The Emirates Culinary Guild announces third virtual competition winners

by Dina Maaty | 18 Sep 2020

The Emirates Culinary Guild and USA Poultry and Egg Council have announced the winners of their third virtual cooking competition at an awards dinner. “It was a great feeling to actually have the Chefs in the room again and see each other. The event was very well-organised, keeping social distancing in mind, keeping the space

Beachside restaurant Palm Bay opens at Club Vista Mare

by Dina Maaty | 17 Sep 2020

Palm Bay restaurant has opened its doors at Club Vista Mare. Featuring colourful furniture, neon signs, instagramable murals from local artists on the walls and even a shipping container, with the space split into four distinct quarters echoing the great Caribbean capitals of Kingston, Havana, Bridge Town, Port of Spain and Santa Domingo, outside on

GCC small business ‘boom’ to drive post-COVID economy, new research reveals

by Dina Maaty | 17 Sep 2020

Experts are predicting a GCC “SME boom” as a new wave of regional entrepreneurs emerge out of the COVID-19 pandemic. Commercial registrations have seen triple-digit increases in recent months with tender boards across the region awarding tens of millions of dollars in contracts to these enterprises.  Now analysts are hailing the post-coronavirus economy as an

JA The Resort launches one-month membership for mums

by Dina Maaty | 17 Sep 2020

JA The Resort has launched a one-month membership package for AED 600 for mums, which offers unlimited pool and beach access, plus a host of discounts and benefits for restaurants, bars, activities and the spa.  The new 1-Month JA The Resort Membership offers unlimited month- long access to three swimming pools. Plus, a 25% discount in the spa or a 25% reduction at JA

Arabian Hotel Investment Conference ‘on the road’ set to begin on September 29

by Dina Maaty | 17 Sep 2020

AHIC 2020 will be ‘on the road’ for its 16th edition this year, taking place virtually and on-site over three days from September 29 to October 1. The three-day event is packed with insights from industry leaders and networking opportunities designed for a new world. The programme, which features over 60 speakers, will be broadcasting

Distillery launches all-new a la carte menu

by Dina Maaty | 17 Sep 2020

Distillery has launched a brand-new a la carte menu showcasing gastropub favourites. The new menu is now available for dine-in at Distillery, and takeaway through Deliveroo with a 20% discount until September 30 (discount applicable to delivery only).   The bites section offers up options like the truffle cheese brisket poutine topped with peppercorn gravy

Travel tech platform MakeMyTrip forays into the UAE

by Dina Maaty | 17 Sep 2020

MakeMyTrip, an Asia-based travel tech platform, has announced its foray into the UAE with its portfolio of offerings for travellers. In parallel, as the UAE gears up to welcoming and hosting India’s biggest cricket celebration, the Indian Premier League, MakeMyTrip will launch its first customer engagement campaign, ‘Game On!’ on September 19. As the company

Géant hypermarket opens in brand-new Al Khawaneej Walk

by Dina Maaty | 17 Sep 2020

Urban Foods, a strategic partnership between Meraas and Dubai Holding, is expanding the footprint of its Géant brand with the opening of a hypermarket at Al Khawaneej Walk. According to CEO Mark Anthony Lack, this new opening marks the 11th opening and first hypermarket in the city and fits into the brand’s robust expansion strategy

Park Inn by Radisson makes Jeddah debut, run by the world’s first female Saudi general manager

by Dina Maaty | 17 Sep 2020

Park Inn by Radisson has announced the opening of its first hotel in Jeddah. The newest addition brings the group’s portfolio to over 45 hotels, resorts and serviced apartments in operation and under development. In addition to celebrating the opening of its latest addition to its growing portfolio in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Maram

P&G and Carrefour collaborate to capture consumers’ smiles for campaign

by Dina Maaty | 16 Sep 2020

Procter & Gamble (P&G) has partnered with Carrefour to launch the “Stronger Together, 100s of Reasons to Smile” campaign, under which the company is urging consumers to capture candid smiles to help celebrate a return to normal life while following safety measures. As part of its Stronger Together initiative, P&G has announced activations that offer

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