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Third Last Exit food truck park opens in Dubai

by Crystal Chesters | 20 Apr 2017

Last Exit, the food truck concept by Meraas, has announced the opening of a third location at Al Khawaneej, Dubai. The new food truck park, located next to Mirdiff, is part of an expansion plan announced in September 2016 that will see a total of 10 Last Exit destinations created across Dubai by 2018. Last […]

Dubai Municipality launches first UAE Foodbank

by Crystal Chesters | 20 Apr 2017

The first branch of the UAE Foodbank opened on 19 April in the Al Quoz area of Dubai with the objective of making Dubai the first city in the region to achieve zero food waste. The UAE Foodbank will be used to collect, pack, store and distribute meals to those most in need through partnerships […]

Address Boulevard unveils luxury apartment restaurant concept

by Crystal Chesters | 18 Apr 2017

Address Boulevard, the newly opened property under the Address Hotels + Resorts portfolio, has opened its all-day dining restaurant, which has a luxury residential apartment concept. ‘The Restaurant at Address’ is designed like a bourgeois Parisian apartment with a menu offering European and Mediterranean inspired cuisine and sharing dishes. Pascal Dupuis, general manager at Address […]

Shangri-La Doha welcomes head pastry chef

by Crystal Chesters | 18 Apr 2017

Shangri-La Hotel Doha has appointed Nana Supriatna as head pastry chef. Supriatna, from Indonesia, had previously served as executive pastry chef at Grosvenor House Dubai since 2005. Alex Willats, general manager of Shangri-La Hotel Doha said: “To have someone with such experience from one of the best hotels in Dubai join the team is incredibly […]

Capital Club Dubai hires new GM

by Crystal Chesters | 16 Apr 2017

Capital Club Dubai has appointed Ian Palmer as its new general manager. Palmer, from London, started his career in 1991 with the Savoy Group of Hotels and Restaurants and has worked with Stapleford Park Golf and Country Club, Home House, The Arts Club, Kofler & Kompanie, Buddha Bar and The Club at Café Royal. Palmer […]

Chef focus: Cedric Darthial, Atlantis The Palm

by Crystal Chesters | 16 Apr 2017

Cedric Darthial has returned to Dubai after nine years in Asia to take up the role of executive chef at Atlantis The Palm. Catering News asks how he intends to tackle the challenge of overseeing 23 F&B outlets, 12,000 covers and 480 staff. Cedric Darthial has returned to Dubai after nine years in Asia to […]

Cucumbers to be used as currency in Dubai bars

by Crystal Chesters | 16 Apr 2017

Hendrick’s has partnered with bars across Dubai to accept a cucumber in exchange for a G&T on 17 May. Participating outlets include Bridgewater Tavern, Copper Dog, Siddhartha, Rhodes W1, Geales, the Maine and Iris. The bars will accept cucumbers of any species as currency in exchange for a Hendrick’s & Tonic during the world’s first […]

Abu Dhabi welcomes second PizzaExpress branch

by Crystal Chesters | 16 Apr 2017

PizzaExpress has opened its second branch in Abu Dhabi at The Arc Tower, Al Reem Island. Known for its signature Italian pizza, dough balls and pasta, PizzaExpress is open from lunch through to dinner at Al Reem Island. There are currently nine of the brand’s restaurants in the UAE, including two Jazz@PizzaExpress restaurants. Key locations […]

Thanani restaurant opens in Ajman

by Crystal Chesters | 16 Apr 2017

Thanani has opened in Ajman’s Al Zorah Pavilion, providing lounge-style seating and views over Al Zorah’s 18-hole golf course and Al Zorah Creek, which has flamingos and a natural mangrove forest. The restaurant, which derives its name from the Arabic word for ‘pairing’, offers sharing dishes created by head chef Ricardo Menta. The menu features […]

Stock-exchange-inspired concept 7 Elephants opens in Dubai

by Crystal Chesters | 16 Apr 2017

New lounge bar venue, 7 Elephants, has opened in Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), with views over Burj Khalifa. Central to the concept is a stock exchange-style board and app, which reveals price fluctuations in drink prices and highlights offers. The lounge has floor to ceiling windows, a 35m-long bar and a life-sized elephant statue […]









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