KBW Ventures invests in US-based organic gardening company

by Dina Maaty | 25 Oct 2020

UAE-based KBW Ventures, the venture capital (VC) firm founded by Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed, has participated in US-based startup gardening company Back to the Roots’ seed round. This round, led by the company’s current investors S2G Ventures and Acre Venture Partners, also saw participation from John Foraker and Fund Good Jobs. Back to the Roots

Emirates launches contactless biometric path at Dubai International Airport

by Dina Maaty | 25 Oct 2020

Emirates has launched an integrated biometric path at Dubai International airport (DXB). The contactless airport experience is now open to passengers travelling from and through the emirate. The integrated biometric path will give passengers a seamless travel journey from specific check-in to boarding gates, with less document checks and less queuing. Utilising the latest biometric

Dubai’s Palm Fountain breaks Guinness Record as largest in the world

by Dina Maaty | 25 Oct 2020

The Palm Fountain at The Pointe has secured the Guinness World Record for the ‘World’s Largest Fountain’, after a launch streamed live across the globe.   The Palm Fountain is spread over 14,000 sq ft of sea water and is the only multi-coloured fountain in the city.  Its super shooter stands tall at 105 metres

Global Village opens for Season 25

by Dina Maaty | 25 Oct 2020

Global Village has opened its doors as Season 25 celebrations begin today. Bader Anwahi, Chief Executive Officer, Global Village, says: “We have been working around the clock over recent months to ensure this historic season delights our guests. Over the last quarter of a century, the profile and popularity of Global Village have continued to

Mandarin Oriental appoints general managers for two properties in Turkey

by Dina Maaty | 22 Oct 2020

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced the appointment of Harun Dursun and Ersev Demiröz as general managers at the chain’s Bosphorus and Istanbul properties, respectively.  Anticipated to open in Spring 2021, Mandarin Oriental Bosphorus, Istanbul will be the Group’s second luxury hotel in Turkey. Dursun, who has been General Manager of Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum since 1 May 2018, has

The Galleria Al Maryah Island Abu Dhabi launches Kids Eat Free campaign across 20+ restaurants

by Dina Maaty | 22 Oct 2020

The Galleria Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi is bringing back its ‘Kids Eat Free’ campaign. Starting October 25, more than 20 restaurants, casual dining outlets and ice creameries are offering a Kids Eat Free promotion. Valid Sunday-Thursday, throughout the day, parents and little ones are in for a treat witha wide range of dining outlets offering a free kids’

Black Tap adds a new burger and movie-themed shake to its menu

by Dina Maaty | 22 Oct 2020

New York burger and shakes brand Black Tap has added three creations to its menu. Black Tap has recently won the NYC Wine & Food Festival’s Burger Bash for the fourth time with its Mulberry Street Burger, an ode to New York City’s Little Italy. UAE diners will now be able to try a slice

Armed Forces Officers Club and Hotel receives kosher certification

by Dina Maaty | 22 Oct 2020

The Armed Forces Officers Club and Hotel (AFOCH) was certified kosher-compliant by the Emirates Agency for Kosher Certification (EAKC). This move follows the directive issued by the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism, advising hotels in the emirate to include kosher food and beverage options for incoming tourists and visitors.  EAKC is the only

Rational: How intelligent cooking systems transform kitchens

by Dina Maaty | 22 Oct 2020

Cooks know what they want: Meat with a charred crust and juicy bite, the vegetables crisp and healthy, and pasta al dente, say experts at Rational. A lot of knowledge and experience is required to continuously achieve the desired goal. And it’s always necessary to overcome obstacles such as fluctuations in food quality, too few

Indian restaurant Masala Bazaar introduces tiffin box meals

by Dina Maaty | 22 Oct 2020

Masala Bazaar, located at Park Regis Kris Kin Dubai, has launched all-new tiffin box meals. Tthe licensed venue pays tribute to the rich and authentic flavours of the four main regions in India, from North to South and East to West. The tiffin box meals are served and styled traditionally with each layer containing one









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