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.

Abu Dhabi National Hotels pledges to offer Radisson Blu property as quarantine shelter

by Dina Maaty | 30 Mar 2020

Abu Dhabi National Hotels Company pledged to offer the Radisson Blu Hotel Al Ain as a quarantine shelter to support the Government’s efforts in combatting COVID-19. Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohamed Al Dhaheri, Vice Chairman of the Board stated that this timely support stems from the Company’s mission to meet its responsibilities towards society by joining

The Noodle House and VeggiTech deliver care packages to healthcare professionals in Dubai

by Dina Maaty | 30 Mar 2020

In appreciation of Dubai’s healthcare and hospital heroes’ efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19, The Noodle House partnered with VeggiTech, a UAE-based agri-technology start-up, to give back to those on the frontline with nutritional care packages of fresh locally grown produce. The Noodle House and Veggitech will provide complimentary UAE-grown fruits and vegetables to

Digital hospitality conference to discuss COVID-19’s economic impact

by Dina Maaty | 30 Mar 2020

Bench Events, an organiser of conferences and forums for the hotel, aviation and restaurant sector is organising a complete live conference experience on the internet to bring together industry leaders to discuss the economic circumstances caused by the COVID-19 outbreak and what the industry can do collectively to rebuild confidence. The virtual conference will take

Global Restaurant Investment Forum launches association to support UAE industry

by Dina Maaty | 30 Mar 2020

The Global Restaurant Investment Forum (GRIF) has launched the Middle East Restaurant Association (MERA). MERA, a non-profit organisation, will act as a hub that connects, promotes and supports its members, while helping to frame the agenda for the UAE’s restaurant industry. MERA will be a source of help, advice and information that concerned business-owners and

Citymax Hotels rolls out delivery service

by Dina Maaty | 29 Mar 2020

Citymax Hotels has rolled out its delivery service enabling residents to enjoy the same dining experience even when staying at home. Claypot at Citymax Hotel Ras Al Khaimah and Sizzling Wok at Citymax Hotel Sharjah are offering delivery service with a 20% discount off the total bill. The award-winning Claypot restaurant features an array of

Reform Social & Grill waives delivery charges in the Lakes area

by Dina Maaty | 29 Mar 2020

Reform Social & Grill, The Lakes has waived delivery charges on orders in the area. The restaurant will be open for delivery seven days a week. Reform serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and features classic dishes such as home-cured salmon, fresh asparagus with white stilton, fish and chips, charcoal-grilled steak and veal chops, catch of

Zafran Indian Bistro launches delivery offers

by Dina Maaty | 29 Mar 2020

Zafran Indian Bistro, a homegrown brand, has announced two special delivery offers available on all major delivery platforms including Uber Eats, Careem, Deliveroo, Talabat, Carriage and Zomato and also directly from the restaurant at 800-ZAFRAN. The Zafran Tiffin Box is a special lunch meal available from 12pm to 4pm for AED 39. The meal includes









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