Cut the frills: Sage VP to small businesses amid pandemic concerns

by Dina Maaty | 02 Apr 2020

By Viresh HarduthVice President, Small Business, Sage Africa & Middle East The recent coronavirus outbreak and its impact might lead the global economy into a recession if the uncertainty continues beyond the second quarter of 2020. With the escalation of new cases in various countries in the Middle East and numbers touching almost one million patients worldwide, the

Airbus to produce 3D-printed hospital visors in fight against COVID-19

by Dina Maaty | 01 Apr 2020

The majority of Airbus sites in Spain have joined forces to produce 3D-printed visor frames, providing healthcare personnel with individual protection equipment in the fight against COVID-19. More than twenty 3D printers are working day and night. Hundreds of visors have already been produced and dispatched to hospitals close to the Airbus facilities in Spain.

Expin waives advertising fee for restaurants

by Dina Maaty | 01 Apr 2020

Expin, an advertising solutions company, is looking to provide local restaurants with a pool of social media influencers, specifically food bloggers, to help spread word of mouth about their delivery options, with the aim of helping local venues. The opportunity is open to local restaurants that will guarantee the highest standards of hygiene within their

Bateel International launches Ramadan product range

by Dina Maaty | 01 Apr 2020

Bateel International has unveiled a new gifting range for Ramadan. The restaurant offers an exclusive selection of hand-painted wooden gift boxes, trays and hampers that have been created for the special season ahead. Each gift box, tray and hamper is designed as a treasured piece of art, handcrafted with intricate detail. Highlights from this year’s

Careem NOW cuts commission by 15% to support local restaurants

by Dina Maaty | 31 Mar 2020

Homegrown brand Careem NOW is looking to support local restaurants across Dubai and has reduced its commission by 15 per cent. This change will allow Careem NOW to offer the necessary support to local restaurants and encourage orders from small businesses in order to benefit the community as a whole. Gheed El Makkaoui, General Manager

TIME Hotels implements initiatives to promote staff wellbeing

by Dina Maaty | 31 Mar 2020

TIME Hotels has implemented a number of new initiatives to boost morale and promote positive wellbeing among all of its staff members, as well as improving guest experience across its portfolio of properties. The personal development of all team members will also be a key focus, with TIME Hotels dedicating a set amount of working

Mokha 1450 launches home coffee-brewing championship

by Dina Maaty | 31 Mar 2020

Mokha 1450 has announced the world’s first Home Coffee Brewing Championship. The champion will take home $2000 in cash, a 1-in-10  limited-edition custom hand-carved Chemex featuring Mokha 1450’s iconic marabea design, and four bags of Mokha 1450’s award-winning Single Origin coffees. The second-place finalist will take home $1000, a custom-made Aeropress, and two bags of

Video: Coffee Planet at Gulfood 2020

by Dina Maaty | 31 Mar 2020

We interview Coffee Planet’s Managing Director Robert Jones at Gulfood 2020. In a HACCP , UTZ and ISO-certified roastery, managed by an expert Roastmaster and team, Coffee Planet uses state-of-the-art roasting equipment to create blends and recipes. Their ISO-certified roastery has doubled in size, with the capacity to roast over 300 tonnes of coffee per

LEVA Hotels & Resorts inks agreements to manage two new properties in Oman

by Dina Maaty | 31 Mar 2020

LEVA Hotels & Resorts has announced further expansion across the GCC, Africa and Europe. The group has recently signed management agreements for two new hotels in Muscat and a property in Kampala. The brand is exploring further opportunities in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria and Tanzania as well as Europe. It

Video: La Tourangelle at Gulfood 2020

by Dina Maaty | 30 Mar 2020

We interview La Tourangelle’s Sales and Marketing Director Laurence Babin, at Gulfood 2020.  La Tourangelle is a family-owned and operated producer of artisan food. The business supports sustainable, regenerative agriculture and green energy.









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