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UAE smoking ban to forbid indoor smoking rooms

by Crystal Chesters | 21 Sep 2016

The proposed blanket smoking ban in all public places in the UAE was a key subject of debate at The Big F&B Forum, hosted by Catering News Middle East on 20 September at Westin Mina Seyahi Dubai. Dr. Basem Abdul Moneim, public health specialist, National Tobacco Control Programme took to the stage to discuss what the

Gallery: The Best of The Big F&B Forum

by Crystal Chesters | 21 Sep 2016

The second edition of the Big Food & Beverage Forum, hosted by Catering News Middle East took place at The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina on 20 September 2016, with more than 250 F&B professionals in attendance. Attendees, sponsors and speakers enjoyed a morning of thought-provoking panel debates, expert sessions and interactive workshops tackling

Dubai set to welcome new hospitality trade event in 2017

by Sophia Soltani | 21 Sep 2016

Dubai is set to welcome a new hospitality event – The Dubai International Hospitality Week, organised by Dubai World Trade Centre  and dmg events.  The Dubai International Hospitality Week  will bring together The Hotel Show alongside the launch of DWTC’s GulfHost. The new event has already been given the seal of approval by Dubai Tourism

47% online diners require search related guidance says Roundmenu

by Sophia Soltani | 20 Sep 2016

Ali Sinaei, managing partner, Roundmenu, conducted an expert session at The Big F&B Forum on consumer behavior trends and dining decisions. The second edition of the event, hosted by Catering News Middle East, took place on 20 September at The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, with more than 250 F&B professionals in

The Big F&B Forum attracts record numbers

by Crystal Chesters | 20 Sep 2016

The second edition of the Big Food & Beverage Forum, hosted by Catering News Middle East is currently underway at The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, with more than 200 F&B professionals in attendance. Attendees, sponsors and speakers are enjoying a morning of thought-provoking panel debates, expert sessions and interactive workshops tackling

Interview: The Waterfalls Group CEO, Sherod Walker

by Crystal Chesters | 19 Sep 2016

The Big F&B Forum Soft Drinks Sponsor, The Waterfalls Group supplies high-end, carefully selected beverage products to hotels, bars, clubs and restaurants. CEO Sherod Walker explains why the company is supporting The Big F&B Forum. Why have you chosen to support BNC Publishing’s Big F&B forum? The Big F&B forum addresses issues that are industry

National UAE Barista Championship returns in November

by Crystal Chesters | 19 Sep 2016

The eighth National UAE Barista Championship is calling skilled and professional baristas to showcase their expertise on 2 – 4 November in Dubai. Participating baristas will be judged on a 15-minute performance, during which they will be tasked with preparing four batches of identically prepared espressos, espresso-based milk beverages, and their very own creation of

Aegean fish restaurant opens at Westin Mina Seyahi, Dubai

by Crystal Chesters | 19 Sep 2016

Fish Beach Taverna Dubai has opened at The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina. The restaurant, with flavours from Turkey, Greece and the Meditteranean, uses quality ingredients and serves only wild cold-water fish from the Aegean Sea, the Black Sea and Marmara Sea, caught by dedicated fishermen in Turkey. The menu will include mezze

Al Ghurair to open 45 Smoothie King stores in GCC

by Crystal Chesters | 19 Sep 2016

Smoothie King has debuted in the Middle East, with the opening of its first outlet in Dubai’s BurJuman mall in September. The outlet is the first of 45 branches expected to be launched in the GCC over the next five years by Al Ghurair Retail, part of Al Ghurair, following the signing of a development

Catering company Chez Charles to launch brasserie

by Crystal Chesters | 19 Sep 2016

Dubai-based catering company Chez Charles will launch a brasserie as part of its current expansion drive. The new restaurant, to open in Dubai Design District at the end of this year, will be divided into a dining room, terrace and lounge/ bar area and will offer a Mediterranean inspired menu. The company’s expansion plans also









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