Dubai cafes

Jones the Grocer concludes legal action with previous shareholders

by Crystal Chesters | 26 Jan 2017

Jones the Grocer has concluded legal actions involving the previous shareholders of the company and L Capital Asia, with terms of the settlement undisclosed. The company is now poised to move forward with a new strategic expansion globally, including “imminent opening plans” in the UAE. It will also expand through franchise partners in Singapore, Cambodia,

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

Bull & Roo’s Muchachas reveals opening date

by Crystal Chesters | 18 Aug 2016

Muchachas Mexican Cantina will officially open its doors on 23 August at Holiday Inn Express near Safa Park, Dubai. It is the second licensed venue from Bull & Roo, the group behind Brunswick Sports Club, Tom & Serg, The Sum of Us and Common Grounds. With contemporary Mexican dining centred on sharing, the menu features

Interview: Solutions Leisure

by Crystal Chesters | 11 Aug 2016

Just four months after opening, Dubai’s alternative live music bar Lock Stock & Barrel has outperformed its targets by almost threefold. Solutions Leisure creative director Freek Teusink reveals the secret of the company’s success and its aggressive expansion plans for Dubai and beyond As Freek Teusink, creative director of Solutions Leisure, quite rightly admits, he

Arrows and Sparrows café to open in Dubai’s The Greens

by Dina Maaty | 10 Jul 2016

Arrows and Sparrows, a new café concept from the founders of JLT’s Friends Avenue café will open in Dubai next month. To be located in Emaar Business Park in The Greens, the venue is set to fill a gap in the market for a contemporary, casual café in the area. Co-owners and founders Davron Hamidov

Appetite The Shop opens third Dubai location

by Dina Maaty | 09 May 2016

Appetite The Shop has opened a third Dubai location in Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). This follows the success of the brand’s other two venues, one of which opened in Business Bay Avenue last September and another located in the A4 space in Al-Serkal Avenue. Situated in the Index Tower, DIFC, the 350 ft2  venue offers the same

Lime Tree Café celebrates 15th anniversary

by Dina Maaty | 01 May 2016

Homegrown Dubai F&B concept, Lime Tree Café is celebrating its 15th anniversary. The first venue under the brand opened in Jumeirah in 2001, offering health-focused deli-style food, with organic, Fair Trade coffee and tea. Corinne Bowker, managing partner, Lime Tree Café commented: “When we first established The Lime Tree Café in Jumeirah, our vision was

Dubai-inspired café, The Brass opens on City Walk

by Dina Maaty | 18 Mar 2016

The Brass Coffee & Community, a homegrown Dubai brand developed by Meraas Holding, has opened on City Walk. Serving coffee from around the world including countries such as Ethiopia, Kenya, Yemen and the Malabar Coast of India, The Brass’ blends are named after Dubai neighborhoods. ‘The Diera’ blend is made using Ethiopian coffee, and is

New F&B and retail concept Tub of Butter to open in Dubai

by Dina Maaty | 17 Feb 2016

Gates Hospitality will launch new F&B and retail outlet Tub of Butter on Sheikh Zayed Road Dubai in the third quarter of this year. The concept will be a retail space combined with an eatery, where diners can have breakfast, lunch and dinner in a relaxed environment. Naim Maadad, CEO of Gates Hospitality, the brainchild









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