Chef Reif Othman’s homegrown Japanese restaurant to open in Jumeirah

by Dina Maaty | 08 Sep 2019

Reif Japanese Kushiyaki, a new homegrown restaurant located at Dar Wasl Mall in Jumeirah, will open on September 9. Chef-owned and operated by the Singaporean Reif Othman, the venue will offer affordable Japanese street food. The all-day lunch and dinner menu allows diners to tick their own choices when placing their order, selecting from seven

Power players: Dubai Retail and Sarood Hospitality on the biggest F&B rebrand of the year

by Dina Maaty | 08 Sep 2019

Dubai Retail’s homegrown restaurant management company JRG Dubai’s rebrand to Sarood Hospitality has been making headlines. Here, Nabil Ramadhan, chief executive officer of Dubai Retail & Sarood Hospitality and Spencer Ayers, managing director at Sarood Hospitality discuss the strategic move. Please tell us more about the rebranding and what it’s going to achieve for the

The Galleria Al Maryah Island’s expansion opens

by Dina Maaty | 05 Sep 2019

The Galleria Al Maryah Island’s expansion, developed by Gulf Related, is now open. The expansion comprises 70 dining venues, and over 250 international shopping brands all under one roof, with over 80% leased stores and nearly all outlets expected to open by the end of the year. Dining venues including Bouchon Bakery, Blaze Pizza, P.F.

Jumeirah Group unveils fitness venture

by Dina Maaty | 05 Sep 2019

Jumeirah Group has announced a new partnership with Embody Fitness in its launch of The J Club, a new lifestyle and wellness venue, recently opened in Jumeirah Beach Hotel. Managed and operated by the founders of Embody Fitness, an award-winning fitness business established in London and Dubai, The J Club includes a new luxuriously appointed

Global sushi spot to open on The Palm Jumeirah

by Dina Maaty | 04 Sep 2019

SUSHISAMBA restaurant is set to open on the 51st floor of The Palm Tower, 220 metres above the Palm Jumeirah. The restaurant, which currently operates in London, Miami, Las Vegas and Amsterdam, has partnered with Dubai’s Sunset Hospitality Group for the new venue, which will open in 2020. The restaurant is one of a range

UAE’s Marmum signs deals worth AED 27 million at EuroTier Middle East

by Dina Maaty | 04 Sep 2019

Marmum, a dairy and juice company, signed contracts worth AED 27 million with two of the leading national feed producers in the UAE. In attendance were Sultan Al Jaberi, managing director of Marmum and Edward Iskandar Hamod, general manager of the National Feed and Flour Production and Marketing Company on September 2, and Tariq Ahmed

Dubai one of the world’s most visited cities: Mastercard Global Cities Index

by Dina Maaty | 04 Sep 2019

Dubai has retained its position as the fourth most visited city in the world for the fifth year in a row, according to Mastercard’s Global Destination Cities Index (GDCI) 2019.  The city welcomed 15.93 million international overnight visitors last year and is expected to continue building on its success in 2019. The UAE’s capital, Abu

Emaar launches short-term rental concept

by Dina Maaty | 04 Sep 2019

Emaar has launched ‘Ease by Emaar’ – a streamlined short-term rental concept for global travellers. During the launch event, the developer also unveiled ‘South Beach’, a premium residential beachfront development offering 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom apartments. This will be the first waterfront development to be listed on Ease by Emaar. Guests are provided with hotel-grade

Blaze Pizza opens first UAE branch in Abu Dhabi

by Dina Maaty | 04 Sep 2019

Blaze Pizza, the fast-casual artisan pizza concept known for its custom-built pies, is opening its first location in the UAE at the Galleria Al Maryah Island, following the openings of several stores in Kuwait, Bahrain and KSA. Each restaurant features an interactive open-kitchen format which allows guests to create their own pizza by choosing from

Shake Shack opens at The Galleria Al Maryah Island

by Dina Maaty | 04 Sep 2019

Shake Shack, the New York-styled modern day “roadside” burger stand has opened a new branch in The Galleria Al Maryah Island, marking a total of eleven branches in UAE. The new Shack, located on the ground level of The Galleria, offers its famous 100% all-natural Angus beef and chicken burgers selections, hot dogs, crinkle-cut fries,









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