Dubai World Trade Centre

DWTC’s niche food events to grow by 10% in 2016

by Crystal Chesters | 07 Sep 2016

The Speciality Food Festival, Yummex (formerly Sweets & Snacks Middle East) and SEAFEX, three food industry events powered by Gulfood, are expected to be more than 10% larger than last year’s shows. The growth of the shows, taking place on 7-9 November at Dubai World Trade Centre, has been attributed to regional demand for specialty,

Host Milan to facilitate chef apprenticeships

by Crystal Chesters | 30 Aug 2016

Hospitality exhibition Host Milan, is partnering with Associazione Professionale Cuochi Italiani (APCI) on a programme to help recent hospitality school graduates enter into apprenticeships. The programme called “Obiettivo Apprendistato,” (Objective Apprenticeship) will take place during the 40th edition of the biennial Host Milan, from 20 – 24 October 2017. Sonia Re, general director of APCI,

Middle East hotel pipeline grows by 18.8%

by Sophia Soltani | 18 Aug 2016

According to STR’s July 2016 Pipeline Report there are 155,899 rooms in 552 projects under contract in the Middle East and 56,227 rooms in 295 projects under contract in Africa.  Figures revealed that the under contract total in the Middle East represented an 18.8% increase in rooms under contract compared with July 2015, specifically in

McGettigan’s Irish Pub opens at Madinat Jumeirah

by Crystal Chesters | 17 Aug 2016

The McGettigan Group has opened its fourth Dubai McGettigan’s Irish Pub at Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim in the site that was previously occupied by Frioul restaurant. The new McGettigan’s Madinat soft opening phase commences on 17 August, with the official launch party to take place in September. McGettigan Group CEO, Dennis McGettigan said: “We

Icons sugar-free coffee shop opens in Dubai World Trade Centre

by Crystal Chesters | 15 Aug 2016

Icons Coffee Couture, a fashion-forward coffee shop specialising in sugar-free and naturally sweetened products has opened a new venue at Dubai World Trade Centre. The brand, founded by German model Elena Weber, already has outlets in Dubai, Ras Al Khaimah and Abu Dhabi. Commenting on the new venue, Elena Weber, founder, Icons Coffee Couture, said:

Dusit International appoints group director of F&B

by Crystal Chesters | 14 Aug 2016

Bangkok founded hotel operator, Dusit International, has appointed Thomas Pfordte as group director of food and beverage. Pfordte, a German national, will be responsible for the Dusit International’s entire food and beverage operation. He has spent more than 18 years working in senior positions throughout Asia, the Middle East and Europe. Prior to joining Dusit,

Zafran Indian Bistro reopens at Dubai’s Mirdif City Centre

by Crystal Chesters | 06 Aug 2016

Contemporary North West Indian, Zafran Indian Bistro has reopened at City Centre Mirdif, Dubai following a three-month refurbishment. The restaurant, established by Foodmark – the F&B division of Landmark Group – has been overhauled to reflect a new brand avatar, with a lighter, fresher menu and more casual interiors. New culinary and operations manager Gaurav

Dubai Municipality to launch Future Food Live

by Dina Maaty | 13 Jul 2016

Dubai Municipality has partnered with Dubai World Trade Centre to launch Future Food Live, a new exhibition, conference and workshop aimed at increasing food security and creating a healthier society. The event will put diet and nutrition under the spotlight, with a focus on nutritional food and beverage products, and organic and halal producers. There

Dubai’s Gulfood and The Hotel Show form food & hospitality mega-event

by Dina Maaty | 27 Jun 2016

Dubai World Trade Centre’s Gulfood and DMG’s Hotel Show have entered into an alliance to jointly create the Middle East and Africa’s largest hospitality and food service event, Catering News has learned. Taking place from 18 – 20 September 2017 in Dubai, with the working title ‘Dubai International Hospitality Week’, the event is expected to

Dubai’s Ramadan Night Market opens its doors

by Dina Maaty | 26 Jun 2016

The 10-day Ramadan Night Market opened on 23 June and will feature more than 300 exhibitors, with 100,000 visitors expected. A selection of international cuisine, family entertainment, exclusive deals and discounts, and prize giving opportunities are on offer. Operating until 2 July at Za’abeel Hall 5, Dubai World Trade Centre, the Night Market will be

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