The Artisan by Enotecha Pinchiorri to close for refurbishment

by Crystal Chesters | 25 May 2017

The Artisan by Enoteca Pinchiorri in DIFC’s Burj Daman building is set to revamp its operations and interiors over the summer period. The award winning Italian restaurant has revealed plans to close over the summer in order to “amplify” its interiors, expand the outdoor terrace area and add new features to enhance the dining experience.

Stock-exchange-inspired concept 7 Elephants opens in Dubai

by Crystal Chesters | 16 Apr 2017

New lounge bar venue, 7 Elephants, has opened in Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), with views over Burj Khalifa. Central to the concept is a stock exchange-style board and app, which reveals price fluctuations in drink prices and highlights offers. The lounge has floor to ceiling windows, a 35m-long bar and a life-sized elephant statue

New York concept Le Cirque to open at Ritz-Carlton DIFC, Dubai

by Crystal Chesters | 30 Mar 2017

Iconic New York concept, Le Cirque, will open at The Ritz-Carlton Dubai International Financial Centre on 12 April. With terrace views, Le Cirque Dubai has a winter garden, a semi-private dining area and a banquet table that accommodates up to 20 guests. Promising classic French fare with an Italian twist, the food has taken influence

7 Elephants Dubai to open in DIFC

by Crystal Chesters | 23 Feb 2017

New lounge bar venue, 7 Elephants Dubai, is set to open in Dubai International Financial Centre. The menu will represent the world’s seven continents with comfort food from Italy, Mexico, Spain, India, Indonesia, Britain and the Middle East. The venue will have a dynamic beverage price model with rates rising and falling according to demand.

Travel and tourism to boost Saudi GDP by $81 billion

by Patrick Ryan | 15 Feb 2017

Saudi Arabia’s travel and tourism sector is projected to contribute more than $81 billion to the GDP of the country  by 2026. That is according to figures that have been released by the World Travel and Tourism Council as they gear up for this year’s Arabian Travel Market (ATM) which revealed there are an additional 61,224

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

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