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Emaar launches short-term rental concept

by Dina Maaty | 04 Sep 2019

Emaar has launched ‘Ease by Emaar’ – a streamlined short-term rental concept for global travellers. During the launch event, the developer also unveiled ‘South Beach’, a premium residential beachfront development offering 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom apartments. This will be the first waterfront development to be listed on Ease by Emaar. Guests are provided with hotel-grade

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

Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE returns for new season

by Dina Maaty | 03 Sep 2019

Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE is set to reopen on September 13 for the new season with a line-up of music acts, including Dubfire and Mathame, supported by resident DJs Frederick Stone and Michka. Located in Ghantoot Al Jazira Island, the beach club spreads itself over two floors, catering to more than one experience. With the

Towers Rotana Dubai appoints director of revenue

by Dina Maaty | 02 Sep 2019

Towers Rotana Dubai, a 375-room hotel located on Sheikh Zayed Road, has appointed Elie Abdo as the new director of revenue. According to the property, Abdo will be responsible for driving revenue and e-distribution efforts for rooms, suites and apartments, in addition to three dining and entertainment outlets, meeting rooms, and a fitness centre. Abdo

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

Social House rolls out limited-time ramen menu

by Dina Maaty | 02 Sep 2019

Social House has launched a brand-new ramen menu, available for a limited time only until September 30, and featuring locally sourced ingredients. Comprising both seafood and meat options, in addition to vegetarian, the homemade broth is freshly prepared daily. Dishes include spicy steak ramen, Chinese-style wheat noodles in a chicken broth with flavoured miso, bok









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