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Burger joint Pickl opens its sixth Dubai branch in City Centre Deira

by Dina Maaty | 22 Sep 2020

Burger brand Pickl has opened its sixth location, in City Centre Deira. The new restaurant is located on the second floor. The homegrown burger joint will also be bringing back the BOUJEE BIRD for a limited time only. The creation will be featured on the menu, along with the unveiling of the mall’s glass beehive, with each

Abu Dhabi to end alcohol license requirement for residents

by Dina Maaty | 22 Sep 2020

Abu Dhabi residents will no longer need a licence to buy and drink alcohol, a letter issued by Abu Dhabi’s Department of Culture and Tourism has indicated. A note sent to distribution companies and retailers said they were not required to ask customers to produce a card that showed they were eligible to buy alcohol. “We

Reform Social & Grill to offer free coffee for takeaway

by Dina Maaty | 22 Sep 2020

Reform Social & Grill and Ultra Brasserie will be celebrating International Coffee Day – a worldwide event in celebration of everyone who grows, roasts and harvests the beans – with discounted brews.  Serving up their signature blends, using Vittoria beans, Reform Social & Grill is offering free takeaway coffee to anyone who passes by their coffee shop, while healthy eatery Ultra

Nestlé Professional MENA: Making Delicious Possible with Chef Guarav Gulati

by Dina Maaty | 22 Sep 2020

Manzil Downtown Executive Chef Guarav Gulati, an Indian national, has 37 years of culinary experience, 14 of which are in the UAE. Can you give us a glimpse of your career journey so far?After finishing my Hospitality Management degree, I decided to join the culinary world. I started out as a management trainee and worked with top

Nestlé Professional MENA: Making Delicious Possible with Chef Elie Lteif

by Dina Maaty | 22 Sep 2020

VOCO Dubai Executive Chef Elie Lteif, a Lebanese national, has 20 years of culinary experience, eight of which are in the UAE. Can you give us glimpse of your career journey so far?I started my career as a chef in 2001, then graduated from Hospitality Kitchen and Pastry Arts in 2004 with honors. With a strong passion

Nespresso pledges to become fully carbon-neutral by the end of 2022

by Dina Maaty | 20 Sep 2020

Nespresso has pledged that every cup of Nespresso coffee, both for at-home and for professional customers, would be carbon neutral by the end of 2022.  This new ambition builds on more than 10 years of work during which Nespresso has reduced its carbon emissions and compensated the remainder through agroforestry.  “There’s no doubt that we are in a climate crisis. And our future depends

Global Village to offer exclusive VIP packs for upcoming season

by Dina Maaty | 20 Sep 2020

Global Village has announced the launch date for the sale of Season 25 VIP packs. Beginning Saturday, October 3, at 10am, packs will be on offer in limited quantities while stocks last, exclusively through the Virgin Megastore ticketing website. Virgin Megastore Tickets created a virtual queuing system to allow customers to purchase their pack. Individuals

Lebanese restaurant ‘Malak Al Tawouk’ opens its fourth Dubai branch

by Dina Maaty | 20 Sep 2020

Malak Al Tawouk restaurant has opened its fourth branch in Souq Extra, Dubai Silicon Oasis. The brand was introduced to the UAE early this year with three branches in Hessa street, Motor City and Bay Avenue. The company aims to expand the brand across the UAE with the opening of a new store in Matajer

The Emirates Culinary Guild announces third virtual competition winners

by Dina Maaty | 18 Sep 2020

The Emirates Culinary Guild and USA Poultry and Egg Council have announced the winners of their third virtual cooking competition at an awards dinner. “It was a great feeling to actually have the Chefs in the room again and see each other. The event was very well-organised, keeping social distancing in mind, keeping the space

Beachside restaurant Palm Bay opens at Club Vista Mare

by Dina Maaty | 17 Sep 2020

Palm Bay restaurant has opened its doors at Club Vista Mare. Featuring colourful furniture, neon signs, instagramable murals from local artists on the walls and even a shipping container, with the space split into four distinct quarters echoing the great Caribbean capitals of Kingston, Havana, Bridge Town, Port of Spain and Santa Domingo, outside on









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