Café Rouge launches new menu

by Sophia Soltani | 30 Jan 2016

UK-founded French Bistro Café Rouge has introduced a new menu with European breakfast options, such as smoked salmon and scrambled eggs on sourdough toast or mushroom frittatas with eggs, red pepper, red onion and spinach served with frisee lettuce. The restaurant’s croissants add a French touch, accompanied with freshly ground coffee. Lunch and dinner options

Hyatt appoints new area vice president for Qatar and Oman

by Sophia Soltani | 30 Jan 2016

Hyatt International has appointed Christoph K. Franzen as the new area vice president for Qatar and the Sultanate of Oman. In addition to his existing role as GM at the Grand Hyatt Doha, Franzen will now overlook Grand Hyatt Muscat and all Hyatt properties in Qatar, with upcoming openings scheduled between 2016 and 2018. Commenting

Spirito to host four ladies’ nights per week throughout February

by Sophia Soltani | 29 Jan 2016

Brazilian eatery Spirito at Media One Hotel, Dubai will host a number of new promotional evenings throughout the month of February, including four ladies’ nights per week. Ladies night will be held from Saturday to Wednesday from 9pm – 3am for the whole month of February, and ladies will receive a 30% discount off of

Abu Dhabi Tourism launches improved mobile app

by Sophia Soltani | 28 Jan 2016

Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA) has launched version 4.0 of its mobile app, with upgraded features including access to bus and taxi services. Version 4.0 of the app, which allows access to the same content at the Authority’s destination portal,, is available for iPhone, Android & Windows Phone. TCA acting executive director

Casa de Tapas and Cielo Sky Lounge to host extended carnival brunch

by Sophia Soltani | 28 Jan 2016

Casa de Tapas will be hosting its first in a series of Spanish themed national brunches on 5 February. This year, the restaurant has partnered with Cielo Sky Lounge Dubai at the Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club to offer a post-brunch party with drink promotions and an evening masquerade party. The event starts with

Galeries Lafayette celebrates Year of the Monkey

by Sophia Soltani | 28 Jan 2016

To celebrate the Chinese New Year, Dubai shopping destination Galeries Lafayette will offer a series of promotions and activities from 20 January – 20 February. On Wednesday 3 February from 7pm – 9pm, Galeries Lafayette Le Gourmet will host a Dim Sum adults cooking class, where attendees will learn to make Chinese Dim Sum for

Sustainable concept Skye & Walker opens at Marriott Executive Apartments

by Sophia Soltani | 27 Jan 2016

Marriott Executive Apartments Dubai Creek has opened Skye & Walker, a new restaurant offering guilt-free nutritious dishes including vegan, raw and gluten free choices.

Hilton Worldwide expands global footprint into 100 countries

by Sophia Soltani | 26 Jan 2016

Hilton Worldwide has unveiled figures stating that the chain has expanded its footprint to 100 countries and territories around the world.  In 2015, the company’s strategic focus on organic growth, led by 12 brands, has seemingly secured Hilton Worldwide’s place as one of the fastest growing global hospitality companies around. A record 100,000 plus rooms

Hilton launches affordable lifestyle brand, Tru by Hilton

by Sophia Soltani | 26 Jan 2016

Hilton Worldwide today unveiled Tru by Hilton, a new midscale brand that the company describes as “simplified, spirited and grounded in value”.

JBR celebrates 50 years of Pizza Express

by Sophia Soltani | 26 Jan 2016

Dubai Properties’ Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR) is hosting the 50th anniversary of PizzaExpress.

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