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    Gursha, a family-friendly Ethiopian restaurant, brings authentic flavours to the UAE

    Gursha, an Ethiopian restaurant, brings to the UAE authentic Ethiopian flavors and culinary tradition Focusing on the traditional way of eating, Gursha means to feed someone morsels of food with one’s own hands and sharing a communal experience of eating meals together Its Ye Getoch Gursha platter (translates to The King’s Feast) is meant to be shared for two and provides an opportunity for a full dive into Ethiopian cuisine. Brimming with a wide spectrum of both Vegetarian and meat dishes ranging from chickpea gravy to beef tartar and served on Injera (a sourdough flat Ethiopian bread similar to a crępe made from a gluten free grain called Teff), it is the best way to take a journey around the menu with a loved one and share a Gursha. Located at Dubai’s popular Club Vista Mare with a beachfront, Gursha also ......read more

    800 DEGREES NEAPOLITAN PIZZERIA introduces flavorful additions to its menu

    800 DEGREES introduces a range of baked starters and mains to its delectable menu The new additions include a baked sizzling lamb shank called Agnello Al Forno, an Atlantic Cod Bacalla Acqua Pazza poached in soupy fish broth, a baked chicken with fresh cooked vegetables in the Pollo Al Forno, and a crispy and delicious Chicken Tikka Pizza  A franchise chain from L.A. with a traditional Napoli concept, 800 DEGREES has outlets open in Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira, City Centre Me’aisem , Burjuman, Dubai Marina-Park Island, RiverlandTM Dubai, in Dubai Parks and Resorts  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 27, 2017:  800 DEGREES NEAPOLITAN PIZZERIA, an Italian concept originating from L.A., introduces spicy and baked additions to its appetizer and main course menus at all outlets. The new additions ......read more

    Taste the best of the world at Lulu Hypermarket World Food Expo 2017

    Come and treat your taste buds to the delightful flavours of the world at Lulu.  See how delicacies and specialties are made at the live cooking demonstration. Grab a taste at the sampling stations. Enjoy big discounts and amazing offers on ready to eat items, pastries, bread, fresh food products and more. The Lulu Food Festival began a few days ago and will continue until the end of the month.  #HappyAtLulu Lulu’s New Achievements In February 2017 Deloitte in Annual Global Retailers Report has ranked Lulu Group as the top retailer in the Middle East and 27th among the top 50 fastest growing retailers in the world. Following the announcement Chairman for Lulu Group, Yusuffalli M.A. said: “Today, it is completely a consumer-driven market and the shopper needs only the very best. We have been ......read more

    Sababa Lounge Opening

    In presence of a number of stars such as  the star Walid Tawfic , the Star Abdullah Bel Khair ,the star Aryam and the icon of beauty Joelle Mardinian and a lot of high society activist ,influencers and media coverage , Sababa Lounge opened in Four Season Resort and hotel , Jumaira Dubai.

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    Marks & Spencer Hot Cross Bun

    Easter isn’t Easter without a Hot Cross Bun, and this year Marks & Spencer has its biggest range yet which will leave your family truly spoilt for choice!  With a delicious and inventive selection of hot cross buns to choose from – including new M&S flavours such as Chocolate Orange and Cranberry and Orange, as well as the classic favourites – Kentish Bramley Apple and Toffee Fudge & Belgian Chocolate; Marks & Spencer are certainly spoiling your taste buds, this Easter! Our 4 Luxury Hot Cross buns, flavoured with mixed spice, nutmeg and cinnamon, are an essential part of British Easter celebrations, but now you can enjoy them all year-round at Marks & Spencer.  Promotion:  Mix & Match: Buy 2 packs for 25 AED, valid from 29 March until 16 April. 

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    Etihad Airways Crowns Winner of ‘Taste the World' at Taste of Hong Kong

    Dubai, UAE, March 19, 2017:  Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates and official airline partner of Taste of Hong Kong, crowned Eric Räty, from Café Gray Deluxe, winner of the Taste the World competition in Hong Kong on 18 March 2017.  The Taste the World award is presented to the chef who best epitomises Etihad Airways’ food philosophy, which aims to provide remarkable culinary experiences throughout the entire guest journey. Each chef entry was independently judged by a panel which comprised an Etihad Airways inflight chef, a Taste expert and a renowned food influencer. Eric Räty will receive return flights and accommodation courtesy of Etihad Airways to participate in the competition’s global final - Taste of Abu Dhabi - in November 2017. They will compete at the Etihad ......read more

    Are You Ready for World Class Pinoy at Max's?

    Popular Filipino Restaurant Launches New Menu Featuring For the First Time an Incredible Array of Grilled Dishes, Sizzlers and Traditional Favorites Dubai, UAE, March 14, 2017:  For years Filipino cuisine has been predicted to be the next “it” food and here in Dubai, there’s no better place to experience this than Max’s Restaurant. The popular Filipino restaurant has just launched a new menu, conceptualized by new executive chef Enrique Suarez, which features for the first time, grilled dishes, sizzlers, seafood and Pinoy favorites like Adobo, Sisig, Tokwa’t Baka, Inihaw na Pusit and Boneless chicken BBQ and even Spanish influenced dishes like the Beef Ribs Humba. According to Chef Henry as he is popularly known, the new menu will continue to include core dishes such as Max’s Fried ......read more

    Breakfast to Be Available Around the Clock as McDonald's UAE Launches National Breakfast Week

    Week-long celebration of most important meal of the day to run from 14th – 20th March with freebies up for grabs for early risers  Dubai, 13th March, 2017:  Famous for being the most important meal of the day, McDonald’s UAE will be celebrating the brilliance of breakfast by making its most popular breakfast items available around the clock for a full week, starting tomorrow.     Running from 14th – 20th March 2017, National Breakfast Week is the first time breakfast enthusiasts in the UAE have the extended opportunity to enjoy iconic McMuffins throughout the day...and night.   Usually only served between 5am – 11am, McDonald’s breakfast items including Egg McMuffins, Chicken Muffins and Hotcakes have become firm favourites. Every day in the UAE alone, more than 8,000 ......read more

    Yoplait emerges as the fastest growing value-added yogurt brand in UAE in 2016

    Yoplait also leads the Kids’ Yogurt segment with 43.4 % value share Abu Dhabi, UAE, March 11, 2017:  Yoplait – part of the Abu Dhabi-based Agthia Group’s Consumer product portfolio – has significantly reinforced its position as a key player in the UAE value-added yogurt market (defined as the aggregate of non-plain yogurt products).  With a value-share jump from 10.3 % to 11.1% in the fruit yogurt segment and from 35.8% to 43.4% in the Kids’ yogurt segment, Yoplait has become the fastest growing brand amongst the top-ten players in the value-added yogurt market according to the latest data from AC Nielsen. Petits Filous, the Yoplait Kid’s yogurt brand, has established itself as the clear leader in its segment, with a growing distance from the no.2 player. In the case of the fruit ......read more

    Taste of Dubai Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

    International celebrity chefs Michel Roux Jr, Luke Thomas, Joshua Stanzl, Eric Lanlard, Reza Mahammad, Gary Rhodes, Mohammad Orfali, Suzanne Husseini, Aldo Zilli and Jenny Morris celebrated the 10th anniversary of Taste of Dubai Tickets are on sale via www.tasteofdubaifestival.com 9 March 2017 - Dubai, UAE:  International celebrity chefs have gathered at The St. Regis, Habtoor City Dubai  to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Taste of Dubai, the UAE’s favorite food, drink and music festival.   International celebrity chefs Michel Roux Jr, Luke Thomas, Joshua Stanzl, Eric Lanlard, Reza Mahammad, Gary Rhodes, Mohammad Orfali, Suzanne Husseini, Aldo Zilli enjoyed the opportunity to wish the festival a happy birthday as they cut a massive cake ahead of today’s official opening.  Says Jason ......read more

    Limited Edition: Godiva's most charming, joyful Spring Collection to date

    Dubai, UAE, March 9, 2017:  Godiva is proud to announce the launch of its stylish limited edition Spring Collection. Beautifully capturing the spirit of rejuvenation, joy and celebration associated with the season, the whimsical Spring Collection is the perfect gift for Easter and Mother’s Day.   Curated with passion and precision by Godiva’s team of creative and culinary experts, the Spring Collection features iconic Godiva pieces as well as fun chocolate novelties and keepsakes. And as a nod to the uplifting spirit of the spring season, the collection’s packaging is decorated with beautiful watercolour butterflies.   Charming ‘chocolate chicks’ are a festive addition to the Spring Collection and are available in flavours including: white chocolate with a hazelnut praline ganache ......read more

    Al Qamzi opens 9th Dubai Drink Technology Expo

    Featuring 110 companies from 27 countries Dubai – United Arab Emirates, 7th March 2017:  His Excellency Sami Al Qamzi, Director General of the Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai, inaugurated today the 9th edition of the Dubai Drink Technology Expo, which is held at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre from 7-9 March 2017. Al Qamzi was accompanied by a number of officials, specialists, and keynote speakers from the beverage technology industry in the UAE and the region. Al Qamzi toured the exhibition area where he was introduced to the latest cutting-edge technologies in beverage production machinery, process and quality control equipment, storage, transport and services associated with the beverage industry. “The Drink Technology Expo has seen an increase of about 10% in the ......read more

    Eat well Dubai's first healthy lifestyle restaurant

    Healthy lifestyle leads to growth of healthy eating Dubai, United Arab Emirates; 6th March 2017:  Dubai Herbal and Treatment Centre (DHTC) has launched a new food and beverage concept named Eat well, the first science-based nutrition and sustainable eatery in Dubai with gluten and sugar free dishes. It prides itself in recognition of its nutritious, environmentally sustainable operation and menu.  Eat well is a health-conscious and Wellness Chef inspired concept with a culinary nutritionist menu catering to all pallets, from vegetables, legumes, meat and fish. It also offers a largely based paleo, vegetarian and vegan food options. Eat well follows a sustainable purchasing program whenever possible by sourcing fresh from local farms, seasonal and organic. Wellness Chef Patrick Ikinofo said “We aim to provide a ......read more

    Brunch Al Fresco-Style at Sho Cho Dubai

    Japanese institution brings picture-perfect views, legendary food and party tunes to the UAE’s Friday brunch scene. Dubai, UAE, March 5, 2017:  Head down to Sho Cho every Friday, where the popular Japanese restaurant hosts one of the UAE’s most happening brunches. Sho cho Dubai devotee looking out over the Arabian Gulf.   Featuring unlimited starters and a choice of four mains, the Friday brunch menu includes new dishes and classic Sho Cho favorites such as the legendary Rock Shrimp Tempura, Shima Aji Ceviche, calamari salad, Yellow Fin Tuna Tartar, Donburi Black Cod with Den Miso, and Beef Tenderloin with Teriyaki. No brunch is complete without a decadent desert and Sho Cho’s brunch has this well and truly covered, with a choice of Chocolate Fondant, Mixed Mochi, Chocolate Mousse or Chawan ......read more

    Global Village's Kiosk Street: The Ultimate One-Stop Destination for An International Street Food Experience

    Dubai, 4th  March, 2017:  During its 21st season, Global Village, the region’s leading multicultural festival park, has brought in the global street food trend to its destination and is now offering its guests a unique international street food experience. Global Village’s Kiosk Street has become a go-to hub for local and international foodies. From Mediterranean to East Asian, Global Village Kiosk Street is hosting 30 food outlets representing more than 30 of the most popular international cuisines. Raclette DXB: Taking authenticity to a new level, Raclette DXB serves their namesake traditional Swiss cheese-dish in its true form. The raclette cheese is scraped off onto a bed of boiled baby potatoes, rocket leaves and gherkins, topped with a dash of salt and pepper; the dish is nothing short of authenticity ......read more

    Hamriyah Free Zone Authority launches “Sharjah Food Park”

    The region’s first city dedicated to food and commercial industries, extending over 11 million square feet Al Mazrouei: the ambitious project is Economic Vision of Sharjah under the prudent leadership of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Al Qasimi.  The mega project is part of the authority’s endeavor and commitment to develop its services and take a quantum leap forward.  The project will attract investors and encourage business community to expand their existing projects to enjoy more rewarding returns.  Highly-prized area dedicated to importing/ exporting, holding and repacking of foodstuffs.  Dubai, 4th March 2017:  Hamriyah Free Zone Authority launched its flagship project “Sharjah Food Park”, the region’s first and largest city dedicated to food & commercial ......read more

    Pakistan's leading Sufi Group makes its foray into UAE frozen food market

    Introduces Simply Sufi range of ready-to-cook and fully cooked chicken products. Traditional flavours and unique recipes to tickle the Asian taste buds. Convenience and increasing number of working population to drive the category growth Available at a Safeer, Nesto, Pakistan Super Markets and Union Co-op amongst others. Brand to hit Lulu Hypermarkets and Carrefour stores soon. March 2, 2017; Dubai, UAE:  A household name in Pakistan and amongst the top 5 business conglomerates of the country, Sufi Group of Companies has now launched its popular Simply Sufi range of ready-to-cook and fully-cooked chicken products in the UAE. The wide range of delicacies– numbering 21 in total – especially caters to Asian taste buds with products ranging from Shami Kebab to Seekh Kebab, Gola Kebab and Reshmi Tikka in its fully ......read more

    All That Glitters is Welsh

    Brexit presents new opportunities for food producers from Wales at Gulfood Dubai, UAE, March 2, 2017:  From famous lamb, to meat alternatives or gold-flaked marmalade, food producers from Wales are out in force at Gulfood 2017 to show what they can offer the world as they prepare for business post-Brexit. With Britain preparing to leave the European Union in the coming months, UK businesses are seeking to explore new opportunities. The UAE is already a key market for Welsh food and beverage producers, but with 80 per cent of exports currently going to the EU, Gulfood represents something of a new dawn. More than 25 Welsh companies are present at the show and Lesley Griffiths, Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs was at the Dubai World Trade Centre exhibition to offer her support and explore new supply ......read more

    Icons Coffee Couture officially opens its doors at LivNordic Spa & Wellness, Cayan Tower

    Dubai, UAE, March 2, 2017:  ICONS Coffee Couture, a fashion and lifestyle coffee shop chain, offering indulgence the healthier way, continuous it’s expansion around the GCC with its newest branch opening at iconic Guinness Record winning Cayan Tower in Dubai Marina in collaboration with LivNordic Spa and Wellness, Cayan Hospitality with further outlets following all over UAE, KSA, Bahrain and Qatar. The coffee shop provides a flawless blend of fashion and food for those seeking healthier alternatives to their favourite delights. The official launch was attended by social media influencers, VIP guests, select media, & residents from Cayan Tower among other notable attendees. Some of the celebrity guests who graced the event was Lara Tabet, Official spokeswoman for Arab fashion council & tv presenter & Arif Mirza ......read more

    All Natural Hummus Gets Longer Life With Jordanian Tech Breakthrough

    Global Gulfood launch bags signature orders from KSA and Turkey Dubai, UAE, March 1, 2017:  Jordanian food technologist and food production company owner Khaled Kasih is celebrating a 15-year dream realised at Gulfood 2017, the world’s largest annual food event which runs at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) until Thursday night (March 2), with the launch of a 100% natural and gluten-free hummus range that has a shelf life of up to 18 months. Khaled, who owns and runs Amman’s Kasih Food Production Co. has developed the technology which now produces, what he claims is “the world’s only UHT aspetic hummus.” And the global launch of the product at Gulfood 2017, the largest in the show’s 22nd edition history, has already won international approval with contracts initialled with companies ......read more

    Forward-Thinking Food Firms Scoop Top Honours at Gulfood Innovation Awards

    World’s largest food exhibition recognises creative industry leaders in grand ceremony  Dubai, UAE, 28 February 2017:   Gulfood 2017, the 22nd edition of the world’s largest annual food industry exhibition, has crowned its Innovation Awards winners at a glittering ceremony held at the Conrad Hotel. The Innovation Awards, sponsored by Al Dahra, recognise and honour new and improved innovations and technologies being adopted by the 5,000 local, regional and international exhibitors participating at the 1,000,000-square foot exhibition running at Dubai World Trade Centre until Thursday 2 March.  Featuring a who’s who of the global industry, one of those rewarded was Green Isle Foods from Ireland, which was crowned as Best Halal Food Company winner.  “We are delighted to receive ......read more

    Gulfood's Gr-Eight World Wonders

    Dubai, UAE, February 28, 2017:  Gulfood 2017, the 22nd edition of the world’s largest food and beverage trade platform, has rubberstamped its standing as a true industry weathervane and innovation laboratory.  Right across the 1,000,000 square foot show, which runs until Thursday 2 March at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), up to 90,000 food professionals from 150 countries are absorbing tens of thousands of products being promoted by 5,000 exhibitors from 120 countries. With more than 2,000 exhibiting newcomers at the world-renowned exhibition, this year’s event has served up a telling snapshot of innovative new products now impacting an industry striving to meet seismic shifts in consumer dietary and lifestyle preferences. From weird to the wonderful, conventional to revolutionary, we pick the gr-eight new ......read more

    Turks Have It ‘Licked' in Gulfood Visitor Choice Award

    Tech breakthrough sees natural herbal beverages muscle in on conventional soft drinks Dubai, UAE, February 28, 2017:  Five years of investment in hi-tech R&D came to fruition for Turkey’s Meyania drinks at Gulfood 2017, the world’s largest annual food event running at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) until Thursday night. The company’s ground-breaking 100 per cent natural and sugar-free liquorice-based drinks – the first of their kind – scooped the show’s inaugural ‘Visitors’ Choice’ award with its Mysus range that reigned victorious through its popularity on Facebook and Instagram , garnering high digital engagement. The Mysus range emerged from a shortlist of five products being showcased amongst a range of standout innovations also being displayed on Gulfood’s ......read more

    NZMP achieves 95% decrease in lactose, to launch its first Low Lactose Instant Whole Milk Powder

    Offering those that experience lactose intolerance the ability to enjoy the goodness of dairy   Dubai, UAE, February 28, 2017:  NZMP, the global ingredients brand of Fonterra, has launched NZMP Low Lactose Instant Whole Milk Powder (IWMP). This new ingredient has less than 2% lactose and allows consumer milk powder manufacturers to capitalise on the increasing consumer demand for low lactose foods.  Santiago Aon, General Manager Middle East for NZMP, says “We developed our Low Lactose ingredient so customers can provide a premium dairy nutrition solution to consumers who avoid milk because of lactose. “Our analysis shows low lactose dairy offerings can command a 32% premium above standard offers, with consumer milk powder  manufacturers able to make up to a 17% margin on low lactose instant whole ......read more

    The New Atkins Lifestyle Unveils The Yummiest Low Sugar Treat

    Dubai, UAE, February 28, 2017:  The New Atkins Lifestyle has launched a delicious low carb, low sugar Fudge Caramel bar in the UAE.  The Fudge Caramel bar makes for satisfying ‘elevenses’ or afternoon snack and is perfect for satisfying a sweet tooth. Scrumptious and satisfying, yet low in sugar and carb treats are hard to come by, but with new tasty addition in the Atkins range, choosing a healthier option couldn’t be easier.  Why not indulge in a not so naughty nibble with the new Atkins Fudge Caramel bar. With 55% less carbohydrates than regular fudge caramel bars, it is perfect for those on the go.  Swap a Mars for a satisfying Atkins Fudge Caramel bar.  Atkins Fudge Caramel Bar Serving Per 100g Protein: 25g Sugars: 3.9g Fibre: 14g Net Carbs: 4.8g Mars Serving ......read more

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    Dhofar Global collaborates with Mawaheb from Beautiful People for second consecutive year

    March 20, 2017- Following its successful collaboration last year, Dhofar Global, a leading supplier of hygiene care products in the Middle East, has once again renewed its ties with the Mawaheb from Beautiful People. The company recently visited the art studio for adults with special needs located in Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood to engage in fun activities as part of their corporate social responsibility (CSR) program to bring meaningful changes in the lives of people with disabilities.  The activities kicked off with a dance program by student artists from the Mawaheb from ......read more

    Vatika Shampoo New Ingredient Range

    Dubai, UAE, 9 March, 2017–  Nature offers a wide range of unexpected ingredients that provides people with unique benefits that will help address their beauty and haircare needs. Vatika, one of the leading hair care brands in the region, has always been committed to exploring innovative natural ingredients for its range of products, and as such has introduced its new Vatika Shampoos and Conditioners with carefully hand-picked new ingredients: Egg, Henna, Olive and Black Olive. These natural-based formulations provide distinct and unparalleled hair care benefits. The Egg Shampoo ......read more

    Global Food Industries win big at Gulfood 2017

    Leading UAE FMCG brand crowned winner in the ‘Best Fruit and Vegetable Innovation’ and ‘Best Meat and Poultry Innovation’ categories  Dubai, UAE, March 7th, 2017:  Proud recipients of two major awards at the Gulfood 2017, the Albatha Group’s  division - Global Food Industries - was recognised for their exemplary efforts toward healthy innovation. Held at the Dubai World Trade Centre, the 22nd edition of the world’s largest annual food industry exhibition convened over 5,000 local, regional and international exhibitors. Global Food ......read more

    Fundamental Shifts Needed in Global Food Industry, says Al Awar

    Dubai’s ESMA hosts Global Halal Industry Platform as part of Gulfood programme  Dubai, UAE, February 28, 2017:  The global food industry needs to make fundamental shifts in its operations to advance food safety worldwide, the Global Halal Industry Platform held in Dubai today has heard. The Platform, organised by the Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Meteorogy (ESMA) and part of the educational programme of Gulfood, the world’s largest annual food event running at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) until Thursday night, heard the transformation call from ......read more

    Hon'ble Minister for Farming, Food and Marine Environment, United Kingdom Visits Al Maya Supermarket

    Dubai, UAE, February 27, 2017:  Hon’ble Mr George Eustice MP, Minister for Farming, Food and Marine Environment, Government of United Kingdom, visited Al Maya Supermarket, Dubai, informed Mr Kamal Vachani, Group Director, Al Maya Group.   This is the first time British Minister visiting any Supermarket in Dubai, informed Mr Kamal Vachani.   The Minister is here on the occasion of Gulfood 2017. During the interaction with the Hon.ble Minister, Mr Kamal Vachani introduced Al Maya Group and its activities. Mr Kamal Vachani informed the Hon’ble Minister Mr George ......read more

    10 Delicious Years of Taste of Dubai: From 160,000 Visitors to 1032 Dishes

    Taste of Dubai adds to its sizzling line-up as Reza Mahmmad and Jenny Morris join the star-studded food extravaganza  Tickets are on sale online 27 February 2017 - Dubai, UAE:  10 years ago Taste Festivals launched in Dubai with a vision to become the most loved Food, Drink and Music Festival. In 9 years the festival has seen 160,000 visitors, 172 of the hottest restaurants, 1032 different dishes served and 56 celebrity chef appearances.  Taste of Dubai has become the social scene for foodies, families and friends and is the only place in the city where ......read more

    The world's most exclusive tea, Ahmad Tea, adds flavour to your life

    **With four generations of tea blending and tasting experience, Ahmad Tea offers a variety of over 70 blends from across the globe**  Dubai, UAE, February 26, 2017:  Research has shown that drinking tea has a number of health benefits. Tea is a means of hydration, it also contains antioxidants which assist in fighting free radicals within the body, contributes to better weight control and can support with a better night’s sleep.  Based in the U.K., Ahmad Tea is a family owned business, which has been operating for over four generations, and continues to grow globally ......read more

    His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance Opens World-beating Gulfood

    Dubai mega show proves a hotbed for global food sector innovation Dubai, UAE, February 26, 2017:  His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance, today opened Gulfood 2017, the 22nd edition of the world-leading food and beverage exhibition at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). Touring the 1,000,000 sq. ft. show, which runs for five days and is expected to receive up to 90,000 food professionals from 150 countries, Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum was given a snapshot of the global innovation now impacting an industry striving to ......read more

    Eat, play and enjoy this Dubai Food Festival at BurJuman

    Dubai, UAE, February 26, 2017:  BurJuman is the place for families this Dubai Food Festival. From 20th February to 19th March, visitors can make the most of Dubai’s family friendly venue, with special offers from the region’s leading family entertainment center, Magic Planet and more than 20 participating BurJuman food outlets.   Shoppers looking to take a well-earned break from a day’s shopping at one of BurJuman’s participating restaurants will be rewarded with their own Magic Planet gift card, as the gaming venue is set to give away 15,000 gift cards ......read more

    #SuperFoodsPeru unveiled at Gulfood 2017

    New campaign celebrates Peru’s distinction as world’s top producer of superfoods 26 February, 2017, UAE:  Peru reinforces its superfood credentials during Gulfood 2017 with the launch of its “Superfoods Peru” brand. The comprehensive global campaign celebrates Peru’s status as the world’s top producer of superfoods and highlights the quality, variety and benefits of the country’s food offering. One of the most biodiverse nations on earth, Peru has a variety of agricultural produce that is synonymous with healthy living. Packed with ......read more

    Record number of Welsh producers to attend world's largest food and beverage exhibition taking place in Dubai over St David's Day

    Dubai, UAE, February 26, 2017:  Departing this month will be the largest ever trade delegation from Wales to attend one of the world’s leading food and beverage exhibitions in Dubai. Gulfood is to be held at the Dubai World Trade Centre from the 26 February – 2 March 2017. 25 companies from across the food and drink sector in Wales are taking part under the Welsh Government’s Cymru/Wales presence. Gulfood is one of the most important food, drink and hospitality shows in the world. With 5,000 exhibitors participating from over 120 countries, and over 90,000 buyers ......read more

    Jafza participates at Gulfood Exhibition

    Food and Beverage sector in Jafza grows by more than 22% Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 25 February, 2017:  Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza); a DP World Company and the UAE’s flagship trade and logistics hub for the Middle East region and Africa, has posted a 22.5% growth in foreign companies from the Food and Beverage Sector (F&B) — rising from 480 companies in 2015 to 588 last year. Jafza will be participating at the Gulfood Exhibition from 26 February to 2 March at Dubai World Trade Centre, meeting some of the leading companies from the F&B sector who are planning ......read more

    GODIVA Introduces Buffet de Gâteaux

    The seductive new chocolate collection inspired by some of the world’s best-loved cake recipes Limited Edition Godiva is proud to announce the launch of its limited edition Buffet de Gâteaux Valentine’s Day Collection. Indulgent, sensual and made for sharing, the innovative new chocolate collection was inspired by some of the best-loved cake recipes from around the world.  Crafted with passion and precision by Godiva’s Tokyo-based chef chocolatier, Yannick Chevolleau, Buffet de Gâteaux was created in homage to the glamorous tradition of high-tea. Hosted by ......read more

    Euler Hermes: UAE food sector, rising prices and increased demand

    DUBAI, UAE, February 25, 2017:  Euler Hermes, the world’s leading provider of trade-related credit insurance solutions, expects food prices to rise in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in 2017. Global food prices stopped plunging in 2016, with a contained -1.5 percent drawback of the FAO Food Index. This was the lowest decrease in five consecutive years. Jules Kappeler, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Euler Hermes Middle East, Dubai, commented: “The UAE imports more than 80 percent of its food needs. Therefore, the Gulf Arab country will face spillover effects from a rise ......read more

    Green pastures mean bright future for New Zealand dairy ingredients leader, NZMP

    Ingredients brand of Fonterra eyes Gulfood as springboard to increase MEA trade  Dubai, UAE, February 25, 2017:  After more than 40 years’ partnering with Middle Eastern and African (MEA) food and beverage manufacturers, NZMP, the ingredients brand of Fonterra – the world’s largest exporter of dairy products - is eyeing its first standalone presence at Gulfood as the springboard to increased MEA trade opportunities.     With one of the broadest dairy ingredient offerings in the world, NZMP will leverage its ‘New Zealand advantage’ - a ......read more

    Grand Opening of Al Adil's 35th outlet on 2nd March 2017

    Bollywood actress Bipasha Basu to inaugurate the new Meena Bazaar outlet Dubai, 25 February 2017:  Al Adil Group, now more than three decades old, marched towards another milestone. The group has set up its’ 35th outlet at Dubai’s most sought after business destination Meena Bazaar, Bur Dubai. The grand opening of this outlet will take place at 7 p.m. on 2nd March 2017. Leading Bollywood actress Bipasha Basu will inaugurate the new outlet.  Dr. Dhananjay (Jay) Datar, Chairman & Managing Director, Al Adil Trading and popularly known as Masala King, said ......read more

    Middle East's Coffee Consumers Crave Taste, Product Knowledge and Luxury Experience

    Dedicated Beverages segment at 22nd edition of Gulfood to highlight how companies are evolving to meet demand for specialist tea and coffee Spotlight on ‘healthier’ soft drinks driven by younger population seeking alternatives to carbonated sodas  Dubai, UAE, February 23, 2017:  The global tea and coffee business is booming with coffee drinkers alone spending US $85 million a year to get their fix. As consumers develop a thirst for premium taste and luxury experience, particularly in the Middle East, companies are increasingly having to diversify their offerings to ......read more

    AFIDOP Presents Seven Unique P.D.O Cheeses at Gulfood 2017

    AFIDOP will highlight strength, heritage, quality and diversity of Italy’s leading cheeses for the fifth year amongst leading Gulf F&B suppliers, retailers and restaurants Dubai, UAE, February 23, 2017:  From February 26 - March 2, the Associazione Formaggi Italiani DOP e IGP (Association of Italian P.D.O Cheeses), better known as AFIDOP, returns to Gulfood 2017 to showcase seven of the finest Italian Protected Designation of Origin (P.D.O) cheeses.  With a space in the Italian pavilion, AFIDOP will present Casciotta D’Urbino, Gorgonzola, Grana Padano, ......read more

    Enjoy Healthy Eating With Friends and Family at the Boxpark All Organic Food Market This DFF

    Dubai, 23rd February, 2017:  Boxpark, the offbeat destination by Meraas, is set to be the ultimate foodie haven between 23rd February to 11th March, as it celebrates the fourth edition of Dubai Food Festival with the launch of an Organic Community Market.   A first for Boxpark, the Organic Market will be hosted in partnership with Organic Guild, the people behind the development and growth of the organic goods industry here in the UAE. Boxpark goers can sample and buy locally sourced and all organic produce, from baskets full of fruits and vegetables, beauty products, hand ......read more

    Nice to Meat You! UK Food Truck The Roadery Introduces Towering Burg-Khalifa to Eat the World DXB

    Dubai, UAE – 23 February 2017:  London-based food truck trader, The Roadery, has created its first Burg-Khalifa at Eat The World DXB, the ultimate food truck event which is on all weekend at Burj Park, Downtown Dubai.  Crafted from four glorious patties of Wagyu beef, truffled cheese, ethical duck foie gras, saffron mayonnaise and blackberry ketchup, the towering burger is served in an edible 24-carat gold leaf brioche bun. On sale for Dhs230, the Burg-Khalifa is available in limited supply, so get them while they’re hot!  ...read more

    Choithrams Hosts ‘Canadian Food Festival' Across its Stores

    The UAE retail chain takes you on a tasty culinary journey across its stores in Dubai Dubai – UAE: 22 February, 2017:  UAE retail store chain Choithrams today announced the launch of a Canadian Goodness Festival in Dubai. This is an integral part of the retail giant's strategic business plans.  Known to be one of the most popular chains of stores in the country, the festival will offer a treat to taste buds to one and all. Starting from 22 February to 6 March, customers will be able to enjoy as many as 150 products on offer all across all the stores in Dubai. ......read more

    The GCC food industry is on a sustainable and balanced growth path says Alpen Capital's new report

    Dubai, 22nd February, 2017:  Alpen Capital, an investment banking advisory firm, announced the publication of its report on the GCC Food Industry. The report presents the state of the food industry while covering demand-supply dynamics across various food categories in the GCC nations. The report also covers the recent trends, growth drivers, and challenges in the industry, along with the sector outlook until 2021. The report profiles some of the prominent food companies in the region, while highlighting their financial and valuation metrics. “We expect the GCC Food industry to ......read more

    Panache International to exhibit at the Gulfood 2017

    With a focus on its Raha’s catering range, Panache International exhibits at the Gulfood 2017 from 26th February to2nd March, Stand No.: S-M58 Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22 February, 2017:  Panache International, a pioneer in the disposables sector with a history of quality disposables manufacturing and excellent consumer care, is set to present its range of catering and polypropylene disposables at the Gulfood 2017 event from February 26 to March 2. To be held at the Sheikh Saeed Halls in the Dubai World Trade Centre, the Gulfood 2017 is the world’s largest annual food ......read more

    Choithrams Donates AED 1.3 Million To The United Nations World Food Programme To Fight Child Hunger

    Together, Choithrams and WFP team up for Zero Hunger and Malnutrition in the Middle East and West Africa Dubai, UAE: 21 February, 2017:  Choithrams, a leading supermarket chain in Dubai, concluded the second year of its alliance with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) with a generous donation of over AED 1.3 million to deliver nutritious school meals to children in need in the Middle East and West Africa. Choithrams and WFP joined together in 2015 with the objective of fighting hunger and malnutrition in the Middle East and West Africa, where the company operates. ......read more

    Middle East Food Forum set to host the very first Restaurant Leadership Business Series Workshop for the year

    To be held on February 22, 2017, in Dubai Knowledge Village, the invitation-only event is a hub for food service industry experts to showcase their know-how and engage with owners and operators in the field, addressing pressing industry issues and brainstorming key innovation points at the turn of the HORECA segment  The event is targeted towards Franchisors and Franchisees, Restaurant General Managers and Food Service business owners and operators Mr. George Kunnapally, the GM & Board Member of Diamond Lifestyle Limited, and Executive Director of Private Equity of Regulus ......read more

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