Dubai food

DWTC wins big at Salon Culinaire

by Dina Maaty | 10 Mar 2016

Hospitality by Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) won 85 accolades across 27 categories at the annual Emirates Salon Culinaire, the culinary competition hosted at Gulfood 2016, the world’s largest annual food and hospitality show. A core team of 49 chefs from the DWTC participated in the five-day event showcasing their skills across multiple categories including

Mango Tree Dubai closes as group seeks new partner

by Dina Maaty | 08 Mar 2016

Mango Tree Dubai, located in Souk Al Bahar will close after eight years following the conclusion of an agreement with its existing franchise partner. Mango Tree Worldwide is looking to create a new flagship Thai restaurant in Dubai with new partners. The company currently operates franchised restaurants around the world, including in London, Tokyo, Hong

Region’s first Pret A Manger opens at DXB

by Dina Maaty | 08 Mar 2016

Emirates Leisure Retail (ELR) and Maritime & Mercantile International (MMI), both subsidiaries of the Emirates Group have opened seven dining venues at Dubai International Airport’s new Concourse D at Terminal 1. ELR has introduced the region’s first Pret A Manger, a UK sandwich and coffee brand and The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck, the debut of

Chefs from three top Dubai restaurants take part in DFF cook off

by Dina Maaty | 07 Mar 2016

On Friday 4 March, chefs from three restaurants came together to take part in Dubai Food Festival’s Worldwide Cook-off at the Etisalat Beach Canteen, the central hub of the event. Alessandro Miceli, head chef of Roberto’s, Kiichi Okabe, chef de cuisine from Okku Dubai, and Cesar Bartolini, chef de cuisine of Bread Street Kitchen by

Prêt to Go opens first Abu Dhabi outlet

by Dina Maaty | 06 Mar 2016

Prêt to Go, the home-grown F&B grab-and-go concept founded by entrepreneur Kunal Lahori will expand to Abu Dhabi with its sixth regional outlet. The 80m2 Abu Dhabi venue located in Terminal 1 of Abu Dhabi International Airport is the brand’s first franchised unit. It also marks the first step in Prêt to Go’s GCC expansion

Majid Al Futtaim malls participate in Dubai Food Festival

by Dina Maaty | 06 Mar 2016

To mark Dubai Food Festival, Majid Al Futtaim’s malls in Dubai—in partnership with Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE)—is offering visitors a programme of culinary activities. Until 12 March, competitions are being held and celebrity chefs are taking part in live performances at Mall of the Emirates, City Centres Deira, Mirdif and Me’aisem malls. “DFF

Organic free range eggs brought to the region

by Dina Maaty | 01 Mar 2016

Golden Irish has launched a range of organic and free range eggs, pasteurised liquid whole eggs and liquid frozen, as well as boiled, for horeca and retail distribution in the UAE. The eggs are already provided to Choithrams, Waitrose and Almaya supermarkets and are also the products used for Spinney’s own brand egg range. The

India’s Sangeetha restaurant opens eighth UAE outlet in Deira

by Dina Maaty | 25 Feb 2016

South Indian vegetarian restaurant Sangeetha Vegetarian Restaurant has opened a new branch at Al Ghurair Centre, Deira, marking its eighth UAE opening, 47th globally, and its first mall restaurant. The Chennai-based brand has been in the UAE for 15 years, and is franchised in the GCC and Hong Kong by and in partnership with LMZ

Dubai Food Festival unveils full programme of events

by Dina Maaty | 21 Feb 2016

The organisers of Dubai Food Festival 2016 have unveiled the full 17-day line-up of events, activities, celebrity chefs and promotions across the city, starting from 25 February. The festival engages more than 1000 restaurants and 30 celebrity chefs showcasing Dubai’s culinary offering. Now in its third year, the Dubai Food Festival is organised by the

Gulfood opens in Dubai

by Sophia Soltani | 21 Feb 2016

Today marks the opening of the 21st edition of Gulfood, the world’s largest food and hospitality trade show. Gulfood will take place from 21 – 25 February at at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). The multi-channel event, which includes the third edition of Halal World Food – now the largest annual Halal food sourcing trade

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