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
The Big F&B Forum and Leaders in F&B Awards will be held on 30 October at the Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi
Mr. Abdulhadi Chalak, Country Manager at Boecker® Public Health, will deliver the keynote speech on the importance of mitigating food safety concerns for small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
Dubai United Arab Emirates, November 5, 2017: Boecker®, the Middle East’s largest public health company and a major player with an extensive portfolio of clients in the hospitality industry, is sponsoring the upcoming Big F&B Forum and Leaders in F&B Awards, which will be held on 30 October at the Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi.
Covering over two decades of Boecker® experience in pest management, food safety and biosecurity, Mr. Abdulhadi Chalak, Country Manager at Boecker® ......read more
Escape the hustle and bustle of the city while being very much in the heart of the city. Yes, I mean every word of it. The very family friendly cafe has returned with warm and comfortable interiors. It boasts a vast variety of fresh and flavorful dishes alongside amazing service. They have a kids play area too, making it an ideal place for Mommy Mornings.
With a vast range of 88 dishes to choose from, we opted for Crisp Calamari and Smoked Atlantic salad as starters. The sauces served complement the dish and allowed for the even balancing a flavors.
Slow-cooked Lamb Shank and Grilled Beef with mushroom sauce was the main dish I picked. Both the dishes were served with lots of grilled vegetables, herbs and sauces. The meat was very well cooked, just loved the perfect balancing of flavors. Both the dishes were served ......read more
K-Food Fair 2017 concluded in Dubai brings 25 food exporters and manufactures from South Korea under one roof
aT Center Abu Dhabi and Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Dubai brought together exporters from South Korea and buyers from the MENA region
DUBAI – October 29, 2017: The value of food import from South Korea to the UAE is estimated at US$ 310 million since the beginning of 2017, reveal Korean officials in the UAE on the sidelines of K-Food Fair held in Dubai recently. According to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Government of the Republic of Korea, the combined trade between the UAE and South Korea alone has grown by 12 per cent this year as compared to 2016.
In his inaugural speech, HE Heo Namduk, Consul General of the Republic of Korea in ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 15, 2016: Christmas has come early at Cocosia Artisan Chocolate with a wonderful range of bespoke festive gifts and an assortment of luxurious handmade chocolates all wrapped up in a berry-red gift box.
Perfect for helping you bring in festive cheer, the delectable 16-peice collection comes with an array of merry flavours including Bubblegum Twirl, Berries & Grenola, Black Forest and Toffee Crunch, all finished in true Cocosia signature style. So whether you favour snowy sprinkles, chocolate shavings or sweet candy canes, this oh-so-pretty collection ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 15, 2016: Italian eatery Carluccio’s are encouraging a weekend of over-indulging the healthy way with 2 for 1 on their entire breakfast menu for a limited time.
On Friday 18th and Saturday 19th November diners can tuck into a brand new breakfast menu from 8-11am knowing half of them are free!
Available at all outlets in Dubai, Abu Dhabi* & Doha (*minus Yas Mall)
For reservations- http://www.carluccios.com/restaurants/united-arab-emirates
Dubai, UAE, November 14, 2016: The UAE-based retail major Fathima Group has announced the winners of its ‘Shop & Drive’ promotion. Mr. Christophor Akwamobo and Master Abel Abraham drove away with brand-new Mitsubishi Pajero cars as the grand prize.
All customers who shopped for a minimum of AED 50 and above at Fathima hypermarkets in Fujairah and Ras Al Khaimah were eligible for the raffle draw.
Commenting on the campaign, Mr. Sameer Sulaiman, Group CEO of Fathima Group, said, “We were overwhelmed by the response we received for the campaign from ......read more
Ruth’s Chris Steak House
The Address Dubai Marina
America’s firm family favourite, Ruth’s Chris Steak House is the perfect setting to enjoy the festive atmosphere this December. Guests are invited to enjoy the warm, homely ambiance and indulge in one of the most perfect seasonal menus in the UAE.
On the Menu this December
Christmas Menu – 23rd, 24th & 25th December
Takeaway Turkey and all the Trimmings
New York New Year
Christmas at Ruth’s Chris Steak House 23rd to 25th December
Spending Christmas ......read more
For the first time in the world, Lipton Green launches the first ever “Fit Cart” in Dubai
Dubai, November 13, 2016: Lipton Green Tea – one of Unilever’s refreshment brands – has announced the launch of its Live Good Initiative to promote healthy lifestyles in Dubai. The initiative is introduced with several community outreach programs that help promote healthier choices in life.
One of the first steps in the campaign by Lipton Green Tea is the first ever “Fit Cart” that will be available soon across the region. The “Fit ......read more
GCC’s finest baristas compete at the ultimate coffee-making showdown
Dubai, UAE, November 13, 2016: Karthikeyan Ranjedran, a UAE-based barista of Indian origin, has brewed his way to top honours in the second MENA Cezve/ Ibrik Championship at the Speciality Food Festival – one of three niche food events that ran November 7-9 at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).
Ranjendran, whose regional title follows an earlier victory in the inaugural UAE Cezve / Ibrik Championship at Gulfood in February, wowed judges with his signature blend, which includes balsamic vinegar, ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 12, 2016: La Môme Dubai, the city’s favourite home-grown French restaurant and bar is now open for lunch. The latest dining hotspot located on the 49th floor of the Nassima Royal Hotel on Sheikh Zayed Road, will now be open from 12:30pm to 3pm daily, last order at 2:45pm.
There are three options available for La Môme Dubai’s lunchtime offerings. The first is a main course and coffee for just AED 80. The other two options consist of a main course and a coffee; one is with starter included, the other is with dessert and both cost AED ......read more
Born in Crotone, Luca spent his childhood in Andali in Calabria, a small mountain town in Calabria. It is his childhood experiences here that instilled in him a lifelong love of traditional and genuine Italian cuisine; a passion that also encourages him to travel around Italy to research new tastes and inspirations. He describes his cuisine as ‘pure intuition’ but at the same time he demonstrates an acute awareness and knowledge of products that he uses. His inspiration is based on everyday life and traditional flavours which he revisits in modern and ......read more
As part of the National Day Celebrations, to show their love & loyalty for the UAE, Waiwera Artesian Water the world’s leading mineral water brand has launched a campaign under the slogan “Express Your Love for UAE.”
The initiative was launched in the presence of HH Sheikh Saqr Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, President of Sharjah Sports Council to express the sense of belonging to the UAE wherein they distribute the flag of the nation along with the Waiwera Artesian water bottles to the residents across the country, celebrating the Spirit of the Union.
The campaign began ......read more
Join legendary DJ Frederick Stone and take in the Dubai skyline from the highest open-air dancefloor this November
Dubai, UAE, November 8, 2016: Pure Sky Lounge, located on the 35th floor of Hilton Dubai, The Walk, celebrates its third birthday on 24th November. In true party-style, Pure Sky Lounge will host a special event where guests can dance the night away from the highest open-air venue in Dubai. Enjoy spectacular views of the Arabian Gulf and let loose to uplifting beats from some of the most respected names in house, including legendary guest DJ, Frederick ......read more
With a focus on its Sustainable Disposables range, Panache International exhibits at the Gulfood Manufacturing 2016 from 7-9 November in Hall 1, Stall A1-4
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 7 November, 2016: Panache International, a pioneer in the disposables sector with a history of quality disposables manufacturing and excellent consumer care, introduces its disposables for the seventh time at Gulfood Manufacturing this year. An exposition that houses ingredients, packaging and logistics related to food under one roof, Gulfood Manufacturing is a diverse networking platform held from 7-9 ......read more
Government Subsidies Underpinning Huge Export Promotion Growth
Dubai, UAE, November 7, 2016: Turkey is looking to become a dominant player in the GCC and Middle East food manufacturing, processing and finished product supply chain basing its claim on trusted Halal expertise, alignment with regional tastes, market proximity and competitive value.
One of 29 national pavilions taking part in the giant Gulfood Manufacturing show, which is currently running at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) alongside the niche Speciality Food Festival, the Turkish presence boasts 160 companies – ......read more
Renowned restaurant and bar, Left Bank has created an all-new British inspired menu with an international twist
Dubai, UAE, November 7, 2016: From succulent slow cooked lamb, crispy soft shell crab and Organic Scotch egg, paired with refreshing cocktails, Left Bank’s new menu, features the best of great British inspired cuisine, served up with a spicy new twist.
Located in the heart of Madinat Jumeirah, the hugely popular and buzzing restaurant and bar is renowned for its serene and vibrant setting, moreish cocktails and delicious British gastro cuisine.
Left ......read more
The Talks @ Gulfood Manufacturing reveal advanced insights and opportunities
Dubai, UAE, November 7, 2016: A major conference held in Dubai yesterday provided sector investors with industry-wide insights to make informed purchasing decisions across the Middle East and North Africa’s food and beverage (F&B) eco-system.
Held at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), The Talks@Gulfood Manufacturing featured international, regional and local industry heavyweights debating areas such as innovation, efficiency, improved output and production ......read more
Star Juices, Amara and Glenda biscuits from Albatha group join the global US$1.6 trillion Halal food products industry
Dubai, UAE, November 07th, 2016: Albatha Group’s Star Juices, Amara and Glenda biscuits, UAE based juice and biscuit brands, received the Halal Certification from Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA). The companies received the award from H.E. Dr. Rashid bin Fahad, Minister of State and Chairman of ESMA, and it was received by Mohammed Bin Sultan Al Qasimi from the Albatha Group.
Halal National Mark is the final and official acknowledgement ......read more
Italian cheese Grana Padano all set to return to Dubai for ‘The Italian Cuisine World Summit’ from 7th – 17th November with Chef Franco Pepe –awarded the world’s best place pizza
Dubai, UAE, November 6, 2016: Grana Padano, the authentic Italian cheese, makes its way back to the Italian Cuisine World Summit in Dubai this year, showcasing its finest vintages. Moreover this time, Grana Padano ambassador, Chef Franco Pepe whose pizza has been voted the best in the world, will accompany the team.
American expert and Where to Eat Pizza compiler, ......read more
Dubai World Trade Centre’s trio of specialised food events driving growth in gourmet, seafood and confectioneries
Dubai, UAE, November 6, 2016: UAE food sales are projected to grow by an annual average of 7.3 per cent between 2015 and 2020, according to a new BMI report commissioned by Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) and released in tandem with the opening of its annual trio of specialist foods shows, which run until Wednesday 9 November.
In addition to underlining the country’s standing as the GCC’s second largest food market, the findings add further ......read more
Imports of plants, flowers and trees experience stable growth at an average of 24.6%, while the fruit and vegetables market continues to increase by an average of 5.6% each year.
Dubai, UAE, November 6, 2016: The UAE is taking considerable steps towards sustainability and the city of Dubai hopes to be “green” by 2020, with 4% of the city dedicated to park land and all new buildings required to allocate a percentage of the plot to green spaces. At the same time, the UAE population is steadily increasing in the build up to Expo 2020 and the number of tourists and business ......read more
Global favourite restaurant chain invites Dubai diners to escape into a California state of mind as it announces exciting plans for expansion
Dubai, UAE, November 5, 2016: California Pizza Kitchen (CPK), with its reimagined Californian dining experience and contemporary relaxed atmosphere, has launched its fourth outlet in Dubai, in BurJuman, Bur Dubai.
The authority in creative dining with a Californian vibe, CPK BurJuman boasts a contemporary new look and reimagined menu featuring high-quality, fresh and seasonal ingredients, inventive mains, hand-tossed artisan pizzas and ......read more
Il Capo, The Westin Dubai, Al Habtoor City
Il Capo Restaurant at The Westin Dubai, Al Habtoor City presents an exclusive Michelin Starred Evening accompanied by an opera performance on Wednesday 9 November 2016. The evening combines the powerful and emotive art of opera with performances by soprano Monica De Rosa McKay, tenor Gian Luca Pasolini, and Vitali Mihailius on piano, while Michelin star chef Giuseppe Stanzione creates a delicious four course meal of Italian cuisine for a gastronomic treat. This unique collaboration of the operatic and culinary arts creates a dining experience ......read more
More than 30 Companies Look to Expand Kingdom’s Manufacturing Prowess
Dubai, UAE, November 2, 2016: Saudi Arabia will next week launch its biggest ever promotion at Gulfood Manufacturing, the Middle East’s largest food manufacturing, processing and packaging, logistics and materials handling exhibition, which runs at Dubai World Trade Centre from 7-9 November.
Of the more than 30 Saudi exhibitors led by the Saudi Export Development Authority (SEDA), 14 manufacturers will share a 240 square metre pavilion – the largest in Saudi Arabia’s three-year ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 1, 2016: Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy will introduce this year a brand new ‘Innovation Corner’ to highlight French products & packaging for the local food industry and three separate pavilions featuring Gourmet products, Ingredients and Equipment: up to 60 French companies are expected at this year’s event.
France is making an emphatic statement about its leading position as the home of gastronomy, with its strong presence and unique offerings at this ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 1, 2016: Dessert lovers have another reason to celebrate, Turkey’s leader in luxurious chocolate and fine Turkish Sweets – Divan Patisserie, launched their first Dubai store in Dubai Mall on the 26th of October. Located on the Lower Ground Level, Dubai epicureans will get to experience the finest selections of bespoke Turkish delicacies, from luscious array of ready-made hand crafted creations, to personalized exquisite blends of chocolates and macaroons orchestrated by the Turkish label.
Divan Patisserie started as a single shop within the Divan ......read more
The competition was held to reward the UAE’s most talented young Beverage industry professionals, aged under 27 years’ old
Dubai, UAE, October 31, 2016: The UAE edition of the Monin Cup 2016, saw Maria Essay Janina Sinay from Bahri Bar, Mina A’Salam, Madinat Jumeirah emerge victorious as the day-long competition, featuring some of the UAE’s most talented young beverage sector professionals, came to an end. The adrenaline filled event held on October 23, 2016 at the China Grill, The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, saw 12 ......read more
Show to herald Russia’s importer-exporter transition
Dubai, UAE: A quartet of Russian food manufacturing machinery heavyweights will debut the expertise they hope will transform them from major equipment importers to exporters at next week’s Gulfood Manufacturing, which runs 7-9 November at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).
The four: Dito Group; Kropotkin Plant; Shokolend Co. and Unity Food Machinery will go out to demonstrate their standing at the vanguard of a Russian domestic food manufacturing revolution that is evolving the Federation from a major importer to domestic ......read more
Foodies with a fancy for French delicacies will be treated to a culinary masterclass when the Apéritif à la française returns to Dubai on the 19th November
Dubai, UAE, October 30, 2016: Dubai residents with a fancy for all things French will be forgiven for thinking they’ve stepped onto the cobbled streets of Paris next month when the internationally recognised Apéritif à la française event returns to Dubai.
The French themed event, taking place from noon to 10pm on 19th November at the Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina amphitheatre and gardens, will ......read more
Dubai, UAE, October 30, 2016: Diners are opting for home delivery services and are increasingly using coupons and promotions, according to a new global survey of over 4,600 consumers conducted by AlixPartners. As a result, investment into the restaurant technology market must increase to meet this growing demand, according to the business advisory firm.
Online ordering is regarded as the most important technological offering that a restaurant operator can have, according to 53% of diners questioned - ahead of digital menus (49%) and loyalty programs (48%)
In the US, ......read more
La Verda Suits & Villas, Dubai Marina, is inviting the Indian community in Dubai to celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights, with special Buffet Dinner complemented by festive ambiance at its Promenade restaurant.
Capturing the true Diwali spirit, Promenade restaurant will serve dinner with a specially created menu at AED 120 per person from 7 pm till 11 pm on 30th October. Families or groups of 8 and above will get 15% off on the dinner while kids below 12 years will enjoy a discount of 50% and children aged 6 years and below dine free.
Intending to bring alive the ......read more
Marka Holding Recognized for Excellence in Franchising by MENA Franchise Awards
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 26 October, 2016: Marka PJSC (DFM: MARKA), the first public joint stock retail operator in the UAE, has been awarded ‘Best MENA Franchise Brand’ at the MENA Franchise Awards for Excellence in Franchising for its flagship restaurant Reem Al Bawadi. The award, given on 25th October, recognizes Marka’s excellence as Best MENA Franchise Brand.
The award ceremony was held at Dubai’s Jumeirah Beach Hotel Convention Centre, with awards presented by His ......read more
Renowned restaurant and bar, Left Bank has created an all-new British inspired menu with an international twist
Dubai, UAE, October 26, 2016: From succulent slow cooked lamb, crispy soft shell crab and Organic Scotch egg, paired with refreshing cocktails, Left Bank’s new menu, features the best of great British inspired cuisine, served up with a spicy new twist.
Located in the heart of Madinat Jumeirah, the hugely popular and buzzing restaurant and bar is renowned for its serene and vibrant setting, moreish cocktails and delicious British gastro cuisine.
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The Italian restaurant launches more than 23 new, delicious dishes and a new dining concept
Dubai, UAE, October 26, 2016: Manzoni Italian at Pullman Dubai Jumeirah Lakes Towers has unveiled a menu which has 23 delectable new dishes and a new ‘create your own pasta dish’ concept to reinvigorate the authentic Italian dining experience.
The intimate speciality restaurant offers a live-cooking kitchen and decorative fireplaces where diners can relax and unwind in the haven which is located on the ground floor of the five-star hotel in Cluster T of Jumeirah Lake Towers. For ......read more
Duabi, UAE, October 25, 2016: Butcha Steakhouse & Grill, the leading prime meats restaurant and butcher shop, has introduced a retail section offering a variety of meat and cold cuts for purchase at their CITY WALK outlet.
The Butcha brand is renowned for its unique, prime-cut meats dry aged on-site to enhance their intense, natural flavour and bring out the incredible tenderness of the meat. Ready to cook-up for families and friends, the retail section offers an assortment of American origin wet-age regular beef cuts from AED135 upward, dry-aged beef cuts from AED280 upward and ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 25 October, 2016 – Bonding moments with mothers and daughters are usually plain and simple events in their lives – like combing the little one’s hair or braiding them, or creating new hair styles. Those sweet times deserve an equally nourishing companion. Such is the role of natural hair oils. Children’s hair are quite delicate and fine so it is important to find the right partner for children to use.
The new Dabur Amla Kids range offers the best choices available in the market. In fact, it is hard to find hair oil specifically catered for ......read more
World’s leading packaging and processing solutions company announces ‘Future Ready’ theme to exhibit innovative solutions and insights with immense 570m² stand footprint.
Duabi, UAE, October 25, 2016: Tetra Pak, the world’s leading packaging and processing solutions company, is proud to announce its participation at Gulfood Manufacturing 2016, the largest event for the food manufacturing, processing and packaging industry in the Greater Middle East and Africa region. Located at the Dubai World Trade Centre, Gulfood Manufacturing 2016 will take place from ......read more
Duabi, UAE, October 24, 2016: Join us at Eataly in The Dubai Mall and Dubai Festival City for celebration of pasta, with a fully dedicated pasta menu, great discounts on retail products, a special Cooking Class for women and an in-store tastings!
Mezzalune Zucca e ricotta con salsa casereccia: AED 69
Home made fresh pasta stuffed with pumpkin and ricotta cheese served with caramelized sundried cherry tomato and beef-ham
Ravioli ricotta e spinaci al Pomodoro: AED 59
Traditional ravioli stuffed with ricotta and spinach filling, in tomato sauce
Tagliatelle al ......read more
Dubai’s much-loved Italian restaurant BiCE re-launches this October with a fresh contemporary look, brand new terrace and revamped menu of authentic Italian classics
Dubai, UAE, October 23, 2016: Today marks the day BiCE at the Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Beach reveals a new look complete with an outside lounge and dining terrace, just in time for the alfresco season. BiCE’s much-applauded authentic menu, which made its debut in Dubai an impressive 16 years ago, has also had a refresh – giving new life to BiCE’s trademark gutsy Italian flavours with a ......read more
Influential accolade awarded in recognition of excellence across employee engagement, leadership, employer brandand performance culture.
Dubai, UAE, 20th October 2016: McDonald’s UAE has been recognized as a UAE Best Employer in the prestigious Aon Best Employers Middle East 2016 study.
The global initiative, which has been running annually in the Middle East since 2009, is a prominent study designed to empower organizations to improve talent acquisition and retention, help drive high performance and reward employers that create outstanding environments for their ......read more
Paris, October 19, 2016: Dubai-based camel milk producer Emirates Industry for Camel Milk & Products (EICMP) and producer of the famous Camelicious “the most nutritious and wholesome drink in the dairy industry” has participated at SIAL Paris 2016, from 16 to October 20, one of the world’s premier food exhibition networks, where many essential items were showcased, including organic food, dairy, and other beverages.
Together with 7000 international food exhibitors from over 104 countries, Camelicious has presented leading buyers in the retailing and food ......read more
McDonald’s UAE launches “Open Door” programme at multiple restaurants across the UAE to showcase food safety and hygiene best practices.
Dubai, UAE, October 19th, 2016: In its latest commitment to transparency, McDonald’s UAE has officially launched their pioneering “Open Door” programme, giving customers across the UAE the opportunity to participate in a free, onsite tour of their kitchens. The programme offers visitors an exclusive, all-access pass to see how their favourite McDonald’s foods are prepared. Customers are invited to schedule ......read more
AED 150,000 donated by Procter & Gamble to Dubai Cares towards the purchase of books for children in need
Dubai, UAE, October 19, 2016: Shoppers at LuLu Hypermarkets across the UAE have played an integral role towards the donation of AED 150,000 to Dubai Cares as part of a cause-related marketing campaign that ran from September 24th to October 2nd 2016. The campaign, which aims to support reading and literacy for children in developing countries, consisted of a partnership between Procter & Gamble (P&G), Lulu Hypermarkets and Dubai Cares, wherein for every select P&G ......read more
Kuwait, 18 October 2016: KFC, the world-famous name in chicken has had its high standards of food quality and cleanliness certified in Kuwait, through a series of strict and on-going auditing processes. In 2015, KFC passed a total of 980 QA Audits in Kuwait and for 2016 running up to September it has passed 781, received from both the internal KFC audit team and a number of authorised external auditing companies.
KFC takes great care to adopt quality measures across all of its processes, particularly as it pinpoints all practices, ranging from storage products and methods of ......read more
The organisers will also hold a Masterclass by world-renowned mixologist Marian Beke to enhance the creativity of F&B community professionals in general
Dubai, UAE, October 17, 2016: The Monin Cup 2016, a popular creative competition in the global beverage industry, will host its UAE edition in Dubai on October 23, 2016. The competition is solely aimed at identifying and promoting the talent of young generation of mixologists. The event provides a platform to support and enhance the creativity of young professionals in the industry, and as such, all participants selected in the ......read more
Number of F&B outlets in UAE are predicted to go up to 19,000 by 2020 from the current 16,200: Industry Report
As the UAE continues to become a melting pot of cultures from across the globe, the number of premium, fast casual food concepts in the country is growing at a much faster pace than any other segment in the food sector with exponential growth anticipated over the next four to five years, according to a leading industry player.
Glee Hospitality Solutions, which has carved a niche by creating, developing and operating successful Home Grown restaurant concepts in the Middle ......read more
Dubai, UAE, October 16, 2016: Tetra Pak, the world’s leading packaging and processing solutions company, has opened the first Customer Innovation Centre (CIC) in the Greater Middle East & Africa region. The centre will help food producers identify new growth opportunities through a collaborative innovation journey – from idea generation, to product design and market launch.
The centre provides experimentation with food and beverage concepts, it is equipped with the latest tools and technologies designed to support brainstorming, research, product design and ......read more
Parisian Maison de Gastronomie continues to spread the French art de vivre in the UAE as it expands across Dubai
Dubai, UAE, October 16, 2016: With an impressive history dating back to the 1600s, French Maison de Gastronomie Dalloyau, has launched its third outlet in Dubai, in Mirdif City Centre. This follows swiftly after the successful openings of the Mall of the Emirates restaurant, and le café branch in Deira, both of which opened last year
Creator of the famous Opéra cake, which is composed of three delicate layers of almond joconde soaked in coffee syrup, alternating between ......read more
From Beirut with love…
Dubai, UAE, October 16, 2016: Bringing the true taste of traditional, authentic Lebanese food with a fresh twist to Dubai’s iconic World Trade Centre, Mazaher Café, has recently opened its doors, inviting visitors to enjoy honest, home cooked meals in a casual and authentic setting – just like you’d find in Beirut!
Guests will feel as if they’ve wandered off a street in the Lebanese capital and stepped into a relaxed street café to soak up some atmosphere. Whether meeting a friend for lunch, catching up on the daily newspapers, ......read more
The third edition of the annual Korean Food Festival welcomed a huge participation of Korean companies.
The day-long festival brought in a wide variety of Korean foods and beauty and fashion products and services.
Dubai, October 13, 2016: The Korean Food Festival, the annual food festival hosted by the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Dubai, welcomed its largest participation from Korean food companies. In its third edition, the day-long festival was held at the Address Marina in Dubai recently.
Following the phenomenal success of the first and second ......read more
Dubai, UAE, October 13, 2016: China’s ambition to be a world leader in caviar production will be in full evidence at SEAFEX, the region’s first professional seafood show, which runs at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) from 7-9 November 2016, as the country’s seafood industry serves up fish roe delicacies for the first time in a highly-targeted Middle East promotion.
According to the China Daily newspaper, China now accounts for 20 per cent of world caviar output, with the country’s sturgeon growers moving to plug gaps left by poaching, overfishing and pollution ......read more
AL MAYA GROUP TO ADD MORE PRODCUTS TO ITS EXISTING ITALIAN RANGE OF FMCG GOODS
Dubai, UAE, October 12, 2016:
Consul General of Italy, H.E. Mrs Valentina Setta visited Al Maya Supermarket at Murooj Complex, informed Mr Kamal Vachani, Group Director, Al Maya Group.
Al Maya Group Director, Mr. Kamal Vachani, informed the Consul General about the relationship with the Italian companies, which goes back to many years. Al Maya Group imports a large variety of products from Italy. Mr Kamal Vachani mentioned to Consul Genral that we will take all steps to ......read more
Health Trends Driving Demand in Expanded Ingredients Middle East
Dubai, UAE, October 12, 2016: Local, regional and international participation from ingredients, bulk and commodity suppliers at Gulfood Manufacturing - the Middle East’s biggest food manufacturing, processing and packaging, logistics and materials handling exhibition – has increased by more than a third year-on-year, according to Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), the exhibition organiser.
Attributed to the global food processing and supply industry’s response to increasing regional demand for ......read more