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Souk Madinat Jumeirah launches Global Dining campaign

by Dina Maaty | 18 Aug 2019

Souk Madinat Jumeirah has launched a Global Dining campaign, where Asian fast-casual dining concept Noodle House, Irish pub McGettigan’s and Taverna Greek Kitchen will join a line-up of restaurants in rolling out dedicated menus until the end of September. The modern marketplace with its traditional Middle Eastern design is undergoing its biggest renovation to date,

UAE-based Prime Group awards Filipino manufacturer halal certification

by Dina Maaty | 15 Aug 2019

UAE-headquartered Prime Group, a quality and compliance solutions provider in Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, has awarded a facility of The Pure Foods Hormel Company, Inc. the halal certification. The Pure Foods Hormel Company, a food manufacturer in the Philippines, produces TENDER JUICY Chicken Franks and PUREFOODS Corned Beef. “Consumers today are now

Four new dining venues open at Yas Mall

by Dina Maaty | 15 Aug 2019

Four new dining venues, namely Vapiano, Off The Hook, Kailash Parbat and Zadina, have opened at Yas Mall, bringing the selection of food and beverage offerings to 72 outlets. Vapiano is a “fresh casual dining” concept which has opened in the Yas Mall central Town Square. The restaurant serves made-to-order, oven-baked pizza, homemade pasta, salads

Supplier watch: Rational International Middle East

by Dina Maaty | 15 Aug 2019

For more than 40 years, Rational has been mastering the art of providing kitchens with the best tools for cooking. Alexander Wimmer, executive vice president EMEA and Simon Parke-Davis, managing director, reveal the secrets to Rational’s success in the region. Please tell us a bit about Rational and its reach in the Middle East, the

Product focus: Ornua Irish dairy

by Dina Maaty | 15 Aug 2019

Ornua brings a taste of Irish grass-fed dairy to the world. Here, we learn more about their most recent product launches from David Butler, MD, Middle East and North Africa. What’s your most recent product launch? Ornua’s most important new products are Palatina Mozzarella and Palatina Feta. Already hugely popular, Palatina Mozzarella has a mild,

Mina’s Kitchen introduces seafood concept

by Dina Maaty | 15 Aug 2019

Mina’s Kitchen, located in The Westin Mina Seyahi, has launched a seafood market concept. At Maritime Fresh, which takes place every Thursday from 7pm to 11pm, guests will dine on unlimited seafood for four hours, including free-flowing beverages at packages starting from AED 249. Dishes include prawns, lobster, sashimi, sushi and oysters, which diners can

Wood-fired passion: Meet 800PIZZA Founder Alessandro D’Ubaldo

by Dina Maaty | 08 Aug 2019

800PIZZA Founder Alessandro D’Ubaldo opened the Italian restaurant’s first outlet in 2007, and now operates six across the UAE. We find out the main ingredients to the entrepreneur’s recipe for success. You’ve started the business 12 years ago; tell us more about how it all began. Initially, my wife and I were running a very

Private VOX Cinema opens at Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates

by Dina Maaty | 07 Aug 2019

Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates has launched a new movie theatre experience in partnership with VOX Cinemas. A first-of-its-kind, the in-hotel theatre comprises two distinct areas – a screening room with fifteen plush seats, and a lounge area featuring a bar and dining section complete with a marble table. Waiter service is part of

Agthia Group reports revenue of AED 1.06 billion for H1 2019

by Dina Maaty | 07 Aug 2019

Agthia Group PJSC, a food and beverage company, reported a net profit of AED 84 million and revenues of AED 1.06 billion for H1 2019. The company’s revenue grew 5.4% over the same period last year, with a portfolio that includes Al Ain Water, Al Bayan and Alpin, maintaining its position in the UAE at

Etihad Airways to offer children’s snacks by Northern Ireland’s Heavenly Tasty

by Dina Maaty | 06 Aug 2019

Heavenly Tasty Organics, a brand which produces organic snacks for babies and children, has partnered with Etihad Airways for the airline’s new buy-on-board menu. Etihad Airways has rolled out a new Economy dining concept and retail offering as part of a wider programme of enhancements. Unveiled last month, the upgraded meal service introduces larger bistro-style









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