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UAE’s F&B Leaders To Speak At GulfHost

by Mahak Mannan | 21 Oct 2018

Over 70 regional industry leaders to address changing market realities A powerful line-up of the GCC’s leading hospitality experts are set to address the challenges facing the region’s highly-competitive industry at this month’s GulfHost Restaurant Development Conference in Dubai, with rumoured oversupply, sustainability, and the impact of VAT and digital technologies high on the agenda.

Hakkasan Dubai To Open This Week

by Mahak Mannan | 21 Oct 2018

Award-winning Cantonese restaurant created by the Hakkasan Group will officially open its doors at Atlantis, The Palm on Tuesday, 23 October 2018. Already established as a leading destination for modern Cantonese cuisine in the city, the restaurant will feature a restaurant and bar, a new menu presenting exclusive dishes to the restaurant, as well as a selection

Saudi Arabia Gears Up For Foodex

by Mahak Mannan | 18 Oct 2018

Jeddah is set to host the sixth edition of Foodex Saudi this November in which 12 Spanish and 11 Pakistani companies will showcase their products among 600 international brands from more than 32 countries in a bid to attract Saudi food importers, distributors, and investors. Veronica Puente, international director of Spanish Food and Drink Federation

Marriott International To Operate Over 80 Hotels by 2023

by Mahak Mannan | 17 Oct 2018

Marriott International continues to reinforce its position in the UAE with the expected addition of 11 new properties by year-end and a robust development outlook over the next five years. Year-to-date, the company has added six new properties and is scheduled to add five more in the country – bringing its portfolio in the UAE

New Nightlife Venue Set To Open In DIFC

by Mahak Mannan | 17 Oct 2018

Mantis will open its doors this November at Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). Situated on podium level in Emirates Financial Towers, Mantis will boast a 7-star experience and the 8,500sqft venue will feature state-of-the-art lighting, sound, audio, and digital technology to create a seamless, immersive, and authentic clubbing experience. The triangular experience of seating and viewing

New Director of F&B at Southern Sun Abu Dhabi

by Mahak Mannan | 16 Oct 2018

Shannon Stickells joins Southern Sun Abu Dhabi as the new food & beverage director from Abu Dhabi National Hotels. Utilising over 20 years of specialist experience from leading hotels across globe including Australia, USA, Asia and international cruise ship, Stickells will be responsible for the operations of the hotel’s six F&B outlets including The Foundry

Hyatt Hotels To Hire 10,000 Opportunity Youth BY 2025

by Mahak Mannan | 16 Oct 2018

Hyatt Hotels Corporation has announced the launch of RiseHY, a new global program designed to pair the hospitality industry’s career opportunities with young people who need them. As part of the initiative, Hyatt hotels around the world commit to hiring 10,000 opportunity youth who are people aged 16 to 24 who are neither in school nor

Emaar Appoints First Female Emirati General Manager

by Mahak Mannan | 15 Oct 2018

Emaar Hospitality Group, the hospitality and leisure business of Emaar Properties PJSC, has set a new milestone in Emiratisation in the hospitality sector with the appointment of UAE National Sharihan Al Mashary as the general manager of Manzil Downtown. Olivier Harnisch, CEO of Emaar Hospitality Group, said: “We are delighted to appoint our first female

Freedom Pizza To Kick-start Franchising

by Mahak Mannan | 15 Oct 2018

Freedom Pizza, a UAE-based organic pizza food concept, has announced its plans to participate in the International Franchise Exhibition in Abu Dhabi, from 16-17 October, this year. The brand’s leadership team are set to meet with potential franchisees at the event to expand its national footprint under the Freedom is Going Places Franchise Programme, which

Gearing Up For The UAE National Barista Championship

by Mahak Mannan | 15 Oct 2018

In association with World Coffee Events, the Specialty Coffee Association UAE Chapter (SCA/UAE) has announced details of the 2018 UAE National Barista Championship. Taking place from October 30 – November 1 at GulfHost 2018, baristas from all Emirates will compete for industry acclaim, prizes, and the chance to represent the UAE at the World Barista









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