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Buddha-Bar Beach to open at Abu Dhabi’s St. Regis Saadiyat Island

by Crystal Chesters | 29 Jul 2017

Buddha-Bar Beach is set to open later this year at The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi, bringing Pan-Asian cuisine to the capital. The day-to-night venue will be the fourth of its kind in the world and the first permanent destination for the brand. Seasonal venues appeared this summer in Baku and on Greek […]

Bahrain’s Blaze Burgers debuts in Dubai

by Crystal Chesters | 29 Jul 2017

Bahrain-founded Blaze Burgers has opened its first venue in Dubai on The Walk, JBR. The menu offers premium burger parties with vegetarian and low-carb lettuce wrap options. American Angus and Australian Wagyu some of the beef options available and patties are ground just before grilling and kept for a maximum of two hours. The restaurant […]

Countdown to Food Safety Oman Conference

by Patrick Ryan | 26 Jul 2017

Food safety risks and challenges will be on the menu at the Food Safety Oman Conference, which is taking place from 16-17 October at the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre.  The conference will provide an avenue for the exchange of ideas and strategies among policy makers and various stakeholders on issues relating to food policy and regulations, […]

New executive chef for Kempinski Hotel Ajman

by Patrick Ryan | 26 Jul 2017

Kempinski Hotel Ajman has appointed Manoj Aswal as its new executive chef. Aswal has more than 13 years’ experience in the hotel industry having started  in 2004 with The Luxury Collection India as junior sous chef, where he successfully managed the culinary team and became senior sous chef in 2011. Aswal said: “I am excited […]

Catering manufacturer Lincat appoints new managing director

by Crystal Chesters | 23 Jul 2017

Chris Jones has taken over as managing director of commercial catering manufacturer, Lincat, following the departure of Nick McDonald earlier this month. Jones joined Lincat in 2010 as regional sales manager and was promoted to director of distributor sales in 2016. Commenting on his promotion, he said: “It’s an honour to be at the helm […]

Salam standard partners with TCA Abu Dhabi to promote halal tourism

by Crystal Chesters | 23 Jul 2017

Salam Standard has partnered with the Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) to educate the emirate’s hotels, attractions and industry stakeholders about halal travel trends and the sector’s growth potential. The Muslim-friendly hotel classification specialist based in Malaysia, and Abu Dhabi’s tourism promotion agency staged a halal tourism workshop, which provided insight […]

Award-winning Khyber opens at Dukes Dubai

by Crystal Chesters | 23 Jul 2017

Fine dining restaurant, Khyber, has marked its first venture outside of Mumbai with the opening of a restaurant at Dukes Dubai on Palm Jumeirah. Located on the 15th floor of the hotel, the celebrity-endorsed venue serves traditional north Indian cuisine and will officially open on 25 July. Owner, Sudheer Bahl, said: “Khyber is an iconic […]

Middle East chefs are cream of the crop at international event

by Patrick Ryan | 20 Jul 2017

Two leading chefs from the Middle East took part in the la Crème de la Crème pastry event at At-Sunrice GlobalChef Academy in Singapore. The event, organised by CNIEL, the French Dairy Interbranch Organisation, and the European Union, and in association with Sopexa Middle East, is part of a three-year partnership to promote French dairy […]

Via Veneto opens in Manzil Downtown

by Patrick Ryan | 20 Jul 2017

Via Veneto Osteria e Cucina has opened in Dubai’s Manzil Downtown. The property is divided into two sections – the Cucina, located on the ground floor, beside the terrace, and the Osteria, positioned upstairs for patrons who have more time and offers views of the Burj Khalifa. “It’s been a great personal achievement to have […]

World’s biggest Nando’s opens in Riyadh

by Crystal Chesters | 20 Jul 2017

Nando’s has opened its biggest outlet in the world in Riyadh. Located on Thalia Street in the heart of Riyadh, the flagship location serves the brand’s signature Afro-Portuguese menu with flame-grilled chicken and a variety of sides. Richard Barclay, COO Foodmark said: “With the peri-peri flavor so loved by our Saudi Arabian customers, it was […]









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