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Marks & Spencer collaborates with Warner Bros. to launch Harry Potter food collection

by Dina Maaty | 27 Oct 2020

Marks & Spencer, in collaboration with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, have teamed up to design a Harry Potter product offering. Marks & Spencer is launching a collection of Harry Potter food goodies, which are marketed as stocking fillers for all fans this festive season. The special edition collection includes everything from a Milk Chocolate Elder

Dubai terraces: top spots for al fresco dining

by Dina Maaty | 27 Oct 2020

Looking for a terrace to have a drink in the sun or under the moonlight? From panoramic views and rooftops, to neighbourhood bars, Dubai is brimming with possibilities. TreehouseTreehouse is an urban rooftop oasis and promises glittering views over the Burj Khalifa and Downtown Dubai. Guests are invited to a series of chic nights including

IKEA to open its second store and café in Abu Dhabi

by Dina Maaty | 27 Oct 2020

IKEA has announced that its second store in Abu Dhabi and fifth in the UAE will open in Al Wahda Mall on November 10. Spread across over 2,100 square metres on the first floor of the Al Wahda Mall, the store will offer its range of products, but in a more convenient location for those

Spanish beef association to hold virtual fair exclusively for UAE companies

by Dina Maaty | 26 Oct 2020

PROVACUNO, the Spanish beef association, will host a virtual fair exclusively for the European beef sector and companies from the United Arab Emirates. The three-day event will take place on November 9, from 11am-5pm and aims to strengthen business relationships between the beef sector in Spain/Europe and the UAE. Participants will watch keynote presentations on

Wyndham Dubai Marina relaunches ‘Brunch and Stay’ package

by Dina Maaty | 26 Oct 2020

Wyndham Dubai Marina has launched a Brunch & Stay package to mark the reopening of The Blacksmith restaurant.  For AED 489, guests can avail an overnight stay in a Grand Suite at Wyndham Dubai Marina, as well as attend their choice of Thursday or Friday night brunch (from 7pm-11pm) inclusive of house beverages. The brunch menu will feature many of The Blacksmith’s classic favourites, such as Texas brisket nachos,

Dubai hospitality initiative raises over AED 1 million for Beirut

by Dina Maaty | 26 Oct 2020

Save Beirut, a Dubai hospitality initiative, has announced that a total of AED 1,171,686 were raised in one day to help rebuild the city and care for those who were affected by the blast. Eighty-four restaurants, cafés, fast food outlets and delivery platforms across the emirate joined forces for one of the biggest charitable campaigns that the

Bluewaters Dubai to host Halloween events and offers across restaurants

by Dina Maaty | 26 Oct 2020

Bluewaters, home to Ain Dubai, will host a virtual trick-or-treat trail across its venues for visitors celebrating Halloween from October 29-31. Visitors can access a digital map of the trick or treat trail at Bluewaters throughout the holiday weekend by scanning a QR code displayed across the venue. The map can also be accessed on

Dubai butcher Merchant Meats launches new restaurant

by Dina Maaty | 25 Oct 2020

Merchant Meats Tap & Grill has opened its doors at Jumeirah Golf Estates. After almost two decades of supplying Dubai’s hotels and airlines with meats, Merchant Meats’ new restaurant will bring dishes to Dubai’s residents, as well as offer select cuts for purchase to take home. Merchant Meats Tap & Grill will be open daily, offering a wide

KBW Ventures invests in US-based organic gardening company

by Dina Maaty | 25 Oct 2020

UAE-based KBW Ventures, the venture capital (VC) firm founded by Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed, has participated in US-based startup gardening company Back to the Roots’ seed round. This round, led by the company’s current investors S2G Ventures and Acre Venture Partners, also saw participation from John Foraker and Fund Good Jobs. Back to the Roots

Dubai’s Palm Fountain breaks Guinness Record as largest in the world

by Dina Maaty | 25 Oct 2020

The Palm Fountain at The Pointe has secured the Guinness World Record for the ‘World’s Largest Fountain’, after a launch streamed live across the globe.   The Palm Fountain is spread over 14,000 sq ft of sea water and is the only multi-coloured fountain in the city.  Its super shooter stands tall at 105 metres

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