Nestlé Professional MENA: Making Delicious Possible with Chef Praveen Kumar

by Dina Maaty | 27 Dec 2020

Sous Chef Praveen Kumar, an Indian national, has 12 years of culinary experience in the UAE. Can you give us a glimpse of your career journey so far?I started my career as a chef in 2006 in Kerala, India, working with a small hotel. In 2009, I got the opportunity to work at Madinat Jumeirah

TIME to manage Onyx Hotel Apartments in Qusais

by Dina Maaty | 27 Dec 2020

UAE-headquartered TIME Hotels has officially taken over the management of the Onyx Hotel Apartments in Al Qusais, Dubai, its fifth property in Dubai and its seventh in the UAE. TIME Hotels took over day-to-day operations of the rebranded TIME Onyx Hotel Apartments Al Qusais, following an official handover ceremony, which was attended by Mohamed Awadalla,

Noir Cocktail Lounge & Bar to host New Year’s Eve celebration

by Dina Maaty | 27 Dec 2020

Noir Cocktail Lounge & Bar, located at Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates, is set to host a New Year’s celebration. The party will feature a ten-course set sharing menu, unlimited premium beverages and bubbles, live entertainment all night and views of the Burj Al Arab fireworks. The sharing brunch will take place from 7.30pm-12.30am

Radisson Blu Hotel, Kuwait’s Al Boom Restaurant reopens

by Dina Maaty | 24 Dec 2020

Al Boom Steak & Seafood Restaurant, located in Radisson Blu Hotel, Kuwait, has opened its newly revamped deck offering outdoor seating. The head chef is also introducing a brand new menu concept inspired by urban cuisines from all over the world. The menu takes guests on a tour around the world as it features dishes

Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City appoints new director of F&B

by Dina Maaty | 24 Dec 2020

Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City has appointed Phil Roberts as its new director of F&B. Roberts, a British national, brings 19 years of hospitality experience to his new role in which he will oversee the operations of the Media City hotel, including its F&B outlets, outside catering, 12 meeting rooms and 246 keys, leading

TV5MONDE strengthens its presence in the UAE hotel sector

by Dina Maaty | 23 Dec 2020

TV5MONDE, a global French-language entertainment TV network, is set to grow its presence in the UAE hotel sector. Recent studies show that over 66% of newly opened international 4 and 5-star hotels in the UAE offer TV5MONDE in their channel line-up, while over 72% of local 4 and 5-star hotel groups are airing it, with

African & Eastern launches independent home delivery in the capital

by Dina Maaty | 23 Dec 2020

The UAE’s largest liquor operator, African & Eastern, has introduced home deliveries in the capital through a brand-new website – In light of the city’s updated laws regarding the cancellation of alcohol licenses for individuals, the website will feature daily offers and promotions across the portfolio. Sean Hennessey, General Manager UAE Retail at African

New Greek-Mediterranean restaurant to open at The Pointe

by Dina Maaty | 23 Dec 2020

AIZA, a brand-new, homegrown, Greek-Mediterranean restaurant, bar and lounge, will open on Thursday, December 31, from 6pm onwards, and on New Year’s Day from 1pm onwards, at The Pointe. It is a fully licensed open-plan venue, with an open-air terrace, where guests will find a blend of Greek-Mediterranean cuisine, beverages, an extensive selection of shisha,

Deliveroo reveals 2020’s top food trends

by Dina Maaty | 22 Dec 2020

As the year comes to a close, Deliveroo has taken a moment to look back on the food trends of the year. Cheeseburgers, being a much-loved classic, have globally taken over across all markets, scoring the top spot on the list. Across 12 markets, in a list of top 100, UAE residents will find favorites

Celebrity Chef: Daniel Boulud

by Dina Maaty | 22 Dec 2020

Daniel Boulud is chef-owner of several award-winning restaurants and catering company Feast & Fêtes. While he hails from outside Lyon, France, it was in New York that he truly mastered the dining scene and is today considered one of America’s leading culinary authorities. Raised on his family’s farm in the village of Saint-Pierrede-Chandieu, the chef

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