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Cover Story: The Gatekeeper

by Mahak Mannan | 14 Feb 2019

Enrich, belong, engage, innovate. These are the four pillars that Gates Hospitality firmly believes in and practices as its brand ethos, the pillars that have led the group to continuously run its business successfully and make it commercially viable, which is not the reality for many of its counterparts in the hospitality industry, especially in

Top 10 trends shaping the food industry in Dubai

by Mahak Mannan | 21 Jun 2018

From poke bowls and frozen yoghurt to the Peruvian food craze, food trends are one of the drivers behind the success or set-back in the industry and here, Dubai Tourism, along with food writer Samantha Wood, list out the top 10 food trends that are set to make their mark in 2018. While the past

Cover Story: Change Is The Only Constant For HORECA Trade

by Mahak Mannan | 09 Apr 2018

Celebrating 15 years of operation in the UAE, HORECA Trade started from humble beginnings to become one of the most successful foodservice distributors in the market today. Mahak Mannan caught up with the general manager, Wael Al Jamil on its achievements and learning curves over the years. HORECA Trade, a part of Bidfood, the global

Dubai’s Ramadan Night Market opens its doors

by Staff Writer | 26 Jun 2016

The 10-day Ramadan Night Market opened on 23 June and will feature more than 300 exhibitors, with 100,000 visitors expected. A selection of international cuisine, family entertainment, exclusive deals and discounts, and prize giving opportunities are on offer. Operating until 2 July at Za’abeel Hall 5, Dubai World Trade Centre, the Night Market will be

AHIC 2016 unveils exclusive data on hotel performance

by Sophia Soltani | 01 May 2016

The organisers of Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC) shared exclusive data from Colliers International, HVS, and Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) on the last day of the event, which took place from 26 – 28 April at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai. While Colliers International presented performance data from 29 submarkets in the Middle East, HVS Dubai revealed

Rixos, The Palm launches all-inclusive offer

by Staff Writer | 02 Apr 2016

Rixos The Palm has launched its ‘ultra-all-inclusive’ package option for guests staying at the resort. In addition to the existing bed and breakfast and half board packages, guests can now upgrade to an all-inclusive package, which includes food and beverage from the hotel’s 11 restaurants and bars at no additional cost. Erkan Yildirim, senior vice

GRIF welcomes new development chapter

by Staff Writer | 29 Mar 2016

The third annual Global Restaurant Investment Forum (GRIF) brought together investors, owners, franchisors, and senior hospitality professionals from across the globe from 14 to 16 March at The Address Dubai Mall. The three-day event included conferences, roundtable and panel discussions, culinary receptions and other knowledge-sharing platforms together with several senior-level networking opportunities and the inaugural

Growing Local

by Staff Writer | 08 Mar 2016

As demand for local produce increases in the GCC, Crystal Chesters looks at the gaps in the farm to table supply chain and questions the sustainability of current agricultural methods. Local is the buzzword this month as Dubai Food Festival celebrates the region’s diversity of homegrown concepts and local chefs. However, one aspect of local

Scanbox to ramp up investment in the Middle East

by Staff Writer | 02 Mar 2016

Swedish manufacturer of food holding and transport equipment, Scanbox told Catering News it is looking to invest more in the Middle East region. The company’s carts are popular for hotel lounges, banqueting and external catering events, since they come in a range of sizes and can store hot and cold food simultaneously. “If we look

EXCLUSIVE: Aleph Hospitality launches in Dubai

by Sophia Soltani | 01 Mar 2016

Earlier this week, Aleph Hospitality announced the debut of the third-party hotel management company founded by ex-Wyndham Hotel Group senior executive Bani Haddad and headquartered in Dubai. A regional first, the white label company will operate assets on behalf of hotel owners under franchise agreements from international brands. Speaking exclusively to Hotel News Middle East,









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