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F&B plans for Dubai’s new Al Habtoor City unveiled

by Staff writer | 18 Apr 2016

The 10 million ft2 Al Habtoor City, located on the banks of the Dubai Water Canal is set to feature more than 40 restaurants on completion, a new statement has revealed. At the centre of the development will be The Atrium, with seven restaurants and bars over five levels, including homegrown and international concepts. Kamal

McGettigan’s to open at Madinat Jumeirah

by Staff writer | 17 Apr 2016

Irish bar McGettigan’s will open its sixth UAE outlet in Dubai at Souk Madinat Jumeirah this summer. The bar will open in partnership with Utopia, Viva Entertainment at the site currently occupied by Frioul restaurant (formerly Jambase). Situated underneath Pacha Nightclub, the site has a waterfront terrace with views of Burj Al Arab. McGettigan’s will

What’s Cooking: Senara, Palm Jumeirah

by Staff writer | 17 Apr 2016

Anthony Reilly, head chef of Palm Jumeirah restaurant Senara, introduces the recently-opened neighbourhood eatery, which offers up homemade British seafood classics What’s the concept of Senara? Senara is a UAE-grown concept that fuses the fishing heritage of the country with the best of today’s very popular British brasserie / bistro style food. The team behind

Saraydan Turkish Café opens in Abu Dhabi

by Staff writer | 17 Apr 2016

Retailistic, the retail arm of Mubarak and Brothers Investments (MBI) has introduced homegrown Abu Dhabi concept, Saraydan Turkish Café. Saraydan meaning “from the palace” is a café, restaurant, and bakery experience inspired by Ottoman palace cuisine. Banu Tas, vice president, Asset Management & Retail, MBI commented: “We believe that everyone loves good Turkish food, but

The Westin Doha introduces Bubbalicious brunch

by Staff writer | 17 Apr 2016

The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa has introduced the Bubbalicious brunch, a well-known weekly event at sister properties The Westin Mina Seyahi in Dubai and The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa. The brunch will feature more than eight live cooking stations, showcasing the hotel’s three new restaurants, Hunters Room & Grill, Sabai Thai

London-founded French brand Aubaine to open second Dubai outlet

by Staff writer | 15 Apr 2016

London-founded French F&B brand Aubaine will open its second Dubai branch in City Walk 2 this May. The first location for the restaurant, patisserie and boulangerie in the region opened in Dubai Mall earlier this year. Aubaine founder Hani Nakkach said: “Aubaine has brought the best of both worlds to Dubai, with its London roots

Rosalind Parsk new head chef at The Ivy Dubai

by Staff writer | 14 Apr 2016

Jumeirah Restaurant Group has appointed Rosalind Parsk as new head chef of The Ivy Dubai. Chef Parsk was previously head chef of Jumeirah Restaurant Group’s award-winning Pierchic at Madinat Jumeirah. Commenting her new role, chef Parsk said: “I am delighted to be taking on the mantle of head chef at The Ivy Dubai, an iconic

New report reveals UAE consumers most likely to visit a mall just to eat

by Staff writer | 13 Apr 2016

A new ‘Food and Beverage in a Shopping Centres’ report has revealed that UAE consumers are the most likely across the EMEA region to visit a shopping centre with the sole purpose of eating and drinking. The report was launched at the World Retail Congress 2016, taking place from 12 – 14 April at Madinat

RAK Hospitality Holding signs with US restaurant brand for 6 UAE outlets

by Staff writer | 13 Apr 2016

Hakaya Collection, a subsidiary of RAK Hospitality Holding (RAKHH) has signed a franchise development agreement with American grill and sushi bar brand, Kona Grill to roll out six restaurants in the UAE. Kona Grill will join Hakaya’s collection of Ras Al Khaimah restaurants, including Marina Muse Bar and Restaurant, Motor Mouth Food Truck, The Bay

Michelin-starred DUKES London chef to host dinner at West 14th steakhouse

by Staff writer | 12 Apr 2016

Executive head chef Nigel Mendham from DUKES London will join Dubai-based executive chef Martin Cahill to host a special dinner on 26 April at West 14th steakhouse. The Palm Jumeirah restaurant is now operated under the management of the upcoming DUKES Dubai hotel. The menu combines the best dishes from both destinations, with Chef Cahill’s

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