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Burj Al Arab unveils luxury terrace and restaurant

by Staff writer | 26 May 2016

Jumeirah Group’s Burj Al Arab, Dubai has unveiled a new luxury terrace with a restaurant, pool, beach and cabana space for hotel guests and Burj Al Arab members. The private 10,000m2 outdoor leisure facility stretches 100m out into the sea and is home to Scape Restaurant & Bar, two pools, butler-serviced cabanas, and a beach

Diageo World Class reveals UAE’s best bartender

by Staff writer | 26 May 2016

The winner of the Middle Eastern leg of World Class, an annual competition hosted by Diageo Reserve to find the world’s best bartender, has been announced. The annual competition, which took place on 21 – 22 May 2016 at Grosvenor House Hotel Dubai, is aimed at discovering the next generation of bartending talent and the latest

Dubai-based Eathos acquires SushiArt brand

by Staff writer | 25 May 2016

Eathos, a Dubai-based restaurant operating company has acquired sushi restaurant chain, SushiArt. The move marks the first acquisition for the company, which has franchise rights for Kababji Grill, Tortilla Mexican Grill and Rita’s Ice. Co-founder of SushiArt, Cedric Cerf, will remain on the management team to oversee the transition period, whilst Eathos takes over operational

New Place: Sumosan

by Staff writer | 24 May 2016

Sumosan owner, Janina Wolkow, explains why new private members’ club Bilionaire Mansion at Taj Dubai is the perfect location for the Japanese restaurant concept                         Please describe the concept in your words? Sumosan is a contemporary Japanese Restaurant that puts a lot of emphasis

Commercial Cleaning & Hygiene expo underway in Dubai

by Staff writer | 24 May 2016

Now in its third year, Commercial Cleaning & Hygiene– the Middle East Cleaning Expo is taking place 23 – 24 May at Dubai World Trade Centre. The event provides a platform for global suppliers of cleaning products and equipment to meet with clients and interested parties and is the only expo in the region dedicated

1762 Deli launches London food bus with focus on smoking

by Staff writer | 24 May 2016

1762 Deli will launch a new food truck using an old-fashioned London bus and a Meadow Creek Smoker to create charred items. The 1966 London Route Master double-decker bus called ‘Monty’ after the Earl of Sandwich John Montague, has been refurbished and transported to the Middle East. Suzi Croft, co-founder of 1762 said: “We feel

Lime Tree Café launches gluten-free bakery

by Staff writer | 23 May 2016

Fifteen-year-old Dubai homegrown concept, Lime Tree Café, has added a gluten-free bakery to its three Dubai outlets. A selection of cakes, slices, muffins, cookies, artisan crackers, gluten-free breads and desserts will be available. Gluten-free desserts include triple-layer tiramisu, chocolate goddess and wild berry and citrus cakes, as well as the well-known Lime Tree carrot cake.

Pierchic overhauls management team

by Staff writer | 23 May 2016

A brand new team has been appointed at Jumeirah Restaurant Group’s over-water seafood outlet, Pierchic. New general manager Julian Biddulph was previously general manager at Jumeirah Restaurant Group’s The Ivy, and before that worked with Melia Hotels International, Swissôtel The Stamford, Singapore and St. Regis Doha. Also joining the team are head sommelier, Sarah Belanger,

Catch Dubai celebrates first anniversary

by Staff writer | 22 May 2016

New York seafood restaurant and lounge, Catch Dubai, is celebrating its first year in the Middle East on 24 May.  The venue, located in Fairmont Dubai Hotel, first opened its doors in April 2015 with the aim of bringing the atmosphere of New York’s Meatpacking District to Dubai. UK show band Salut will perform with

Jones the Grocer Middle East master franchisee acquires global brand rights

by Staff writer | 22 May 2016

JTG Holdings Ltd, the master franchisee for Jones the Grocer in the Middle East & North Africa has bought the global rights to the brand. In a separate transaction, L Capital Asia has taken a significant minority stake in JTG Holdings, with the aim of backing the brand in its international expansion. Another subsidiary of

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