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    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 attract today’s discerning drinkers. That is according to market research leader Euromonitor International, which reports that consumer demand for taste, product knowledge and luxury experience is driving the growth of specialist teas and ......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, Parmigiano Reggiano, Mozzarella di Bufala Campana, Pecorino Romano, and Pecorino Toscano with live cooking demonstrations and a blind tasting session over the course of the exhibition.  Gulfood is the world’s largest annual food and hospitality ......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 crafted jewelry, as well as the Dubai Crown Prince Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum ‘Fazaa’s’ natural coffee. In line with the ‘Grow your Food’ campaign, initiated by Dubai municipality’s Food Safety ......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! 

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    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.   Emmanuel Kamarianakis, Consul General at Consulate General of Canada to Dubai and the Northern Emirates, inaugurated the festival at the Choithrams store located in Green Community, Dubai. LT Pagarani, Chairman, Choithrams, said: “Our focus ......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 grow at a sustainable pace. This growth is primarily attributable to factors such as growing population, higher per capita income, and a vibrant tourism market, changing dietary habits and preferences, and increasing penetration of organised retail. ......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 & beverage exhibition that welcomes F&B professionals to meet at the central World Trade Centre hub for talks and stands in the dairy, beverages, fats& oils, health and wellness, and power brand sectors in the region. Panache ......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. Through this multi-year partnership, the leading supermarket chain reiterated its support to WFP in 2016 with a corporate contribution of AED 918,287 and an additional AED 424,920 contributed as part of an in-store campaign that ran between September and ......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 Capital Limited, will be delivering the keynote address on Restaurant Franchising – do’s and don’ts A Q&A session with a seasoned entrepreneur in the fast casual F&B sector, Andreas Borgmann, founder of Kcal Healthy Fast ......read more

    100 Exhibiting Companies at Dubai Drink Technology Expo

    “A busy season ahead for the beverage industry in Dubai” Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21 February 2017:  A list of big shows and events are lined up to take place in Dubai next month, keeping experts and specialists in the beverage industry busy. A number of events will be taking place highlighting the latest trending technologies, products and services in this burgeoning industry.  Of those events happening in Dubai, the ninth edition of the Dubai Drink Technology Expo takes place from 7- 9 March 2017 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. This year, Dubai Drink Technology Expo is marked by the participation of over 100 local, regional, and international exhibiting companies covering the whole spectrum of the beverage industry, all coming to display and share their latest products, ......read more

    Ruya Strikes All The Right Chords at The Dubai Jazz Festival

    Dubai, UAE; February 20, 2017:  Ruya, the Anatolian restaurant and bar hot spot located at the Grosvenor House, invites Jazz enthusiasts to commence their evening in style on its impressive outdoor terrace and mark this year’s 15th edition of the Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival. The stunning ambience will set the right mood for the Festival while guests can indulge in a splendid selection of signature beverages showcasing mixology at its finest. A stone’s throw away from the Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, Ruya is the perfect spot for a sundowner right before Jazz lovers make their way to event. Ruya is open from 6pm until 1am from Sunday to Wednesday and 6pm until 2am on Thursday and Friday.

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    Dubai Customs signs MoU with UNION COOP

    Dubai, UAE, 19th February 2017:   As part of its efforts to support the message and blessed goals of the Year of Giving, Dubai Customs signed a memorandum of Understanding with Union Coop; one of the biggest consumer cooperatives in the UAE. The agreement was signed by Ahmed Obeid Al Falasi, Executive Director of Human Resources, Finance and Administration at Dubai Customs and Harbi Mohammed bin Thani, Operations Director Manager at Union Coop, in the presence of Khalil Saqer, Director of Corporate Communication Department and Yousef Ozair, Director of IPR Department at Dubai Customs, and Suhail Al Bastaki, Director of Happiness and Marketing and Huda Salim, manager of Communication& social service at Union Coop. Al Falasi commended the role of the Union Coop in providing good quality commodities at affordable ......read more

    GCC Meat & Poultry Demand on the Rise With Origin & Organic Moving Up Agenda

    Gulfood’s Meat & Poultry segment draws global response as exhibitors keen to highlight the health benefits of protein-packed food Dubai, UAE, February 19, 2017:  With bullish forecasts emerging on the GCC’s consumption of meat and poultry, a specialised segment focused on the product range has drawn a huge international response for world-leading food and beverage exhibition Gulfood 2017.  The new Meat & Poultry sector, one of eight dedicated segments in the new sectorised layout of the giant Gulfood exhibition due to open its 22nd edition at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) from 26 February to 2 March, has attracted 259 exhibitors from 35 countries including the biggest sector names from South America, Australia, the Far East, North America and Russia. The specialised show comes as meat ......read more

    Keita Catering expands operations with state-of-the-art kitchen in Dubai Investment Park

    Fully-equipped facility, spanning over 24,000 square feet, can cater to over 35,000 people  DUBAI – February 19, 2017:  Keita Catering has opened its flagship state-of-the-art kitchen spanning over 24,000 square feet in Dubai and with a capacity to cater to over 35,000 people. The new facility, located in Dubai Investment Park 2, is one of the largest kitchens in the UAE. It currently provides nearly 30,000 meals to schools, hospitals, corporate clients and community programmes.  With a robust reputation in the UAE’s food service management sector, Keita offers a dynamic range of catering options from small-scale private catering to 5-star dining for glittering events.  The new facility was inaugurated recently by Dr. Shamsheer Vayalil, Founder and Managing Director of VPS ......read more

    An Exuberant Tryst Between Afternoon Tea and the Glamour of BVLGARI at The Palace Downtown Dubai

    Dubai, UAE, February 16, 2017:  In an elegant pairing that captures the imagination, The Palace Downtown Dubai presents every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday throughout the month of March a luxurious experience of afternoon tea inspired by the Eaux Parfumées Collection by BVLGARI. Two distinct themes set the tone, marked by fine cuisine, tea creations and iced tea innovations while live, refined musical accompaniment, courtesy harp and violin virtuosos, lend a mystical air to the experience.  BVLGARI Afternoon Tea at Lakeside Garden In the lush Lakeside Garden looking up to the towering splendour of Burj Khalifa, BVLGARI Garden Afternoon Tea takes centre stage, complemented by a display of the Eaux Parfumées range of fragrances. Tranquil, natural and open to the skies, it’s where the BVLGARI Tea Stands present ......read more

    French pastry fans push UAE market value to US$683 million

    Sopexa round table findings show growing appreciation of French pastry across the Middle East, with an increase in demand for organic and all-natural baked goods.  Savoury sweets, healthier options and social media trends are shaping the way top Middle East chefs and patisseries develop menus Dubai, UAE, February 15, 2017:  Recent research from Euromonitor has valued the UAE bakery market at US$683 million, with annual growth expected to top 4.2%, as demand for all-natural baked goods continues to rise. With the growth set to continue, research firm Global Industry Analysis Inc. projects the global market will exceed values of US$485 billion by 2020. In line with the trends, the UAE has also experienced an increase in the number of French bakeries, with the opening of La Patisserie des Rêves, Aubaine, Pierre Hermé, ......read more

    Dunkin' Donuts celebrates the launch of new premium donuts in the month of love

    New products include heart-shaped donuts signed by Superstar Suzan Najm Aldeen celebrates love and peace Dubai – February 9th, 2017:  Love is in the air as Dunkin’ Donuts introduces new premium donuts that include heart-shaped donuts to mark Valentine’s Day. The exclusive donuts come in premium two or six-donut boxes, and will be available in Dunkin’s 72 outlets across the UAE.  Each of the six Valentine Themed Donuts is endorsed by the superstar Suzan Najm Aldeen, and carries her branding elements and signature.  Customers who indulge in the premium donuts will be encouraged to participate in a “Premium Surprise” competition on social media. Participants are invited to share pictures of them with the new premium donuts on Dunkin’ Donuts Facebook page or on their own ......read more

    The Next Big Health food Trend: PURE VEGGIE DELIGHT CLEANSE

    **Hardly any fructose, an extra portion of chlorophyll and few extra calories! ** Dubai, UAE, February 6, 2017:  Whether it’s Green Juices, Souping, Activated Charcoal or Golden Mylk ... - DETOX DELIGHT brings the latest international health food trends to the UAE. Detox Delight has been one of Europe and the Middle Easts’ leading experts in Juice Cleansing and Gourmet Clean Eating programmes for nearly 8 years and is starting 2017 with a real cleanse innovation: PURE VEGGIE DELIGHT. Pure vegetable juice? No thank you. With the exception of tomato juice it is a taste experience that most people shy away from, and quite rightly so. Vegetable juice has traditionally been associated with an extremely negative taste experience, not to mention smell and colour. Many classic juice cleanse programmes often contain a ......read more

    Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club invites couples to enjoy romantic brunch at Longines Valentine's Day Polo Cup 2017

    Dubai, UAE, February 6, 2017:  Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club will host the Longines Valentine’s Day Polo Cup 2017 in association with La Martina on Friday, February 10 from 1pm, in what is set to be a spectacular afternoon of polo in a truly romantic setting.  Four polo teams consisting of local and international players will compete to win the coveted Longines Valentine’s Day Polo Cup 2017.  The afternoon will see dressed-up spectators watch the Sport of Kings and indulge in a lavish brunch at Palermo Terrace with families and equestrian enthusiasts alike gathering to watch the action unfold.  Youngsters can experience a bouncy castle, get their face painted or participate in a spot of balloon bending. For those wishing to extend the day, the Ippos Terrace will be open post-tournament to ......read more

    Al Rawdah Caps Successful 2016 With 10% Growth and New Technology Investments

    Continues delivering food security for the UAE through state of the art local production capabilities Dubai, UAE – February 1, 2017:  Emirates Modern Poultry Co., also known as Al Rawdah, posted 8-10% growth through 2016 despite economic headwinds. The firm continued expanding its mandate of delivering food security for the UAE through local production, exceptional rearing standards, and state of the art machinery.  The year saw Al Rawdah kick off an AED 20 million expansion of its food processing plant (FPP) to introduce cutting edge technologies that supress costs and improve quality. The brand also invested in state of the art X-ray machinery to detect, not only metal and bones in its processed food, but also small cartilages that otherwise go undetected, to ensure premium food quality. Al Rawdah also ......read more

    Punjabi by Nature spices up the season with its new menu

    Punjabi By Nature, a Punjabi cuisine restaurant located in the heart of Oud Metha, introduces an all-new menu With new arrivals bearing the same home-made rustic charm, Punjabi By Nature’s new offers a range of delightful treats for every palate Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 31, 2017:  Punjabi By Nature, a restaurant that weaves a tale of Punjab’s rich heritage through food, presents its new menu for the season. Cooked to perfection complete with freshly ground spices, Punjabi By Nature’s menu includes rich curries and spicy tikkas that are sure to remind one of the foods of their hometown. As Punjabi By Nature adds fresh new concoctions to its scrumptious menu, welcome the new year and add spice to life, Punjabi-style.  Sharan Kakwani, Founder, Punjabi By Nature, said, “We are known ......read more

    El Sur - The Perfect Paella

      Dubai, UAE, January 31, 2017:  If perfectly cooked rice, full of Spanish flavour and packed with fresh authentic ingredients isn’t on your radar, then it soon will be with El Sur’s new Paella menu, expertly crafted and made by a true Paella master, it is one to tick off the list! History of the dish Originating from Eastern Spain, Valencia lays claim to the first Paella and to this day, maintains its age-old recipe. As one of the largest natural ports in the Mediterranean, Valencia has been one of the most important rice-producing areas in Spain since the grain was introduced by the Moors more than 1200 years ago. It has been said by some that the word paella originates from the Arabic word “baqiyah” meaning leftovers and that during the centuries following the establishment of rice in Spain, ......read more

    A Grand Opening; Grand Hyper to Open Its 42nd Outlet in Muhaisnah (SONAPUR)

    Dubai, UAE, January 30, 2017:  Grand Hyper, one of the largest hypermarket chains in the Middle East, owned by Regency Group Dubai, announced the inauguration of its 42nd outlet, at a press conference held at JW Marriot, Jeddaf. The new outlet in Muhaisnah will be inaugurated on 2nd Feb at 4.30pm.The store will offer the best in products, pricing and services and open up a new experience of quality shopping to the inhabitants of Muhaisnah and its neighborhood. The new Grand Hyper Muhaisnah is spread over an area of 52,000 square feet and will feature an extensive fruit and vegetable section, with the freshest produce exclusively flown in from around the globe, offering uncompromised quality standards. The group’s own sourcing centers in India, China, Turkey, Indonesia, Thailand, Sri Lanka and Europe, devoid of middle men, ......read more

    Celebrate Valentine's Day with Your Loved One at St Tropez Bistro

    Dubai, UAE, January 30, 2017:  Take your loved one onto a culinary journey to France with a specially designed four course set menu. St. Tropez Bistro, located at the Mall of Emirates and Century Village, offers guests elegant surroundings and a traditional taste of French cuisine to immerse in, this Valentine’s Day. Highlights from the menu include grilled fillet of beef with cauliflower puree, pickled ruby onions, garlic chips, fondant potato, mushroom duxelle, herb salad and red wine jus and many other delicacies to indulge in. Price: AED 190 per person Offer: 4 course set menu Offer is available at St. Tropez Mall of the Emirates from 7th to 14th February Offer is available at St. Tropez Century Village on 14th February only

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    Consumer Demand for Product Knowledge Feeds Exhibitor Interest in World Food – a Dedicated New Zone at Gulfood 2017

    Origin and source key to food marketing, research shows, as Brazil and Ireland prepare largest-ever Gulfood outings Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa regions are key growth drivers of packaged food globally Dubai, UAE, January 29, 2017:  A surge in consumer demand for knowledge of food origin and source is now a key factor for successful sales and marketing in the global food industry, according to the latest research.  A survey by Opinion Matters found that a food’s ‘origin’ is now second on a consumer’s list, behind only sell-by dates, when it comes to purchasing, and leading international supermarket chains are addressing the issue through transparent ‘sourcing’ advertising. The awareness of different foods from around the world has increased dramatically as a result of ......read more

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    Gulfood 2017 to feature 87 Brazilian companies across four sector halls

    UAE, February 21, 2017 – Brazilian companies are set to showcase their comprehensive range of quality products at the upcoming Gulfood, one of the largest annual food exhibitions taking place from February 26 to March 2, 2017 at the Dubai World Trade Center. The Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce will also have a stand spanning 33 square meters. The participation is heavily supported by the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which connected with and encouraged trade promotion sectors of 13 embassies representing countries in the Middle East and North Africa to invite buyers from their ......read more

    Emotional Eating: The UAE Loves Its Comfort Food

    DUBAI, UAE – FEBRUARY 20, 2017 – The heart wants what it wants, and the average UAE consumer wants milk, cheese or chocolate – most probably, all three.   The most comprehensive study of brands based on emotions has revealed that UAE consumers have strong emotional connections with brands that include the 50-year-old Kuwaiti mega-corporation Americana, three GCC dairy farms and Patchi, the Lebanese chocolatier. Overall, an impressive five of the top ten most intimate consumer goods brands in the UAE are local or regional brands, competing well with global ......read more

    Vatika Shampoo New Ingredient Range

    Dubai, UAE, 7 February, 2017- Nature offers a wide range of ingredients that could be of added value to one’s beauty routine. Vatika Naturals, 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 such as Argan, Garlic and Black Seed. These natural-based formulations provide distinct and unparalleled hair care benefits. Argan Shampoo and Conditioner is enriched with Moroccan Argan ......read more

    Take your love to new heights this Valentine's Day at Pullman Dubai Jumeirah Lakes Towers

    Dubai UAE, 26 January 2017:  To celebrate the month of love, Pullman Dubai Jumeriah Lakes Towers is offering you the chance to treat your loved one to an experience to remember at both Fit and Spa Lounge and Manzoni Italian Restaurant. With stunning panoramic views of Dubai from your treatment room, Fit and Spa Lounge is situated on the 34th floor of the 5* property that is located in cluster T of Jumeriah Lakes Towers, and is offering a Romantic Duo experience for two for only AED 429* for the whole month of February. Enjoy a 50-minute couple massage along with half a bottle of grape ......read more

    Prestat's Decadent Valentine's Day Collection

    Dubai, UAE, January 25, 2017:  Discover the best Valentine's Day Chocolates from HRH Queen Elizabeth’s favourite chocolatiers, Prestat, proud owner of two Royal Warrants and the very inspiration for Roald Dahl’s character of Willy Wonka. The heart-shaped box is a Valentine's Day classic, and Prestat elevates the experience with its luxurious packaging and bold colours that will brighten up the day, not to forget the decadent hand-crafted chocolates that melt in your mouth (and heart). A box of chocolates is the go-to gift for romancing your lover, so why not ......read more

    Let Music Be The Food of Love, Come to Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre this Valentine's Day

    Valentine’s Day Special Dinner Buffet at Medley Restaurant 23rd January 2017, Dubai, UAE:  Enjoy the ultimate Deira date and treat your beloved one to an extra special Valentine’s Day at Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre. From arrival, the evening will be filled with romantic touches as guests are greeted with a glass of sparkling grape and a single red rose followed by a specially curated, indulgent Valentine’s buffet.  Guests can also add a personal touch to the evening as all bookings taken in January will be able to request a special love song to be ......read more

    World-Class Power Brands to Boost Regional Presence at Gulfood 2017

    Middle East stands out as a key growth area for food providers in global packaged F&B, with market tipped to reach USD2.2 trillion by 2020   Dubai, UAE, January 21, 2017:  The most significant representation of leading F&B brands the MENA region has ever seen will soon be converging in Dubai, as more than 140 major international food and beverage producers come together at the new Power Brands segment at Gulfood 2017. Represented by a contingent of major food industry heavyweights including Unilever, Nestle, Del Monte and IFFCO, the throng of leading F&B brands will ......read more

    Detergents need not be deterrents

    Learn how to use detergents while keeping your skin safe Detergents and cleaning agents are our hard-working helpers. They rise to the challenge when the dishes pile up, the laundry basket overflows and bathroom tiles collect mildew. They help remove the unwanted grease and grime, and bring in the sparkle, the shine and the squeaky clean. They’re smart and hazardous too. When used for dish-washing, they are tasked with removing residue, getting off the grease and disinfecting. In order to perform these superhero tasks efficiently, they are formulated with surfactants, and powered ......read more

    Barilla Announces Regional Expansion into Saudi Arabia

    World’s leading pasta brand partners with Mayar Foods to distribute Italian products through retailers across the Kingdom Dubai, UAE, January, 16, 2017:  Barilla, the world’s leading pasta brand, has announced regional expansion into Saudi Arabia in partnership with Mayar Foods for  distribution of its Italian products through retailers across the Kingdom.  The pasta market size in Saudi Arabia is 55 thousand tonnes with nearly 2kg consumption per capita per year and the numbers continue to grow.  The Italian family founded company will be catering to the ......read more

    Fathima Group opens its flagship hypermarket in Dubai

    The 35,000-sq.ft. hypermarket, located on Khalid Bin Walid Street, will serve residents in the busy Bur Dubai area.  The UAE-based business conglomerate will soon unveil 4 more hypermarkets, further consolidating its retail presence in the GCC and India.  Dubai, UAE, January 15, 2017:   Fathima Group, the UAE-based retail major, opened its largest hypermarket in Dubai in line with its wider growth plan in the GCC retail sector. The new hypermarket, spanning over a massive area of 35,000-sq.ft., is located on Khalid Bin Walid Street in Bur Dubai.  Fathima Group ......read more

    KAMAT SHIREEN launches Gifting packages for special occasions

    Dubai, UAE, January 14, 2017:  Inspired by the traditional local and international customs of gifting sweets and snacks on special occasions. Under the creative direction of Irfan Gaya, Managing Director of KAMAT SHIREEN, end of year gift boxes and baskets include sweets, savoury products, and can be customised as per customer requirements. For customers with a sweet tooth, KAMAT Shireen offers ice cream, sweets such as Gulab Jamun, Mango Kalakand that melts in your mouth, colourful and extravagant Anarkali, Barfis, Katlis, Laddoos and Pedas. Savoury snack connoisseurs will find ......read more

    KAMAT promotes balanced eating in 2017

    Restaurant promote regular vegetarian meals as part of New Year resolutions Dubai, UAE, January 14, 2017:  UAE’s pioneer in establishing a full vegetarian Indian Restaurant, KAMAT is advocating regularly eating a balanced vegetarian diet with immune boosting ingredients providing a host of wellness benefits in the New Year.   Irfan Gaya, Managing Director of KAMAT reiterates the importance of consuming food in its purest form, hence the tradition of serving fresh condiments like lime, cucumber or cultured yoghurt with most meals in KAMAT restaurants.  “Our ......read more

    Gazebo Group opens new outlets

    Experience a gastronomical culinary experience that has satisfied UAE audiences for nearly two decades Dubai, UAE, January 14, 2017:  Award winning Indian Restaurant, Gazebo has opened five new outlets recently in Khalidiyah Mall Abu Dhabi, Al Twar and Business Bay, Al Shamkha Abu Dhabi and in Ajman. According to Irfan Gaya, Managing Director of Gazebo, the restaurant was initially set up to fill the gap in the market for an authentic Dum Pukht restaurant and today the restaurant has achieved that and won awards for bringing to the table traditional recipes from the royal kitchens ......read more

    Product placement - Vatika Enriched Hair Oil Range

    Dubai, UAE, 12 January, 2017 -Oils are an essential component for shiny, healthy and luxurious hair. A number of natural ingredients can produce unique oils that can help people address individual problems and ensure they have healthy beautiful hair at all times. Vatika Naturals one of the leading hair care brands in the region remains committed towards exploring ways to infuse the benefits of natural ingredients to its range of products. One such example is the range of Vatika Enriched Hair Oils.    There are around seven variants developed under this range: like Olive, Almond, ......read more

    Costa Coffee opens its First Ever Drive-Thru in The UAE

    Enjoy the best of the Costa Coffee range from the comfort of your car or take time-out and relax in this uniquely designed outlet Dubai, UAE, 10 January 2017:  The day is finally here for all coffee lovers – Costa Coffee has announced the launch of its first ever drive-thru store in the UAE. The new outlet is located in one of the most popular areas in town, right near Kite Beach on the Jumeirah Beach Road. The new drive thru is not only perfect for those with busy lifestyles who love the convenience of not having to get out of their car, it also offers an exceptional dine in ......read more

    Once Again, Costa Coffee Celebrates Emirates Airline Festival of Literature with the Launch of the Costa ‘Hot vs. Cold' Debate

    At Costa you’ll find our Barista’s are skilled At catering your coffee whether piping or chilled For this Litfest, we sat with the noble intention, To spark young minds into literary invention. And inspired by our coffee, a thought did unfold, Of a content we’ve entitled ‘Hot vs. Cold’. With this theme as a subject we thought at this time, To ask for your entries in story or rhyme. To help your words flow, as an incentive for you. There’s the trip of a lifetime and it’s one made for two. With this prize, you’ll devise what ......read more

    800 DEGREES NEAPOLITAN PIZZERIA now opens its sixth outlet in RiverlandTM Dubai - Dubai Parks and Resorts

    Experience the taste of Italy at the sixth branch of 800 DEGREES NEAPOLITAN PIZZERIA, in RiverlandTMDubai, at Dubai Parks and Resorts 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 and at RiverlandTM Dubai, in Dubai Parks and Resorts Inaugurated by founder Anthony Carron, 800 DEGREES offers a range of customizable options to create the pastas and pizzas of ones liking from freshly prepared ingredients straight from Italy Dubai, ......read more

    Product Review: Dabur Real Active Herbal Honey

    HONEY....My favorite!!! it has so many benefits that it is also listed as super food. Honey is anti-bacterial and anti-fungal. It has flavonoids and antioxidants that helps reduce heart disease and cancers, it also helps in weight loss and cough. One can also use it as a face mask for a glowing skin.  Dabur Honey has recently launched Real Active Herbal Honey, they come in two flavors;    a. Honey with Cinnamon     b. Honey with Cardamom. Both are yummy!  I add it to my green tea. Cinnamon honey I take half a teaspoon with cup Luke water first ......read more

    Charity Family Picnic Brunch

    Following the success of the event for the past two years, friends of Red Crescent will be holding their third annual Family Picnic Brunch on the glorious grounds of Al Badia Golf Club, Dubai Festival City. A fun filled day is scheduled to take place on Friday 13th January 2017, and as always all proceeds will go to support the wonderful work done by Emirates Red Crescent and other children-centred projects. Families can enjoy a day out in the winter sun while the team at Red Crescent takes care of the rest. Every family will receive a delicious gourmet hamper ......read more

    aswaaq exceeds regulatory requirements with latest ISO upgrades

    Exceeding customer expectations through successful migration of ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certifications Dubai, UAE, 27 December 2016 Leading UAE supermarket and community malls chain, aswaaq, has successfully upgraded its ISO Standards to the latest version 2015, certified by Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance (LRQA), in line with the company’s vision to be benchmarked as “world class retailer in the region”. The scope of certification covers all its branches and activities including Mall operations, Supermarket, and Corporate Office. By upgrading to the latest ......read more

    The Tap House Festive Offering

    NEW YEARS MENU 2017 SHARING APPETIZER PLATTER FOR 2 Salmon & dill croquettes, plum & chilli dip Chicken tikka empanadas Parmesan truffle fries, pepper mayo Compressed watermelon & beetroot salad, port wine reduction Turkey ham & cheese tart, cranberry chutney Prawn Cocktail, marie rose sauce Soup Shots Purple leek & potato Main Course (Choose 1) Confit duck leg, Potato Lyonnaise, Orange & Pernod jus Roasted lamb rack, confit garlic mash, vichy carrots, red wine mint jus Pan seared lemon sole (on the bone), herbed new potatoes, brown shrimp & ......read more

    Dunkin' Donuts launches DD Donate charity campaign in the UAE in collaboration with TV superstar Suzan Najm Aldeen

    Brand will donate AED 1 per each purchase transaction across its 72 branches in the UAE Campaign will gather donations for ‘Rashid Centre For Disabled’ in Dubai, ‘Zayed Higher Organization’ in Abu Dhabi and ‘Sharjah City For Humanitarian Services’ in Sharjah Dubai - December 24, 2016:  Continental Food Establishment, the sole franchisee of the famous coffee and baked goods brands, Dunkin’ Donuts, in the UAE, has launched a charity campaign “DD Donate” to raise funds for centres dealing with special needs and humanitarian causes ......read more

    Mazola set to expand into non-retail segment amid promising growth trends in food sector

    Mazola, one of the pioneers of healthy and quality food products across the Middle East, has announced plans to expand into growing non-retail segment by catering to industrial food supply chains amidst surging trends in the regional food sector and rising consumption in the wake of promising macro-dynamic developments. Recent studies have shown that consumer spending in GCC food retail sector is expected to be worth almost $106 billion by 2017. Saudi Arabia will continue to lead the region’s food sector, accounting for 59% of the total consumption up until 2017. Saudi Arabia ......read more

    Recharge and refuel your body at Lunchtime with a wholesome Thali from Govinda's

    Try an array of vegetarian thali’s for your lunchtime fix 22 December 2016, Dubai, UAE:  There is nothing better than a satisfying and healthy lunch to give your body that all important boost of energy needed to push the extra mile, while you work through your afternoon. We spend all our energy using our brainpower to solve situations at work or executing daily tasks. Govinda’s thalis provide nutritionally dense and well-balanced meals. Each thali consists of/contains a mix of green vegetables, daals (lentils), Raita (yogurt) and a selection of Indian breads and ......read more

    800 DEGREES NEAPOLITAN PIZZERIA now opens its sixth outlet in RiverlandTMDubai - Dubai Parks and Resorts

    Experience the taste of Italy at the sixth branch of 800 DEGREES NEAPOLITAN PIZZERIA, in RiverlandTMDubai, at Dubai Parks and Resorts 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 and at RiverlandTM Dubai, in Dubai Parks and Resorts Inaugurated by founder Anthony Carron, 800 DEGREES offers a range of customizable options to create the pastas and pizzas of ones liking from freshly prepared ingredients straight from Italy Dubai, ......read more

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