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Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate Dubai appoints director of sales and marketing

by Dina Maaty | 15 Oct 2019

Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate has appointed Hazem Aouad as the new director of sales and marketing. According to the property, Aouad will be leading the growth of the 396-key property with a steady focus on corporate business, strengthened leisure partnerships, and a strategic approach to meetings and events. The Lebanese national carries with him

Atlantis The Palm announces upcoming culinary month celebrity chef visits and menus

by Dina Maaty | 15 Oct 2019

Atlantis, The Palm is hosting the third edition of its Culinary Month, taking place from November 3 to December 5. Culinary Month offers guests an exclusive opportunity to indulge in three-course set menus from a selection of the resort’s award-winning restaurants. Menus on offer will feature signature dishes from Nobu, Hakassan and Seafire for AED

Big Smoke Burger launches at Reel Cinemas The Dubai Mall

by Dina Maaty | 15 Oct 2019

Big Smoke Burger has launched at Reel Cinemas, The Dubai Mall. Located on Level 3, the restaurant offers gourmet burgers, all grilled to order, crazy shakes, and more. Dishes include smokey cheddar bacon, buffalo fried chicken, smokin’ cheese as well as veggie burgers. The dine-in menu also includes house-made sauces, traditional poutine, hand-spun milkshakes, a

IHG introduces ‘Unique Meetings’ offering

by Dina Maaty | 14 Oct 2019

IHG has launched Unique Meetings, a portfolio of one-of-a-kind event spaces and experiences designed specifically for those looking for non-traditional meetings that are conducive to productivity, creativity and collaboration. Whether it’s a tropical beach or Bedouin tent, IHG provides alternative settings for business gatherings and has a team of event planners to assist with organising

Hilton announces new leadership for Middle East, Africa & Turkey region

by Dina Maaty | 14 Oct 2019

Hilton today announced that Jochem-Jan Sleiffer has been appointed to the position of area president, Middle East, Africa & Turkey (MEA&T) in succession to Rudi Jagersbacher, who has chosen to step down following 40 years of service with Hilton. These changes, effective January 1 2020, will see Jagersbacher assume a two-year advisory role, based in

The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi to launch Turkish steakhouse BABA

by Dina Maaty | 14 Oct 2019

The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi will launch BABA, a Turkish steakhouse, on October 16. The restaurant will be taking up home in the heart of the hotel, where Hunters Room & Grill was previously located. Appetizers including the Wagyu beef tartare and beet octopus, Beans’N Marrow and crispy veal liver. Meat lovers can opt for

New UAE-based cloud kitchen Food to Go receives first round of funding for expansion

by Dina Maaty | 14 Oct 2019

New cloud kitchen concept Food to Go has announced that it received its first round of funding as it launches its operations in the UAE. Using technology-driven restaurant operations solutions for franchisers and food outlets, this new concept is set to open several other branches over the next year to cater to all seven emirates. 

Interview: Radisson Hotel Group’s star leadership trio

by Dina Maaty | 14 Oct 2019

We interview David Allan, cluster general manager at Radisson Hotel Group, Odile A. De Groot, hotel manager at Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Canal View and Anni Timonen, hotel manager at Radisson Blu Dubai Waterfront for a look into the magnificent world of Radisson, one of the world’s largest chains. David Allan What has the cluster

Accor partners with GFH Financial Group to open first Mama Shelter in Bahrain

by Dina Maaty | 13 Oct 2019

Mama Shelter will open a new hotel, restaurant and sea view rooftop pool in 2020 in Bahrain’s capital Manama. Accor and GFH Financial Group (GFH) have signed an agreement to manage the Kingdom’s first Mama Shelter brand. Mama Shelter Bahrain, opening in 2020, will be located at GFH’s Harbour Row development within the $1.5 billion Bahrain

Dubai’s first Japanese gluten-free café and store opens in Jumeirah

by Dina Maaty | 13 Oct 2019

Japanese and Far Eastern gluten-free healthy food café and store KOBEYa has opened its doors in Dubai at Wasl Vita Mall in Jumeirah. The KOBEYa menu features specially crafted burgers with Japanese Kobe beef, meat-free tofu burgers, Asian stir fries and Vietnamese spring rolls. KOBEYa also offers cooking classes on creating character lunchboxes for kids









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