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Saudi retailer Fawaz Abdulaziz Alhokair & Co. acquires 10 food and beverage brands

by Dina Maaty | 05 Aug 2019

Saudi fashion retailer Fawaz Abdulaziz Alhokair & Co. has announced the acquisition of 10 international food and beverage franchise brands in over 200 locations from Food and Entertainment Company Ltd., valued at SAR340 million. The franchise operations of the 10 international food and beverage brands recorded an EBITDA value of SAR 54 million against a

Mina’s Kitchen reopens with Eid offer

by Dina Maaty | 05 Aug 2019

Following a complete renovation, Mina’s Kitchen, located at The Westin Mina Seyahi, has reopened its doors. The restaurant can be found in the heart of the hotel, in the space previously housed by Blue Orange. Boasting a new terrace complete with an outdoor bar, Mina’s Kitchen is a spot for alfresco dining. Moving inside, an

Upcoming PRIME exhibition to connect private label suppliers and contract manufacturers

by Dina Maaty | 05 Aug 2019

At the MENA region’s first exclusive trade show, Private Label and Licensing Middle East, brand elevation will take centre stage with unmatched opportunities for private label suppliers and contract manufacturers to foster new business avenues. Conceived to capitalise on the unprecedented growth, opportunities and market demand for private label and licensing opportunities, the MENA region’s

Pizza Hut and Americana open new restaurant at Dubai Creek Harbour

by Dina Maaty | 04 Aug 2019

A division of Yum! Brands, Inc. and the world’s largest pizza restaurant company, Pizza Hut opened a new branch at waterfront development Dubai Creek Harbour alongside franchise partner Americana.   Pizza Hut’s brand new ‘Fast Casual Delivery’ (FCD) restaurant will offer dine-in, carry-out and delivery. Customers will see their pizzas being prepared fresh in an

Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed discusses plant-based business models and more at Bloomberg event

by Dina Maaty | 04 Aug 2019

Founder and Chief Executive Officer of KBW Ventures, HRH Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed bin Talal Al Saud, interviewed live with Bloomberg’s John Gittlesohn at Bloomberg’s Venture Forward on August 1. Sponsored by Mubadala, Venture Forward was staged at the Bently Reserve in downtown San Francisco, with a programme of speakers dedicated to venture capital, startups

Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Dubai rolls out Eid Al Adha deal

by Dina Maaty | 01 Aug 2019

Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Dubai has launched an offer for Eid Al Adha, which includes brunch at Flavours Restaurant and pool access. The Eid spread will feature of mix of Arabic dishes and international cuisine including live cooking stations, along with which guests can enjoy free paccess at the temperature-controlled outdoor swimming pool and a

Accor opens Novotel Bur Dubai in Healthcare City

by Dina Maaty | 01 Aug 2019

Hospitality group Accor has opened Novotel Bur Dubai in Healthcare City, its 58th hotel in the UAE. Novotel Bur Dubai features 219 rooms and suites, along with a fully equipped fitness centre, an outdoor temperature-controlled swimming pool and F&B options. It will also be the only Novotel in the United Arab Emirates with an outdoor

JA Resorts & Hotels appoints F&B team to lead 10 new restaurants

by Dina Maaty | 31 Jul 2019

JA Resorts & Hotels has added four new members to its F&B leadership to help launch 10 new restaurants in 2019. Heading the venues, set to open in collaboration with international chefs of Michelin star acclaim, are Olivier Belliard, director of Culinary and Kyra Bommelje, director of Food & Beverage – both at JA The

Emirates Palace welcomes new chef de cuisine

by Dina Maaty | 31 Jul 2019

Emirates Palace has appointed Johannes Tafel as its new chef de cuisine for Sayad Restaurant. A seafood restaurant, Sayad, which is Arabic for ‘fisherman’, boasts décor inspired by the Arabian Gulf. “With an array of top-quality ingredients so readily available, it’s a chef’s dream to be located in Abu Dhabi. From the fabulous fresh fish

Lime Tree Café now open at Ibn Battuta Gate Offices

by Dina Maaty | 30 Jul 2019

Homegrown eatery Lime Tree Café is now open at The Offices, Ibn Batutta Gate. “The addition of Lime Tree Café to The Offices at Ibn Battuta Gate provides our tenants with a local alternative to international food chains, offering a healthier and more sustainable F&B option for morning coffee or lunch,” says Abdulla Bin Sulayem,









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