‘Foodpreneur’ sessions to take place during Dubai Food Festival

by Dina Maaty | 26 Feb 2017

The Bureau Dubai is hosting a series of free sessions targeting the ‘Foodpreneurial’ community of Dubai. The sessions will take place from 23 February to 11 March 2017 at The Etisalat Beach Canteen in line with Dubai Food Festival. The Bureau Dubai co-founder, Shahzad Bhatti commented: “This will be a great event to exchange ideas and

Global Restaurant Investment Forum partners with AccorHotels

by Crystal Chesters | 23 Feb 2017

The Global Restaurant Investment Forum 2017 (GRIF), an annual networking and intelligence event for the international restaurant and hospitality community powered by Michelin, has partnered with AccorHotels for its fourth edition. GRIF, which will be held from 10-12 April 2017 at Fairmont The Palm in Dubai, will provide a macroeconomic overview of the F&B industry.

Hotel gives out free lunches to taxi drivers

by Patrick Ryan | 10 Feb 2017

A Dubai based hotel teamed up with the Roads Transport Authority (RTA) to give out 300 free packed lunches to taxi drivers. The M Hotel Downtown gave out the lunches on Tuesday, 7 February, and Wednesday, 8 February, as part of their community project between 1-3pm. Daniel Mathew, the General Manager of M Hotel Downtown

Bartenders unite in UAE challenge

by Patrick Ryan | 26 Jan 2017

Hundreds of industry professionals turned up to catch the cream of the UAE’s bartenders take each other on. More than 250 people attended the World Class UAE 2017 Bartender Competition which took place in Zengo at Le Royal Meridien, Dubai. “It was an amazing day to see so many talented and creative bartenders in action

Host Milan reveals programme details for 2017 exhibition

by Patrick Ryan | 22 Jan 2017

The 40th edition of Host Milan is set to provide a full programme of events, product showcases and competitions to help and encourage hospitality businesses to innovate their offers. Taking place from 20 – 24 October 2017 at Fieramilano, Italy, the exhibition will showcase the latest trends in food, hospitality and retail. Materials and solutions

Comment: Breaking the glass ceiling

by Patrick Ryan | 17 Jan 2017

Women seeking a career in hospitality in the Middle East should take every opportunity to sit at the table, take charge of their professional life and make things happen. By Assia Riccio, founder of Evolvin’ Women. All over the world, women who are determined to advance in the business community deal with the same challenges. In

Record numbers expected at Gulfood 2017

by Patrick Ryan | 12 Jan 2017

A record number of operators are expected to take part in Gulfood 2017, the international showcase for food concepts taking place in Dubai from 26 February 26 to 2 March. There are already 400 UAE-based F&B operators confirmed to attend the event, which takes place at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). Research by Euromonitor International suggests

Rosalind Parsk takes up new executive chef role

by Crystal Chesters | 10 Jan 2017

Rosalind Parsk has been appointed executive chef at the Courtyard by Marriott Dubai Green Community following four years with Jumeirah Group. Chef Parsk commented: “I am delighted to begin 2017 with the Marriott family in my new role as executive chef at the Courtyard Green Community. I look forward to serving the community and food

Rixos the Palm reports 12% increase in occupancy throughout 2016

by Sophia Soltani | 24 Dec 2016

Rixos The Palm Dubai has revealed that it experienced a 12% increase in occupancy rates over 2016 with aveage occupancy across the hotel sitting at 90%. The influx of tourists in the UAE has led to the expansion of Rixos Hotels with additional hotels set to open across the region over then next 2 months.

AED 100m renovation of Al Bait Hotel 50% complete

by Sophia Soltani | 05 Dec 2016

 Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) has revealed that 50% of the AED 100 million renovation project of the Al Bait Hotel in Sharjah is complete.  The new hotel is located in the heart of Sharjah and is hailed as a heritage-focused project in the region. Scheduled for completion by H2 2017, the new hotel

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