Gallery: Great British Street Party at Dukes Dubai

by Patrick Ryan | 22 Nov 2017

Over 650 people turned out to celebrate the inaugural Great British Street Party at Dukes Dubai as a small corner of Palm Jumeirah was turned into central London for the day. Hotel News Middle East was on hand to capture all the action…  

Talabat’s managing director delivers answers

by Patrick Ryan | 22 Nov 2017

Kutlu Kaan Haliloglu, managing director, UAE and Oman for Talabat speaks to Catering News Middle East… You joined Talabat in 2013 – what experience did you bring to the role?  Coming from Yemeksepeti – the leading online food delivery platform in Turkey which is one of the oldest and biggest online delivery platforms in the […]

Raffles Dubai appoints director of sales & marketing

by Patrick Ryan | 21 Nov 2017

Raffles Dubai has announced the appointment of  Zeynep Ӧden Ağagil as director of sales & marketing. She joins the team at Raffles Dubai from Ciragan Palace Kempinski in Istanbul, where she held the role of director of sales & marketing for the previous two years. Prior to this, she was director of sales at Raffles Istanbul […]

Guinness World Record for The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery

by Patrick Ryan | 21 Nov 2017

The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery has set a new Guinness World Record for the most nationalities taking place in a single yoga session. A total of 112 nationalities participated in a 30-minute Yoga lesson on 18 November. Samir Arora, general manager The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery said: “The entire team was incredibly excited to celebrate the […]

Bayan Suites by Cristal to open in Saudi Arabia

by Patrick Ryan | 21 Nov 2017

Cristal Group has entered into a management agreement with Bayat Company for Hotel Services to operate Bayat Suites by Cristal in Saudi Arabia. The 477-key property is situated in the city of Muhayil and is expected to open next month. Kamal Fakhoury, CEO of Cristal Group, said:“We are very excited to expand our footprint in Saudi […]

World’s largest Wyndham Garden Hotel opens in Bahrain

by Patrick Ryan | 21 Nov 2017

The world’s largest Wyndham Garden Hotel has opened in Bahrain. Wyndham Garden Manama is home to 441 rooms. “Wyndham Garden is a brand designed to help guests travel at ease. We are delighted to introduce this exciting brand to Bahrain – the largest Wyndham Garden hotel in the world – by growing our established and important […]

Italian fruit and veg giants to present at WOP

by Patrick Ryan | 21 Nov 2017

Italian fruit and vegetable firm Solarelli will be present at WOP Dubai 2017. Solarelli is part of the Apofruit Group and will be a key presence at the event which is taking place at DWTC from 5-7 December. “This year we will be hosting a press and trade conference on the wide range of fresh […]

New executive assistant manager at Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar

by Patrick Ryan | 20 Nov 2017

Rajaa Obeid has been appointed as the executive assistant manager of the Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort in Oman. Obeid’s career has taken him around the Middle East, with significant experience working in the food and beverage departments at hotels in the Dubai. He cut his teeth as a food and beverage manager across a […]

Feature: Chef puts up the Dukes

by Patrick Ryan | 16 Nov 2017

Martin Cahill, executive chef Dukes Dubai, reveals his recipe for success to Catering News Middle East Describe your first ever role in the F&B industry? I started off washing pots and pans in my local hotel in Bolton in the UK and then moved on to commis chef and climbed the ladder over the years. […]

Feature: Bringing native flavours to new markets

by Patrick Ryan | 16 Nov 2017

Lucas Adrian Farias, Chef de Cuisine at Saudi Arabia’s first Argentinian restaurant, talks to Catering News Middle East about bringing native flavours to new markets and creating the best restaurant in Jeddah. Words by Melanie Mingas In any national cuisine, there are certain ingredients and techniques essential to authenticity, from meats and marinades to native […]

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