Burj Khalifa lounge is the ‘highest in a building’ in Guinness World Records

by Dina Maaty | 18 Sep 2019

The Lounge, Burj Khalifa has officially been verified by GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS (GWR) as the ‘highest lounge in a building’ anywhere in the world. The GWR record certificate was presented by Shaifali Mishra, an official adjudicator at GWR to Ahmad Al Falasi, executive director of group operations at Emaar Properties. Burj Khalifa has also acquired GWR’s

Swissport International wins ground services license for 15 airports in Morocco

by Dina Maaty | 18 Sep 2019

Swissport International has won a license for ground services at 15 airports in Morocco. The new license is valid from October 1 and has a term of seven years. The company has been awarded a license for 15 airports in a global tender for airport ground handling services by the Moroccan airport operator ONDA. The

Five Guys opens ninth UAE restaurant in Dubai

by Dina Maaty | 18 Sep 2019

Five Guys has opened its ninth location in the UAE at Dubai Festival City Mall, after its first outing in the country in May 2015. The American chain serves award-winning burgers, hot dogs, grilled cheese sandwiches, veggie sandwiches and fries. The burgers can be customised in 250,000 ways with 15 free toppings. Similarly, the milkshakes

H.E. Mariam Al Mehairi and H.E. Abdulla Al Maeeni to attend Future Food 2019 as panellists

by Dina Maaty | 18 Sep 2019

Future Food 2019, a Food and Beverage event hosted by UAE Food and Beverage Manufacturers Group which brings together the manufacturing industry, developers, leaders in the sector and the industry experts, will be held on September 25-26 at Address Hotel, The Dubai Mall. Powered by top regional leaders from the Food and Beverage Manufacturing business, the

Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah promotes director of operations to hotel manager

by Dina Maaty | 17 Sep 2019

Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah has announced the appointment of Marco Pedna as hotel manager, from director of operations. According to the property, in this new role, Pedna will oversee all aspects of the operations and strategic performance for Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah. With more than 14 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, Pedna

H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum inaugurates Middle East Design and Hospitality Week 2019

by Dina Maaty | 17 Sep 2019

H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum President, Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman & Chief Executive Emirates Airline & Group, and Chairman Dubai Airports inaugurated the first edition of Middle East Design and Hospitality Week (MEDHW) 2019 comprising eight prestigious design and hospitality events, taking place from September 17-19 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

Reducing and managing food waste: Emerson

by Dina Maaty | 17 Sep 2019

A report released by the Dubai Industrial Park and The Economist Intelligence Unit has revealed that annual food waste is estimated at 427kg per person in Saudi Arabia and 197kg per person in the UAE, compared with 95-115kg in Europe and North America, with hotels being the biggest source of food waste. What’s a disposer?

Yakult launches premium ‘gut health’ drink

by Dina Maaty | 16 Sep 2019

Yakult Middle East has unveiled a new ‘gold’ version of its probiotic drink, which will go on sale in selected retailers across the UAE today. Named Yakult Gold, each bottle of this premium fermented milk drink contains approximately four times the number of good bacteria found in Yakult Original and Light, and is packed with

Antika Bar

by Dina Maaty | 16 Sep 2019

The promise of a contemporary restaurant and lounge offering Levantine fusion cuisine with live oriental entertainment isn’t unheard of in the region, specifically in Dubai, but what Antika Bar offers is an experience that’s fully deserving of the weeks of anticipation that preceded its opening – guests having been already familiarised with the concept through

A $20,000 coffee machine and recyclable mattresses: The Hotel Show 2019 highlights

by Dina Maaty | 16 Sep 2019

The 20th edition of The Hotel Show Dubai and The Leisure Show will take place from September 17-19, as a part of Middle East Design and Hospitality Week 2019, at Dubai World Trade Centre. This year, the GCC’s leading hospitality and leisure events are co-located with INDEX, Workspace, Surface Design Middle East, FIM and INDEX

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