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Chef Reif Othman’s homegrown Japanese restaurant to open in Jumeirah

by Dina Maaty | 08 Sep 2019

Reif Japanese Kushiyaki, a new homegrown restaurant located at Dar Wasl Mall in Jumeirah, will open on September 9. Chef-owned and operated by the Singaporean Reif Othman, the venue will offer affordable Japanese street food. The all-day lunch and dinner menu allows diners to tick their own choices when placing their order, selecting from seven

Power players: Dubai Retail and Sarood Hospitality on the biggest F&B rebrand of the year

by Dina Maaty | 08 Sep 2019

Dubai Retail’s homegrown restaurant management company JRG Dubai’s rebrand to Sarood Hospitality has been making headlines. Here, Nabil Ramadhan, chief executive officer of Dubai Retail & Sarood Hospitality and Spencer Ayers, managing director at Sarood Hospitality discuss the strategic move. Please tell us more about the rebranding and what it’s going to achieve for the

Global sushi spot to open on The Palm Jumeirah

by Dina Maaty | 04 Sep 2019

SUSHISAMBA restaurant is set to open on the 51st floor of The Palm Tower, 220 metres above the Palm Jumeirah. The restaurant, which currently operates in London, Miami, Las Vegas and Amsterdam, has partnered with Dubai’s Sunset Hospitality Group for the new venue, which will open in 2020. The restaurant is one of a range

UAE’s Marmum signs deals worth AED 27 million at EuroTier Middle East

by Dina Maaty | 04 Sep 2019

Marmum, a dairy and juice company, signed contracts worth AED 27 million with two of the leading national feed producers in the UAE. In attendance were Sultan Al Jaberi, managing director of Marmum and Edward Iskandar Hamod, general manager of the National Feed and Flour Production and Marketing Company on September 2, and Tariq Ahmed

Blaze Pizza opens first UAE branch in Abu Dhabi

by Dina Maaty | 04 Sep 2019

Blaze Pizza, the fast-casual artisan pizza concept known for its custom-built pies, is opening its first location in the UAE at the Galleria Al Maryah Island, following the openings of several stores in Kuwait, Bahrain and KSA. Each restaurant features an interactive open-kitchen format which allows guests to create their own pizza by choosing from

Shake Shack opens at The Galleria Al Maryah Island

by Dina Maaty | 04 Sep 2019

Shake Shack, the New York-styled modern day “roadside” burger stand has opened a new branch in The Galleria Al Maryah Island, marking a total of eleven branches in UAE. The new Shack, located on the ground level of The Galleria, offers its famous 100% all-natural Angus beef and chicken burgers selections, hot dogs, crinkle-cut fries,

La Tablita introduces vegan menu

by Dina Maaty | 04 Sep 2019

Mexican restaurant La Tablita, located in Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights, has launched a new vegan menu, serving ‘green’ creations daily from 7pm until closing. Guests will find a long list of plant-based specialties including guacamole and nachos, as well as cactus salad and tortilla soup. The menu will also include a full list of

Trainee chefs: what businesses need to offer

by Dina Maaty | 03 Sep 2019

According to Rational International Middle East, qualified chefs are in more demand than ever. At the same time, fewer and fewer young people are completing training in hospitality. Greater efforts in training, improved working conditions and contemporary kitchen technology could help turn a page. In the last few months, the German Hotel and Restaurant Association

Dukes the Palm and BFF launch brunches

by Dina Maaty | 03 Sep 2019

The Great British Restaurant, located at Dukes The Palm, has launched Late Brunch Thursdays. Every Thursday, guests will dine from 6.30pm until 10pm, selecting from palates from all around the world while a live band plays, including Indian and British specialties. The evening brunch is priced at AED 298 for soft beverages, AED 350 for

Coffee Planet staff awarded 40% of US association certifications

by Dina Maaty | 02 Sep 2019

Coffee Planet staff has been awarded six Q Grader certifications, taking up 40% of the Middle Eastern region’s total Arabica Q Grader, a certification by the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA). “There are 15 Q graders in the Middle East and to have 40% of that total number from our team showcases our absolute









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