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Dusit Thani AD Launches Namak By Kunal Kapur

by Mahak Mannan | 12 Dec 2018

Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi has launched an Indian dining concept Namak by Kunal Kapur. The hotel has joined forces with the renowned and award-winning TV celebrity chef Kunal Kapur to launch this restaurant in the capital. Desmond Hatton, the hotel’s general manager said, “It is truly an incredible accomplishment for the entire team here, as

Mama Zonia Opens Doors

by Mahak Mannan | 12 Dec 2018

Hidden in the depths of Dubai Marina, Mama Zonia is designed to take guests on a journey through the Amazon rainforest where inspiring creativity ignites the senses. A tropical chic restaurant, bar, and lounge, diners at Mama Zonia are welcomed by live tribal drummers evoking the sounds of an Amazon tribe, before taking in the

Alain Ducasse Opens First UAE Restaurant at Emerald Palace

by Mahak Mannan | 12 Dec 2018

Alain Ducasse, the internationally acclaimed chef has launched his first restaurant in the United Arab Emirates, miX Dubai, a space spread over three floors, with unparalleled views of the sea and Palm Jumeirah. The focal point of the restaurant is a gargantuan, golden Fabergé Egg which sits inside the dome of Emerald Palace Kempinski, spanning an impressive three floors. Chef Ducasse worked closely with

SIAL 2018 Records Increased Footfall

by Mahak Mannan | 12 Dec 2018

SIAL Middle East 2018, which is currently on its last day, at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC), has witnessed increased visitor footfall and drawn a strong participation of leading F&B experts and decision makers, according to the exhibitors and attendees visiting the fastest-growing food, beverage and hospitality event in the region. The three-day

Lapita Hotel Installs Polynesian Earth Oven

by Mahak Mannan | 11 Dec 2018

Lapita Hotel at Dubai Parks and Resorts has installed a brand-new Polynesian earth oven at Kalea restaurant, further cementing its position as Dubai’s authentic Polynesian-themed hotel. The earth oven or cooking pit which is known as a Hāngī or Umu in Polynesian cultures, is a unique, ancient method of cooking meat and vegetables underground using

Hyatt Place Riyadh Al Sulaimania Welcomes Guests

by Mahak Mannan | 11 Dec 2018

Hyatt has announced the opening of Hyatt Place Riyadh Al Sulaimania, marking the introduction of the Hyatt Place brand in Saudi Arabia. Developed by Saudi Marhaba Hospitality & Tourism Company, Hyatt Place Riyadh Al Sulaimania joins Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya, Park Hyatt Jeddah, and Jabal Omar Hyatt Regency Makkah, further strengthening Hyatt’s portfolio of brands in Saudi Arabia and overall

Three New Wyndham Hotels Set To Open

by Mahak Mannan | 11 Dec 2018

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is set to increase its footprint in Dubai with three new managed hotels as part of the Deira Waterfront Development by Ithra Dubai, a wholly owned subsidiary of Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD). The hotels will operate under the Wyndham, Days by Wyndham, and Super 8 by Wyndham brands. Also known

Dubai Tourism Urges Digital Advancement In Hospitality

by Mahak Mannan | 10 Dec 2018

Dubai’s Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) has unveiled a third-party research report on the digital maturity of hotels in the emirate, with the objective of further improving the competitiveness of the travel and tourism industry. The report was commissioned by Dubai Tourism as part of its on-going commitment to facilitate and promote

Invest NI Extends Middle East Outreach With Trade Mission

by Mahak Mannan | 10 Dec 2018

Producing some of the world’s finest food and drink, Northern Ireland has recently been voted the World’s Best Food Destination at the International Travel and Tourism Awards 2018 in London.   To highlight why Northern Ireland is a go-to destination for premium quality, pure, and natural food, a selection of Northern Irish food and drink

Two New F&B Venues At Occidental IMPZ

by Mahak Mannan | 10 Dec 2018

The newly opened Occidental IMPZ hotel, from Spanish hospitality group, Barceló, has announced the launch of two new restaurant concepts in the UAE. The 4-star deluxe hotel in International Media Production Zones (IMPZ) is now home to Champs Sports Bar and Stage Sky Bar & Lounge. Champs Sports Bar is where quirky meets classic, as









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