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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

Eggspectation expands to Sharjah

by Mahak Mannan | 10 Oct 2018

Canadian restaurant-café, Eggspectation, has opened its door in Matajer Mall, Sharjah, to bring a wide variety of delicacies from its hometown Montreal. Located in Matajer Al Juraina Sharjah, the Eggspectation venue has a capacity for over 100 people, with nearly 3,000sqm indoor and 1,000sqm outdoor. Staying true to its Canadian heritage, the modern contemporary artworks

Hyatt Acquires Two Roads Hospitality

by Mahak Mannan | 09 Oct 2018

The addition of Alila, Destination, Joie de Vivre, Thompson, and tommie brands to the Hyatt portfolio will strengthen Hyatt’s lifestyle and well-being offerings for high-end travellers worldwide. Hyatt Hotels Corporation today announced an agreement to acquire Two Roads Hospitality, an international lifestyle hotel management company with a collection of distinctive brands, properties and a robust development

Deliveroo Expands Abu Dhabi Business

by Mahak Mannan | 30 Sep 2018

Deliveroo is continuing its expansion across Abu Dhabi, launching its service in Khalifa City, ADKC, Mussafah, Mushrif, Zayed City, and Yas Island. The new expansion means customers in Abu Dhabi will now be able to order from 250 additional restaurants across the city. Anis Harb, general manager of Deliveroo,  said: “We’re excited for Deliveroo’s new expansion.

Jumeirah Group Strengthens International Porfolio

by Mahak Mannan | 23 Sep 2018

Jumeirah Group announced the launch of Jumeirah Nanjing earlier this month. Under the direction of Jumeirah CEO, José Silva, the group is in a phase of accelerated expansion and this new Jumeirah branded property in China represents an important deliverable in achieving the brand’s global growth ambitions. Located on the banks of the city’s Yangzte

A Taste Of Texan Barbecue

by Mahak Mannan | 10 Sep 2018

Dickey’s, the family operated Texas barbecue restaurant has undertaken its first international expansion to the United Arab Emirates. Renowned for their slow smoked meats and home-style, wholesome Texan food, the first store is set to open in Yas Mall, Abu Dhabi in October 2018. Identifying a gap in the UAE market, for American Barbecue, Youssef

Fraser Suites Opens in Muscat

by Mahak Mannan | 03 Sep 2018

The Brand’s first property in Oman is part of its plans to double its footprint in the Middle East to 13 properties Officially opened to the public on August 1, the 120-key Fraser Suites Muscat is the group’s first property in Oman, offering business and leisure travellers unprecedented amenities and facilities in the heart of

Fujairah Gears Up For First Nando’s Branch

by Mahak Mannan | 16 Aug 2018

Nando’s, the South African-Portuguese restaurant chain known for its flame-grilled peri-peri chicken is set to open its newest branch at Fujairah City Centre Mall. Due to open to diners on 17 August, the new venue will be the company’s first restaurant in the Emirate.  The new restaurant represents a move by Nando’s into a currently under-served market within

Cover Story: Home-grown Haven

by Mahak Mannan | 07 Aug 2018

Being with the company since its very inception as general manager of Beach Rotana in Abu Dhabi, Omer Kaddouri, president and CEO of Rotana, has watched the company grow to become one of the most successful regional player in the hospitality industry and Mahak Mannan speaks to him about the achievements over the years and

Centara Hotels & Resorts set to open first Dubai property

by Mahak Mannan | 29 Jul 2018

The 601-room beachfront resort and waterpark boosts Dubai’s four star accommodation offering in line with government tourism strategy.  UAE-based developer Nakheel and leading Thai hotel group Centara Hotels & Resorts cemented their AED500 million joint venture with a construction contract worth AED290.5 million to build a 601-room beachfront resort at Dubai’s Deira Islands. The two









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