Eggspectation teams up with Francorp Middle East

by Mahak Mannan | 03 Jun 2018

The Canadian casual restaurant has partnered with Francorp Middle East, a US-based franchise consulting firm in Dubai, to develop their franchise system. As per the agreement, Francorp is entrusted with the full design and development of the Eggspectation franchise program, whose vision is to expand their unique food concept globally. A concept that originated in

Ghaya Grand Hotel creates Replica of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

by Mahak Mannan | 03 Jun 2018

To mark Ramadan and Eid Al Fitr celebrations at the property, pastry chef Kaja Najmudeen spent about 100 hours over the span of a week to make a replica of the holy venue. The base on which the model sits is 100cm by 160cm and weighs 60 kilograms. “After a brainstorming session, he decided to

Made-to-order Organic Cafe Kad Ché Debuts In Bay Square

by Mahak Mannan | 30 May 2018

Kad Ché  gourmet & specialty coffee offers a unique made-to-order menu that also supports a charitable mission. The restaurant concept is a homegrown local brand created by a young entrepreneur with the passion for delicious food and giving back to the community. The menu offers a wide range of burgers, salads, sandwiches and desserts made

Hilton Abu Dhabi Saves 50 Cubic Metres of Water

by Mahak Mannan | 29 May 2018

Staff at the Abu Dhabi Corniche property were trained on how to spot and reduce water waste as part of the campaign that saved more than 250 gallons of water. From housekeepers to chefs and receptionists to managers, every team member played their part to help reduce water wastage at the hotel between March 19

Ramadan Runners: Popular F&B Products During The Holy Month

by Mahak Mannan | 29 May 2018

Spinneys Dubai has revealed the products that see a soar in sales during the Holy Month of Ramadan. Sales of the Ramadan staple, hummus, increase by almost 20 tonnes from 6.5 tonnes per week to 25 tonnes during Ramadan. With the supermarket chain producing its hummus locally, they will be importing approximately three tonnes of

New general manager at Crowne Plaza Dubai

by Mahak Mannan | 28 May 2018

Crowne Plaza Dubai has appointed Mrad El Khoury as the new general manager for the Sheikh Zayed Road property. El Khoury joins the hotel with a wealth of experience in the Middle East hospitality sector having previously held the positions of area director, sales & marketing and general manager for many prominent hotel groups over

Fairmont the Palm launches two new dining destinations

by Mahak Mannan | 28 May 2018

The five-star property will introduce a new Modern-Asian restaurant called Ba and an al fresco venue Seagrill Bistro. The opening of the two venues means the property now offers 11 restaurants and bars. Alain Gobeil, director of food and beverage at Fairmont The Palm said, “I am excited to introduce a wider choice of flavours

InterContinental Abu Dhabi announces new general manager

by Mahak Mannan | 27 May 2018

The property has announced the appointment of Neil Houghton as the new general manager to manage overall hotel operations. Originally from the UK, Neil Houghton brings more than 30 years of leadership in the hospitality industry to his new role, 20 years of which have been with IHG as general manager. Houghton’s most recent position was as general manager at InterContinental Hotel Shanghai Pudong and prior he held the same

The Meat Co set to get a new look this summer

by Mahak Mannan | 24 May 2018

The venue in Souk Al Bahar will relaunch in September 2018, following a temporary closure in the summer, with a new logo, upgraded venue and a new menu. It is the first outlet from the South African steakhouse brand to undergo the renovation, which will last for around 120 days. A pioneer in the dining

Lowest April occupancy in Makkah since 2010

by Patrick Ryan | 24 May 2018

Makkah experienced its lowest occupancy level during the month of April since 2010, according to figures that have been released by industry analysts STR. “STR analysts note that the absolute occupancy level was the lowest for an April since 2010, while absolute ADR was the lowest for the month since 2007,” said a spokesperson for

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