New location for Dubai whole food eatery opens January 2018
Dubai, UAE, January 18, 2018: When it’s time to kick back with a leisurely late weekend breakfast, lunch with friends or a goodness packed smoothie or cold pressed juice, Sophie’s Café has you covered. A home-grown concept created by Whissle, the leading hospitality group in the UAE, responsible for award winning brands such OKKU and CLAW, Sophie’s health-conscious menu and specialist coffees has been keeping Palm residents healthy and happy since 2011.
Now, in 2018, it’s time for Sophie’s to share its secret recipes and home-grown goodness with a brand new location at the Metro Central Hotel, Barsha Heights. Serving up a fantastic selection of wholesome and healthy dishes, everything at Sophie’s Café is created ......read more
Dubai, UAE, January 4, 2018: Xclusive Yachts is excited to announce the launch of a whole new concept to the nautical tourism industry in Dubai – ‘High-Tea At Sea’. Being rated as Dubai’s only 5 star luxury yacht charter, they believe it is obligatory to constantly innovate and improve to provide its clients the best services onboard.
The launch event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, 8th of April at Xclusive Yacht’s official party boat and their largest one that can accommodate over 200 guests. The 2 hours cruise will begin at 1:00 pm starting at the Dubai Marina Yacht Club. The custom made High-Tea menu is catered by The Address Hotel, Dubai Marina.
The tradition of High-Tea or Afternoon Tea is quintessentially British, the idea being to fill in the long gap ......read more
Sania Mirza and Shoaib Malik inaugurate Sthan, a restaurant based on the concept of food beyond borders in Dubai
The newly launched restaurant offers a delectable palette of food that speaks volumes of the everlasting impression of culinarily rich flavors from Hindustan, Pakistan and Afghanistan
“It is a treat to watch how the menu which is carefully crafted for Sthan balances not only the flavors but also emotions from India, Pakistan and Afghanistan to offer a delightful sumptuous spread.” - Mr. Rohith Muralya, Director – Concept Cuisine, SFC Group
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 27, 2017: Indian Tennis star Sania Mirza and her husband, Pakistani Cricketer Shoaib Malik inaugurate Sthan in Dubai. Sthan Restaurant, offering authentic Frontier food from beyond borders, is now ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 13, 2017: Premium quality, Elegance and Luxury are some of the characteristics that define the first PappaRoti Boutique which opened today at Emirates Towers in Dubai. The event was attended by Ms. Rahsa Al Danhani, Owner and Founder of PappaRoti Café and PappaRoti Boutique, High Officials, VIPs and leading media representatives and influencers.
PappaRoti Boutique is a smart and polished version of PappaRoti café, known for its signature coffee–caramelized bun, upgraded by top notch service garnished with luxury and elegance. The interior is warm and sophisticated and offers customers a delightful experience in a comfortable seating set-up bathed by arrays of light.
“PappaRoti is a versatile brand that is growing and evolving with the growth of the UAE, and responds to the growing ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 13th December, 2017: H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority, ADFCA, today officially opened SIAL Middle East 2017, the region’s fastest growing business trade event for the food, drink and hospitality industries.
The exhibition is being held under the strategic patronage of the Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority and in coordination with the Department of Culture and Tourism.
H.H. Sheikh Mansour toured the halls of the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, and met with exhibitors from across the region and the globe.
Sheikh Mansour said that the emirate of Abu Dhabi has an advanced legislative structure and special incentives to invest in F&B, its distinguished management of food strategic ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 13 December 2017 – With memories of the cheers of merriment and chimes of sleigh bells echoing around the fireplace, indulge in the warm flavours of luscious chocolate, succulent fruits and Christmas spices in a tantalising yuletide feast with TWG Tea this December.
Let the festivities begin with a Joy of Christmas Tea infused yule log cake, encasing a chocolate hazelnut sponge cake filled with a luscious Joy of Christmas Tea infused cream mousse accented with vanilla & orange custard and cinnamon Streudel, coated with a milk chocolate glaze. Adorned in joyous colours of red and gold accented with delicate chocolate snowflake and ornament pieces, this unique creation is the perfect topping for any Christmas dinner.
Transforming ivory chocolate into icy snowflakes, for the lucky ......read more
Festive family fun - Christmas Lunch, Turkey Takeaway, Festive Canapes, Gourmet Gifting, Visits from Santa and much more!
Dubai, UAE, December 12, 2017: Lots of lovely festive and holiday experiences will take place at casual dining restaurant and gourmet grocer, Tub of Butter, this December. With special menus, festive take away lunches, party canapes, a festive gift shop, appearances from Santa and much more, there’s something for everyone. Tub of Butter is also dressed to impress and decked out in its festive finery, so it’s worth popping in to soak up the ambiance, with a suitably festive coffee latte and panettone of course!
Here’s a few of the key festive happenings at Tub of Butter this season:
• The Christmas Lunch Set ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 11, 2017: De’Longhi, a premium Italian coffee machine brand, presents ‘bean-to-cup’, an extensive range of fully-automatic coffee machines that can recreate a variety of coffee shop drinks. Using fresh beans and fresh milk, aromatic and great tasting coffee can easily be prepared at home with the touch of a button. The new generation of De’Longhi ‘bean-to-cup’ coffee makers featuring an intuitive interface and functionality of the new 4.3” colour touch display for a new coffee experience to satisfy every wish with style and taste. PrimaDonna Elite will be your ultimate choice.
Starting price: 3,495 AED
Available at Jashanmal stores in Dubai and major supermarkets across the Middle East
Dubai, UAE, December 11, 2017: The Offer: Feliz Navidad Christmas Day Lunch
DETAILS: Guests can expect to enjoy a truly authentic Spanish experience with a delicious array of tapas served to their table, from padron peppers to patatas bravas, calamari and garlic & chilli prawns. Wash the unlimited array of tapas down with a range of house beverages, including El Sur’s famous homemade ‘fruity grape’
DATE: 25TH DEC 2017
TIME: 12.30- 3.30PM
LOCATION: The Westin, Lobby Level
El Sur will be offering an exclusive 2-4-1 deal on Xmas Day Lunch!
Unlimited tapas & house beverages: Original Price: AED 395
Unlimited tapas & soft drinks: Original Price: AED 265
THE OFFER: NEW YEARS EVE FIESTA
DETAILS: EL ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 10, 2017: Party with a view this New Year’s Eve at Fogueira and Sama Lounge, swing into 2018 at Speakeasy, or make it a family affair without the hassle, at Shores Restaurant. Ramada Plaza Jumeirah Beach in JBR has your New Year’s Party covered.
Dubai, UAE – Party in style this New Year at Ramada Plaza Jumeirah Beach in JBR. Shake it all night long at Brazilian churrascaria Fogueira, dance your way into the early hours at Speakeasy, get in the groove with Afro-Centric beats at Sama Lounge, or welcome 2018 with a more relaxed family vibe at Shores Restaurant. Whatever your preference, take the hassle out of your celebrations this year, with four fantastic options located between Dubai Marina, Jumeirah Beach Residences, and the Walk. Dubai’s legendary NYE fireworks are the ......read more
Sthan, a restaurant based on the concept of food beyond borders is now open in Dubai
The newly launched restaurant offers a delectable palette of food that speaks volumes of the everlasting impression of culturally rich flavors from Hindustan, Pakistan and Afghanistan
“It is a treat to watch how the menu which is carefully crafted for Sthan balances not only the flavors but also emotions from India, Pakistan and Afghanistan to offer a delightful sumptuous spread.” - Mr. K. Muraleedharan, Chairman & Managing Director, SFC Group
United Arab Emirates, December 7, 2017: Sthan, bringing you authentic Frontier food from beyond borders, is now open in Dubai. An ode to the culturally rich cuisine of India, Pakistan and Afghanistan, Sthan offers a delectable palette of food with the flavors, traditional ......read more
The new lounge will offer tea connoisseurs a haven to enjoy some of the world’s finest brews
7 December 2017, Dubai, UAE: Yesterday, Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre opened a brand new “Dilmah Silver Jubilee Gourmet” in partnership with Dilmah Tea, founder Merrill J. Fernando who set up and built one of the finest tea companies in the world.
Stocking premium teas from Dilmah, the lounge will be open daily from 6am to 11pm. The “Dilmah Silver Jubilee Gourmet” is a spectacular range of fresh, single origin, 100% pure Ceylon tea – a fitting celebration of 25 years of Dilmah Tea. Those looking to try something a little different yet trademark Dilmah can enjoy Silver Jubilee Earl Grey, Organic Sencha, Blood Orange & Eucalyptus, Mandarin & Marzipan Pekoe and Pure ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 7, 2017: Dubai is a city that takes center stage in the global food movement as people search for a truly gastronomic experience made from fresh and excellent quality food. The Waterfront Market is at the forefront of this trend, rapidly gaining popularity among residents and citizens shopping for fresh food.
The Waterfront Market, a 120,000 square meter facility, opened its doors to the public in June 2017. This purpose-built facility is designed to ensure quality and freshness, value for money and convenience for retailers and consumers alike. Located at the intersection of Al Khaleej Road and Abu Hail Street on the Deira Corniche overlooking the Deira Islands, the Waterfront Market has dedicated sections including fish and seafood, fruit and vegetables, meat and poultry, and dry goods including spices, ......read more
More than 60% of SIAL Middle East exhibitors will take part in the Preservation of Grace Initiative
Abu Dhabi, 6 December, 2017: Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA), the 8th edition of SIAL Middle East 2017, the fastest-growing food, beverage and hospitality event in the MENA region, will be launched on the 12th of December at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.
Chairman of the organising committee of SIAL 2017, Thamer Al Qasemi, stressed the importance of SIAL Middle East in addressing the most important and prominent food supply issues in a press conference today at the Abu Dhabi Economic Media Club in the Department of Economic Development.
He said: ......read more
Unilever’s largest tea factory, and twice winner of MRM Award sets benchmark in superior manufacturing performance
Dubai UAE, 6th December 2017: Unilever’s Lipton Jebel Ali (LJA) factory has been awarded World Class Manufacturing (WCM) status at the Bronze level, becoming the first manufacturing facility in the Middle East to achieve this distinguished accolade. WCM is one of the highest and most rigorous certifications that can be achieved to ensure a stringent commitment to operational efficiency, wastage reduction and creating cost efficient processes by using the latest cutting-edge technology and through workforce empowerment. Currently eight out of Unilever’s 260 factories have achieved WCM status, placing the LJA Factory in the top 3% of all Unilever factories globally.
Proudly bearing the ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 05 December 2017: The Dining Collection is at the heart of The Galleria on Al Maryah Island in Abu Dhabi, offering a diverse selection of international cuisine to keep any palette happy. During the festive season, The Galleria will transform into a Winter Wonderland making it the perfect place to eat, drink and socialize during the festive season. Please see below the F&B listings from some of the restaurants included in The Galleria’s Dinning Collection, including Zuma, Roberto’s, La Petite Maison, Loca, Coya and 99 Sushi Bar & Restaurant.
Zuma Abu Dhabi
Zuma Abu Dhabi will be celebrating Christmas with its award-winning brunch on Friday 22nd December. Enjoy brunch with seasonally inspired dishes and desserts, as well as the usual Zuma signature favourites. Santa ......read more
The Coffee Club, an Australian coffee shop and restaurant located across Dubai and Abu Dhabi, has launched an array of on-trend festive dishes
04 December 2017, Dubai - It's not the holiday season without belly-busting food. Get those sweatpants out because The Coffee Club has launched a selection of winter-themed dishes and drinks that will send your Instagram followers wild.
Wet your whistle with a chocolate or strawberry milkshake, quirkily served in a Santa made entirely out of Lindt chocolate! Follow it up with a red velvet waffle topped with all the good stuff - flamboyant cotton candy and candy canes.
It may not be snowing outside, but that shouldn't stop you from ordering the epic Rocky Road hot chocolate. Flavoured with hazelnut and loaded with marshmallows, and Kit Kat, it promises a smile ......read more
Festive Gift Shop Filled With Gourmet Treats Opens November 2017
Dubai, UAE, December 3, 2017: If 2017 saw you wine, dine and toast the year together, now’s the time to gift the food lover in your life. Elegant and imaginative, a Tub Of Butter gift leaves a generous and lasting impression. Whether you’re shopping for your coffee obsessed brother, hoping to treat your chocolate loving mother, indulge your cheese platter addicted best friend, gift the hostess with the mostess or need to gift corporate clients, there are plenty of Christmas gift ideas in the Tub Of Butter Festive Gift Shop for everyone.
Here’s just a few top picks from their gourmet gift shop to spark your appetite:
1. Tub Of Butter Gift Hampers
Tub Of Butter’s artfully ......read more
With a complete menu of the choicest Italian delicacies, from Zuppa and Insalata to mains and scrumptious desserts and drinks, Riso Veg Italian Kitchen opens its doors opposite Lamcy Plaza, Oud Metha, Dubai
Enjoy a plethora of the finest literature, free WiFi, as well as an attached menu of continental food including a Stone Grill Bar, a Tex Mex, Mezze and Lebanese cuisine menu, as well as a selection of Fondues and mocktails to suit every palate
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 28, 2017: Riso Veg Italian Kitchen, a continental cuisine restaurant with a specialization in Vegetarian Italian food, opens its doors in the UAE. The authentic Italian restaurant offers a casual, warm atmosphere with a reading nook, free and accessible WiFi, café as well as dining seating and a selection of the choicest Mexican, and Arabic ......read more
Abu Dhabi Date Palm Exhibition opens door to on-site sales for publics
Local and international exhibitors seek to expand their reach at SIAL Middle East 2017
Abu Dhabi, 25 November, 2017: With an increasing importance being placed on health and lifestyle, especially in the UAE, organically sourced and healthy foods are becoming part of a staple diet.
According to numbers published by the Organic Trade Association, the estimate size for total organic market consumer sales for organic products in the UAE totals AED154Mil per year, making it the 38th largest market in the world.
On top of this, an increase in consumption of health and wellness products (6.6% CAGR), organic packaged food and beverages (9.8% CAGR), and organic packaged food consumption (9.8% CAGR) was predicted from the years 2015-2018, signalling a ......read more
A new expansion for Godiva Middle East Gourmet chocolate is coming soon through the opening of its 17th branch in the UAE and 8th in Abu Dhabi in Bawabet Al Sharq Mall, Baniyas City. Where this branch will include Godiva store for purchasing, offering different collections like the newly released Gold Discovery Box and signature truffles.
It will also consist of a café setting for visitors to enjoy the wide variety of the Godiva café menu, such as chocolate crêpes, ice creams, and unique drinks made with Godiva ingredients. The store will open its doors at the beginning of December and will operate from 10 am till 10 pm on weekdays, and 10am till 12 midnight on weekends.
** Casual dining restaurant and gourmet grocer invites customer to enjoy a coffee for 1 Dhs coffee on November 29th and 30th **
Tub Of Butter, the casual dining restaurant and gourmet grocer just off Sheikh Zayed Road invites you to help them celebrate their First Birthday by giving you the gift of a 1 Dhs coffee on Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th November 2017.
Since it opened its doors for business last year, the restaurant has caused quite a buzz and a mass of Instagram action with its coffee art, with Marilyn Monroe, Johnny Depp, Justin Bieber, Nancy Ajram and Sha Rukh Khan, just some of the famous faces seen topping the cappuccinos and lattes at Tub of Butter.
For two days only pop into Tub of Butter and grab your coffee for just 1 Dhs (usual price 20 dhs). Tub of Butter will also have a number of ......read more
To be held on the 13th and 14th of December, 2017, in Abu Dhabi, the 2nd Middle East Food Forum (MEFF) will host keynotes and panel discussions; Restaurant Consultants Roundtable; CEO Roundtable; and invitation-only event - Cocktail networking evening for the F&B and HORECA sectors
A special networking and cocktail evening will be held on the 13th of December for the industry’s inspiring minds to create a stronger interconnected network within the industry, as well as a CEO Roundtable conference addressing the needs of the hour on the 14th of December
MEFF will attract over 400 targeted delegates nationwide and regionally with over 45 top industry speakers over the two-day event
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 12, 2017: Middle East Food Forum, the UAE’s meeting place for all food service business ......read more
Four new features enrich 8th edition of exhibition; Abu Dhabi Date Palm Exhibition to host 80 date producers, suppliers from 12 countries
Abu Dhabi, 11 November, 2017: Held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE, Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority, the eighth edition of SIAL Middle East will host more than 22,000 industry professionals and 900 exhibitors this year.
Running from 12-14 December at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, and held in a strategic partnership with the Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA), as part of the Abu Dhabi Food Festival and in coordination with Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, SIAL Middle East is expanding its range of show features to accommodate ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 09 November, 2017: A delegation from Dubai Food Park (DFP), the region’s largest specialized zone dedicated to serving the rapidly growing food sector, visited Perth, the capital of Western Australia, to explore emerging opportunities for cooperation with regional public and private sector entities active in the food industry between Australia and UAE. In particular, in regards to the re-export of Australian products pass through Dubai to reach African markets
The delegation, led by Abdulla Belhoul, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Wholesale City, introduced Dubai Food Park and highlighted its role in supporting Dubai’s economic diversification efforts, and increasing the UAE’s GDP and non-oil trade.
During a visit to the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development ......read more
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 ......read more
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 ......read more
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 ......read more
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 ......read more
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
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
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
**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
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
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
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
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
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
The seductive new chocolate collection inspired by some of the world’s best-loved cake recipes
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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!
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
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
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
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
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
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
“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. ......read more
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
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 ......read more
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, ......read more
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 ......read more
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 ......read more
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 ......read more
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 ......read more
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 ......read more
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
**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 ......read more
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 ......read more
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 ......read more
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 ......read more
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 ......read more
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 ......read more
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 ......read more
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 ......read more
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
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
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
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
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