Hilton appoints cluster commercial director for three properties

by Dina Maaty | 30 Dec 2020

Amarinder Sadana has been appointed as the Cluster Commercial Director for Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, Hilton Dubai The Walk and Hilton Dubai Creek. In his role, Amarinder will oversee and lead the Sales, Marketing, Revenue Management, Reservations and Conferences & Events departments for the iconic and award-winning Hilton properties in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Prior to

What’s in Store? Meet Cellar Concept Managing Director Maxime Poukhnoi

by Dina Maaty | 30 Dec 2020

Maxime Poukhnoi, managing director at Cellar Concept, tells Hotel & Catering News Middle East about the growing business and its clients in the UAE and region. Tell us a bit more about Cellar Concept and your journey with the brand. What type of products do you offer for beverages and cigars?I established Cellar Concept nearly

Pizza Hut Middle East and KFC Arabia join forces to launch new pizza across MENA

by Dina Maaty | 29 Dec 2020

Pizza Hut Middle East has teamed up with KFC Arabia to bid adieu to 2020 with a bang! The collaboration has resulted in a new dish – the KFC Chicken Pizza. A new product rolls out from two fast food giants, the all-new KFC Chicken Pizza starts with Pizza Hut’s Pan dough base, which is

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi confirms date and destination of its first flight

by Dina Maaty | 29 Dec 2020

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, the newest national airline of the United Arab Emirates, confirmed that Athens will be its inaugural destination, with flights from Abu Dhabi International Airport starting on January 15, 2021. Fares start as low as AED 129, with tickets already on sale on (which also has an Arabic booking website) and

Dubai chefs partner with USA Pears for another Guinness World Record attempt

by Dina Maaty | 29 Dec 2020

On January 4, Dubai chefs from 12 different entities will come together to create “The Longest Line of Pies”.  The current record is 1,608 pies. Chefs from Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Radisson Blu Hotel DDC, Madinat Jumeirah, Le Méridien Airport, JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai, Crowne Plaza Shaikh Zayed Road, Waldorf Astoria DIFC, DoubleTree by Hilton JBR, Bakemart,

Nestlé Professional MENA: Making Delicious Possible with Chef Rabee Essa

by Dina Maaty | 28 Dec 2020

Head Chef Rabee Essa, a Syrian national, has 16 years of culinary experience, 10 of which are in the UAE. Can you give us a glimpse of your career journey so far?Throughout my journey, food was an important part of my life; my passion began when I was 12 and preparing food for my siblings

Turkish Airlines resumes flights from the UAE

by Dina Maaty | 28 Dec 2020

Turkish Airlines, Turkey’s national flag carrier, has resumed flights from the United Arab Emirates. As the airline that flies to more countries than any other airline in the world, the flag carrier recommenced its operations from Dubai, scheduling seven flights per week with wide body aircrafts. Operations from Abu Dhabi will be resumed starting from

Ras Al Khaimah hotels launch New Year’s Eve packages

by Dina Maaty | 28 Dec 2020

Ras Al Khaimah, recently named Gulf Tourism Capital for the second consecutive year, is all set to host one of the world’s largest pyrotechnics performances to welcome 2021. The emirate’s New Year’s Eve Fireworks will feature various shapes and themes, rising above the sea near Al Marjan Island over a 4km stretch, in tune with

Ascott launches 25% off residents savings package in Saudi Arabia

by Dina Maaty | 27 Dec 2020

Resident holiday seekers planning a year-end break with family and friends in Saudi Arabia can avail up to 25% savings with the ‘Resident Special Promotion’, part of Ascott’s cluster offer for the season, which can be availed at Ascott Rafal Olaya Riyadh. Featuring studios, one-, and two-bedroom serviced apartments, the property is home to lifestyle

Nestlé Professional MENA: Making Delicious Possible with Chef Praveen Kumar

by Dina Maaty | 27 Dec 2020

Sous Chef Praveen Kumar, an Indian national, has 12 years of culinary experience in the UAE. Can you give us a glimpse of your career journey so far?I started my career as a chef in 2006 in Kerala, India, working with a small hotel. In 2009, I got the opportunity to work at Madinat Jumeirah

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