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Dubai Tourism temporarily closes bars, pubs and lounges

by Dina Maaty | 16 Mar 2020

The Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce has ordered the immediate closure of bars, pubs and lounges (including bars within restaurants) in a precautionary measure. A notice was distributed to hotels and outlets on March 16 to announce the closure with immediate effect until the end of March. The statement read: “Dubai Tourism will continuously

Burger Fuel UAE introduces new ‘Ranchero’ sandwich

by Dina Maaty | 16 Mar 2020

Burger Fuel UAE has introduced a crispy fried chicken sandwich – the Ranchero, which is returning to the BurgerFuel spotlight. The southern-style staple is the perfect partnership of two American-inspired classics – crispy cornflake chicken breast and a creamy Ranchero sauce. This duo is joined by the tanginess of sweet and sour pickles, a fresh

Vida Downtown’s 3in1 restaurant launches sharing board menu

by Dina Maaty | 15 Mar 2020

3in1 at Vida Downtown has launched a sharing board menu – available every Thursday. The Big Boards with Little Stuff menu at 3in1 includes a moreish selection of different boards, to be served al fresco or in a private cabana poolside. Dishes from the new menu include the Veggie Board, inclusive of vegetable fried rice, crispy sweet potato chips, the Vida vegetable wrap, one-pot kale, orange

Bab Al Qasr Hotel & Residences unveils new Mediterranean restaurant

by Dina Maaty | 15 Mar 2020

Abu Dhabi’s Bab Al Qasr Hotel & Residences has added a new Mediterranean-fusion restaurant named Rosemary to its line-up of international and Arabic dining options.   Located waterside overlooking the Arabian Gulf, Rosemary features a selection of outdoor and indoor seating with a series of private dining options for social and corporate gatherings alike. The

Chicago Meatpackers launches ‘Over-Easy’ weekend breakfast

by Dina Maaty | 12 Mar 2020

Chicago Meatpackers restaurant is launching a weekend brunch menu inspired by the classic American breakfast on March 13, available from 11am to 3pm every Friday and Saturday. Designed to bring friends and family together to socialise and share, the Over Easy Breakfast serves authentic brunch dishes in a tribute to its American heritage. Guests can

The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery by Sofitel launches new Arabic restaurant

by Dina Maaty | 12 Mar 2020

The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery by Sofitel celebrated the inauguration of Bait Al Nakhla restaurant, its latest outlet. The inauguration came in a luxury event at the restaurant, where the hotel paid homage to Arabic traditions and hospitality. Dishes are inspired by the Arabian Peninsula, such as slow-grilled camel meat and grilled chicken, which are

Video: Doki Doki at Gulfood 2020

by Dina Maaty | 11 Mar 2020

Forty three food manufacturers and two F&B companies from Singapore have taken part in this year’s Gulfood 2020. Singaporean company Doki Doki specialises in producing functional, fruit-based beverages using 100% fruit puree, combined with premium superfoods such as acai and collagen. The beverages are packed with added vitamins and minerals, and free from artificial flavouring

Dubai marketing platform offers free meal deliveries

by Dina Maaty | 11 Mar 2020

Experiential marketing platform Surkus has partnered with virtual kitchen Sweetheart Kitchen with Zomato as their delivery partner to invite its members to experience 20 different homegrown and off-the-grid foodie offerings, covering all major areas of Dubai. From burritos and burgers, to salads and poke bowls, Surkus members can choose from a variety of cuisines, delivered

Fresh from the Start: NRTC Group’s journey as a pioneering supplier

by Dina Maaty | 11 Mar 2020

NRTC Group CEO Mohammad Nassar Al Refaee leads one of the region’s biggest fruit and vegetable suppliers, and the UAE’s pioneer in the field, keeping the legacy of the freshest-produce promise alive. Your journey began in 1973: please tell us more about your evolution as a business since then. Nassar Al Refaee Trading Company (NRTC)

Waldorf Astoria DIFC launches Mother’s Day offers

by Dina Maaty | 10 Mar 2020

Waldorf Astoria DIFC has launched Mother’s Day offerings. For quality time between mums and daughters, the Spa at Waldorf Astoria offers an experience which starts at the must-experience Floatation Suite featuring a floatation tank and sway bed. First, the body is deceived into feeling as though it has enjoyed a long, deep sleep, followed by

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