Only 20% of UAE residents consume the required level of protein

by Mahak Mannan | 05 Jun 2018

Despite the growing trend of protein-enriched foods, 80% of UAE residents claim that they do not reach the daily intake of protein. The finding was revealed in a new survey conducted by YouGov and commissioned by Arla Foods, in an effort to better understand consumers’ attitudes towards protein and drive awareness around the importance of

Address Downtown Hotel re-opens

by Mahak Mannan | 04 Jun 2018

Following the New Year’s Eve fire in 2015, Address Downtown, the flagship hotel under Emaar Hospitality Group’s premium lifestyle Address Hotels + Resorts brand, has opened its doors to hotel guests. The hotel has opened with several new features including restaurant concepts, additional rooms and suites, The Spa at Address Downtown, and a brand-new interior

Renaissance Downtown Hotel Dubai gears up for the Global Day of Discovery

by Mahak Mannan | 04 Jun 2018

The newly opened Renaissance Downtown, Dubai will join 170 Renaissance Hotels around the world to host the Global Day of Discovery for the first time since its opening in 2017. The hotel will transform into a blank canvas, featuring a bold and unscripted dark art experience. Completely immersive, the Global Day of Discovery experience will

Gonu Bar & Grill takes a summer break

by Mahak Mannan | 04 Jun 2018

The beach-side bar and grill at Le Meridien Al Aqah will undergo extensive refurbishments this summer. After 10 years in operation, the new look of Fujairah’s popular surf and turf restaurant will be unveiled in September 2018. Maintaining its relaxed ambiance the new wave of upgrades at Gonu Bar and Grill will focus on enhancing guest

Pad Thai opens at Mall of The Emirates

by Mahak Mannan | 03 Jun 2018

Visitors to Mall of the Emirates can now indulge in the fresh flavours of South East Asia at Pad Thai. Located at the food court on level 1, next to Ski Dubai, Pad Thai serves quick on-the-go traditional Thai dishes, blending savoury, sweet, salty and tangy Asian flavours to create a made-to-order dining experience. A

Eggspectation teams up with Francorp Middle East

by Mahak Mannan | 03 Jun 2018

The Canadian casual restaurant has partnered with Francorp Middle East, a US-based franchise consulting firm in Dubai, to develop their franchise system. As per the agreement, Francorp is entrusted with the full design and development of the Eggspectation franchise program, whose vision is to expand their unique food concept globally. A concept that originated in

Ghaya Grand Hotel creates Replica of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

by Mahak Mannan | 03 Jun 2018

To mark Ramadan and Eid Al Fitr celebrations at the property, pastry chef Kaja Najmudeen spent about 100 hours over the span of a week to make a replica of the holy venue. The base on which the model sits is 100cm by 160cm and weighs 60 kilograms. “After a brainstorming session, he decided to

Makar: Bringing the Scottish culture to Dubai

by Mahak Mannan | 30 May 2018

Bar manager of the new Scottish bar in Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, Matthew Wakeford tells us what the new venue brings to the UAE market. A simple and cosy venue, Makar at the new Radisson Blu property is everything you would expect from a Scottish bar, from their whisky collection, to the interiors and their

Gary Rhodes: Back with the old – In with the new

by Mahak Mannan | 30 May 2018

Chef Gary Rhodes speaks with Mahak Mannan about the new additions on the RhodesTwenty 10 menu, the Middle East market and the challenges it comes with in an exclusive interview. Variety is the spice of life, according to TV personality, restaurateur, entrepreneur and chef, Gary Rhodes and it is something he tries to uphold in

Garrett Popcorn Shops introduces a local touch

by Mahak Mannan | 30 May 2018

The international brand has teamed up with Emirati fashion talent Fatma Al Mulla of FMM Design to create an exclusive tin. Available in stores from May, the limited-edition FMM Designer tins can be filled with signature flavor including the Chicago mix, caramel crisp, cheese corn and buttery plain. As a further exclusive, in celebration of

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