Souk Madinat Jumeirah launches Global Dining campaign

by Dina Maaty | 18 Aug 2019

Souk Madinat Jumeirah has launched a Global Dining campaign, where Asian fast-casual dining concept Noodle House, Irish pub McGettigan’s and Taverna Greek Kitchen will join a line-up of restaurants in rolling out dedicated menus until the end of September. The modern marketplace with its traditional Middle Eastern design is undergoing its biggest renovation to date,

Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites names hotel manager

by Dina Maaty | 18 Aug 2019

Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites has appointed Darin Davies as its new hotel manager. Davies started his hospitality career with Marriott in London, and held roles across different operational and sales disciplines, which include front of house manager, sales manager, rooms division manager, food and beverage manager, director of operations and director of sales

Dubai welcomes 8.36 million overnight visitors in first half of 2019

by Dina Maaty | 18 Aug 2019

The emirate of Dubai welcomed 8.36 million international overnight visitors in the first six months of 2019, posting a positive three percent in tourism volume growth compared to the same period last year, according to the latest data released by Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism). India once again led the pack,

UAE-based Prime Group awards Filipino manufacturer halal certification

by Dina Maaty | 15 Aug 2019

UAE-headquartered Prime Group, a quality and compliance solutions provider in Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, has awarded a facility of The Pure Foods Hormel Company, Inc. the halal certification. The Pure Foods Hormel Company, a food manufacturer in the Philippines, produces TENDER JUICY Chicken Franks and PUREFOODS Corned Beef. “Consumers today are now

Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Santorini opens

by Dina Maaty | 15 Aug 2019

Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Santorini has opened under the Nikki Beach Hotels & Resorts division, the brand’s second location in Greece. Situated on Greece’s volcanic island, Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Santorini caters to travellers with 62 luxe rooms and suites, a beach club, and international restaurants and bars. There are nine different room

Four new dining venues open at Yas Mall

by Dina Maaty | 15 Aug 2019

Four new dining venues, namely Vapiano, Off The Hook, Kailash Parbat and Zadina, have opened at Yas Mall, bringing the selection of food and beverage offerings to 72 outlets. Vapiano is a “fresh casual dining” concept which has opened in the Yas Mall central Town Square. The restaurant serves made-to-order, oven-baked pizza, homemade pasta, salads

Supplier watch: Rational International Middle East

by Dina Maaty | 15 Aug 2019

For more than 40 years, Rational has been mastering the art of providing kitchens with the best tools for cooking. Alexander Wimmer, executive vice president EMEA and Simon Parke-Davis, managing director, reveal the secrets to Rational’s success in the region. Please tell us a bit about Rational and its reach in the Middle East, the

Product focus: Ornua Irish dairy

by Dina Maaty | 15 Aug 2019

Ornua brings a taste of Irish grass-fed dairy to the world. Here, we learn more about their most recent product launches from David Butler, MD, Middle East and North Africa. What’s your most recent product launch? Ornua’s most important new products are Palatina Mozzarella and Palatina Feta. Already hugely popular, Palatina Mozzarella has a mild,

Mina’s Kitchen introduces seafood concept

by Dina Maaty | 15 Aug 2019

Mina’s Kitchen, located in The Westin Mina Seyahi, has launched a seafood market concept. At Maritime Fresh, which takes place every Thursday from 7pm to 11pm, guests will dine on unlimited seafood for four hours, including free-flowing beverages at packages starting from AED 249. Dishes include prawns, lobster, sashimi, sushi and oysters, which diners can

DRIFT Beach Dubai to reopen for new season

by Dina Maaty | 14 Aug 2019

DRIFT Beach Dubai will reopen its doors on August 23 for the new season. Nestled in One&Only Royal Mirage hotel, entry to the beach club will be priced at AED 200 daily until the end of September. Ladies Who DRIFT, the club’s ladies’ day, will also return this month, where on Mondays and Tuesdays ladies

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