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Circle Café founders to launch grab-and-go concept in Dubai

by Crystal Chesters | 26 Jan 2017

Mira Lozi Al Naimi and Rama Dabbous Mamlouk, the founders of Dubai-based F&B concepts, Circle Café and Sushi Counter, have revealed they will launch new grab-and-go concept, Paper Bag. To be located in hospitals, banks and universities, Paper Bag’s first outpost will open in Dubai Science Park in February. Al Naimi told Catering News: “Paper

Media One Hotel appoints venue manager for refurbished Café M

by Crystal Chesters | 27 Dec 2016

Media One Hotel has appointed Adele Malik as venue manager of the newly refurbished Café M. With five years’ experience in the Dubai hospitality industry, Malik has worked in hotels in three countries since the start of her career. Commenting on her new appointment, Malik said: “I chose Media One for my next career move

Healthy café opens in Dubai solar-powered park

by Crystal Chesters | 14 Dec 2016

Bystro Restaurant Group has opened new café concept, Inn the Park, in Dubai’s solar-powered Al Khazzan Cadillac Park. From the creators of Bystro on Sheikh Zayed Road, Inn the Park’s menu features organic eggs, Raw coffee and local produce. Josh Benson, founder of Bystro Group of Restaurants commented: “The idea was to have an organic

New Spanish nightspot for Dubai’s Jumeirah Creekside Hotel

by Crystal Chesters | 05 Dec 2016

Nightlife venue, Espana Lounge Bar, will open its doors at Jumeirah Creekside Hotel on 15 December. Drawing inspiration from the nightlife of Barcelona and Ibiza, the 6,600ft2 space features Spanish décor, a terrace, a ladies-only bar, a Sangria bar and the Gaudi bar. The menu has been designed to cater for a wide range of

Four Points by Sheraton Bur Dubai to open Italian restaurant

by Crystal Chesters | 05 Dec 2016

Four Points by Sheraton, Bur Dubai is gearing up to open Italian restaurant, Ricetta, in mid-December, with chef Alex Sebastianutti at the helm of the kitchen. Featuring mustard yellow walls, red and white checkered tablecloths and black and white posters depicting scenes from Italy, the venue reflects the ambience of a traditional Italian trattoria. Ricetta’s

Interview: Parmentine

by Crystal Chesters | 04 Dec 2016

Jessica Donario, sales export manager, Parmentine, explains why the French potato brand took a stand for the first time at International Perishables Expo Middle East (WOP DUBAI) in November 2016.     Why did you attend WOP Dubai? This year marks the second time we have attended WOP Dubai, and our goal was to find

SIAL Middle East 2016 prepares to open

by Crystal Chesters | 04 Dec 2016

The seventh edition of SIAL Middle East, a professional trade exhibition for the food, drink and hospitality industries, will take place from 5 – 9 December at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). Catering News Middle East, a BNC Publishing title, is the Official Publication of SIAL Middle East 2016. Held under the patronage of

Interview: 54º East founder and CEO Rafia Al Mulla

by Crystal Chesters | 04 Dec 2016

As business-on-wheels provider Roundup prepares to open its Jeddah office, Emirati founder and CEO, Rafia AlMulla reveals ambitions global expansion plans for the young brand What is your career background? I come from a Dubai-based family; we have our own businesses in hospitality and other sectors. I studied in Dubai and I love the city

Enab Beirut comes to Dubai

by Crystal Chesters | 03 Dec 2016

Enab Beirut, a Lebanese restaurant brand will open in Dubai’s City Walk 2 this month. The venue’s interiors will feature printed, mismatched seating juxtaposed with bright, solid colours on the walls, vintage bird cages and potted plants, reflecting the features of a typical Lebanese home. The menu comprises traditional Lebanese items, such as salads, cold

New F&B director joins Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights

by Crystal Chesters | 02 Dec 2016

Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights has appointed Jose Rocha as director of food & beverage / culinary operations.  With a career with Hyatt Hotels spanning 30 years, most recently Rocha, who comes from Mexico, was executive chef of Hyatt Regency Dubai. Commenting on his new role, Rocha said: “I am very excited and thankful for









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