First association in the region dedicated to bottled water industry set to tackle sector challenges and adapt global best practices
Dubai, UAE – 17 February 2020: On the sidelines of Gulfood 2020, bottled water industry leaders joined forces to sign an MoU agreement to form the Gulf Bottled Water Association (GBWA). Headquartered in Dubai, the association aims to bring together a regional working group of all bottled water industry members to address sector challenges and make the industry more competitive.
The agreement names the founding members of the association including, Tariq Ahmed Al Wahedi, CEO of Agthia Group PJSC , Alexander van’t Riet, CEO of Mai Dubai LLC, Hamza Iqbal, CEO of National Food Products Company (NFPC), and Mohamed Al Owais, Chairman of Emirates Refreshments.
Creating a unified body to ......read more
Step aside Willy Wonka, Pickl’s got the real golden ticket burger
February 17, 2020- Dubai, UAE: Pickl, the Home of the Original Chicken in Dubai, is launching their biggest competition ever! One lucky Pickl fan will walk away with a lifetime- quite literally- with an endless supply of Pickl’s made-to-order beasty burgers for every single day of their lives. This includes the cheeseburger varieties for which the homegrown brand is known and loved, as well as the king of the spice scale - the hot chicken burgers range with the infamous Nashville or Reaper level heat.
If there was ever a time to play Sherlock Holmes, it’s now. To win, just find 10 golden burgers and become the envy of every jughead’s dreams. The competition ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17 February 2020: Dubai Energy Drink recently participates in the 25th Anniversary of Gulfood 2020, the largest and longest running food & beverage tradeshow in the world.
Phase 1 of the brand’s strategy included launching the product in the hospitality sector. For phase 2, Dubai Energy Drink will go to retail in the second quarter of 2020.
From left to right: Mohamad Awada, Mohamad AlMazrouei Chairman,Tariq Khalid, Managing Director
Chairman, Mohammed Al Mazrouei, states: “The introduction of excise tax has imposed challenges in the local energy drink category. However, we see this as a golden opportunity to infiltrate the energy drink market as our product allows for an agile pricing strategy to compete on a global scale.”
With ......read more
DP World, UAE Region’s Flagship Free Zone Impresses Visitors with Its Integrated Logistics and Business Friendly Ecosystem
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17 February 2020: Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), DP World, UAE Region’s key trade facilitator is showcasing its incentives for companies as well as its sustained role as the leading contributor to Dubai’s F&B trade, at Gulfood 2020, which opened on 16 February, marking its 25th anniversary.
The five-day event includes the Gulfood Innovation Summit under the theme of “Rethinking Food” to discuss topics such as Governments’ role in shaping the future of food, F&B Marketing, tourism and retail and future food technologies.
Jafza currently contributes 16.4 per cent of Dubai’s total traded volume and over 17 per cent of Dubai’s ......read more
Acclaimed culinary champions from across the globe display talents with live demonstrations on show floor at Dubai World Trade Centre
Dubai, UAE, 17 February: Gulfood 2020, the landmark 25th edition of the region’s longest-running annual food and beverage (F&B) trade show at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), opened on Sunday, 16 February, with renowned culinary champions displaying their tremendous talents, awarding-winning dishes and different approaches to food.
Tastes of the World, Gulfood’s popular interactive feature, is collecting an extraordinary line-up of the biggest food change-makers and Michelin-starred chefs for five days of cuisine innovation in-line with the 2020 event’s ‘Rethinking Food’ theme.
Taking centre stage on the opening day, acclaimed UAE chefs Nick Alvis and Scott Price ......read more
- Oasis, a leading water brand of National Food Products Company (NFPC) is the first GCC water brand to provide water in sustainable Tetra Pak packages to consumer market
- The water, available in Tetra Prisma® Aseptic 330ml carton packages will be sold at all major supermarkets from March 2020
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 16, 2020: Oasis, a leading water brand of UAE based National Food Products Company (NFPC) today, February 16, 2020 stakes its claim as the first beverage brand in the GCC to provide drinking water for the consumer market in Tetra Pak carton packages, environmentally sound packaging material that boasts a wealth of biodegradable and recyclable properties.
The pioneering Oasis product was unveiled at Gulfood and reaffirms NFPC’s commitment ......read more
• The AgTech company will have its own space at The Retreat, while CEO Abdulaziz AlMulla will deliver a speech on the subject - Tech to the rescue: Food and water security in the Gulf
Abu Dhabi, 13 February 2020: As part of its efforts to raise awareness and help tackle food and water security challenges in the Middle East, Madar Farms is to participate at this year’s Gulfood in Dubai.
Taking place between 16 to 20 February at Dubai World Trade Centre, Madar Farms will have its own space at The Retreat where visitors will be able to learn how the AgTech company is providing a holistic approach to sustainability.
Abdulaziz AlMulla, CEO and co-founder of the AgTech company will also address the delegates on Wednesday 19 February and share his views on the topic - Tech to the rescue: ......read more
• Organic products at the heart of the strategy
• Private labels part of Casino DNA with constant innovation
From February 16th to 20th 2020 at Dubai World Trade Center
United Arab Emirates; February 2020 : CASINO GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS, the strategic division in charge of the CASINO GROUP international development, is proud to announce its first participation at Gulfood 2020, taking place from 16th to 20th of February 2020 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
Historic player in French retailing since 1898, the Casino Group is above all one of the world leaders in food retailing with more than 12,000 stores in France, Latin America and the Indian Ocean undertaking a yearly turnover worth 38 billion euros.
Considered as the major line of Casino Group international business ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 11, 2020: Costa Coffee has launched a brand-new wellness-focused food range, 4u which is a variety of healthy items available for breakfast, lunch, afternoon snacks and treats.
Costa Coffee UAE is tapping into the ever-growing demand for healthy, fresh, plant-based and free-from products from customers with the launch of 4u– a brand-new range of over 20 nutritional sandwiches, salads, snacks, smoothies and more, the range will be available across Costa Coffee stores throughout the UAE.
Collaborating with Mitun De Sarkar, Clinical Dietician, the team have done all the hard work of choosing healthy options by providing a range of innovative recipes, fresh ingredients and exciting ideas, helping you to find the right balance nutritionally. Spearheaded by Mitun ......read more
Middle East region witnesses significant rise due to increased demand for organic products
Global Organic Milk market estimated to reach USD 5643 million by 2025, from USD 4423.5 million in 2019
February 11, 2020: Arla Foods, a leading international dairy company has introduced its new range of Arla® Baby&Me® Organic supplements to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia following increased demand for related products in the Middle East with a launch event at Park Hyatt Jeddah – L’azurde Ballroom, held recently.
The multinational cooperative’s experience in infant nutrition dates back three decades, with Arla producing, supplying and developing infant formulas for the world’s leading infant milk formula (IMF) brands throughout that time, while its milk production ......read more
• Multi-Award Winning Local Brand Nominated at Gulfood Innovation Awards for 3rd Year Running
• Recently Launched Healthy Farm Food Innovation (HFFI); Dedicated Entity To Focus On Developing Ground-Breaking Food Concepts and Products
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates - February 11, 2020: Healthy Farm, the multi-award winning frozen food brand under the Albatha Group, announced today that it will be showcasing a growing portfolio of plant-based products to HORECA at next week’s Gulfood 2020.
With an ambitious plan to convert more than 500,000 health-conscious consumers, the accent at Gulfood 2020 will be on new, innovative products intrinsic to Healthy Farm’s plant-based range. Among the more popular items on display at the four day event will be Plant Protein Pea Kale ......read more
• The occasion to introduce their certified halal beef “French Limousine breed”
• The company offers complete transparency on the product traceability allowed by the NFC chip integrated on label
Hall 3, Meat & Poultry Booth G3-1, DWTC
United Arab Emirates - February 9th, 2020 – On the world's largest annual food & beverage trade show, Beauvallet, a major player of the meat industry in Europe will be launching a new brand in the Middle East: Or Rouge, alongside with its NFC traceable halal meat technology.
Beauvallet is a company specialized in the manufacturing (selection, processing, cutting and packaging) of high-end French halal butcher’s meat in beef, young cattle, lamb and offal of these species. The brand produces a primary ......read more
Introducing Prosperite: the first blockchain-traced, real-time audited & digitally certified UHT milk
United Arab Emirates, February 3rd 2020 - Convinced that the future of the agri-food industry is focused on total transparency from the fields to the shelves stores, Prospérité is the first digitally certified UHT milk by tracking and auditing in real time its eco-responsible UHT milk by blockchain, a world first in the dairy sector! Bringing to consumers access to total transparency!
Real-time digital audit, the real revolution!
To verify that our UHT milk is really labelled "origin of the Hauts-de-France", "animal welfare friendly", or "GMO-free fed " it is necessary to check with each actor of the dairy chain that these criteria ......read more
We’re Shakin’ it up with our newest store at Al Manar Mall
Ras Al Khaimah, February 02, 2020: Shake Shack®, the New York-styled modern day “roadside” burger stand is thrilled to announce the opening of its newest store at Al Manar Mall on 30th January, marking the 13th Shack in UAE and the 40th across MENA.
Shake Shack’s first store in Ras Al Khaimah will cater to the growing Shake Shack fan base in UAE and give residents the opportunity to enjoy the same fun and lively community vibes along with premium quality burgers as experienced across Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
The new Shack, located on the ground level of Al Manar Mall at the main entrance, offers Shake Shack fans its famous 100% all-natural Angus beef and all-natural ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates; January 23, 2019: Berkan Steakhouse has launched their special edition menu ‘A Romantic Meat’ for Valentine’s Day this year. Heading to a new decade, our menu was designed and created with love and passion for everyone to celebrate the special day.
Located in City Walk 2, Berkan Steakhouse will serve its Valentine’s Day signature meals starting February 13 to February 15, 2020
“Valentine’s Day is a special day. Each year, people celebrate the day and embrace the love they hold for each other. This year at Berkan, we would love to be part of this special occasion you spend with your family and friends”, said Feyyaz Beduk, Head of Operations at Berkan Steakhouse
He added “Everyone is welcomed to part of Berkan family and have ......read more
• 4 French pavilions specialized in World Food, Dairy, Meat & Poultry, Beverages
• 80 French companies unified under “Taste France”
From February 16th to 20th 2020, DWTC
United Arab Emirates, 22 January 2020 – Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, will be supporting business opportunities between French producers and importers, key buyers and food industry experts visiting Gulfood. This year, 80 French exhibitors will be part of Gulfood, the world's largest annual food and beverage trade exhibition. This show will be the opportunity to announce the international launch of France’s F&B dedicated brand: Taste France.
Within France global commitment to share French way of life, Taste ......read more
DUBAI, JANUARY, 2019: A recent study from the Harvard School of Public Health shows berries offer heart health benefits if included as an important part of the daily diet. Now, available online and across all the stores of Organic Foods and Café, Biokia is bringing to the UAE, the delicious natural berries, straight from the Finnish forests.
Finland’s fastest-growing organic berry products’ brand, Biokia has introduced a comprehensive range of authentic and FSSC 22,000, Kosher and Halal certified organic berry products to the UAE food market, providing a more convenient option for daily shopping needs, from the organic or naturally grown and produced range.
With a mission to make organic berries the first choice and eventually an everyday dietary inclusion by consumers, Organic Foods & Café is making the products ......read more
Shake Shack’s Newest Limited-Edition Offerings to Debut on Wednesday, January 15
Wednesday - January 15, 2020 - Spice it up with Szechuan! What better way to ring in the Chinese New Year than with Shake Shack’s latest limited-edition menu? The flavorful Szechuan menu is now available across UAE Shacks.
The new menu includes three items, starting off with Szechuan Burger, a cheeseburger topped with chili garlic pickled cucumber, crispy onions, lettuce and Szechuan mayo, a great twist to a classic!
Those who prefer chicken, however, Shake Shack has them covered with Szechuan Chick’n; crispy chicken breast tossed in chili oil, topped with chili garlic pickled cucumber, shredded lettuce and Szechuan mayo. Both burgers are made with a 100% all-natural Angus beef or chicken, ......read more
Try this Delicious Dessert at Freddy’s locations in Nakheel Mall, Dubai Mall and Mall of the Emirates; Host a Make Your Own Frozen Custard Party
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 14, 2020: Frozen Custard originated on New York’s iconic Coney Island at the turn of the 20th century and soon became one of America’s favorite desserts. Smoother and richer than ice cream, this cool treat is available in chocolate or vanilla, and you can have it as a sundae, a concrete or simply in a cone, along with a variety of toppings, at Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers in Dubai Mall, Mall of the Emirates and Nakheel Mall.
According to the Freddy’s team, frozen custard is like ice cream but better. Frozen custard’s base contains quality egg yolk (at least 1.5 %) and a ......read more
The brand is all set to dd 15 new gourmet ingredients to its offerings
Dubai, UAE, 9th January 2020: A new variety of choices awaits SUBWAY® customers in the GCC region in 2020 after one of the world’s biggest restaurant brands announced the rolling of a new experience for its customers. The brand said it will unveil its newest offerings, which will be available across its restaurants in the UAE and its neighbouring GCC states starting January.
“Over the past years, the SUBWAY® brand has been undergoing a major transformation worldwide to keep up with the ever-evolving needs and demands of its customers. We have been introducing different changes - from the feel and look of our restaurants to our innovative packaging and our employees’ trendy uniforms - to deliver the best ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 31, 2019: Lacnor, a leading brand of National Food Products Company (NFPC), headquartered in Dubai, is producing their Healthy Living Range which is 100% JUICE with NO ADDED SUGAR. The range aims to complement the nation’s drive to improve the health and wellness amongst consumers who are cautious of their sugar intake. Early this month, The UAE government has introduced a tax on beverage products containing added sugar, in a move to incentivise less consumption.
The Lacnor Healthy Living range comprises eight fruit juice flavours, available in either a one liter or 250 ml pack. It can be found at both the chilled aisle and grocery sections of most major supermarket outlets including Carrefour, Lulu Hypermarkets and Co-operative. It is also available for ......read more
Now Available across 4 outlets in the UAE in Mall of the Emirates, Ibn Battuta Mall, Deira City Centre and Sahara Centre
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 26, 2019: Head to Max’s All About Chicken, the home-grown chef-led QSR concept, to try their latest Lebanese Grilled Chicken combo, available across all outlets from now until Feb 2020.
Featuring a succulent char-grilled whole spring chicken marinated in traditional spices and served with pita bread, Lebanese pickled vegetables, Hummus, a green salad and a drink of your choice, this is a flavorful, healthy alternative to the traditional food court fast food offering.
At AED 49 and great for sharing, you can’t beat the value either.
A popular choice with diners of all ages, Max’s ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 21, 2019: Marrybrown, one of the UAE’s leading Halal quick-service restaurants, expanded last week by opening their 10th UAE outlet in the Food Hall at The Dubai Mall Zabeel. Announcing this in a press release, Mr. Imran Akhtar, General Manager – Marrybrown UAE said that the opening of the new outlet is a momentous occasion. “We are carrying on the tradition of the established Marrybrown brand name from Malaysia, and we have been serving undeniably great products in the UAE for nearly 20 years.”
The new outlet was inaugurated by Mr. Hadi Ebrahim Al Abbas, CCO – Al Abbas Group, in the presence of H.E. Mohd Hasril Abdul Hamid, Consul General of Malaysia, Mr. Ali Ebrahim Al Abbas, COO – Al Abbas Group, Dato’ Lawrence Liew, Founder – ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 18, 2019: Tennis champion Maria Sharapova will be making an appearance at Candylicious The Dubai Mall on December 20th from 1 – 2 pm to celebrate her premium candy line, Sugarpova, which launched in Dubai earlier this year. Fans will have the chance to meet and greet the tennis star and purchase treats from Sugarpova at the event.
The exclusive partnership with Candylicious, one of the largest candy stores in the Middle East, brings Maria’s popular line of premium gummies, truffles, chocolates and gumballs to Dubai retail stores for the very first time. This is Maria’s latest global expansion move following the brand’s debut in the UK earlier this year.
“I am thrilled to announce Sugarpova’s growing global footprint and share our treats with ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 17, 2019: Zafran Indian Bistro, the award-winning contemporary Indian restaurant, has launched its much-awaited new menu, now available at Mirdif City Centre and Dubai Marina Mall.
A labor of love, the menu is the result of more than a year of perfecting regional recipes, countless trials and tasting sessions by the restaurant’s highly trained team of chefs to ensure that the final product stays true to Zafran’s tried and tested philosophy---no fuss, simple great tasting food.
“Zafran is a place where guests expect quality Indian food made right by passionate people in a relaxed, inviting ambience and once again we have delivered. Fans of the brand and new diners will love the new menu’s combination of signature dishes alongside new, specialty dishes that ......read more
By Dana Hamwi – Expert Nutritionist for Choithrams Ramadan Campaign
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 26, 2019: Healthy eating starts with choosing the right ingredients. It is easier to make a nutritious meal if your kitchen is already stocked with amazing seasonal produce, affordable proteins, and healthy whole grains.
Be careful when you're grocery shopping, as it is pretty easy to get carried away by convenient frozen meals and delicious looking pre-packaged sweets. This commonly happens when a variety of chocolate bars and candies are waiting for you at the ......read more
Eid Al-Fitr Brunch at Ewaan in Palace Downtown
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 22, 2019: Palace Downtown is welcoming Eid with a sumptuous brunch at its signature restaurant, Ewaan.
Celebrate Eid Al-Fitr with family and friends and enjoy a generous buffet combined with exceptional hospitality of Ewaan. Stretching into the Palace gardens, the Ewaan tent on the terrace reflects the distinctive architectural qualities of the destination itself, creating a unique sense of tradition.
The Arabesque appeal of Ewaan comes alive with a tempting blend of traditional ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 20, 2019: With Eid festivities only a fortnight away, celebrate the joyous occasion of Eid al-Fitr at Fujairah’s family-friendly resort, Le Meridien Al Aqah Beach Resort.
Enjoy limitless views of the Indian Ocean with a special Eid brunch on all three days of the Eid holidays, from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm at the beach resort.
Classic brunch priced at AED 199 paired with soft beverages and AED 234 with chilled malts and grapes will feature a selection of palate-tingling appetizers as well as hearty mains and delightful desserts.
Looking ......read more
Facilities and Iftar kit availability has been increased due to overwhelming response at Sajaa iftar camp to accommodate a total of 1,14,000 beneficiaries this Ramadan.
Malabar Gold & Diamonds associates with various associations and like – minded organizations this Ramadan to provide Iftar meals & other CSR initiatives.
Malabar Gold & Diamonds continues to devotedly take part & conducts various CSR initiatives this year which was declared as the ‘Year of Tolerance’
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 16, 2019: ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 15 May 2019: Director of Dubai Customs, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih chaired the Consultative Council meeting which was set to discuss means of developing cooperation with the vegetable and fruit sector.
The meeting focused on how this sector can benefit from the enormous advantages and facilities Dubai Customs offers and how to overcome any challenges that may face them.
The meeting was attended by Saed Al Awadi, CEO of Dubai Export Development Corporation (DEDC) and representatives of DP World, Dubai Chamber, Dubai Trade and the Department of Economic ......read more
Dubai, UAE; May 13, 2019: As per the latest financial data released by Parmigiano Reggiano Consortium, the GCC region has emerged as a key market for Parmigiano Reggiano exports with exports for 2018 reaching 105.2 tons.
Earlier this year Parmigiano Reggiano Consortium launched a large-scale awareness campaign in Saudi Arabia, UAE and Kuwait to educate 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 years.
The ......read more
Ground-breaking initiative in collaboration with Ministry of Climate Change and Environment leverages A.I. technology to reduce food waste by 72 per cent - or 250,000 meals – across 12 of Emaar’s commercial kitchens, revolutionising food management in the UAE
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 08, 2019: Winnow, a London-based start-up, in collaboration with the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) and in partnership with Emaar Hospitality Group, has officially launched its new AI-enabled product, Winnow Vision, to revolutionise food waste management in ......read more
07 May 2019, Abu Dhabi, UAE: As the sun sets, gather your friends and family and break your fast at the Cocina Restaurant, Jannah Burj Al Sarab Hotel for an exquisite selection of delightful experiences this Holy Month of Ramadan.
Savor in a mouth-watering Iftar buffet for only AED 110 for adults and AED 55 for kids featuring authentic Arabic and International specialties with a live-cooking station, carving station, Ramadan drinks and desserts for a sweet ending to a sumptuous feast. The Iftar spread will start from sunset till 10 pm, highlighting an extraordinary culinary ......read more
Entice your senses with a showreel of show-stopping delicacies
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 07.5.2019
Doors Freestyle Grill, welcomes Ramadan with an array of Iftar offerings during the holy month. The restaurant invites guests to share the ceremonial breaking of the fast with loved ones in the chic and charming setting overlooking the spellbinding iconic Dubai creek.
From sunset, guests can enjoy a delectable array of Turkish specialities and beverages with a spin, including soulful soups like Lentil soup and Chicken soup with a little twist, vibrant salads like the ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 05, 2019: Ready, set, action: a world of Nutella is now waiting for you at VOX Cinemas in Dubai’s Mall of the Emirates!
Now that Nutella at VOX Cinemas – the Middle East’s most innovative and customer-focused exhibitor – is officially opened, cinema-goers can enjoy the beloved hazelnut spread as part of an array of sweet and savory recipes and grab-and-go options.
The offerings include a slew of delicious treats including pretzels, waffles, Holland pancakes, funnel fries, crepes and lolly ......read more
Levant'ish Restaurant and Sweets in Baghdad street, Al Qusais on 26 April 2019
May 04, 2019 - Dubai, UAE:
Levant'ish is a celebration of the rich culinary heritage of the Levant Region. Levantish will delight you with grills of Syria and Turkey, salads, sandwiches, shawarma of Lebanon, mansaf of Jordan all under one roof in a cozy ambience. Signature dishes of Levant'ish includes Adana Kebab, Iskander Kebab, Halabi kebab, Waraqa Enab with Lamb, Mansaf. The restaurant also serves a fine array of Arabian sweets like kenafah, muhalabiya and awwaamat in ......read more
Serving up the wares with a side of coffee
Dubai, UAE, May 02, 2019: Launched in 2018, the homegrown brand The Edit is fast-becoming a favourite destination for judicious shoppers with it’s perfect selection of premium ready-to-wear fashion brands, accessories, beauty, home décor and art, that are sourced from all around the world. Not only can guests pop by to treat themselves or loved ones, but the ideal little sanctuary includes an artisanal coffee bar and refreshment parlour allowing guests to take a moment and to just pause, even if it is just for a few ......read more
May 01, 2019 - Dubai, UAE
With the onset of the summer season, Sumo Sushi & Bento’s culinary experts have created two new dishes using the season’s fresh, healthy and delicious ingredients. Guests can now try the new combination of the Tsunami Crispy Salmon roll and Maitake Tofu dish at any of the Sumo Sushi & Bento outlets or just place an order via the mobile app.
Bursting with flavor, the Tsunami Crispy Salmon is filled with crispy crab, tamago, salmon and covered in crispy tempura, tobiko, spicy mayo and the signature tare sauce. The perfectly simmered ......read more
Shake Shack’s Newest Limited Time Offering to Debut on Wednesday, May 1st
Dubai, UAE, April 29, 2019: Turn up the heat! Shake Shack® is excited to announce its newest item The Hot Honey Chick’n, all set to make its debut across all UAE Shacks on Wednesday, May 1st.
This limited-time burger is a new, spicy take on Shake Shack’s classic Hot Chick’n burger. It is crafted from 100% all-natural chicken breast – with no antibiotics ever - seasoned and crisped to perfection and tossed in a hot honey sauce. To add some crunch, the chicken sits atop a slaw ......read more
Dubai, UAE, April 25, 2019: This Ramadan celebrate breaking your fast with an Indian twist from Bombay Bungalow. Enjoy the stunning sunset in the beach setting and enjoy the set A La Carte curated menu. Fresh fruits and Dates platter to break the fast, guests can also enjoy dishes such as the Assorted Kebab and Tikka platter, Tadka Dhal or a vegetarian option of Stir-Fried Greens to name a few, with a dessert platter served to complete the meal. Bombay Bungalow incorporates traditional Indian and a range of international ingredients without compromising the quality and taste of the ......read more
Iftar, Suhoor, kids’ camp … and stunning beachfront views
Dubai, 24 April 2019: The Pointe at Palm Jumeirah is creating a beautiful ambiance for families to share a time of reflection and togetherness, surrounded by spectacular views, this Ramadan.
Break your fast with family and friends at Dubai’s stunning new waterfront destination with a wide selection of world cuisines and traditional culinary fare for Iftar, enjoy delectable Suhoor offerings every night, and enrol children for a fun activity camp during the Holy ......read more
Dubai, UAE, April 24, 2019: A time to reconnect with your loved ones over delicious food. For those who would like to break their holy fast by indulging in a non-tradition Ramadan buffet, 800 Degrees Pizzeria launches an exquisite iftar menu.
Dynamite Shrimps price at AED 49 is made with perfectly crisp fried shrimp coated with dripping tangy spiced mayonnaise, and garnished with fresh spring onions on a bed of crunchy Romaine lettuce. If this is not enticing enough, 800 Degrees is also offering an Italian favorite, Pollo alla Cacciation price at AED 69 for the main course, ......read more
Dubai, UAE, April 23, 2019: GODIVA Chocolatier, the global leader in premium chocolate, has announced the appointment of Olivier de Mendez as President, UK and MENAT (the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey), effective immediately. In this new role, de Mendez will lead GODIVA’s expansion across this important and diverse geography by taking the iconic brand’s Belgian craftsmanship and premium chocolate into new products and categories, accelerating distribution channels, entering new markets, and leveraging global insights to build upon the great success of GODIVA Cafés ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - April 23, 2019: Swissotel Al Ghurair is all set for the Holy Month with special Ramadan offers that is bound to satiate each diner’s palate with Liwan restaurant serving traditional Arabic and International cuisine and Shayan plating an Iranian offering
LIWAN RESTAURANT, SWISSOTEL AL GHURAIR
Ramadan diners visiting Liwan restaurant have a chance to indulge in an all-you-can-eat Iftar option that will feature a blend of Arabic, Mediterranean, Indian and International buffet selection every day for AED 169 per ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates (April 22, 2019) - Indulge in an authentic Arabian dining experience this Ramadan at the award-winning hotel apartments, Arjaan by Rotana.
Welcoming the holy month, Arjaan by Rotana invites guests to experience the traditions of Ramadan with an array of authentic Iftar offerings, live entertainment, family attractions and corporate packages. Set in the sophisticated Cilantro, the restaurant offers an extensive buffet spread showcasing hot and cold mezze, salads, mixed grills, Middle Eastern specialities and classic desserts, in addition to ......read more
Dubai, UAE, April 18, 2019: Celebrate the Holy Month of Ramadan with Marks & Spencer’s bespoke range of premium baskets filled with sweet treats guaranteed to delight family and friends alike.
With stunning hampers filled with the finest handpicked gourmet treats from around the world, including mouth-watering Cocoa Dusted Liquid Salted Caramels and creamy Dulce De Leche Truffles, The Ultimate Gold Collection is the perfect gift for loved ones and is sure to impress.
For the true chocolate lover, the Taste of Switzerland Gift Bag is the sweetest gift to give ......read more
Dubai, UAE, April 17, 2019: Experience the Holy Month at the popular tent set-up at Rosewood Abu Dhabi accompanied by harmonious tunes by the lovely duo Khalid & Razan on the Oud and Kanoon
Rosewood Abu Dhabi brings another spectacular season of Ramadan treats to all celebrating the Holy Month in the capital.
A memorable journey of rich flavors awaits guests breaking their fast at the popular Sambusek Tent, where families, friends and large groups can enjoy a hearty Iftar buffet that includes all the traditional favorites from local, regional and international cuisines. ......read more
Iftar along the Silk Route at The Courtyard and Boulevard Kitchen in Manzil Downtown
Dubai, UAE, April 15, 2019: In a history of trade routes that connects the East and West, Manzil Downtown takes you along The Silk route by land through an unforgettable Iftar. The Iftar featuring an inspiring spread of cuisines from across Europe, Asia and Africa will be on offer. Connect with different traditions and witness the influence of the routes on your Iftar table.
Set in a contemporary Arabesque lounge and courtyard, enjoy an exquisite menu, parade along with live-cooking stops whilst ......read more
Shake Shack® partners with local artists to bring a burst of color and flavor to five Shacks across Dubai
Dubai – April 10, 2019 – Shake Shack® is bringing together the best of food and art in Dubai by transforming five Shacks into creative zones where diners can enjoy burgers and vibrant art created by local artists based in the UAE.
Shake Shack® worked with curator, artist and visual art director of ArtPaintingLAB, Samira Saliba to identify talented artists who would like to showcase their work to diners. The collaboration with local artists ......read more
Dubai, UAE, April 09, 2019: With Ramadan just around the corner, DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island is hosting its annual Ramadan Iftar in a warm and familiar setting at Meze restaurant. Experience traditional Middle Eastern hospitality at this Turkish restaurant that serves vibrant flavors, including fresh mezze platters and much more.
Take on a trip inspired by the beautiful colors and tastes of the orient’s spice markets. Enjoy great food in a stunning setting and spacious terrace with its panoramic views of the Arabian Gulf.
Priced at AED130 per person, ......read more
Dubai, UAE, April 09, 2019: Bringing famed delicacies from North Indian cuisine, the culinary team at Purani Dilli, Four Points by Sheraton, Downtown (Bur Dubai) has created a lavish menu for guests to commemorate the Holy Month. Priced at AED 95, the iftar spread features a Juice Counter serving Roh Afza, Jallab, Karkade, Qamaradeen, as well as fresh juices with an assortment of nuts and dried fruits. Drawing inspiration from Emirati and Indian favourites, the salad bar offers a choice of Hummus, Moutabel, Fattoush, along with Chana chaat, Fruit chat among other varieties. Also ......read more
New ready-to-drink Frappuccino Matcha Tea with single origin Japanese green matcha will excite tea lovers’ taste buds and their Insta feeds
Dubai, UAE, April 08, 2019: Great news for tea lovers – Starbucks is adding the first ever tea variety to its hugely popular ready-to-drink Frappuccino range. Starbucks Frappuccino Matcha Tea features the delicate flavours of single origin Japanese green matcha tea carefully blended with silky fresh milk. The result? A deliciously creamy and colourful drink bursting with fun, flavour and plenty of personality. It’s also ......read more
Dubai, UAE, April 08, 2019: With the Holy month of Ramadhan just around the corner, Chefs at Yalumba have put together an elaborate Iftar buffet. Drawing inspiration from the culinary culture of the Middle East, the special Iftar buffet at Yalumba offers a delicious variety of traditional favourites. Bringing live cooking stations, guests can enjoy Meat Kibbeh, Katayef, among other Middle Eastern favourites. Head to Yalumba with your family or colleagues for an evening of traditional delicacies paired with a mouthwatering array of desserts, making your Iftar truly ......read more
Real-time success celebrated at mega industry fair with multibillion-dollar onsite orders and huge business potential
The world’s largest annual food and beverage trade exhibition attracted more than 100,000 visitors from 200 plus countries
Gulfood hailed as the ‘most important trade show in the world’
Dubai, UAE – 4 April 2019: Gulfood 2019, the world’s largest annual food and beverage trade exhibition, ended its 24th run at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) with major alliance breakthroughs and multibillion-dollar export deals ......read more
The leading dairy cooperative has expanded its reach in the Kingdom, opening up access to its nutritious products
3 April 2019: FrieslandCampina, one of the world’s leading and largest dairy cooperatives, today launched a new national headquarters in Saudi Arabia. Following 60 years of success in the Kingdom, the new site represents further growth for FrieslandCampina in the country and the evolution of its operational structure to deliver effective, more consumer-centric services across KSA.
Specifically, the new headquarters will enable FrieslandCampina to ......read more
Dubai, UAE, April 02, 2019: Marks & Spencer is proud to announce the launch of its new vegan-friendly Plant Kitchen range. Available in stores now, Plant Kitchen is a brand-new selection of delicious meat and dairy-free plant based fresh meals, salads and snacks, using plant proteins and are 100% tasty!
The range includes everything from favourite comfort food such as crispy Cauliflower Popcorn with a spicy Buffalo dip and a flavourful Mushroom Pie, to healthy meals like the Asian Super Grains Bowl and a Roasted Vegetable & Avocado Sandwich, packed with nutritious ......read more
New Grill Menu with signature Jones the Grocer dishes like dry-aged Australian Black Angus tomahawk and Wagyu Burger
Dubai, UAE, April 02, 2019: The long wait for fresh, natural and wholesome gourmet food is finally over with Jones the Grocer officially opening its doors at Dubai Mall on the 26th March 2019. Diners can relish their favourite food at this first restaurant to be opened in partnership with Al-Futtaim.
True to its ethos of gourmet food for everyday living, this exquisitely designed store features a theatre kitchen, bakery, patisserie, artisan cheese and charcuterie ......read more
April 02, 2019 - Dubai, UAE:
For the first-time ever in the UAE, Sumo Sushi & Bento introduces Lobster as the latest seasonal ingredient to their extensive menu with limited-edition dishes. As an exclusive addition for the month of April, the new ingredient will now be available in two exciting selections - Oman Lobster Crunch Roll and the Lobster Fried Rice.
The new main course items created by the culinary team at Sumo Sushi & Bento features lobster prepared and paired in a variety of ways.
Oman Lobster Crunch: A decadent roll stuffed ......read more
by Banin Shahine, Nutrition Manager at Fitness First Middle East
Dubai, UAE, April 01, 2019: When it comes to nutrition our brains are receptive to everything good and bad. Your gut is known as your ‘second brain’, meaning your daily intake of bacteria, fats, glucose and water can directly affect your mental health.
Here, Banin Shahine, Nutrition Manager at Fitness First Middle East, details how mood disorders often start in the gut.
THE BRAIN AND GUT BACTERIA
Your brain and gut are in sync - the two are connected by the nervous ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 30, 2019: LuLu, the largest hypermarket chain in the region, unveiled its annual Food Carnival, a two-week food festival that highlights a wide variety of special offers and culinary delights inspired from flavours around the world. The food fest features great discounts on food products and an exciting series of cooking competitions across the UAE until 7th April 2019.
More than a great shopping experience, customers can participate in cooking competitions in different categories, such as vegetarian and non-vegetarian dish cooking, ......read more
Purani Dilli at Four Points by Sheraton, Downtown - Mankhool is bringing a special 10-day feast in April
Dubai, UAE, March 28, 2019: It sure is difficult to resist the tantalizing flavours of piping hot kebabs, straight from a red-hot charcoal grill or the invigorating aroma of biryani! Bringing kebabs and biryani’s inspired from royal Mughal kitchens, Four Points by Sheraton Downtown Dubai – Mankhool has planned a 10-day feast at Purani Dilli from April 1st to 10th 2019, celebrating the rich diversity of biryanis and kebabs, making it just in time for International kebab ......read more
March 26, 2019 - Dubai, UAE: With an already extensive menu of more than 100 delicious dishes and refreshing beverage selections, Sumo Sushi & Bento is adding over a dozen more innovative new menu items this season.
Now available at all 11 restaurant locations, the new menu items include innovative and healthy additions to drinks, entrées, sushi rolls, poke bowls, noodles and desserts. And, just as Sumo has done for almost 19 years, every menu item is made using only the freshest of ingredients.
Featuring new options from light appetizers like the beetroot-soaked salmon, named ......read more
Number of SKUs Online by end of 2019 – 60,000
Home delivery to include Abu Dhabi and Ras Al Khaimah
Dubai, UAE, March 24, 2019: Amidst a series of unique promotions and offers, Union Coop, the largest Consumer Cooperative in the UAE revealed that it expects AED 30 Million Sales in 2019, with more than 60,000 SKUs from its web store and online partners. The retail pioneer also listed previous year online sales as AED 15.8 Million from the web store and online partners, while expecting to outdo themselves this year by nearly double the previous year sales ......read more
Huge Business Interest Generated During the Visit
Dubai, UAE, March 23, 2019: Invest Northern Ireland invited Al Maya Group to visit Belfast in Northern Ireland and arranged meetings with leading companies dealing in FMCG / Food products. The visit of Al Maya to Belfast was the follow up on last visit and also after the Gulfood 2019. Al Maya’s delegation was headed by Mr Kamal Vachani, Group Director. During the visit of the delegation Mr Kamal Vachani also met Mr Alastair Hamilton, CEO, Invest Northern Ireland and discussed the ways to ......read more
An increase of AED 35 Million compared to 2017
Dubai, UAE, March 21, 2019: Union Coop, UAE’s largest Consumer Cooperative revealed that the value of its UAE agricultural products in 2018 amounted to AED 79 Million, an increase of AED 35 Million compared to 2017, pointing out that supporting and encouraging agriculture stems from its core objective to establish a sustainable agricultural environment with enhanced stock and food security.
Talking about how Union Coop has been supporting UAE’s agro-economy, H.E. Khalid Humaid Bin Diban Al Falasi, CEO of Union Coop ......read more
Winners for the Egg Class Competition and Middle East Young Chef of the Year Awards revealed
Dubai, UAE, March 21, 2019 – Winners of the Egg Class Competition and the Middle East Young Chef of the Year Award were announced at the recently concluded ExpoCulinaire 2019. Traditionally held within the Gulfood exhibition, ExpoCulinaire is a series of culinary competitions accompanied by a trade event that is dedicated specifically to the culinary community.
The awards for the Egg Class Competition and the Middle East Young Chef of the Year Award competitions were sponsored ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 20, 2019: To all the Mothers out there, this one is for you. 800 Degrees Pizzeria is treating Mothers to our irresistibly delicious specialty pizzas or pastas free on March 21st. Bring your mother the tastiest gift ever on the house.
When- 21st March 2019
Where- 800 Degrees Pizzeria
Branch- Mall of the Emirates & Me'aisem city centre.
19 March 2019, Abu Dhabi, UAE: LuLu, the largest hypermarket chain in the region, launched its annual British food festival “Food is Great Britain: Truly British, Truly Delicious”. The week-long fest highlights a wide variety of food products imported from the UK, which is available at great discounts from 18th to 26th March 2019.
The launch event was inaugurated by H.E Patrick Moody, British Ambassador to the UAE, at LuLu Hypermarket at World Trade Center, Abu Dhabi, in the presence of LuLu Group Chairman and Managing Director Yusuff Ali M.A, other top officials, ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 19, 2019: Celebrate Easter in style with Marks & Spencer’s luxurious chocolate eggs and delicious hot cross buns. Choose from the mouth-watering 1 kg Swiss Chocolate Bennet Bunny, the all-time favourite Caramel Eggs or the Made Without Dairy Dark Chocolate Egg, there’s something to satisfy any sweet tooth.
But it’s not just about the eggs this Easter. Marks & Spencer’s range of hot cross buns are some of its most tempting yet. From the famous Luxury Hot Cross Buns, filled with plump raisins and spices, to a gluten free ......read more
Enjoy six of the best every Thursday at Dubai’s new waterfront destination
Dubai, UAE, 18 March 2019: Enjoy a lively girls’ night out with a twist at The Pointe at Palm Jumeirah – Dubai’s dynamic new waterfront dining, entertainment and leisure destination. Ladies, go restaurant hopping with the girls and sample an array of distinct cuisines, complimentary drinks and dining discounts every Thursday until 30 April.
Hop across six unique venues – Seafood Kitchen, Asian District, Fitzroy, Fat Chow, La Palapa and Mama Pho – ......read more
Dubai, UAE – March 07, 2019: Gearing up for International Women’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day and not sure where to go? Beastro is the ultimate place to be during the month of March, as the comfort food restaurant will be hosting a special night on 8th March to celebrate the great women in our lives, as well as a green themed night on 17th March for St. Patrick’s Day to celebrate like the Irish do!
Here are some of Beastro’s special happenings during International Women’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day:
AEB to power Young Chef of the Year Competition at Salon Culinaire
Dubai, UAE, March 03, 2019 – The ExpoCulinaire 2019 which opens tomorrow in Sharjah will see strong participation from the American Egg Board (AEB), the research, education and promotion arm of the U.S. egg industry. AEB will be showcasing the benefits of U.S. eggs and egg products to over 5,000 trade visitors that are expected to visit the three-day event which will be held at the Expo Centre Sharjah from March 4 - 6.
The UAE and Saudi Arabia represent 90 percent of the GCC Food and ......read more
Cheese lovers in the Capital can treat themselves to a menu full of cheese this March
Abu Dhabi, 3rd March 2019: Roberto’s Abu Dhabi is giving all gourmets the chance to wallow in their exclusive Parmigiano Reggiano aka parmesan cheese menu, available through March. Parmigiano Reggiano is known as the “king of cheeses” for its particular productive, nutritional and organoleptic characteristics.
Group executive Chef Francesco Guarracino has designed a menu dedicated entirely to Parmigiano Reggiano cheese including the desserts.
The menu kicks ......read more
Sumo Sushi & Bento announces the addition of two new dishes to their current winter menu with one-star ingredient - Salmon.
While the guests can enjoy a selection of options to choose from Sumo’s extensive menu, they can also try the succulent Princess Sushi Roll and perfectly seared Salmon Shiro Croquette introduced for the month of March.
The Princess: Delicate and rich salmon roll, lightly fried and garnished with asparagus and black tobiko, all served with sweet chili and our smooth beurre blanc sauce.
Salmon Shiro Croquette: Decadent bites ......read more
Operators are working on improving operational efficiency, revisiting their business strategy and rationalizing their F&B portfolios
Driven by market conditions, quick-service restaurants appear to have outperformed other formats
The sector remains cautiously optimistic in the run up to Expo 2020 Dubai
Introduction of delivery kitchens in the UAE could further improve the delivery economics
Dubai, UAE; 26 February 2019: Food and Beverage operators in the UAE have responded to headwinds facing the industry by enhancing operations and rationalizing costs to ......read more