Glee hospitality Solutions at The Leaders in Hospitality Awards Saudi Arabia

by Mahak Mannan | 14 Jun 2018

Glee Hospitality Solutions has come on board as a Category Sponsor for The Leaders in Hospitality Awards Saudi Arabia. The company, which was established in 2009 and headquartered in Dubai, is one of the leading hospitality company across the region offering comprehensive end-to-end solutions and expertise in restaurant concept development, restaurant management of outlets across

An Egyptian experience at Al Seef

by Mahak Mannan | 14 Jun 2018

Pharaonic restaurant KHOFO has opened its doors at a waterside location. Spread across 7,500 square meters, stately columns, hieroglyphic murals and servers dressed up in the ancient pharaohs attire, KHOFO’s pharaonic-inspired design adorns the indoor and outdoor space, which transports guests back to the time of King Khufu’s reign. KHOFO offers a menu full of

Chef Atul Kochhar no longer associated with Rang Mahal in Dubai

by Mahak Mannan | 13 Jun 2018

Following a series of tweets that were considered anti-Islamic, JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, the hotel that houses Kochhar’s restaurant has cut ties with the chef. Bill Keffer, general manager, JW Marriott Marquis said in a statement: “Following the recent comments made by Chef Atul Kochhar, we have taken the decision to end our agreement with

Out of this world: Mexican Cuisine

by Mahak Mannan | 13 Jun 2018

From quesadillas and burritos to getting the perfect guac to go with your nachos, Mexican cuisine has been dominating the culinary taste buds across the globe for years and here we highlight the top three Mexican restaurants in the region.  How popular is Mexican cuisine in the region? Ivan Vidal, chef de cuisine, La Tablita

Tim Hortons expands UAE presence with a new branch

by Mahak Mannan | 13 Jun 2018

The Canadian coffee chain has opened a new branch in Mall of the Emirates. In line with its GCC expansion strategy, Tim Hortons has opened a new branch in Mall all of the Emirates, embodying a refreshed look of the Canadian chain. The Tim Hortons coffee shop in Mall of The Emirates will be the

Hyatt Capital Gate Abu Dhabi rebrands to Andaz Capital Gate

by Mahak Mannan | 12 Jun 2018

The rebranding marks the Andaz brand’s entry into the Middle East market. Hyatt Hotels Corporation has announced that Hyatt Capital Gate Abu Dhabi will rebrand to Andaz Capital Gate Abu Dhabi, turning the iconic tower into the first Andaz branded hotel in the Middle East. The hotel which is owned by Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions

In a nutshell: Confiserie Sprüngli

by Mahak Mannan | 11 Jun 2018

Marc Wirth, managing director, Sprüngli Middle East, explains the thoughts behind the Swiss chocolatiers expansion within the UAE. Tell me about Confiserie Sprüngli. The Sprüngli legacy began over 180 years ago in 1836 when David Sprüngli and his son Rudolf, established the Sprüngli & Son confectionery business in Zurich, Switzerland. In 1845, Rudolf Sprüngli founded

Teaching the right stuff

by Mahak Mannan | 11 Jun 2018

Cherry Cabasag, outlets manager, Copthorne Hotel Dubai is in the spotlight this month. Describe your first ever role in the hotel industry? I started as waitress in a lobby lounge coffee shop.  It was an exciting role that made me interact more with mix of people with different culture background. This broadens me to express

A new burger debut at Shake Shack

by Mahak Mannan | 11 Jun 2018

Shake Shack has launched the new Pickled Jalapeño Burger to their menu. Starting AED 36, the 100% all-natural Angus beef cheeseburger is topped with crispy marinated shallots, pickled jalapeños, and sriracha mayo and is on offer for a limited time. The Pickled Jalapeño Burger provides a spicy twist on the brands classic cheeseburger, using crispy shallots,

WOK BOYZ launches second location in Dubai

by Mahak Mannan | 11 Jun 2018

WOK BOYZ is bringing its Asian street food concept to Dubai Internet City. Opening right in time for summer, the concept will bring its menu of customisable wok-meals inspired from the far corners of Asia, to Dubai Internet City’s Building 3 food court. The new location is set to serve as a delivery hub to

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