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Nakheel Mall opens on Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah

by Dina Maaty | 28 Nov 2019

Nakheel Mall, the new shopping, dining and entertainment destination at the heart of Palm Jumeirah, has officially opened in attendance of Nakheel Chairman Ali Rashid Lootah. The AED 1.2 billion destination provides on-the-doorstep convenience for the island’s 78,000 residents. Easily accessible by road, rail or on foot, the mall has its own Palm Monorail station,

French cream imports increase to over 3,500 tonnes in the UAE

by Dina Maaty | 28 Nov 2019

The UAE’s imports of European cream increased to 8,702 tonnes in 2018 with France exporting 3,533 tonnes alone, according to the latest research from CNIEL, the French Dairy Board. The value of French cream exported to the UAE in 2018 was valued at over AED36 million, an increase of 18% on 2017 and a compound

UAE venues launch Thanksgiving catering specials

by Dina Maaty | 28 Nov 2019

UAE venues have launched different takeaway options for Thanksgiving. Abu Dhabi and DubaiBlack Tap is marking Thanksgiving by launching a popular limited-edition Pumpkin Pie CrazyShake exclusively for the famous North American holiday. With only limited quantities being sold until November 29, Black Tap’s Pumpkin Pie CrazyShake is priced at AED 62 in Yas Mall’s Cascade

Gary Rhodes: Chef and TV presenter dies in Dubai, aged 59

by Dina Maaty | 27 Nov 2019

Gary Rhodes, the celebrity chef known for his passion for British cuisine, has died aged 59. He had lived in Dubai since 2010. According to a family statement, he died on Tuesday “with his beloved wife Jennie by his side”. “The Rhodes family are deeply saddened to announce the passing of beloved husband, father and

You need to understand why you’re doing what you do – and it’s not simply to make a profit: Zero Gravity GM

by Dina Maaty | 27 Nov 2019

Zero Gravity – a beach, bar and restaurant – has maintained consistency in offering an all-round experience for guests throughout the years. On occasion of the venue’s 6th anniversary, General Manager Peter Skudutis reveals their secrets to success. What do you think were some of the most important developments in Zero Gravity’s format and offerings?When

Award-winning chef James Coffey celebrates quality Irish produce in the UAE

by Dina Maaty | 26 Nov 2019

Bord Bia, the Irish Food Board, His Excellency Aidan Cronin, Irish Ambassador to the UAE, and chef James Coffey, one of Ireland’s most esteemed chefs, celebrated the quality of Irish produce and its growing popularity in the UAE during an event at the Ambassador’s Residence. Award-winning Irish chef James Coffey, head chef of the renowned

Couqley French Bistro launches winter specials menu for festive season

by Dina Maaty | 26 Nov 2019

Couqley French Bistro & Bar has just introduced a special menu which includes well-known dishes with a twist. The restaurant offers a two-course meal along with five brand-new dishes: • Croustade d’escargots aux morilles – AED 69:Couqley’s famous herb and garlic snails with morel mushrooms in puff pastry • Tarte au magret fumé, foie gras,

ADNEC prepares for biggest edition of SIAL Middle East 2019

by Dina Maaty | 26 Nov 2019

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Presidential Affairs, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority (ADAFSA), Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) completed preparations to launch the 10th edition of SIAL Middle East 2019, to be held between December 9-11. Set to

Oud Metha restaurant launches Friends-inspired Thanksgiving menu

by Dina Maaty | 26 Nov 2019

Paying homage to the TV show F.R.I.E.N.D.S, Oud Metha-based restaurant Moreish has launched a vegan menu available until November 30. From mashed potatoes made three-ways (served with a pairing of mushroom gravy and tomato jam), to Monica’s oven-roasted Brussels sprouts, to Rachel’s notoriously famous English Trifle (sans the peas and beef), Moreish will bring to the

Sarood Hospitality to showcase offerings at Restaurant Week

by Dina Maaty | 26 Nov 2019

Sarood Hospitality, the Dubai-born full-service hospitality company, will be showcasing the very best of its culinary offerings next month during the first ever Sarood Restaurant Week, Eat, Drink and be Merry, which will take place from December 1-7. A seven-day foodie festival that will see eight of the Dubai retail subsidiary’s best-loved restaurants – including

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