abu dhabi

Circo Launches New Menu

by Mahak Mannan | 06 Sep 2018

Circo, the award-winning circus-inspired Italian restaurant born from the famous Circo in New York, has announced a revitalised menu for the upcoming autumn season. Located within the InterContinental Abu Dhabi, Circo was the first venue from New York based Maccioni Restaurant Group in the Middle East, an impressive pedigree that has seen the concept lead

Cut to the future

by Mahak Mannan | 28 Aug 2018

In the recent weeks, a number of deductions in fees and tax within the hospitality industry has taken the country by storm. The capital has reduced the 6% tourism fee previously applicable on hotel rooms and outlets to 3.5 %, halved municipality fees to 2%, and lowered the per room per night hotel fee to

Taqado opens third Abu Dhabi branch

by Mahak Mannan | 27 Aug 2018

A home-grown brand serving up Mexican street food in the UAE, Taqado Mexican Kitchen has announced the opening of its 17th restaurant. Their third location in Abu Dhabi, Taqado Mexican Kitchen can now be found on the first floor of Yas Mall, near VOX Cinema. The restaurant chain is an original home-grown UAE concept, created by a group of people with an interest

From The Seas To The Middle East

by Mahak Mannan | 13 Aug 2018

We spoke to the recently appointed F&B manager at Hilton Abu Dhabi, Eugene Conradie, on his new role. Tell us a little bit about yourself. I was born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa. After finishing school I wanted to travel, so I ended up joining Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, sailing out of the

Saadiyat Rotana Resorts & Villas reveals top source markets

by Mahak Mannan | 24 Jul 2018

New luxury resort reports an influx of tourists and residents during soft opening. Since the opening of Saadiyat Rotana Resorts & Villas in Abu Dhabi mid-March earlier this year, the property has announced that it has welcomed more than 25,000 guests through its doors. With an average occupancy of 55% during the summer so far,

Al Maha Arjaan by Rotana welcomes new director of sales

by Mahak Mannan | 15 Jul 2018

Al Maha Arjaan by Rotana, Abu Dhabi has appointed Munawar Ali as the new director of sales. In this role, Ali will entail organising and directing all sales efforts towards achieving objectives and revenue goals for the property. He will be in charge of developing the core strategy and budgets while ensuring productivity and quality

Hilton Abu Dhabi Appoints New F&B Manager

by Mahak Mannan | 04 Jul 2018

Eugene Conradie has taken up the role of food and beverage manager at the 5-star hotel. In his new role, Conradie will oversee all food and beverage operations across the property from planning and controlling orders to managing finances and purchases. Part of the Hilton family for more than three years, the South African hospitality

Yas Viceroy to change to W Hotels and resorts as Marriott takes over

by Mahak Mannan | 24 Jun 2018

The hotel will be operated by Marriott International starting 1 July 2018.  Aldar Properties has announced that as part of its active asset management strategy for its AED 20 billion real estate portfolio, it has appointed Marriott International, to manage one of its most strategically located hotels on Yas Island. Marriott International will assume operation

Urban retrEAT opens its doors in Yas Mall

by Mahak Mannan | 19 Jun 2018

The new venue located on the second floor, close to Ferrari World will be a hub for the local community Urban retrEAT, Abu Dhabi’s first food incubator, has opened its doors to the general public to bring together local food vendors from across the UAE in a fun and quirky space. Visitors will be taken

Risotto festival at Hilton Abu Dhabi

by Mahak Mannan | 18 Jun 2018

Bocca, the Italian fine dining restaurant at Hilton Abu Dhabi is celebrating the classic Italian dish, risotto, this month. Bocca’s special risotto menu, which is being served until 30 June for dinner, is based on culinary influences from the Northern regions of Italy including the city of Milan. The popular rice dishes are made by









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