New Director Of Operations at Radisson Blu

by Mahak Mannan | 25 Oct 2018

Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City has appointed Tim Reynolds as director of hotel operations. With his extensive knowledge of the market and over 12 years of experience in the hotel sector, Reynolds will oversee the entire hotel’s operation, working with the relevant departments to drive top line revenue, guest satisfaction, and employee engagement. Before

Seafex Builds On Pescatarian and Seacuterie trends

by Mahak Mannan | 24 Oct 2018

The Arabian Gulf region has a long history with the sea and all things fishing so it’s perhaps no surprise that demand for fresh seafood from local, regional, and global producers and suppliers remains high. While the desire for all things ocean could continue to grow by 8%  annually through 2030 according to a new

GCC forecasts Growth In Demand For Seafood

by Mahak Mannan | 23 Oct 2018

UAE and Saudi Arabia register largest online search increase for seafood. Online search volumes during the last three years have revealed a strong demand for seafood across the Gulf region, according to recent data by SEMrush an online digital marketing suite. Results show that the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia both witnessed an increase

Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Makes A New Appointment

by Mahak Mannan | 22 Oct 2018

The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi has announced the appointment of Bhavesh Rawal as director of off-site business development, a position dedicated to overseeing the hotel’s new outside catering division in Dubai. A well-known hospitality leader and expert in the field, Rawal has led catering divisions for some of the UAE’s largest concerts and events. He

Sergio Lopez’ New Venue Set To Open In The Capital

by Mahak Mannan | 22 Oct 2018

Centrally located in the Al Seef Resort & Spa, Abu Dhabi, the regional restauranteur Sergio Lopez’s new team are set to officially open the doors of a new venue on 9  November. Brought to life with an emphasis of bringing fun to food one bite at a time. Sanderson’s welcomes their new neighbours to celebrate

UAE’s F&B Leaders To Speak At GulfHost

by Mahak Mannan | 21 Oct 2018

Over 70 regional industry leaders to address changing market realities A powerful line-up of the GCC’s leading hospitality experts are set to address the challenges facing the region’s highly-competitive industry at this month’s GulfHost Restaurant Development Conference in Dubai, with rumoured oversupply, sustainability, and the impact of VAT and digital technologies high on the agenda.

Hakkasan Dubai To Open This Week

by Mahak Mannan | 21 Oct 2018

Award-winning Cantonese restaurant created by the Hakkasan Group will officially open its doors at Atlantis, The Palm on Tuesday, 23 October 2018. Already established as a leading destination for modern Cantonese cuisine in the city, the restaurant will feature a restaurant and bar, a new menu presenting exclusive dishes to the restaurant, as well as a selection

Out Of This World: Italian

by Mahak Mannan | 18 Oct 2018

From pizza and pasta to ravioli and risotto, Italian food is known for its flavour combined with the feeling of comfort. Here we take an in-depth look at the globally loved cuisine with three of the best Italian venues across the country. How popular is Italian cuisine in the Middle East? Luca Napoleone, sous chef,

GM Interview: A People Person

by Mahak Mannan | 18 Oct 2018

From being a part of Hyatt’s Global Inclusion & Diversity Council to being a recipient for  Hyatt’s 2017 Purpose Award, Fathi Khogaly, general manager, Grand Hyatt Dubai believes in putting people first. Here he tells Mahak Mannan about his priorities as a general manager and the secrets to a happy team. Tell us a little

Saudi Arabia Gears Up For Foodex

by Mahak Mannan | 18 Oct 2018

Jeddah is set to host the sixth edition of Foodex Saudi this November in which 12 Spanish and 11 Pakistani companies will showcase their products among 600 international brands from more than 32 countries in a bid to attract Saudi food importers, distributors, and investors. Veronica Puente, international director of Spanish Food and Drink Federation









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