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Godiva opens 10th store in Dubai’s Mall of the Emirates

by Staff writer | 16 Jun 2016

Chocolate brand Godiva celebrates its 90th year with the opening of a 10th outlet, located in Dubai’s Mall of the Emirates, which attracts 42 million visitors annually. Ramadan gifts will be offered at the new location, including the Ramadan Limited Edition Box, containing 24 pieces and priced at AED 170, and The Ramadan Royal Box

Vikas Khanna: Where faith meets food

by Staff writer | 16 Jun 2016

Indian celebrity chef Vikas Khanna explains why food has the power to break down barriers Central to the holy month of Ramadan is the observance of iftar, whereby families, friends and communities come together to break their fasts together. However, it’s not just in the faith of Islam that food holds such a central and

SugarMoo e-bakery opens two kiosks in Dubai

by Staff writer | 16 Jun 2016

SugarMoo e-bakery, which specialises in desserts and sweet confections, has launched two standalone kiosks. The outlets are located at Change Initiative next to Al-Zahra Hospital, and in Mercato Mall, Jumeirah. The Change Initiative kiosk is open daily from 8.30am – 3pm and offers a selection of the bakery’s best-sellers and frozen yogurt creations. The new

NYC Caribbean-style restaurant Miss Lily’s to open in Dubai

by Staff writer | 15 Jun 2016

Miss Lily’s, a New-York born Caribbean concept will open its first international outlet in Dubai this Eid. Located at Sheraton Grand on Sheikh Zayed Road, the beach shack inspired Jamaican diner will feature classic island cooking, vibrant design and old-school ska and reggae music. The space will be split into a 40-seat restaurant, and a

Blends & Brews opens first drive-thru outlet in Ajman

by Staff writer | 14 Jun 2016

Blends & Brews Coffee Shop, the Dubai-born international brand of coffee shops under Thumbay Group’s Hospitality Division, has opened a new drive-thru outlet in The Black Square building, Ajman. Opened on Tuesday, 7 June 2016, the new coffee shop is the 18th outlet in the UAE and the seventh in Ajman for the brand. It

Italian restaurant named best in the world

by Staff writer | 14 Jun 2016

Italian restaurant Massimo Bottura’s Osteria Francescana has been named The World’s Best Restaurant 2016. The winning restaurant, located in the small town of Modena, Italy, was listed at No.3 in 2013 and 2014 and stepped up to No.2 in last year’s ranking. The list of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, along with special awards, was announced

Katara Hospitality introduces advanced food safety training

by Staff writer | 14 Jun 2016

Qatar-based hotel owner, developer and operator, Katara Hospitality, held an ISO 22002-2 food safety training session in Doha, in conjunction with testing, inspection and certification (TIC) body, Bureau Veritas. ISO 22002-2’s food safety training specifies the requirements for the design, implementation and maintenance programmes that assist in controlling potential food safety hazards in outlets offering

Abu Dhabi hotel builds 91kg sugar mosque for Ramadan

by Staff writer | 13 Jun 2016

Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi has created a mosque for the Sofra bld Grand Iftar dessert area made entirely out of sugar. The sculpture, which emulates the emirate’s Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, weighs 91.7 kilograms and took six days to build by the hotel’s engineering team and pastry experts. On each end of

Coya Dubai delivers 1000+ meals to labour camps this Ramadan

by Staff writer | 13 Jun 2016

Peruvian restaurant, Coya Dubai has launched a Ramadan initiative to distribute meals to labour camps throughout the holy month. In partnership with a group of volunteers, the team will prepare, pack and hand deliver 1,173 meals with slow digesting ingredients, to eight labour camps in Al Quoz. Cedric Toussaint, director of operations, Coya Dubai commented:

The Full Measure: Vesna

by Staff writer | 12 Jun 2016

Open just over six months, Vesna is tapping into a gap in the Dubai market for high-end Slavic cuisine Despite a strong tourist and expat population from eastern European countries, Slavic cuisine still hasn’t made its mark on the Dubai restaurant scene. Until recently, the only outlets serving Slavic fare were relatively low-end, unlicensed venues.

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