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Atlantis The Palm unveils refurbished Kaleidoscope restaurant

by Crystal Chesters | 05 Oct 2017

Atlantis, The Palm has relaunched its international all-day dining buffet venue, Kaleidoscope, with a new look and feel. The restaurant will host a range of new theme nights priced from AED 200 per person, including ‘Hola Mexico’ night on Sundays, ‘A Taste of Persia’ on Tuesdays and ‘Benvenuto Italia’ on Wednesdays. The rejuvenated interior has […]

S. Pellegrino Young Chefs prepare for October semi-final in Dubai

by Crystal Chesters | 03 Oct 2017

Dubai will host the Africa & Middle East semifinal event for S.Pellegrino Young Chef Award for the first time on 16 October. One of the most coveted awards for young chefs, the semi-final will take place at the International Centre for Culinary Arts (ICCA) in Dubai with 10 competitors from the Middle East and Africa, […]

Ras Al Khaimah’s Al Hamra Group hires new F&B director

by Crystal Chesters | 01 Oct 2017

Ras Al Khaimah real estate developer, Al Hamra Group (AHG), has strengthened its hospitality and leisure subsidiaries with the appointment of Jason Dell to the role of food & beverage director. A New Zealand national, Dell mastered his craft in Christchurch graduating in culinary studies from Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology. He then fine-tuned his […]

Asian street food concept opens at Taj Dubai

by Crystal Chesters | 01 Oct 2017

Taj Dubai has opened unconventional kitchen and bar, Miss Tess, with Asian street food served in a surprising way and eclectic interiors that transport guests to the markets of Asia. The experience is hosted by Miss Tess, a mysterious character who has travelled Asia collecting inspiration and experiences along the way. Miss Tess will lead […]

F&B leasing space available at new Saadiyat development

by Crystal Chesters | 01 Oct 2017

Abu Dhabi’s Tourism Development and Investment Company (TDIC) has announced F&B and retail leasing opportunities at Mamsha Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island’s new beachfront living project. More than 11,000m2 of leasable space is available and the approximate available shop size ranges from 50 m2 to 350 m2. The majority are beachfront units with indoor and outdoor […]

Arby’s opens first of 25 restaurants in Kuwait and KSA

by Crystal Chesters | 01 Oct 2017

American sandwich restaurant brand, Arby’s, has opened its first restaurant in Kuwait, as part of plans to roll out at least 25 restaurants across Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. The new restaurant is owned and operated by Al-Kharafi Global for General Trading & Contracting Company-WLL (Kharafi Global). Paul Brown, chief executive officer of Arby’s Restaurant Group […]

The countdown is on for 40th Host Milan

by Crystal Chesters | 01 Oct 2017

Taking place this month, the 40th edition of Host Milan promises to build on the success of the previous edition with 2,081 companies already confirmed to attend compared to 2,010 during the 2015 show. There will be 1,255 Italian and 826 international firms from 51 countries in attendance at the biennial hospitality trade show, which will […]

Dubai’s The Tasting Class gets WSET approval

by Crystal Chesters | 01 Oct 2017

Dubai-founded The Tasting Class has become the first WSET approved programme provider for consumers. WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust) is the largest international provider of grape and spirits qualifications, offering globally-recognised qualifications through 750 approved programme providers across the world. Led by international industry expert and experienced sommelier, Lindsay Trivers, The Tasting Class offers a […]

First phase of Al Seef tourism destination now open

by Crystal Chesters | 28 Sep 2017

The first phase of Al Seef, Meraas’ 1.8km-long dining, shopping and tourism destination in Dubai Creek, is now open to the public. Adjacent to Al Fahidi historic district, the development tells the story of Dubai through architecture and experiences. His Excellency Abdulla Al Habbai, group chairman of Meraas, said: “Dubai Creek holds a special place […]

New Places: Ravioli & Co

by Crystal Chesters | 28 Sep 2017

Greta Canevese and Khulood Khoury, co-founders of Ravioli & Co, introduce Dubai’s first traditional Italian trattoria. Please describe the concept of the venue in your words? Ravioli & Co is the first traditional trattoria – a small spot to enjoy simple food run by a family –  in Dubai. We are authentic and traditional with […]









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