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The Italian Trade Agency spreads food culture through quality and authenticity awareness at Speciality Food Festival 2017

Dubai, UAE; September 19, 2017:  The Italian Trade Agency hosts 26 of Italy's most premium food producers at Speciality Food Festival, taking place on September 18 – 20, 2017.  Located in halls 5 & 6 of the Dubai World Trade Center, the 370sqm Italian pavilion will allow visitors the opportunity to explore, appreciate and learn about famous Italian products such as pasta, coffee, traditional cheeses, sweets, and olive oil.   Currently at its eighth edition, the Speciality Food Festival 2017 returns to Dubai to hold its largest trade show yet. The exhibition showcases a diverse selection of fine food, spices and ingredients attracting exhibitors and consumers from all over the world.   “At this year’s Speciality Food Festival, our mission is to showcase the exceptional Italian ......read more

Celebrate Halloween With Sass' Café's “Monday's Made Me” Haunted Dinner Party – 30th October

Dubai, UAE: 18th September 2017:  Sass’ Café, the legendary Monte Carlo brand will be celebrating Halloween by transforming into a spook-tacular venue. Guests can dine and dance at the “Mondays Made Me” Halloween edition dinner party on Monday 30th of October.  Celebrate Halloween like never before as Sass’ Café promises a memorable night out where guests can expect to get their freak on, sample signature cocktails and dance to hottest and thrilling tracks for an eerily unforgettable night. Staying true to Sass’ Café’s heritage, the restaurant will be offering its delectable a la carte menu and guests can savor the true flavor of the South of France; all served up with a special Halloween flair. After dinner, the tables will be swept away, the lights dimmed and the atmosphere will become ......read more

Italian Trade Agency Kicks Off F&B Promotional Activities in the UAE

Dubai, UAE, 12 September 2017:  The Italian Trade Agency (ITA), together with the Embassy of Italy to the UAE and the Consulate General of Italy in Dubai, presents a two months celebration of Italy’s authentic food products and traditions, starting September and ending November 2017 with the Week of the Italian Cuisine in the World. The Speciality Food Festival 2017 18-20 September 2017 In the frame of the “The Extraordinary Italian Taste Campaign”, the Italian Trade Agency organizes the official Italian Pavilion, located in Halls 5 & 6 of the World Trade Center and hosting more than 26 of Italy’s elite food producers. The space will give visitors the opportunity to explore the unique Italian taste and products, such as sweets, pasta, coffee, olive oil and traditional cheeses and learn more about ......read more

‘Third wave' coffee movement brews big business for Middle East market – forecast to reach $4.4 billion by 2021

Speciality and quality coffee shifts consumer demand to boost business Dubai International Hospitality Week provides full spectrum of coffee supplies Dubai, UAE, September 10, 2017:   The ‘third wave’ coffee movement is fuelling growth of the Middle East’s coffee industry, which is expected to climb to US $4.4 billion by 2021, according to Euromonitor International. The new movement has seen a shift in consumer appreciation of coffee as an artisan, specialist and quality experience, rather than a commodity. As a beverage with multi-cultural appeal, coffee consumption in the region is growing twice as fast as the global average, putting pressure on the foodservice industry to stay relevant to its customers. Providing a solution to meet the demands of this changing landscape, Dubai International ......read more

Choithrams concludes ‘Ramadan Goodness Campaign' in association with Dubai Cares

The ceremony recognized the efforts of those who showed outstanding dedication towards making the noble Ramadan Charity Drive a grand success UAE, 10th September 2017:  Choithrams announced the successful completion of the ‘Ramadan Goodness Campaign’ launched in partnership with Dubai Cares. The two-month charity campaign was a great success thanks to the generous contribution of Choithrams’ customers and to the valuable support of its staff members. Mr. Rajiv Warrier, CEO, Choithrams handed over the cheque of AED 365,200 to Mr. Abdulla Al Shehhi, Director of Business Support Department at Dubai Cares, in a ceremony held at the Choithrams Al Ghazal supermarket last week.  This Ramadan campaign was initiated to support the education of underprivileged children and young people in developing ......read more

Godiva Review

If you would like to experience the world's best chocolates, you need to visit Godiva. We visited their new branch at Deira City Centre. One can use the Mall parking...so parking problem is solved!!! Out of the many options provided, we ordered the strawberry and banana stuffed crepes with chocolate, chocolate crepes, the milk chocolate fondue, mango and passion fruit mojito, and some jasmine tea.  All items were marvelous but by far the best was the fondue!  The fresh Strawberries, banana go perfectly with the milk chocolates. After a few bites of their mouth watering food, you will agree that the prices are definitely worth it. The staff is extremely professional and they had a clear idea on all the chocolates they offered, which only made our Godiva experience better.  Godiva, the world's leading ......read more

Last Exit celebrates first anniversary with exciting giveaways

30 prizes to be hidden in 900 complimentary cupcakes between 31 August to 2 September Three iPhone 7S among the top prizes up for grabs at Last Exit E11 on Sheikh Zayed Road DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, 30 August 2017:  Popular food truck park, Last Exit E11, has announced that it will be giving away 900 complimentary cupcakes from 31 August to 2 September 2017. Last Exit E11 was the first location for the gourmet street food destination by Meraas when it opened in 2016 on Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai bound.    Visitors arriving at Last Exit E11 after 4pm will be able to get their hands on one of 300 Last Exit-inspired cupcakes each day over the course of these three days. Cupcakes will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis and will have a sticker on the bottom that could reveal one of 30 prizes, ......read more

Gursha Dubai presents a cultural show on Ethiopian traditional dance, Eskista

Gursha Dubai, an Ethiopian restaurant located in the heart of Palm Jumeirah, introduces its cultural show nights, Eskista Weekends, every weekend 9:00pm onwards Eskista is a beautiful artistic dance form originating in Ethiopia. The weekly show encompasses different regional styles, choreographed and performed by artists from Ethiopia.   Gursha Dubai aims to introduce and promote authentic cultural experiences of Ethiopia and Africa at large through its food, music, and culture.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 27, 2017:  Gursha Dubai, an authentic Ethiopian restaurant located in Palm Jumeirah, launches its cultural show evenings at the restaurant. Eskista Weekends showcases the diverse traditional dancing styles of Ethiopia, usually presented by three females and a single male artist.  The ......read more

Lulu FAM tour (Warehouse and Central Kitchen)

LuLu Logistics- Fact Sheet LuLu offers an ultra-modern shopping ambience by integrating all conceivable needs of the consumers under one roof. Firmly following the tagline "LuLu, where the world comes to shop", the Group has always tried to be a one stop shop for the multi-ethnic community of the region with an international mix of products as well as staff of different nationalities. The 700,000+ shoppers who patronize LuLu daily are the true testament to the popularity of the LuLu brand. In February 2017 Deloitte in Annual Global Retailers Report has ranked LuLu Group as the top retailer in the Middle East and 27th among the top 50 fastest growing retailers in the world. Currently, LuLu Group is operating 136 stores across UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Egypt, India, Indonesia and Malaysia, with more new ......read more

Discover the French offer at GULFHOST and the SPECIALITY FOOD FESTIVAL trade show

From September 18 to 20 2017 – Dubai World Trade center 2 French pavilions including new companies attending  Showcase of latest French Innovation over 520 square meters Winning prizes each day on Business France stand S1 -D63 United Arab Emirates, 22 August 2017:  Business France, the National Agency supporting the international development of the French economy will host two French pavilions at GULFHOST and the SPECIALITY FOOD FESTIVAL.  The French offer will consist of kitchen equipment and gourmet products offered by over 50 French firms, each displaying premium products and knowhow.     This year, the French Pavilions have numerous novelties to offer.  Business France export team will also be attending to boost business opportunities in the region, focusing on all buyer ......read more

Choithrams announces ‘Consumer Happiness Centres' at Dubai stores in UAE

These centres were launched as part of the Dubai Economy drive towards enhancing happiness and promoting cordial relations between traders and consumers UAE, 19th August 2017:  Choithrams in association with Dubai Economy announced the opening of their first “Consumer Happiness Centre” at the Marina supermarket. This is part of a larger initiative to strengthen customer relations and enhance the shopping experience across the emirate. The announcement was made in the presence of Mr. Dinesh Pagrani, Director, Choithrams, Mr. Rajeev Warrier, CEO, Choithrams and a delegation from Dubai Economy led by Mr. Ahmad Al Awadi - Director, Corporate Commercial Compliance and Consumer Sector and Mr. Abdullatif Marzouqi - Senior Manager, Corporate Commercial Compliance and Consumer Sector on 16th August at the Choithrams store, ......read more

Kamal Vachani welcomes Rt Hon Keith Vaz MP, UK

Mr Kamal Vachani, Group Director, Al Maya Group welcomed Rt Hon Keith Vaz MP to Dubai. Rt Hon Keith Vaz MP visited Al Maya Supermarket in Dubai and he was warmly welcomed by Mr Kamal Vachani, Group Director, Al Maya Group.   Rt Hon Keith Vaz MP was impressed with Al Amaya Supermarket.

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Growing appetite for seafood drives demand at Middle East's largest dedicated seafood expo

SEAFEX provides key platform for international suppliers to meet regional demand expected to reach US$ 7.3 billion by 2021 Dubai, UAE, August 14, 2017:  Seafood consumption in the Middle East continues to grow at well above the global average, driven by the region’s economic development, increasing appeal of the healthy protein, and more effective supply chain distribution to ensure optimum quality of the popular ingredient. According to the Food & Agricultural Organization (FAO), countries such as the UAE consume an average of 33kg per capita a year, almost double the global average of 18kg. It is clear that SEAFEX, the region’s largest dedicated seafood expo, powered by Gulfood, becomes more important every year in helping to keep the pipeline of seafood between suppliers and the F&B, retail and ......read more

The Veranda, your neighborhood backyard bistro, is now open at Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights

The Veranda, a neighborhood sports pub and bistro, is now open at the Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights, Dubai A decadent destination for delicious food, the choicest house wines and drinks, as well as its famed selection of desserts, The Veranda is now open for dining in from 12pm-12am on Saturdays through Wednesdays and 12pm-2am on weekends Enjoy indoor or al fresco wining and dining at The Veranda located at the Creek, Dubai Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 9, 2017:  THE VERANDA, a sports pub-meets-bistro medley of fine wines and draughts along with Italian, Mexican, Arabic, and American delicacies, opens its doors at the Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights at the heart of the Creek, Dubai. Complete with a vintage indoor seating, shisha al fresco, and live sports screening bar, The Veranda is the place to be with ......read more

Kamal Vachani, Group Director, Al Maya Group, meets Hon'ble Minister of State for Food Processing Industries, Government of India, Smt. Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti in Dubai

Kamal Vachani, Group Director, Al Maya Group, meets Hon’ble Minister of State for Food Processing Industries, Government of India,  Smt. Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti in Dubai Mr Kamal Vachani, Group Director, Al Maya Group met Smt. Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti, Hon’ble Minister of State for Food Processing Industries, Government of India, who is visiting Dubai for roadshow for India’s largest international event in food processing and allied sectors “World Food India 2017”.  Mr Kamal Vachani informed that a delegation from Al Maya group will be attending the event, to be held in New Delhi from 3-5, November, 2017.

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Downtown Toko: the Toko the Town for Eats, Drinks or Play

Dubai, UAE, August 6, 2017:  Downtown Toko Restaurant, Garden & Lounge, located at Vida Down-town Dubai, is a social and relaxed space, acting as a hub for millennials and the young at heart, and building an impressive reputation as a buzzing hotspot catering to Dubai’s burgeoning casual dining scene. This summer Toko is pleased to offer an exciting weekly calendar packed with playful concept nights and attractive offers including an award winning ladies night and the ul-timate alfresco brunch, set in the comfort of a fully Air Conditioned Tent.   GARDEN BRUNCH AT DOWNTOWN TOKO Every Friday Experience the ultimate al fresco brunch in the idyllic setting of Toko’s relaxed garden tent providing a weekend party like no other, enlivened with a delicious selection of Toko’s re-nowned dishes and beverages. ......read more

UAE Lifts Ban on Imports of Fruits and Vegetables from Jordan

Dubai-UAE: 29 July, 2017:  The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) announced that it has lifted the ban on the imports of all fruits and vegetables from Jordan.   The announcement came following the visit of His Excellency Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, the UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment, to the Jordanian Ministry of Agriculture. His Excellency Khalid Hneifat, Jordanian Minister of Agriculture, briefed His Excellency Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi on the measures taken by the Jordanian government to ensure the safety of Jordanian agricultural products.  The ban lift is subject to the condition that the shipments of imported agricultural products include certificates of analysis confirming the absence of pesticide residues in accordance with the standards adopted in the UAE. The ......read more

In conjunction with the Year of Giving, MyGovinda's introduces its Kindness Fridge initiative in Dubai

MyGovinda’s, serves healthy holistic Indian food; that harmonizes the body, mind and soul.  In conjunction with #the year of Giving; declared by UAE’s President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan; MyGovinda’s came up with the Kindness Fridge initiative in Dubai.  The Kindness Fridge, is well stocked with wholesome food from the restaurant, fresh fruits and bottles of water; easily accessible to those in need in the area.  Inaugurated by founder Mahesh Advani, the initiative aims at the construction workers, laborers and unemployed; who require nourishing food and refreshment; but might not have the necessary means to buy meal at restaurants. MyGovinda’s is located in Umm Suqeim and Al Karama. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 23, 2017:  MYGOVINDA’S, a restaurant ......read more

Chef Tarek Turns on a Cooking Masterclass in Dubai Using Fresh Australian Produce

Guests enjoy Now! In Season products and ‘True Aussie Beef’ at session hosted in Spinneys Dubai, UAE – July 20 2017: Chef Tarek Ibrahim, the popular Arab celebrity chef, has hosted a fun-filled cooking masterclass at Spinneys in Dubai using Australia’s finest vegetables and beef. The exclusive cooking demonstration was hosted as part of a unique partnership between Now! In Season, which is promoting the best of Australian seasonal fruit and vegetables in the UAE, Spinneys and Meat & Livestock Australia. Working with Australian beef and the current Now! In Season vegetables of corn, celery, carrot and leek, Chef Tarek showed how to optimise Australia’s finest products to create tasty meals for the family. “I loved hosting this cooking demonstration,” said Chef Tarek. “It was ......read more

Beat the heat this summer with the must-have coolers and smoothies by 800 DEGREES PIZZERIA

800 DEGREES PIZZERIA introduces its revamped drinks menu with some refreshing new drinks  From smoothies to cocktails, 800 DEGREES has all the recipes for a cool and breezy summer  800 DEGREES has branches in Burjuman, City Centre’s Deira and Me’aisem, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai Parks and Resorts, and Dubai Marina Park Island  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20 July, 2017:  800 DEGREES PIZZERIA, a Neapolitan pizza concept from L.A., introduces an all-new drinks menu sure to keep customers cool for the summer. Choose from mocktails, smoothies, as well as lemonades, iced teas, flavored waters and a special Non-Alcoholic Malt ideal for the hot season from the complete menu by 800 DEGREES.    Made with specially sourced Napoli 00 flour and ingredients prepared freshly every morning, ......read more

Al Maya Group participates in Africa Big 7 Show

H.E. M.K. Lekgoro, Ambassador of South Africa visits Al Maya Supermarket The Ambassador appreciated the Group’s role in promoting South Africa’s food products in the UAE. Mr. Kamal Vachani, Group Director, Al Maya Group informed that South Africa’s Ambassador to the UAE, H.E Mr. M K Lekgoro, visited the Al Maya Group’s Supermarket at Murooj Complex, Dubai on Wednesday, 19th July.   Al Maya Group Director, Mr. Kamal Vachani, informed the Ambassador about the variety of products available from South Africa at the Al Maya Supermarkets. During the visit of Ambassador of South Africa to Al Maya Supermarket, Mr Kamal Vachani informed the Ambassador about Al Maya’s participation in AFRICA BIG 7 show, which was held in Johannesburg.  Al Maya Group, the UAE-based business conglomerate, has ......read more

Middle East Food Forum set to launch its Restaurant Leadership Business Series Workshop 4

To be held on July 17th, 2017, in the ICCA Kitchen, Block 8, 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  The event is targeted towards Franchisors and Franchisees, Restaurant General Managers and Food Service business owners and operators and will be on the topic of Building F&B Bottomline  Mr. Akhilesh Bahl, Founder and CEO at Malt & Salt Hospitality, will host the opening note on Building Your Dream Restaurant: It’s Not Just About Location Location Location  Mr. Rakesh Pardasani, Partner at RSM UAE, will deliver an address on how tax implementations will affect business with his talk, VAT’s ......read more

Punjabi By Nature launches its online ordering portal

Punjabi By Nature, a Punjabi cuisine restaurant located in the heart of Oud Metha, now offers online ordering through its website  Place an order online with the code ‘PBN15’ to avail a 15% discount on one’s order  Punjabi by Nature provides online ordering through its website Punjabi By Nature provides free home delivery during the day Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 10, 2017:  Punjabi By Nature, an authentic Punjabi restaurant located in Oud Metha, presents its online order form on its website. Serving up authentic Punjabi food, Punjabi by Nature will be giving a straight 15% discount to its customers upon ordering online using the code ‘PBN15’.    With a menu that includes appetizers like a juicy Tangdi Kebab and flavorsome Punjabi Kofta, a richly flavored ......read more

Dubai Serves a World of Hospitality: Gulfhost 2017 Supports Region's Accelerating Hospitality Sector Set to Reach $36.7 Billion by 2020

Gulfood launches first dedicated hospitality and food service expo at Dubai International Hospitality Week  Dubai, UAE, July 10, 2017:  Despite the short-term challenges posed by global macroeconomic factors across the GCC, the region’s tourism and hospitality industry remains on an upward trajectory as governments recognize the potential of the sector in enabling revenue diversification and job creation, and actively invest in its development. Set to be worth $36.7 billion by 2020 according to Euromonitor International, and with a number of global events that include Expo 2020 Dubai scheduled to draw millions of visitors to the region, the industry is in critical need of a dedicated hospitality and foodservice platform to support its development.  Launching during Dubai International Hospitality Week, an ......read more

Unikai Foods P.J.S.C. establishes its largest distribution facility in the northern emirates under RAKEZ

Ras Al Khaimah, 5 July 2017:  UNIKAI FOODS P.J.S.C., one of the largest Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) conglomerates in the Middle East and North Africa region, has signed an agreement on 3 July 2017 with Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ) to establish its largest storage and distribution facility in the northern emirates. The signing ceremony was held yesterday in RAKEZ’s headquarters with Neeraj Vohra representing UNIKAI FOODS P.J.S.C, and Ramy Jallad representing RAKEZ.  UNIKAI FOODS P.J.S.C’s CEO, Neeraj Vohra, said: “We are very glad to have taken this important step of establishing our latest facility in the fast-growing emirate of Ras Al Khaimah, providing us with a great opportunity to boost our presence even further in the northern emirates. The construction of the new facility will commence ......read more

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Christmas has come early at Cocosia…

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 ......read more

A Very Good Morning from Carluccio's…

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 ......read more

Fathima Hypermarket announces ‘Shop & Drive' promotion winners…

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 ......read more

Ruth's Chris Steak House Christmas & New Years Eve Line Up…

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 ......read more

Lipton Green launches its Live Good Initiative across the region…

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 ......read more

Stirring Stuff! UAE-Based Barista bags the 2nd MENA Cezve/Ibrik Championship at Speciality Food ...…

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 ......read more

La Môme Dubai is now open for lunch…

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 ......read more

Italian World Cusine Summit 2016 Eataly Guest Chefs…

Luca Abbruzzino  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’ ......read more

In the presence of HH Sheikh Saqr Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Waiwera launches an initiative to ...…

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 ......read more

Pure Sky Lounge to host highest open air dance party to celebrate its third birthday…

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 ......read more

Panache International exhibits at Gulfood Manufacturing for the seventh time…

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 ......read more

Turkey Looks to Become GCC's F&B Partner Powerhouse…

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 ......read more

Dubai Institution, Left Bank, Launches Sensational New Menu.…

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 ......read more

Photo Caption: New Conference Delivered Compelling Insights Into Future of Mena's F&B Processing ...…

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 ......read more

UAE based Star Juices, Glenda and Amara Biscuits get Halal Certified by ESMA…

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. ......read more

Grana Padano returns to Dubai with master pizza chef, Franco Pepe…

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 ......read more

UAE's Food Sector Sales Poised to Reach USD 16.7BN by 2020…

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 ......read more

New opportunities arise as UAE market for plants and fresh produce continues to grow…

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 ......read more

California Pizza Kitchen Brings a Californian Twist on Global Flavours to BurJuman, Bur Dubai.…

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 ......read more

An evening with Michelin Starred chef and an opera performance at Il Capo Restaurant at The Westin ...…

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 ......read more

Saudi Arabia to Mount Its Biggest Gulfood Manufacturing Push to Date…

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 ......read more

France presents a three-pronged approach to gastronomy at Gulfood Manufacturing / Specialty Food ...…

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 ......read more

Turkey's Leading Dessert Connoisseur Comes to Dubai Mall With Opening of Divan Patisserie…

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 ......read more

Maria Essay Janina Sinay's innovative beverage bags the top prize at the UAE edition of Monin Cup ...…

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 ......read more

Heavyweight Russian Quartet Powers into Gulfood Manufacturing…

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 ......read more

Dubai to serve up a delectable taste of France…

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 ......read more

New report: Investment into restaurant technology market must increase as popularity of home ...…

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 ......read more

Add Festive Flavour to Your Diwali with La Verda Suites & Villas, Dubai Marina…

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 ......read more

Reem Al Bawadi Awarded ‘Best MENA Franchise Brand'…

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 ......read more

Dubai Institution, Left Bank, Launches Sensational New Menu…

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 ......read more

Pullman Dubai Jumeirah Lakes Towers Revamps the Manzoni Menu…

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 ......read more

Butcha Steakhouse & Grill Introduces Retail Section at CITY WALK Outlet…

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 ......read more

Dabur Amla Kids Range…

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 ......read more

Tetra Pak to Showcase “Future Ready” Innovations at Gulfood Manufacturing 2016…

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 ......read more

Celebrate World Pasta Day at Eataly 23 – 25 October…

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! Eat: Mezzalune Zucca e ricotta con salsa casereccia:   AED 69 Home made fresh pasta stuffed with pumpkin and ricotta cheese served ......read more

BiCE is Back: Italian Restaurant Reopens Its Doors After A Complete Makeover…

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 ......read more

McDonald's UAE awarded as an Aon Best Employer UAE 2016…

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, ......read more

EICMP showcases latest Camel Milk Products at SIAL Paris 2016…

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, ......read more

McDonald's UAE opens its Doors to the Public to offer ‘Behind the Scenes' Kitchen Tours…

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 ......read more

LuLu Hypermarkets' UAE Consumers Support Literacy Through Dubai Cares…

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 ......read more

KFC Kuwait achieves the highest records for global food quality standards in the Middle East…

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 ......read more

Monin Cup 2016 UAE to inspire creativity in young F&B industry professionals…

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 ......read more

Premium, fast casual food concepts on the rise in UAE…

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 ......read more

Tetra Pak opens an Innovation Centre to boost Food and Beverage Innovation in Middle East and Africa…

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 ......read more

Dalloyau Set to Dazzle as it Launches in Mirdif City Centre…

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, ......read more

Mazaher Café Brings a Little Bit of Lebanon to the Heart of Dubai…

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 ......read more

Korean Food Festival 2016 relishes the tastes and culture of the land in Dubai…

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 ......read more

China Looks for Middle East Caviar Market Breakthrough at SEAFEX 2016…

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 ......read more

Consul General of Italy in Dubai visits Al Maya Supermarket…

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 ......read more

Ingredients Supplier participation at Gulfood Manufacuring grows by more than a third…

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 ......read more

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