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Dukes Dubai signs Mumbai restaurant brand, Khyber

by Staff writer | 07 Apr 2016

Dukes Dubai has signed Mumbai-founded restaurant brand Khyber, marking the first location for the restaurant outside of India. The restaurant, which specialises in North Indian cuisine, will be located on the 15th floor of Dukes Dubai with capacity for 210 guests, including up to 60 guests on the terrace. Abdulla Bin Sulayem, CEO of Seven

In a nutshell: Flooka

by Staff writer | 07 Apr 2016

Chef Ibrahim Osseiran of Flooka Dubai and Flooka Abu Dhabi explains how his Lebanese heritage has influenced the restaurant’s seafood menu Please describe the concept of the menu: Flooka offers a unique dining experience  ̶  the very best in Mediterranean seafood with a Lebanese twist. There is no doubt that Flooka is for seafood lovers

Ilir Caushi returns to Zuma Dubai as GM

by Staff writer | 07 Apr 2016

Japanese restaurant concept, Zuma, has appointed Ilir Caushi as general manager for its Dubai location. Selected for the role by founder, Rainer Becker, Caushi has been part of the company for over seven years. He first joined the Dubai restaurant in 2008 as assistant general manager, before transferring to Zuma Abu Dhabi to head up

Intersect by Lexus launches exclusive Japanese product range

by Staff writer | 06 Apr 2016

Intersect by Lexus has introduced Crafted for Lexus, a collection of hand-made Japanese products manufactured through a series of collaborations between traditional artisans and young designers. The products include hats, handbags, cotton and wool shawls, key trays and glassware and each product tells a story about the designer and the materials, complementing the Lexus brand.

Dubai’s prestigious Pierchic hires new GM

by Staff writer | 05 Apr 2016

Pierchic Dubai, at Madinat Jumeirah has hired Julian Biddulph as the new general manager of the over-water restaurant. Biddulph has been part of Jumeirah Restaurant Group for one year as general manager of fine-dining restaurant, The Ivy, at Jumeirah Emirates Towers. Having begun his career in London in F&B service roles at Radisson Edwardian Hotels,

Coffee Planet introduces organic espresso capsules

by Staff writer | 04 Apr 2016

UAE-based coffee producer, Coffee Planet has introduced a new range of freshly roasted organic espresso capsules to its signature retail range. With flavours of honey, butter, almond and lemon, the new UTZ certified organic espresso capsule is the fifth blend to join the Coffee Planet capsule portfolio. It contains freshly roasted, 100% Arabica UTZ certified

Amwaj Rotana opens gastropub on Dubai’s JBR Walk

by Staff writer | 04 Apr 2016

Amwaj Rotana Jumeirah Beach – Dubai has introduced new gastropub, JB’s, marking the fourth of the hotel’s signature restaurants. The gastropub, which has an entrance from JBR Walk, offers British and American cuisine, smoked meats, barbeques, roasts and craft beer. Commenting on the new eatery, Mark Deere, the hotel’s general manager said: “Having enjoyed huge

What’s cooking: The Artisan by Enoteca Pinchiorri

by Staff writer | 03 Apr 2016

Three Michelin-starred chef Annie Féolde introduces Florentine restaurant concept, The Artisan by Enoteca Pichiorri to DIFC What is the concept of The Artisan? Quality and simplicity. Everyone is looking for good food with natural ingredients in a nice place where they can spend a relaxing time without any pressure. What will set The Artisan apart

Michael Mina: The new Americana

by Staff writer | 03 Apr 2016

Crystal Chesters speaks to Michael Mina about the Michelin-starred chef’s refined twist on the classic All-American diner and why he has chosen Dubai for his first venture outside of the United States Michael Mina is a well-known name on the US restaurant scene, particularly in San Francisco where eight of The Mina Group’s 26-strong portfolio

Operation Falafel opens third outlet at Kite Beach

by Staff writer | 03 Apr 2016

Dubai concept Operation Falafel has opened its third outlet at Kite Beach, adding to its The Beach, JBR and Boxpark locations. The restaurant is designed in the style of a shipping container and has the same menu as its two other locations, serving traditional Arabic food, including street food items such as falafels and shawermas.

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