A number of high quality French products were showcased at GulfHost, which took place at Dubai World Trade Centre from 18 – 20 September.
Representatives from the La Charente Maritime area of France highlighted water products, oysters and butter among other things.
Sylvie Marcilly, deputy chairperson of the general council, La Charente Maritime told Catering News: “It’s very important for the administration to make the promotion of local products, which is why we’re here. Dubai is located in the middle of a lot of interesting countries for us. We’ve seen people coming from Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia, so it’s very important for us and I think it’s a very good show here.”
Oval Group was one company making the most of the opportunity to put its products on display, with a prominent showcase of Jolival French spring water.
The water comes from a deep aquifer in France, which is 25,000 – 35,000 years old and this preserves the water from pollution.
Commenting on Oval Group is exhibiting at GulfHost, Eric Lefevre, director general, said: “We have a very pure product and people in this market are starting to be aware of the complexity of food and water.
“Our products are very natural, organic products. Here we are near the desert, so it’s very old and people are drinking a lot of water… they are looking for a new, pure product.”
GulfHost, organised by Dubai World Trade Centre, took place as part of Dubai International Hospitality Week.