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New Indian Gastropub Opens At Grand Millennium Hotel Barsha

by Mahak Mannan | 18 Mar 2019

Hitchki, meaning ‘hiccup’ in Hindi serves modern Indian cuisine with a twist. Already a favourite on the streets of Mumbai, this franchise is an ode to nostalgia with a menu that reads like a gastropub. Located in the heart of Dubai, the restaurant sets up shop in The Grand Millennium Hotel, Barsha Heights. Offering up

Zero In On Sustainability

by Mahak Mannan | 12 Mar 2019

With sustainability on the rise in the industry, Zero Gravity, one of the leading beach clubs in the region is prioritising its responsibility towards the environment, whether that be through beach cleanups, doing away with plastic or rethinking waste management strategies. We caught up with the general manager, Peter Skudutis on their efforts to drive an

Ossiano Teams Up With Michelin Star Chef For Two-day Culinary Experience

by Mahak Mannan | 27 Feb 2019

Atlantis, The Palm’s underwater restaurant Ossiano has conceptualised a two-night culinary experience crafted by Michelin-starred Italian chef Davide Oldani and Ossiano’s chef de cuisine Grégoire Berger for an exquisite Four Hands Dinner from 6.30pm to 10.30pm on 8 and 9 of March. Guests will be treated to a unique seven-course menu devised by two of the most creative chefs in

Akira Back Officially Opens Its Doors At W Dubai – The Palm

by Mahak Mannan | 24 Feb 2019

Famed for his sense of adventure, culinary creativity, and blend of Japanese fare with Korean essence, Chef Akira Back has opened his restaurant at W Dubai – The Palm. From extreme sports athlete to Michelin starred chef, South-Korean born Akira Back opened his first restaurant in 2008 in Las Vegas, and now boasts a 12-strong portfolio of

Cover Story: The Gatekeeper

by Mahak Mannan | 14 Feb 2019

Enrich, belong, engage, innovate. These are the four pillars that Gates Hospitality firmly believes in and practices as its brand ethos, the pillars that have led the group to continuously run its business successfully and make it commercially viable, which is not the reality for many of its counterparts in the hospitality industry, especially in

A Wave Of Success

by Mahak Mannan | 13 Feb 2019

Solutions Leisure, the name behind some of the region’s most successful dining and nightlife venues have launched a brand-new concept, Wavehouse, at Atlantis The Palm. From the bowling alley and arcade area to a waverider, the new destination aims to address a gap in the market for family-friendly nightlife venues. Mahak Mannan caught up with

Black Tap Brings Its CrazyShake Milkshakes To InterContinental Dubai

by Mahak Mannan | 13 Feb 2019

Having taken over Dubai with two venues south of the creek, New York cult burger venue Black Tap is rounding out its city-wide portfolio with a third venue, this time on the north side of the city. Responding to the consumer demand, Black Tap’s famous craft burger creations and monster CrazyShake milkshakes, have landed at

JA Lake View Hotel Set For September Opening

by Mahak Mannan | 10 Feb 2019

Scheduled to open in September 2019, JA Lake View Hotel adds another 348 luxurious rooms and suites to the area, as the third property in the 128-acre JA The Resort in Jebel Ali. Promising to add restaurant concepts driven by chefs with Michelin-star acclaim, three additional outdoor swimming pools, and a contemporary rooftop bar with views

MasterChef The TV Experience To Open In April

by Mahak Mannan | 07 Feb 2019

UAE property developer The First Group, has appointed internationally-acclaimed chef Maria ‘Margarita’ Vaamonde-Beggs to head the kitchen set-up and menu creation at the world-first MasterChef, the TV Experience restaurant, which is slated to open at the new Millennium Place Marina, in Dubai, this April. Venezuelan born Vaamonde-Beggs has already begun menu development and staff training ahead

Siddharta Lounge by Buddha Bar Is Coming To Ras Al Khaimah

by Mahak Mannan | 30 Jan 2019

Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah is set to launch an exclusive six month pop-up with Siddharta Lounge by Buddha-Bar. The revered, stylish yet casual venue, famous for laid-back experiences will set up residency at Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah’s beachfront. The pop-up lounge will accommodate 120 guests and offer views of the Arabian Sea, pool access,









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