Dubai food festival

Plans for Saudi coffee and chocolate exhibition unveiled

by Crystal Chesters | 24 Nov 2016

A press conference was held by the organising committee of the International Exhibition of Coffee and Chocolate to discuss plans for the third edition, to take place at the International Exhibition Centre in Riyadh on 20 – 23 December. Mohammed Al Ghraibi a member of the organising committee said this year’s conference will feature 9,580m2

German Michelin-starred chef opens first international concept in Dubai

by Crystal Chesters | 24 Nov 2016

German two-Michelin-starred Tim Raue has marked his first international venture with the opening Dragonfly on Dubai’s City Walk. According to a press statement, the contemporary Asian restaurant features unusual flavours and rare ingredients that showcase the restaurant’s philosophy of “simplicity in presentation and complexity in creation”. Berlin-born Tim Raue commented: “Dragonfly is synonymous with freedom,

Inked launches dining series

by Crystal Chesters | 24 Nov 2016

Kenza and Patrick Jarjour, who delivered Jacob’s Food Diaries and Tawlet Souq el Tayeb, have launched a new dining series at Inked, the collective’s creative space in Al Quoz. The first in series – ‘This is not a restaurant’ – will offer “a playful spin on Dubai’s vibrant dining culture” by reimagining some of the

Sanjeev Kapoor’s The Yellow Chilli arrives in Dubai

by Crystal Chesters | 23 Nov 2016

Internationally-renowned chef Sanjeev Kapoor has opened casual Indian dining concept, The Yellow Chilli in Dubai’s International City under a franchise agreement with JSB Investments. The restaurant offers a mid-segment dining experience with Kapoor’s signature flavours at affordable prices, including newly launched Emirati-inspired dessert, the Qahwa Jamun. Franchise owner Praveen Bhatnagar, CEO of JSB Investments, commented:

Apéritif à la Française a hit with Dubai residents

by Crystal Chesters | 22 Nov 2016

French foodie festival Apéritif à la Française attracted more than than 4,000 visitors on 19 November to enjoy French culture and gastronomic exports. Taking place at Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina amphitheatre and gardens, the event featured live food stations offering cheese platters, oysters, cold cuts and a BBQ paired with a selection

Rational’s ‘All-in-2 concept’ to improve kitchen efficiency

by Crystal Chesters | 22 Nov 2016

During two events in Dubai, Rational Group, a specialist in hot food preparation and inventor of the combi-steamer technology, presented the latest kitchen trends and its new All-in-2 concept, aimed at streamlining kitchen processes. The events – one focused on corporate catering and one on hotels – took place on 7 November at The Emirates

Middle East French dairy exports top US$400m

by Crystal Chesters | 20 Nov 2016

The Middle East is one of the largest importers of French dairy products, according to the latest research from the country’s official cheese board, the French Dairy Interbranch Organisation (CNIEL). Of the US$8 billion of French dairy produce exported around the world, over US$400 million is sold to the Middle East. The research puts the

Cover story: The Food Delivery Revolution

by Crystal Chesters | 20 Nov 2016

The Food Delivery Revolution: How the rise of third-party platforms is transforming the food delivery market in the Middle East. The food delivery market has undergone a global transformation over the past five years, driven by a rise in mobile internet, increased smartphone usage, and an influx of third-party online ordering, discovery and delivery services.

Abu Dhabi nightclub prepares for launch

by Crystal Chesters | 20 Nov 2016

New nightclub, Hysteria, is set to launch in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday 23 November. Located at Hilton Capital Grand on Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Street, the club will feature laser walls, celebrity performances and themed nights in Arabic and English. American singer, rapper and songwriter Sean Kingston will perform at the launch of the venue.

Arabian Travel Market introduces Global Halal Tourism Summit

by Crystal Chesters | 20 Nov 2016

The first ATM Global Halal Tourism Summit will take place at Arabian Travel Market on 26 April 2017 at Dubai World Trade Centre. Rolled out as part of ATM’s line-up of special focus events, the summit will feature three interactive seminar sessions covering the big picture, halal destination strategies and how to sell halal travel.









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