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Dubai Set To Host The International Cheese Festival

by Mahak Mannan | 18 Feb 2019

SOPEXA, the international partner of food and beverage companies, is launching the largest cheese event of its kind in the Middle East, as part of this year’s Dubai Food Festival. The Dubai Cheese Fest will take place at the Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, from 7pm on 22 February and 12 noon

Gulfood Report Predicts Increased F&B Spending

by Mahak Mannan | 17 Feb 2019

The Middle East and Africa have been identified as areas of high potential in international food trade, leading global demand for health and wellness packaged products. Worldwide consumption of food and beverages will account for 8.9% of GDP by 2030, up from today’s 8.5%, according to the Gulfood Global Industry Outlook Report 2019 released today

ITA Highlights Latest Culinary Food Trends At Gulfood

by Mahak Mannan | 17 Feb 2019

Gianpaolo Bruno, trade commissioner to the UAE, Oman, and Pakistan at the Italian Trade Agency tells us about their participation. Speaking at the first day of Gulfood 2019, Bruno said: “The Italian pavilion is 2000 sqm and hosts 180 Italian companies offering the best of Italian produce in terms of food ingredients and business proposals for

IHG Acquires Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas for $300m

by Mahak Mannan | 14 Feb 2019

InterContinental Hotels Group has agreed to buy the brands and operating companies of Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas for $300 million in cash. Six Senses currently manages 16 hotels and resorts, with 18 management contracts signed in its pipeline, and more than 50 further deals under active discussion. It operates properties in the Maldives, the

WATCH: HH Sheikh Mohammed Unveils Dubai Airports’ New Brand Identity

by Mahak Mannan | 14 Feb 2019

Dubai Airports’ new DXB brand aims to position the world’s busiest international airport as a major destination for culture, hospitality, and entertainment. Millions of travellers passing through the world’s biggest airport, Dubai International (DXB) will soon get to experience unmatched hospitality, a culture of vibrant imagination, as well as a mesmerising mosaic of exciting and

Leva Hotel Mazaya Centre Opens Doors

by Mahak Mannan | 13 Feb 2019

Leva Hotels has announced the launch of their 4-star hotel on Sheikh Zayed road, Dubai. The new hotel houses 178 rooms with chic interiors, custom designs and fittings, luxurious bedding, and fine furnishings that have been carefully selected to simplify and enhance guest stay. Located in Mazaya Centre, Leva stands in the midst of celebrated tourist

Lavazza Set To Launch ¡Tierra! Colombia At Gulfood

by Mahak Mannan | 13 Feb 2019

For the fourth year in a row at Gulfood, Lavazza will be present with its existing, well-known product range, with displays devoted to its various products for the HORECA sector. Lavazza currently holds the leading position in the GCC market in the R&G sector with a 14.2% market share. The food & service sector has

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

Millennium Place Marina Set To Open This Year

by Mahak Mannan | 12 Feb 2019

Millennium Hotels and Resorts Middle East and Africa has announced the addition of Millennium Place to its portfolio. A modern hotel concept that will cater to the new generation of business and leisure travellers, Millennium Place is slated to open in the first half of 2019. The hotel features 453-rooms and suites offering views of the

New DOSM At Crowne Plaza Dubai

by Mahak Mannan | 12 Feb 2019

Crowne Plaza Dubai has announced the appointment of Hitesh Mayor as director of sales & marketing. Hitesh has over 28 years of experience in hospitality, having held leadership positions with world-renowned brands in India, the UK, and the UAE. His sales career saw steady growth in the UAE market with strong performance in hotels such









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