VIDEO: Northern Ireland targets hospitality sector for 2018

by Staff writer | 26 Feb 2018

Speaking on the side-lines of Gulfood last week, Invest Northern Ireland said trade to the UAE is growing year on year. “At the moment we are up by over 10% from last year in our food and beverage export and 90% in the dairy sector alone,” Karl Devlin, business development manager- Middle East and Hong

Latin Fruit Bar HOLA Opens in La Mer

by Staff writer | 26 Feb 2018

Inspired by the vibrant Latin American flair, HOLA is the latest addition to the beachfront development, La Mer. Offering a selection of fruit based delicacies, Dubai’s first fruit bar HOLA was conceptualised by Emirati brothers Ali and Yousef Karmostaji as a result of Ali’s frequent visits to Latin America. Inspired by the passionate fruit street

Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa welcomes new Executive Chef

by Staff writer | 25 Feb 2018

Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa has appointed Clive Micallef as its new Executive Chef. Bringing almost two decades of international hospitality and restaurant experience ranging from Malta and United Kingdom to the United Arab Emirates, Chef Clive will be overseeing the culinary operations for the resort’s banquet, in-room dining services, outside catering and

Italian food export to the UAE reaches over $350 million

by Staff writer | 25 Feb 2018

More than 190 Italian companies took part in the Italian Food Lab at Gulfood this year. Displaying products from cheese, coffee and pasta to agricultural produce, Italian exhibitors at Gulfood are looking to benefit from the growing trade in the region. “According to recent reports, the food and beverage sector in the Gulf Cooperation Council

M&S launches new vegetarian range of products in the Gulf

by Staff writer | 25 Feb 2018

The food and beverage branch of the outlet has created a new range of products for vegetarians, flexitarians and consumers looking for plant based food products. Building on the growing demand of healthy eating, Marks & Spencer has launched their Veggie range, which includes a selection of dishes like the Edamame Bean Burgers and Sweetcorn









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