SIAL Middle East Gears Up For Biggest Edition

by Mahak Mannan | 12 Nov 2018

Now in its 9th year, SIAL Middle East 2018 aims to further strengthen its positioning as a platform to meet quality buyers in a trade business-friendly environment. The event will continue to build on an exceptionally successful 2017 edition, which attracted over 1,000 exhibitors, 19,000 unique visitors (a 16% increase over 2016) and 498 fully hosted

Pack Sustainable

by Mahak Mannan | 12 Nov 2018

Marcus Toft, area manager, Duni Middle East & Africa on sustainability in the packaging industry. How would you explain sustainable packaging? It is all about the materials used which makes packaging sustainable in the sense that they must not contribute to global warming, as opposed to plastics made from fossil oil. The raw material must

OPINION: From Farm to Fork

by Mahak Mannan | 12 Nov 2018

Ruth L. Petran, PhD, vice president, Food Safety and Public Health, Ecolab on food safety being a critical responsibility for F&B professionals. Food-borne illnesses may not be new problems, but they remain to be an important global challenge, including here, in the Middle East. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), developing countries are at

A Carnival of Flavours

by Mahak Mannan | 12 Nov 2018

Corporate beverage manager and head mixologist, Passion F&B, Sherine John, tells us about his journey in the world of mixology. Tell us a little bit about yourself. I was born in South India and ironically I started my hospitality journey in the kitchen as a trainee Chef. It was while working in the kitchen at

COVER STORY: Luxury Redefined

by Mahak Mannan | 12 Nov 2018

With panoramic views overlooking a private beach, Turkish-grown hospitality brand Rixos Hotels opened the first all-inclusive resort in Abu Dhabi last month. The 378 key resort comprises of 366 rooms and suites, and 12 villas, each boasting either shared or private pools, direct access to the beach, and butler service. Mahak Mannan speaks to Hakan Peter, general manager, Rixos Saadiyat

Top 10 Trends Driving Millennial Travellers

by Mahak Mannan | 08 Nov 2018

In the current market, millennials are putting pressure on the leisure tourism industry with very specific demands. Hotels, airlines, and restaurants alike are going all out to ensure they are ready to host these new-age travellers. Hotels.com surveyed millennials in the UAE to find out just what makes them tick when they travel or when

A Spanish Touch

by Mahak Mannan | 08 Nov 2018

Barcelo Hotel Group opened its newest project Occidental IMPZ Dubai, Conference and Events Centre last month. The opening signifies the group’s plans to cement its brand presence in the Middle East and significantly increase its footprint across the next five years, and Mahak Mannan spoke to Ahmad Shaban Fernandez, vice president, sales and marketing, GCC,

Company Profile: Quality Kitchen

by Mahak Mannan | 08 Nov 2018

Aiman Joudeh, managing director, Quality Kitchen on how to build the perfect, stress-free kitchen Tell us a little bit about Quality Kitchen. In October 2010, a few dedicated and experienced professionals teamed up and took the challenge to pioneer a project-oriented company, Quality Kitchen Equipment Trading LLC. Since then, having proved its excellence and flexibility,

Chain Focus: Emaar Hospitality Group

by Mahak Mannan | 08 Nov 2018

Emaar Hospitality Group is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Emaar Properties PJSC, one of the world’s most valuable real estate development companies with competencies in property, shopping malls, and retail as well as hospitality and leisure. Created in 2007, the group owns and manages a portfolio of hospitality assets and brands including Address Hotels + Resorts,

GALLERY: Exclusive first look inside JRG Dubai’s new venues

by Mahak Mannan | 08 Nov 2018

JRG Dubai, the home-grown restaurant management company, is launching two brand new dining concepts at Dubai Hills Golf Club in the heart of Dubai Hills Estate and we got an exclusive first look at the venues.  The new outlets represent the first formal collaboration between JRG Dubai, the name behind hospitality brands such as Pierchic, Pai Thai,









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