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    Kasih Food Production Co. reveals its latest food innovation, Mezete, at Gulfood 2019

    Dubai, UAE. 17th February 2019: Kasih Food Production Co., one of leading food manufacturing companies in the region, revealed its latest food innovation, Mezete, at the largest annual food & beverage trade show in the region, Gulfood 2019. For the first time, Mezete has exhibited its line of products at the exhibition which took place at Dubai World Trade Centre in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, during the period February 17 to 21, 2019.  Mezete is a first of its kind food innovation breakthrough that offers consumers ready-to-eat high quality, healthy and nutritious line of products and convenient food solutions. Mezete’s offerings include a variety of East Mediterranean signature dishes including Hummus with various toppings, Fava Beans, Qalayet and Mulukhiyah. Mezete’s products possess all-natural ingredients ......read more

    A Celebration of Italian Chefs, Producers and Ingredients all Week at Gulfood

    The Italian Trade Agency’s pavilion was officially opened this morning in the presence of Italian Consul General in Dubai and the Italian Trade Commissioner to the UAE, Oman and Pakistan   UAE, Dubai, 17 February 2019: Visitors heading to Gulfood this week can meet their favourite Italian chefs, enjoy a food-tasting journey and sample authentic ingredients from over 200 producers at the Italian Pavilion which is now officially open for business.     The Italian Trade Agency’s pavilion was opened this morning by the Italian Consul General in Dubai alongside Gianpaolo Bruno, Italian Trade Commissioner to the UAE, Oman and Pakistan.    For the first time this year, over fifteen experienced, Italian chefs from Dubai and Italy’s best restaurants will be creating a wealth of ......read more

    HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance, opens Gulfood 2019

    Dubai welcomes the world as largest annual F&B trade show brings together government ministers, industry decision makers and disruptors for five days of trade, networking and top-level discussions  Mega exhibition will witness new-to-market products and leading innovation breakthroughs designed to meet soaring demand with MENA F&B sales on track to top USD171.2 billion by 2023 Dubai, UAE – 17 February, 2019: HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance, today opened Gulfood 2019, the 24th edition of the world’s largest annual food and beverage trade show at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). The five-day mega exhibition, which runs until Thursday 21 February, has once again attracted high-calibre interest including ministers, top trade envoys and national ......read more

    Jafza to unveil new services and solutions for F&B sector at Gulfood 2019

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17 February 2019:- Jebel Ali Free Zone, DP World’s flagship free zone and the largest source of foreign investment into the UAE, is set to unveil  new services and solutions developed specifically for the food and beverage (F&B) industry at this year’s Gulfood trade show. The leading GCC free zone says that it will support F&B businesses in a rapidly changing industry landscape with solutions tailored aimed at reducing cost, while improving ease of doing business. Jafza’s food and beverage sector includes 469 businesses from 66 countries registered with the free zone and employing more than 5,952 people that reach out to a market of over 3.5 billion consumers across the Middle East, North and East Africa, the Indian subcontinent, East Asia and the CIS states. The ......read more

    Delta Food Industries to take part in Gulfood 2019

    The company will launch a new range of high-quality food products at the trade show Sharjah – 17 February 2019 Delta Food Industries FZC, the leading manufacturer of high-quality food and beverage products in the UAE, has announced its participation in Gulfood 2019, the world’s largest food and beverages trade show, which will be held during February 17-21 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Delta Food Industries, which has been based inside the Sharjah Airport International Free Zone since 2012, will participate in the new edition of Gulfood in order to promote its various food products such as tomato paste, tomato ketchup, evaporated milk, sterilized cream, hot sauce, milk powder, corn-starch, and custard powder. The ISO 22000 Certified Company has experienced significant growth in terms of production lines, ......read more

    UAE supermarket chain Al Maya group to launch products from Woolworths Australia

    Dubai UAE - 14 February 2019 Australian food and beverage products will be on the dinner tables of families across the UAE after the New South Wales (NSW) Government, Australia, assisted Australian supermarket Woolworths in securing an export partnership with the Al Maya Group. Australian Ambassador to the UAE, HE Arthur Spyrou, said Woolworths is launching ninety products - including sauces, condiments, biscuits, confectionery, canned fruit and juices – into the UAE, most produced by Australian manufacturers under the Woolworths brand. “This news will see world class Australian food and beverage products being sold in up to eight Al Maya supermarkets across Abu Dhabi and Dubai,” Mr Spyrou said. “The NSW Government introduced Woolworths to the Al Maya Group during a trade mission we led to the UAE in ......read more

    ASMAK demonstrates stellar growth momentum ahead of Gulfood 2019

    MENA’s leading provider of fresh and frozen seafood has big plans following a hugely successful 2018  Dubai – 14 February 2019: ASMAK, the leading provider of fresh and frozen seafood across MENA, will exhibit its selection of seafood products and food services at the 24th edition of Gulfood - the world’s largest annual food and beverage trade exhibition. The brand’s attendance at the event comes as ASMAK sharpens its focus on foodservice and seafood retail channels in MENA and across new global markets.  As the Middle East’s leading seafood enterprise, with a fast-growing footprint across the GCC, ASMAK will present its wide-ranging portfolio of food solutions and services to over 98,000 visitors from 193 countries at Gulfood 2019. The engaging Asmak stand will invite attendees to sample ......read more

    Sharjah's Hamriyah Free Zone participates in Gulfood 2019

    Sharjah – 12 February 2019 Sharjah’s Hamriyah Free Zone Authority has announced its participation in Gulfood 2019, the world’s largest food and beverages trade show. Gulfood 2019, which will include the participation of 5000 exhibitors and 120 national pavilions, will be held during February 17-21 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The authority’s participation in the 24th edition of Gulfood comes as part of its ongoing efforts to promote the competitive advantages and services provided by Hamriyah Free Zone to local and international companies. During its participation in the trade show, the authority will aim to highlight its “Sharjah Food Park” project.  Launched in March 2017, the project is the first and largest hub in both the country and the region that is dedicated to food and allied ......read more

    10 things you didn't know about Space Grill

    February 12, 2019 - Dubai, UAE   Nothing quite compares to the mouth-watering taste of barbequed bites at al fresco dinners. If you are looking for a carefree, compact and versatile BBQ, the Space Grill is unparalleled. Here are 10 reasons why Space Grill is out of this world:   1. 10 Second Set Up You can be up and grilling in no time with the speedy 10 second set up and foldaway system.   2. Inside or Out BBQ weather woes are a thing of the past as the Space Grill is the only BBQ approved for indoor as well as outdoor use, so al fresco dining or cozy dinners – the choice is yours!   3. BBQ Brunch When was the last time you enjoyed brunch fresh off the barbie? The Space Grill’s ceramic-coated reversible hotplate offers a versatile cooking surface for everything from ......read more

    NZMP launches innovative new ingredients at Gulfood 2019 to meet growing demand for protein in Middle East and Africa

    New products claiming, ‘high and added protein’ grew 140% regionally over the past five years1. NZMP is answering this demand with the broadest range of dairy protein ingredients available.   Discover NZMP’s protein innovation at Gulfood 2019, 17-21 February. Including Protein Water formulated with NZMP’s NEW SureProteinTM Clear WPI. NZMP is also launching Protein+ Instant Milk Powder and Low-cost Pure Instant Dairy powder to Middle East and Africa, meeting demand for affordable nutrition.  The team will be sampling the new ‘Pizza Topping’ with mini-pizzas on-stand at Gulfood. Come try this lower cost dairy-based meal topping that has a similar composition to natural mozzarella. Pizza Topping is a clean label product with only the addition of vegetable oil to make this a good ......read more

    Bikanervala opens its twelfth outlet in the UAE in Dubai Mall Food Court

    February 06, 2019 - Dubai, UAE: Following the success of its 11 restaurants spread across Dubai and Sharjah, Bikanervala opened their twelfth outlet in the food court of Dubai Mall. Announcing this in a press release, immediately after the inauguration, Mr. Pankaj Agarwal, Managing Director and the key person behind this venture, said that Bikanervala has been well received by the food lovers of the UAE. “Food is music for the body, and we serve just that and more at Bikanervala – our Indian restaurant in Dubai. When you are away from home and craving for a ‘paani puri’ or a ‘raj kachori’ or a ‘gulab jaamun’, Bikanervala provides an authentic taste from the homeland.  Right from our flagship restaurant in Karama to the one in Al Wahda in Sharjah as well as the newly opened one in ......read more

    Taste, Vote and Win: Dubai Food Festival Hidden Gems is Back!

    Hidden Gems returns to Dubai Food Festival 2019, shining a light on 40 of the city’s undiscovered culinary treasures  Residents can vote for their favourite restaurants through the Zomato app until 25 February with the Top 10 Hidden Gems to be announced on 2 March Special menu promotion at all Hidden Gems restaurants just AED35 throughout DFF    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 06 February 2019: Dubai Food Festival (DFF) is set to bring back Hidden Gems, its annual list of the most appetizing culinary spots in the city – chosen by the city’s residents. Through a partnership with food app Zomato, DFF gives Dubai residents and visitors the power to vote for their favourites from 40 shortlisted restaurants and cafes. Ten lucky voters will stand a chance to win big with Zomato, with each taking ......read more

    Gulfood Innovation Summit to Address How Technology to Curb Middle East's Food Waste Dilemma

    Launch Summit to probe ‘Smart Kitchen’ advances as global land used to grow food that is never eaten is now roughly the size of Mexico 40 per cent of the UAE’s total waste is derived from food Dubai, UAE – 5 February, 2019: The Middle East’s F&B industry needs to enthusiastically embrace advanced technology to help fight the region’s growing food waste dilemma, according to experts due to address the first-ever Gulfood Innovation Conference in Dubai next month. Speaking ahead of the Summit, which will run at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) from February 18-20 as part of the five-day Gulfood exhibition, two leading experts on food waste have urged the region’s F&B players that only disrupting traditional working and operational practices will combat the problem. The call came ......read more

    Gulf Food Innovation Summit to Address How Technology to Curb Middle East's Food Waste Dilemma

    Launch Summit to probe ‘Smart Kitchen’ advances as global land used to grow food that is never eaten is now roughly the size of Mexico 40 per cent of the UAE’s total waste is derived from food Dubai, UAE, 5 February, 2019:  The Middle East’s F&B industry needs to enthusiastically embrace advanced technology to help fight the region’s growing food waste dilemma, according to experts due to address the first-ever Gulfood Innovation Conference in Dubai next month. Speaking ahead of the Summit, which will run at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) from February 18-20 as part of the five-day Gulfood exhibition, two leading experts on food waste have urged the region’s F&B players that only disrupting traditional working and operational practices will combat the problem. The ......read more

    World Nutella Day - Created by the Fans for the Fans

    Since 2007, World Nutella® Day has been about worldwide Nutella® fans and their love of the world’s favorite hazelnut spread February 5, 2019 Dubai United Arab Emirates:  Today, Nutella® lovers and fans unite all over the world to celebrate World Nutella® Day, coming together on social media and even at the office with colleagues, to share recipes and stories, and to savor the taste of the world’s favorite hazelnut spread. Spontaneously created in 2007 by American blogger Sara Rosso, who decided to create a celebratory day to inspire and unite the global Nutella® community to share their passion for Nutella® on social media, World Nutella® Day quickly became a global phenomenon, as fans everywhere shared their love for Nutella®.  The love for World Nutella® Day ......read more

    Game Changing: The Brambles Avocado Pizza!

    February 03, 2019 - Dubai, UAE If you’re an avid pizza eater and you’re also an avo fan, then mixing these two together will probably sound like music to your ears! Newly opened Brambles Café in Barsha Heights is switching up the pizza scene in town, as the healthy and wholesome neighbourhood eatery has introduced their healthy, wholesome and delicious vegan avocado pizza. So, whether you’re looking for an unconventional breakfast dish, light lunch or a special takeaway to enjoy on a Friday evening, Brambles avocado pizza is the perfect treat to share with your loved ones or enjoy all by yourself! The unique pizza is topped with fresh and flavoursome ingredients such as tomatoes, radish, cilantro, pickled onions, chilli oil and garlic. Not to mention that you can always add some extra protein options to your pizza ......read more

    Mazoon Dairy marks milestone in economic development of Oman with the arrival of 1,600 dairy cows

    Dubai, UAE - 3 February 2019: Mazoon Dairy Company, the flagship dairy project of the Sultanate of Oman, has marked a significant milestone in the agricultural and economic development of Oman with the arrival of 1,600 cows from Australia to the state-of-the-art dairy farm in Al Sunaynah.   The cows will breathe life into Mazoon Dairy’s 15 square kilometre fully-integrated farm, centralized processing plant and other facilities in Al Sunaynah and will help meet the market demand for high-quality, fresh dairy products.  These are the first of 8,250 cows expected to be imported by 2020. Production is planned to commence in the second quarter of this year with the objective to produce over 200 million litres of milk annually by 2026, and to increase capacity to over 900 million litres by 2040.  H.E. Dr. Rashid ......read more

    OCEAN FRESH WATER to unveil a novel approach to bottled water with Ôdeep at Gulfood 2019

    Participation marks a first for the company at the international annual food & beverage trade show (stand Z4-B38)   Dubai, UAE – February 3, 2019: OCEAN FRESH WATER, the French beverage company is proud to announce their inaugural participation at Gulfood 2019 with the reveal of their revolutionary bottled deep sea water brand, Ôdeep. Marking the 24th edition of Gulfood, the event will be taking place from the 17th to the 21st of February 2019 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.    Dubbed as the most anticipated annual food & beverage trade exhibition, Gulfood 2019 is set to welcome over 5,000 exhibitors and 98,000 attendees to showcase their latest products and cutting-edge innovations across eight of the biggest commodity trading sectors: Beverages; Dairy; Fats & Oils; Health, Wellness ......read more

    Purani Dilli opens doors amid classical medleys and Mughlai delicacies

    Dubai’s newest restaurant at Four Points by Sheraton Downtown Dubai inaugurated with great splendour and Reviving old Delhi’s most revered recipes, Purani Dilli at Four Points by Sheraton Downtown Dubai, Mankhool marries erstwhile flavours with popular favourites of the region. The restaurant opened doors to guests, on January 14, 2019, amid revered delicacies and classical Indian symphonies, lending a regal touch to the evening. Influenced by the legacy of the birthplace of Mughlai cuisine, Dubai’s newest dining destination presents flavours of Old Delhi’s grand past in its most authentic form! The culinary team, helmed by Consulting Chef Mujeeb-ur-Rehman and Sous Chef Afroj Alam have created a unique menu that sublimely highlights the story and rich history behind Old Delhi’s popular flavours. ......read more

    Shake Shack® Is Getting Saucy With a Limited-Edition BBQ Menu

    Shake Shack’s BBQ offerings to debut this week   Dubai, UAE, January 30, 2019:  Round up your ‘cue crew! Shake Shack® is thrilled to announce a limited-edition lineup of BBQ items, available from February 10 for a limited time at all UAE Shacks:    The BBQ ShackMeister® Burger is a 100% all-natural Angus beef cheeseburger topped with crispy ShackMeister® seasoned shallots and Shack BBQ sauce.    The BBQ Chick’n Shack™ is a crispy 100% all-natural and antibiotic-free chicken breast with Shack BBQ sauce and pickles.   The BBQ Veal Bacon & Cheese Fries are crinkle-cut fries topped with veal bacon, Shack BBQ Sauce and cheese sauce.   “After working on our Shack BBQ sauce for quite some time, we were so humbled by its popularity ......read more

    Nutrition Conference Brings Together Local and Global Experts to Discuss an Integrated Lifestyle Approach to Curbing Disease Rates in the UAE

    Held in Dubai earlier today, the ‘Positive Nutrition as Prevention of NCDs: The Traditional Diets and the Mediterranean Model’ conference looked at the effects of simple lifestyle changes on disease risk reduction UAE, Dubai, 29 January 2019:   Organised in Dubai on the occasion of the 44th edition of Arab Health, today’s conference discussed widespread nutrition myths and provided in-depth insight into the health benefits of a Mediterranean diet. It tapped into the diet’s crucial role in the successful prevention of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity. This is a particularly important topic for the UAE where cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death ; across the Emirates around 1 in 10 residents live with diabetes  and 47.5 percent of ......read more

    New Middle Eastern dining experience opens in The Dubai Mall

    Asma Restaurant combines love and home cooked food with contemporary twist on regional dishes Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 29 January 2019 – Asma Restaurant is now open to welcome its visitors in The Dubai Mall. Initiated by three Emirati sisters whose passion and love for food was passed on from their mother; “Asma”. The new dining experience excites the taste buds by placing a contemporary twist on Middle Eastern cuisine, bringing the rich flavours of Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, Egypt and Syria to food lovers, inspired by the region’s rich ingredients.    With culinary traditions steeped in history, fresh ingredients, flavoursome spices and cooking techniques passed down through generations, Asma restaurant brings together the old and the new, playing testament to the unique cultures ......read more

    The Beasts Will Be Unleashed: Mamazonia Launches Friday Brunch

    Take a step out of the ordinary and into a fully immersive culinary adventure at the launch of ‘Don’t Feed The Animals’ MAMA ZONIA Manifesto No8 : Be a Panther, or a Peacock 27th January, 2019, Dubai, UAE:   Party animals, it’s time to play. Run wild, let loose and set your senses free at the fiercest brunch in town, “Don’t Feed the Animals” in MAMA ZONIA from 1pm-4pm every Friday.  An interactive and unruly brunch like no other. Guests at MAMA ZONIA will take a step out of the ordinary and into a fully immersive adventure where your experience will have you clawing through the dense Amazonian inspired feast and your senses will be kept on high alert. ‘Don’t Feed the Animals’ honours only the boldest, bravest brunch aficionados and anyone unable to keep up ......read more

    ‘Glamazon' Ladies Night Launches in Mamazonia

    Celebrating strong, independent women in true Amazonian warrior style Mama Zonia Manifesto No 2: Eat Well, Drink Up 23rd January, Dubai, UAE:   Ladies of the concrete jungle, it’s time to let your inner goddess roam wild at Dubai Marina’s hottest new ladies night in MAMA ZONIA, the tropical chic restaurant inspired by the spirit of the Amazon.  Every Tuesday ‘GLAMAZON’ ladies night celebrates strong, independent women unafraid of pushing boundaries and challenging the status quo.  From 6pm-1am every Tuesday, all GLAMAZON ladies receive two complimentary beverages, 50% off main courses and an additional two beverages when buying a main course.  A selection of starters and desserts from the tropical inspired menu will also be available, making for a decadent feast exploring the ......read more

    Parmigiano Reggiano launches awareness campaign in the GCC

    The project aims at increasing the market demand for the PDO cheese in the Gulf countries The Consortium presents a new advertising campaign aimed at educating the difference between real Parmigiano Reggiano cheese and generic ‘Parmesan’ Dubai, UAE; January 22, 2019–   The Parmigiano Reggiano Consortium has launched a large-scale awareness campaign in Saudi Arabia, UAE and Kuwait. The initiative is part of a multi-year investment plan that aims at developing the market potential in the Gulf region for Parmigiano Reggiano cheese.   The Consortium’s strategy aims at educating Arab consumers on the specific characteristics of Parmigiano Reggiano, a cheese that stands out for its selection of the best and 100% natural ingredients and for using the same recipe for one thousand ......read more

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    Sumo Sushi & Bento Launches Mobile App!

    Simplifying Customer Experience Now available for iOS and Android phones   February 03, 2019 - Dubai, UAE:   Sumo Sushi & Bento believes in bringing alive three of their four core values of Quality, Creativity, and Simplicity. Emphasizing these values, the brand launched a mobile app to surpass customer experience with customized preferences and rewards-based offers. The app is now available for iOS and Android phones in the app store!   Highlighting some of the exciting features of the app:  • FREE Welcome Gift just to download the ......read more

    Purple Dragon & Teriyaki Trio are Sumo's February Specials

    February 03, 2019 - Dubai, UAE:   From sushi rolls to poke bowls, Sumo Sushi & Bento continues to surprise its guests with seemingly endless number of culinary delights. Adding to the list of new additions, Sumo unveils two new palatable dishes to their winter menu. This is exclusively available for the month of February.   The latest additions include the new vibrant Purple Dragon veggie roll and the perfectly cooked Teriyaki Trio dish, curated to tantalize your taste buds and leave you wanting for more.   Purple Dragon. A veggie roll filled with carrots, ......read more

    Major New Healthy Food Launches Planned for Gulfood as Sector's Mena Growth Set to Outstrip Global Average

    Region’s health, wellness & free-from food sales to rise 7 per cent by 2023, says Euromonitor Dubai, UAE – 21January, 2019:  Major new healthy food launches are being lined up by exhibitors at Gulfood – the world’s largest annual food and beverage trade exhibition – which marks its 24th edition at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) from February 17-21, 2019. Buoyed by a significant trend in mindful eating, exhibitors are preparing to launch new products - many of which are free from gluten and dairy - with significant health and wellness ......read more

    Opening Ceremony of Azerbaijan House in the United Arab Emirates

    Dubai, UAE, January 17, 2019:  Due to the consolidation of bilateral relations between United Arab Emirates and Republic of Azerbaijan, Azerbaijan House Dubai held a successful grand opening ceremony on January 15, 2019 at the Mall Jumeirah, in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansoori, Minister of the Economic of the United Arab Emirates and Shaheen Mustafayev, Minister of Economic Development of Azerbaijan, as well as VIP personalities, Media Celebrities and Social Media Bloggers.  Azerbaijan had established the Office of Trade Representative, Embassy of ......read more

    Beef Sushi- Love at first bite

    Dubai, UAE, January 14, 2019:  Not your ordinary sushi, here comes Doors signature- Beef sushi. If you are a beef lover then this thin beef slices filled with special crunchy potato chips, sauces, avocado and cucumber is worth having. This slow-cooked Smoked Beef tenderloin Sushi roll is a delicious combination of flavour with fresh vegetables and soya enhanced with Tulum cheese, pistachio and toasted sesame seeds.  Where- DOORS Freestyle Grill Al Seef St. Dubai Time- 1pm - 1am  ...read more

    Bring out the Chef in your little ones at 800 Degrees Pizzeria

    Dubai, UAE, January 10, 2019:  Celebrate your kid’s birthday parties at 800 Degrees Pizzeria by making them junior master chefs. Our cooking events are fun for kids to flex their creative muscles, spend time working in peer groups and best of all: a great way to introduce them to the joy of cooking and baking.  Kids will be served with a welcome drink, followed by a brief on how to make the Neopolitan pizza all by themselves, from scratch and top it up with their favorite fresh ingredients to give their pizzas a final finish.  With fresh dough using Caputo flour and ......read more

    Takara, Roll of the Month at Sumo Sushi & Bento!

    Dubai, UAE, January 06, 2019:   Opening its doors in Dubai in 2000, the Japanese family dining franchise, Sumo Sushi & Bento, was launched by four Dubai-based entrepreneurs. The original Japanese family friendly restaurant, the brand now has 17 outlets distributed across the GCC. Sumo Sushi & Bento specializes in the creation of customized Sushi Sandwiches, Poke' Bowls, Salmon Lovers Bento and other Japanese specialty rolls.  Here are the Specials of the Month: Takara  All the goodness of crunchy and fresh in one dish; rice paper roll stuffed with ......read more

    Union Coop and Dubai Women Association Sign MoU

    Dubai, UAE, January 06, 2019:  Union Coop, the largest Consumer Cooperative in the UAE signed a Memorandum of Understanding with ‘Dubai Women Association’, which aims to support and implement the concept of community responsibility by offering material support towards community service that ultimately benefits the educational process of children.  The Memorandum was signed by Engr. Madiya Al Marri, Director of Properties and Projects Division, Union Coop on behalf of the CEO - H.E. Khalid Humaid Bin Diban Al Falasi and Ms Fatima Ahmed Al Abdullah, Director, Dubai ......read more

    Union Coop Spends more than AED 170 Million in 2018 on ‘Consumer Happiness'

    Dubai, UAE, December 27, 2018:  Union Coop, the largest consumer cooperative in the UAE revealed that it spent more than AED 170 Million to implement 70 lucrative promotions and other weekly offers since the beginning of the year until the last week of 2018. Out of the mentioned figure, AED 75 Million were allocated towards price reduction of 15000 consumers products during the Holy month of Ramadan, and AED 55 Million to reduce the prices of thousands of commodities, as well as offering many valuable prizes to consumers on the occasion of the 47th National Day for 47 days. Moreover, AED ......read more

    Union Coop Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Emirates Talent Association

    Dubai, UAE, December 26, 2018:  Union Coop, the largest consumer cooperative in the UAE and Emirates Talent Association, signed a Memorandum Of Understanding, stating the sponsorship of ‘Programming Language’, one of the stages of ‘Local Programmer’ Initiative of the association and additionally enhancing the cooperation and strategic partnership between the two entities. This move comes within the framework of Union Coop's support to the activities and activations of non-profitable organization in the country. Memorandum was signed by His Excellency Lt ......read more

    Gulfood Pushes Industry Boundaries With ‘The World of Good, The World of Food'

    Multitude of new features and initiatives set major benchmarks for leading global event Industry’s Global Social and Economic Outlook to be aired at Innovation Summit Dubai, UAE – 26 December, 2018:   Global food sector power brand Gulfood - the world’s largest annual food and beverage trade exhibition - is raising the international industry forum bar for its 24th edition, which will run at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) from February 17-21, 2019.   Having already won major international acclaim for the breadth and depth of its offering as a ......read more

    AED 2.73 Billion as Expected Net Profit for Union Coop in its Five-Year Plan

    Dubai, UAE, December 26, 2018:  The largest Consumer Cooperative in the UAE, Union Coop revealed its expected Net Profit in its five-year growth plan for years 2018-2022 to be AED 2.73 Billion, with an increase of AED 430 million, 18.7% growth compared to the previous Five-year plan ‘2012-2017’. The recent forecast as per the Five-year plan reflects a steady annual growth for the company.  H.E. Majid Hamad Rahmah Al Shamsi, Chairman of Union Coop said: “Like every other entity in the retail sector, Union Coop also deals with certain set of challenges such as ......read more

    DOORS Freestyle Grill- Festive Menu

    Dubai, UAE, December 20, 2018:  DOORS freestyle grill will be serving a special 4-course festive menu from 24th December till 1st January, featuring some of the most celebrated dishes like Beef sushi, Lamb chops, Beef kaymak and Eden garden by Chef Kemal.  There is nothing like ringing in the New Year with a spectacular display of fireworks at Al Seef. Dine at DOORS freestyle grill while watching the fireworks that promise to light up the sky. Guests can enjoy the restaurant’s elegance indoor or may choose to dine alfresco enjoying the chills. Where- DOORS Freestyle ......read more

    Taking Emirati Seafood to the next level-Al Hadaq seafood restaurant opens Its Doors in Dubai

    Grand opening witnesses the delicacies of the Sea Dubai, UAE, December 19, 2018:  Guests will now enjoy culinary delights inside a brand-new Emirati seafood restaurant located in the heart of Dubai. Known for its tasty seafood specialties and authentic local flavors, Al Hadaq celebrated the official grand opening at Al Barsha 3, to be a new addition to Dubai dining experience, bringing something unique to both visitors and residents. The highly anticipated launch was attended by friends, influencers and public figures with notable media coverage.  In a welcoming ......read more

    Union Coop's Five-year Growth Plan (2018-2022) Estimates AED 5.70 Billion Revenue

    Dubai, UAE, December 18, 2018:  H.E. Majid Hamad Rahmah Al Shamsi, Chairman of Union Coop, the largest consumer cooperative revealed growth forecast for the years 2018-2022, as a part of its growth strategy. Union Coop estimated revenue of AED 5.69 billion, with an increase of AED 2.59 billion, and a growth rate of 84 per cent. As per the growth plan, Union Coop expects to improve the efficiency of operations by deploying several initiatives aiming to leverage the performance of existing branches, developing new branches, in addition to boosting online shopping as well.  H.E. ......read more

    Mouth-watering Christmas treats from Marks & Spencer

    Dubai, UAE, December 18, 2018:  This festive season indulge in Marks & Spencer’s broad selection of cheese,  desserts and mince pies that will get your taste buds tingling with delight.  Create a flawless cheese platter with Marks & Spencer’s delicious selection of cheese that is the go-to appetizer at parties or a perfect palette cleanser ideal for winding down a wonderful meal. Spoil your guests with choice with the decadent Tastes of The British Isles Cheese Lover’s Selection. A moreish collection of Cornish Cove Cheddar, Stratford Blue, Burland ......read more

    Kemuri Dragon Roll, Roll of the Month from Sumo Sushi & Bento!

    Dubai, UAE, December 17, 2018:  Opening its doors in Dubai in 2000, the Japanese family dining franchise, Sumo Sushi & Bento, was launched by four Dubai-based entrepreneurs. The original Japanese family friendly restaurant, the brand now has 17 outlets distributed across the GCC. Sumo Sushi & Bento specializes in the creation of customized Sushi Sandwiches, Poke’ Bowls, Salmon Lovers Bento and other Japanese specialty rolls.  One of their highlights for the month of December is Kemuri Dragon Roll, a savory roll filled with ebi fry sushi, avocado, and tamago, ......read more

    New ‘COOP' Concept Store at The Pointe, Palm Jumeirah

    This will be the second store from the COOP series of Union Coop Dubai, UAE, December 17, 2018:  Union Coop, the largest Consumer Cooperative in the UAE, opened its second branch of the COOP chain at The Pointe, Palm Jumeirah. This new branch of the COOP concept comes as part of its expansion strategy to increase its market share by opening new branches of different sizes.  The branch was inaugurated by H.E. Khalid Humaid Bin Diban Al Falasi, CEO of Union Coop and Mr. Omar Khoory, Managing Director, Nakheel Malls, in the presence of Mr. Humaid Zayed AlNuaimi, General Manager ......read more

    Arla Foods launches initiative with UAE Ministry of Education to promote healthier food habits among students

    Arla FOODMoovers will be rolled out in 150 schools across the UAE 12 December, Dubai, UAE:   Arla Foods is proud to announce that it has launched an initiative in partnership with the UAE Ministry of Education to promote healthier food habits among school children. Arla FOODMoovers will be rolled out across 150 public and private schools in the UAE following the success of the pilot program at Dubai British School earlier this year and is aligned with Arla’s commitment towards the UAE health agenda.    The program was recently launched (06 December 2018) in the ......read more

    Todd English Food Hall announces Dubai debut of its New York-born concept

    A food hall concept that offers fresh, prepared and gourmet dishes covering an eclectic international spectrum of food Dubai, UAE, December 11, 2018:  Todd English Food Hall, an award-winning microcosm of global cuisine, opened its doors to welcome diners and those seeking an exquisite culinary experience to a world of gourmet delicacy. This unique F&B concept is based on Todd English’s popular food hall at The Plaza in New York and brings to the UAE a sophisticated taste of the Big Apple and far beyond.  Located in the Fashion Avenue at the iconic Dubai Mall, Todd ......read more

    New Menu alert: Moombai & Co. launches exciting and delicious food items to its menu

    Moombai & Co. brings in additional variety to its #newfashionedandhonest food selection with much more options for entrée, main course and a separate non-alcoholic section for drinks. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 10, 2018:    Moombai & Co. located in the famous H Dubai launches its new menu range giving a refreshing edge to the Mumbaiya food served here. The new additions to this Indian Gastro Bar are introduced keeping in line with its #newfashionedandhonest motto. Adorning the flavors of Mumbai, the new additions are a mix of traditional and innovative ......read more

    Joe's Backyard Opens at the Holiday Inn, Dubai Festival City

    Dubai, UAE, December 09, 2018:   Tonight, in the company of Dubai’s VIPs, media and tastemakers, Joe’s Backyard celebrates their grand opening at the Holiday Inn, Dubai Festival City where guests will dance to the sounds of Abri & the Radius Funk.  Chef Andrea Way opens up his grandfather Joe’s Backyard. Hailing all the way from Tennessee, USA – Dubai becomes homage to barbeque, good times and a hangout for family and friends. With a braai measuring a whopping 2.5 metres, Joe’s offers a greatest-hits of flame-grilled flavors from ......read more

    It's a Wrap! The Second JLT Restaurant Awards Conclude with a Glitzy Ceremony Attended by a Capacity Crowd

    Dubai, 9th December 2018   Following a month of online voting and input by expert industry judges, the 2018 JLT Restaurant Awards concluded with a glitzy ceremony held at Nara Pan-Asian Restaurant in JLT. A capacity crowd witnessed the big reveal of the winners and runners-up of the 18 categories in Dubai’s first hyper-local F&B awards.   On Monday, 26th November 2018, Nara Pan-Asian Restaurant in Dubai’s Jumeirah Lakes Towers neighbourhood, played host to the gala ceremony marking the end of the second JLT Restaurant Awards. The event, which saw the ......read more

    Newby Teas Launches Advent Calendar For Christmas 2018

    Dubai, UAE, December 04, 2018:  The stunning House of Newby advent calendar makes the festive countdown even more opulent than ever.  From the opening of the first drawer on 1st December, tea lovers experience 24 luxury blends from Newby’s Classic Tea Bag Collection. Each drawer includes four individually wrapped sachets of a select Newby blend, and no two drawers are the same. What's in the calendar: BLACK TEAS: Assam, Black Tea & Ginger, Ceylon, Darjeeling, Earl Grey, English Breakfast, Indian Breakfast, Masala Chai, Pride of Africa, Strawberry & ......read more

    Union Coop Pays Tribute to the Martyrs on Commemoration Day

    Retail Pioneer half mast the National Flag in all of its branches and business centres to honour the sacrifices of the Martyrs Dubai, UAE, November 29, 2018:  On the occasion, H.E. Khalid Humaid Bin Diban Al Falasi, CEO of Union Coop said: “The United Arab Emirates this Thursday celebrates ‘Martyrs’ Day to show our appreciation and pride towards the sacrifices and dedication of our fallen warrior brethren. We salute their courage and sacrifice to uphold the National flag and maintaining stability throughout the region, thereby setting a great example of loyalty ......read more

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