Dubai food

Jamaican restaurant to open in Dubai

by Dina Maaty | 11 Apr 2016

Jamaican restaurant Ting Irie opens this month on Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard in Downtown Dubai. The 180 seat restaurant and lounge features a menu with Caribbean flavours, staff from Jamaica, and reggae, hip hop and dancehall music to entertain guests. Executive chef Craig Wong said: “Ting Irie is a fresh modern take on Caribbean

Chef Rajiv Ranjan joins Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach

by Dina Maaty | 11 Apr 2016

Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach in Dubai has appointed Rajiv Ranjan as its new executive chef. Chef Ranjan first joined Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts in 2010 when he was appointed as executive sous-chef at Mövenpick Hotel & Apartments, Bur Dubai. He worked his way up to executive chef and was recognised within the company as the

Asian restaurant, WOK & Co., opens at ibis One Central

by Dina Maaty | 10 Apr 2016

WOK & Co., a contemporary Asian fusion restaurant has opened in Dubai’s One Central district at ibis One Central. The hotel’s relaxed all-day dining restaurant serves oriental dishes prepared with a modern twist, and features an outdoor terrace. Executive chef Kiran Ramsaran said: “We are delighted to open our doors to diners at WOK &

A piece of cake

by Dina Maaty | 10 Apr 2016

Ensuring nothing goes wrong on the most important day of a guest’s life is no mean feat. Crystal Chesters examines the role F&B teams play in creating the perfect wedding   Spring is the season of wedding planning, and April will see a number of exhibitions take place across the region, with the Abu Dhabi

Atana Musandam hires new executive chef

by Dina Maaty | 10 Apr 2016

German-born David Maiwald has joined Atana Musandam, Oman, as executive chef.  Maiwald has worked with international hotel groups across the globe such as Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Marriott International, Jumeirah Group and Kempinski Hotels in locations such as Azerbaijan, the Maldives, Bahrain, Munich and Moscow. Khaled Elwan, cluster general manager, Atana Hotels commented: “We are

Maintaining the edge

by Dina Maaty | 10 Apr 2016

Derryn French, executive assistant manager, food and beverage and marketing – Mina Seyahi Complex reveals to Crystal Chesters how she maintains the success of Dubai institutions such as Barasti Beach Bar and Bubbalicious in the face of ever-growing competition The Westin Dubai and Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort and Marina was literally built around

Counter Culture Café re-launches at Dubai Marina

by Dina Maaty | 10 Apr 2016

Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites has re-launched Counter Culture Café, located on the ground floor of the hotel. The eatery now features a deli with a patisserie and specialty coffees, and a new bar with grape, craft hops and cocktails. The new menu will feature health-focused options, with produce sourced locally where possible. Items

Satine restaurant to open at Nikki Beach Dubai on Friday

by Dina Maaty | 09 Apr 2016

Satine Restaurant & Lounge by Nikki Beach will open at the new Nikki Beach Dubai, the first Middle East location for Miami-founded beach club concept. The restaurant, set to open on 15 April, is located on the first floor of the beach club and features a terrace overlooking the sea. The Mediterranean-inspired menu has been

Dukes Dubai signs Mumbai restaurant brand, Khyber

by Dina Maaty | 07 Apr 2016

Dukes Dubai has signed Mumbai-founded restaurant brand Khyber, marking the first location for the restaurant outside of India. The restaurant, which specialises in North Indian cuisine, will be located on the 15th floor of Dukes Dubai with capacity for 210 guests, including up to 60 guests on the terrace. Abdulla Bin Sulayem, CEO of Seven

In a nutshell: Flooka

by Dina Maaty | 07 Apr 2016

Chef Ibrahim Osseiran of Flooka Dubai and Flooka Abu Dhabi explains how his Lebanese heritage has influenced the restaurant’s seafood menu Please describe the concept of the menu: Flooka offers a unique dining experience  ̶  the very best in Mediterranean seafood with a Lebanese twist. There is no doubt that Flooka is for seafood lovers

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