troon on Mondays and Fridays at 9 am, and Wednesdays at 7 pm. The program includes all golf equipment required, making it easier to start your golfing journey, as well as access to the practice facilities. Prices start at AED 900 per person for a 6 ......read more

    Iconic Lebanese Eatery Barbar Opens in Riyadh

    Riyadh, KSA; October 2022: Beirut’s much-loved Lebanese dining institution Barbar has arrived in the Kingdom, bringing its authentic taste of Beirut to Taliyah Street. Following the enormous success of its UAE launch, the first outside of its birth city, Barbar is set to make its mark on Riyadh dining scene.  Delighting customers for more than 40 years in Lebanon, Barbar started from a small Manouche bakery in Hamra Street in the heart of Beirut and quickly became famous for its delicious manakish, shawarma, falafel, and signature sandwiches like the iconic Francisco, Philadelphia and more. Today, Barbar has firmly cemented itself as a venerable institution in Lebanon. Mohammad Al Ghaziri, Founder of Barbar, says: “When we first opened Barbar more than 40 years ago, we had no idea of the impact our small family ......read more

    Fruit Attraction 2022 Opens Tomorrow With Record Numbers Anticipated; KSA and UAE Represented

    • Representatives from Saudi Arabia and the UAE will join a record 1,800 exhibiting companies from 55 countries, and more than 90,000 fruit and vegetable professionals in Madrid • Organised by IFEMA MADRID and FEPEX, the International Fruit and Vegetable Trade Fair is the meeting place for the global fruit and vegetable industry • The event takes place from 4 – 6 October at the IFEMA Madrid exhibition centre and will occupy eight halls   Dubai, United Arab Emirate, 3 October 2022:  Madrid will once again become the capital of the world fruit and vegetable industry with the 14th edition of Fruit Attraction, the sector's most significant international event, organised by IFEMA MADRID and FEPEX, which starts tomorrow, 4 October.   This year’s edition is set to break all ......read more

    Ninja Ramen Celebrates the Opening of a New Branch in Doha Metro at Al Doha Al Jadeda Station

    An exciting event to mark Ninja Ramen’s second branch led by Executive Japanese Chef, Rie Mihara, attended by Qatar’s prominent figures including Ambassador of Japan to the state of Qatar, H.E. Mr Satoshi Maeda Doha, Qatar: 1 October 2022 – Ninja Ramen, the first and only authentic Japanese Ramen cuisine destination in Qatar, is pleased to announce the official opening of its second branch in Qatar in the Doha Metro at Al Doha Al Jadeda Station to cater to the tastes of Ramen lovers in Qatar.  The opening event offered guests an unforgettable dining experience, hosted with the attendance of H.E. Mr Satoshi Maeda, Ambassador of Japan to the state of Qatar, as well as Hamad Al Hajri, Founder and CEO of Snoonu, Khalifa Al Haroon, CEO of Iloveqatar.net, Ali Ahmad Al Marafi, Owner of Ninja Ramen, and Rie Mihara, ......read more

    Torno Subito Welcomes Back Its Third Edition Of ‘Massimo's Friends,' With Chef Riccardo Forapani

    Indulge in an irresistible tasting menu, featuring specially curated dishes by two culinary experts!   Dubai, UAE, 30th September 2022: It’s time to re-write your plans because W Dubai – The Palm’s signature Italian restaurant, Torno Subito, is welcoming back its third edition of the hugely popular Massimo’s Friends, set to take place on the October 6th and 7th. Experience a sensational Italian dinner hosted by Torno Subito’s Chef De Cuisine, Alessio Pirozzi, and one of Italy’s most celebrated Italian chefs, Riccardo Forapani.    Chef de Cuisine at Cavallino in Maranello, Chef Forapani has also worked under the expertise and guidance of culinary mastermind Chef Massimo Bottura, when he entered the kitchen of Bottura’s three-Michelin-star restaurant, Osteria Francescana, ......read more

    Subway Expands Accessibility To Freshly Made, Craveable Food With New Restaurant Opening In The UAE

    30th September 2022, Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  Subway, one of the world’s largest restaurant brands, in partnership with its master franchisee, Kamal Osman Jamjoom Group (KOJ Group), announced a new restaurant in Arjan. The new restaurant is the UAE’s 125th Subway location, expanding the brand's presence in the region as consumers are increasingly demanding more better-for-you, convenient food options.  The restaurant opening included attendance from Subway’s Chief Executive Officer John Chidsey and President of EMEA Mike Kehoe, as well as KOJ Group’s Chairman and Founder Kamal Jamjoom and CEO Hisham Al Amoudi.  “Over the past year, Subway has rapidly expanded its global footprint by signing nine international agreements with well-established, large-scale operators, like the KOJ ......read more

    Two To Try: Hell's Kitchen and Venus Beach Club & Ristorante

    The weather is finally on the turn, and that means we’re all ready to head back outside. At Caesars Palace Dubai, two of our favourite establishments are primed for days out with your friends and loved ones.  Face the flames at Hell’s Kitchen with the return of the hot-spots Saturday Brunch, or feast on classic British fare with its Sunday Roast.  At Venus Beach Club, it’s time to cool off in the crystal waters of the Amalfi-inspired pool (find the new season rates below), enjoy weekend Aperitivo, and if you haven’t dined on the new menu up at Venus Ristorante, there’s never been a better time than now!     ---   VENUS BEACH CLUB & RISTORANTE  Summer holidays spent lounging about in Europe already seem like a lifetime ago. Fear not. The team at Venus Beach ......read more

    Intellect Coffee Celebrates Its 1 Year Anniversary On World Coffee Day

    Happy birthday to Intellect Coffee! The UAE favourite homegrown coffee brand has hit its first milestone - just in time for World Coffee Day! From their one-of-a-kind specialty coffee range to the revolutionising C-Wagon, and finally the opening of their stunning new showroom, it is safe to say that Intellect has had a busy and successful first year. Inspired by merging the best of the past with vision of the future, Intellect Coffee pays tribute to the traditional Arab coffee houses of the past. This tradition of coffee culture has trickled down over generations and thrives in every aspect of today’s communal get-togethers. Committed to serving this complex yet essential thread that connects Arab life, Intellect provides coffee solutions with their offerings of high-quality roasts.  Among the large portfolio, ......read more

    BOCA Partners with Goshopia to Create Sustainable Uniforms for its Guest Relations team

    BOCA´s New Sustainable Uniform is as Chic as it Gets   DUBAI, UAE – SEPTEMBER 2022: - BOCA, the Dubai restaurant that has been pioneering in the field of sustainability, has found a way to incorporate their values into their uniforms thanks to Goshopia.   THE STORY The award-winning restaurant approached Goshopia with an idea: to create a line of uniforms that are made from sustainable material and sourced responsibly, different to what was available in the market and would fit the demanding needs of a restaurant operation.   Goshopia is the leader of slow and sustainable fashion in the region. From the initial focus on fashion, the platform has grown to also offer accessories, beauty, home décor and soon corporate gifting. All following their 3S’s or core values: ● Slow ......read more

    Free Gourmet Coffee For The First 25 Diners At Le Gourmet On 1st Oct

    Head to breakfast at Le Gourmet at Galeries Lafayette on October 1st and get a free Boon coffee as a special gesture to celebrate World Coffee Day. But get in there early as there’s only 25 free gourmet coffees up for grabs!  In case you’re a late riser, you can still find Boon’s amazing selection of beans at Le Gourmet’s food hall. Enjoy Boon’s unique, well-rounded flavor and full-bodied finish and choose from ground blends, super-convenient coffee bags and now their new espresso capsules.  For added convenience, you can even order online at https://galerieslafayette.ae/le-gourmet Le Gourmet is located on the 2nd level of Galeries Lafayette, The Dubai Mall.

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    Savour Flavourful Mediterranean Cuisine and Celebrate Great Food at Majlis Al Sultan This October

    As the pleasant and breezy fall weather slowly sets in, Dubai’s residents and visitors rejoice as they can get together with family and friends in the cool outdoors. Majlis Al Sultan is all prepped and ready to welcome guests this autumn with a beautiful terrace ideal for spending a pleasant evening with hearty food and great company. This month, Majlis Al Sultan has exciting offers for its diners — from delicious sweet treats on Dessert Day to a special pumpkin-themed menu on Halloween and large LCD screens so you can watch football throughout the restaurant and cheer for your team in comfort. Watch the FIFA World Cup in November While the Premier League football matches are ongoing, Majlis Al Sultan is preparing to provide the ultimate FIFA World Cup viewing experience to its diners so you can cheer for your ......read more

    Park Hyatt Doha Celebrates the Appointment of Chef Edwin Sta Ana and the Launch of its New Menu at SORA

    Chef Edwin brings over 20 years of culinary experience from across the globe to further enhance the exquisite Japanese fine dining experience at Sora. The new menu includes tantalizing twists on culinary creations and new offerings, cementing Sora’s position as the epitome of Park Hyatt Doha’s exquisite culinary offering. Doha, Qatar – 17 September 2022: Sora, a stylish Japanese rooftop restaurant and lounge at Park Hyatt Doha, is pleased to announce the joining of Chef Edwin Sta Ana as the new Head Chef, and the launch of a new a la carte menu offering exquisite new dishes with a twist on classic Japanese recipes. Hailing from South Africa, Chef Edwin Sta Ana began his career at Yo Sushi in Johannesburg, South Africa. He then continued his culinary career as Chef de Partie at Cape Town’s The Tank. In ......read more

    “Choices” International Dinner Buffet at Hyatt Regency Oryx Doha

    Dine local, Earn Triple World of Hyatt Points when dining with us Doha, Qatar – 18 September 2022: Located on the first floor, Hyatt Regency Oryx Doha’s all-day dining restaurant, Choices, invites guests to indulge in an unlimited and wide selection of International dinner buffets from Saturday through Wednesday, 6:30 PM to 10:30 PM.  The carefully crafted buffet menu comprises a selection of regional and international favorites from a line of cured, aged, and aromatic cheese displays, salads, fresh sushi or sashimi, classic dishes, and delightful desserts.  The selection of live chicken rotisserie, meat carving, and signature dishes at the live cooking station adds sight, sounds, and aromas to the vibrant atmosphere of "Choices". "Choices" is well-known for its outstanding spread of ......read more

    Enjoy Terrace Dining, Tunes and Turkish Delights as Ruby Passion for Meat Gears Up for New Season

    Ruby Passion for Meat has announced the opening of its outdoor seating area for anyone looking to dine al fresco. Every Friday and Saturday, dinner guests at the stunning Turkish steakhouse in the heart of Jumeirah will also be regaled with the gentle sounds of the Qanun. Abdulkader Makansi, a master of this traditional string instrument, will be showcasing his talent from 8pm to 11:30 pm providing a soothing score to the delicious Turkish fare Ruby Passion for Meat is renowned for.  And that’s not all! The Ruby Passion for Meat menu has been enhanced this season to include traditional breakfast dishes like eggs with pastrami, eritme cheese and mihlama, steak tartar and cig kofte for starters and the most delicious seafood entrees including grilled seabass with salted vegetables and oven-roasted ......read more

    Bedaya and Lulu Hypermarket Launch “Special Pavilion” to Support Local Entrepreneurs

    Doha, Qatar- 10 September 2022: Bedaya Center for Entrepreneurship and Career Development (Bedaya Center), a joint initiative by Qatar Development Bank and Silatech, in partnership with LuLu Hypermarket, one of the largest retail stores in Qatar, inaugurated a dedicated section aiming to support local entrepreneurs at the Gharafa branch. The inaugurated showcase platform is the culmination of the "On the Shelf" initiative that was launched earlier this year in collaboration with Lulu Hypermarket and offers six local startups the ideal space to display their products– in-store – for a period of 3 months, no cost. The startups went through a foundation program that provided them with the knowledge of how to prepare their products for inclusion in retail shops and supermarkets. The 3-dayprogram, which was held in ......read more

    Spend and Save with Le Gourmet's Back to School Special

    Spend AED 500 at the gourmet food haven Le Gourmet and enjoy complimentary passes for your kids to Treasure Island this Back-to-School season. From an eclectic menu that include everything from Middle Eastern-inspired eats to Italian and Indian fare, with a little Asian thrown to elevated grocery shopping at the food hall, a trip to Le Gourmet is the treat all parents deserve! The latter includes myriad choices, including artisanal chocolates and sweets from Royce, Maxim’s de Paris, Charbonnel & Walker, savory treats, premium condiments (think Sicilian pesto, French Mustard, British chutneys), oils & vinegars, non-alcoholic wine from Le Petit Beret, Boon coffee, and luxurious French tea by Marriage Freres.  Maybe even a little something for the little connoisseur’s lunchboxes? And after you’ve ......read more

    Monin Cup 2022 Returns to Saudi Arabia

    Calling aspiring mixologists and beverage specialists to submit entries for Saudi Arabia’s Edition Sept 6, 2022–Riyadh, KSA: Bidfood KSA and Georges MONIN SAS France today announced hosting the second local edition of SAUDI MONIN CUP.   MONIN CUP is an international competition for professional beverage specialists, challenging competitors to demonstrate their creative skills whilst using MONIN products to craft signature mocktails. Candidates come together to compete with their creativity and technical expertise in a bid to take home the MONIN trophy.  Held in collaboration with Saudi Arabian Chef Association, Saudi Monin Cup invites all mixologists and beverage specialist from across the kingdom to apply online at www.bidfoodme.com and secure the MONIN Champion title while winning up to 8,000 SAR. ......read more

    Raffles Doha Welcomes Enrico Crippa's First International Restaurant

    Michelin-starred chef set to bring his signature style to Qatar with the launch of “ALBA by Enrico Crippa”   Chef Crippa recently ranked #19 on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2022 with his restaurant in Italy   Doha, 5 September 2022 – Raffles Doha, opening this Autumn, will be the home of the first restaurant outside of Italy for one of the most talented and renowned chefs, Enrico Crippa. The world-renowned, Michelin Three Star chef, recently ranked 19th in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2022 with his restaurant, Piazza Duomo, will bring his contemporary and refined style of Italian cuisine to the iconic Raffles Doha with the launch of ALBA by Enrico Crippa.    The name of the new restaurant – ALBA – was chosen as a tribute to the Italian region of Langhe ......read more

    Turkish Chef Extraordinaire Esat Akyildiz Opens New Concept Restaurant, Yedi, at Le Royal Meridien Doha

    Chef Esat brings Anatolia flavors to Qatar Doha, Qatar - 31, August 2022:   Yedi, a new restaurant concept from celebrated Turkish chef Esat Akyldiz, has opened its doors at Le Royal Méridien Doha, the timelessly chic hotel located in the heart of Lusail. The restaurant takes food lovers in Qatar on an epicurean journey across the 7 regions of Anatolia, boasting an array of spectacular culinary delights. Abiding by his motto; “have fun with new tastes and enjoy the experience,” Chef Esat designed the menu at Yedi to deliver the spirit of feel-good living and to offer tantalising street food from Anatolia’s seven regions, Marmara, the Aegean, the Mediterranean, Black Sea, Central Anatolia, Eastern Anatolia, and South-eastern Anatolia. All plates are crafted using local fresh ingredients and are ......read more

    Women-Run, Women-Led: Intellect Coffee

    Celebrate Emirati Women’s Day with the homegrown, women-empowered brand, Intellect Coffee. For those who may not know, August 28th is Emirati Women’s Day. In a country that celebrates its culture, people and successes throughout the year, there is no better time to support female homegrown brands.  At Intellect, a female-founded and run brand, over 70% of the staff are women, all from different backgrounds and working across the various departments within the brand. Intellect Coffee is a brand that truly believes in supporting and empowering women - when Gabriela Cury founded the brand in 2021, it was clear this She-EO had a vision from the beginning. Today, Intellect has become one of Dubai’s rising coffee brands, showcasing a brand that is truly passionate about its products.  To celebrate Emirati ......read more

    Celebrate Emirati Women's Day with Lakrids by BÜLOW

    August 24, 2022:  With Emirati Women’s Day falling on August 28th, it's time to show our appreciation for the strong and wonderful women in our lives with LAKRIDS BY BÜLOW. What better way to celebrate the special women in your life than with these best-selling Middle East exclusive editions?    Just like the women of the UAE, the W - GOLD, X - SILVER and Z - BRONZE jars from LAKRIDS BY BÜLOW ARE elegant and refined. The gourmet liquorice is made with utmost care and use of traditional methods that has been signature to LAKRIDS BY BÜLOW since 2007. For those who may have not tried it yet, chocolate coated liquorice is bound to become your new favourite sweet treat.    W - GOLD The epitome of luxury confectionery, the W - GOLD edition combines the sweetness of white ......read more

    Aura Group Enriches Qatar's Dining Options with 36 New Restaurants

    DOHA, QATAR – AUGUST 24, 2022: Aura Group organized a special event at Orient Pearl Restaurant, Corniche, Doha on Sunday, August 21, 2022, to familiarize (highlight the) key players in the hotel concierges and travel agencies sector in Qatar with the new high-end dining options and to establish a beneficial collaboration in promoting the brands during and after the much-awaited FIFA World Cup 2022. The new brands will be spread across three main destinations - Lusail Boulevard, Al Maha Island, and Hamad International Airport - featuring a mix of Aura’s most successful homegrown concepts and world-famous brands, such as Nammos beach club - the Mykonos beachside restaurant, Zuma - the contemporary Japanese cuisine, Em Sherif - fine dining Oriental cuisine, Billionaire Doha - the luxury dining and extravagant show concept ......read more

    Popeyes® brings the Joy of Louisiana Fried Chicken to Al Ghurair Centre

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    Mamafri Opens its Debut Abu Dhabi Branch at Sheikha Fatima Park Al Bateen

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    Union Coop appoints “xCube” to provide market maker service on its shares.

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    UAE's Homegrown Brand FiLLi Is All Set For Expansion in the UK and Canada

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    Just Wing It and Win at the Huddle Sports Bar and Grill

    International Chicken Wings Day might be celebrated each year on July 1st but at the Huddle Sports Bar and Grill at Citymax at Al Barsha at the Mall you can celebrate everyone’s favorite finger food in all its glory all day every day and win while doing so! Do you have what it takes to eat 8 of the hottest wings in town? The Huddle Hot Wings Challenge gives wings aficionados a chance to test their heat tolerance any time from 12 pm to 3 am for a chance to win a bucket of brew. Finish 8 spicy chicken wings in under 4 minutes and the free drinks are yours. Fail as many before you have ......read more

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    Surprise Him with a Super Dad Gourmet Gift Hamper from Le Gourmet

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