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O’Learys US sports-themed restaurant opens in Dubai

by Crystal Chesters | 08 Sep 2016

UAE-headquartered Time Hotels Management will officially open O’Learys US sports-themed restaurant on 20 September. Located on Dubai’s Sheikh Zayed Road, opposite Noor Bank metro station, the casual dining venue will have a total capacity for 250, spanning six seating areas within the restaurant, terrace, shisha area and bar. The move marks Time’s second O’Learys franchise,

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,

UAE restaurant revenues decline as demand grows says new report

by Crystal Chesters | 05 Sep 2016

The KPMG 2016 UAE Food & Beverage Report, released today, has revealed that while consumers are eating out and spending more, restaurant operators are seeing a decline in revenues. According to the report, 63% of consumers are spending more than last year, while for 28% of respondents, there has been no change in spend. Just 9%

Japanese restaurant opens on Palm Jumeirah

by Crystal Chesters | 05 Sep 2016

Japanese concept, Kyo Restaurant and Lounge, has opened on Palm Jumeirah’s Golden Mile. Launched by Dubai-based Dar Al Dhiyafa, Kyo means both ‘today’ and ‘entertainment’ in Japanese. Ahmed Ragab, principal managing director of Dar Al Dhiyafa commented: “Dubai is known for its great food, but we wanted to create a place that wasn’t just about

La Petite Maison to open on Al Maryah Island Abu Dhabi

by Crystal Chesters | 05 Sep 2016

La Petite Maison will open a second UAE location on Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi on September 1, 2017, it was announced today. First established in Nice on the French coast in 1988, La Petite Maison opened in Dubai in 2010 in Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) and is overseen by chef patron Raphael Duntoye.

A. Ronai sponsors The Big F&B Forum

by Crystal Chesters | 04 Sep 2016

Gavin Dodd, managing director, A. Ronai LLC, tells Catering News why the tableware and uniforms supplier is supporting The Big F&B Forum, set to take place on 20 September at Westin Mina Seyahi, for a second year running Why have you chosen to support BNC Publishing’s Big F&B forum? As a loyal ambassador to BNC

Coffee Planet Exclusive Coffee Sponsor of Big F&B Forum

by Crystal Chesters | 28 Aug 2016

Coffee Planet has been confirmed as the exclusive Coffee Sponsor of The Big Food & Beverage Forum, to take place on 20 September at The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina. The second edition of the annual event, hosted by Catering News Middle East, is expected to welcome more than 150 F&B professionals

AGENDA: The Big Food & Beverage Forum 2016

by Crystal Chesters | 14 Aug 2016

BIG F&B FORUM: AGENDA 8.00: Registration & networking 8.30:  Welcome address from Catering News Middle East 8.35: Keynote address: The value of F&B to Dubai’s tourism offer Aida Al Busaidy, Senior Manager, Communications – Dubai Tourism 9.00: Expert session: What would a smoking ban mean for the UAE’s bars and restaurants? Dr.Basem Abdul Moneim, Public Health Specialist,

GRIF welcomes new development chapter

by Dina Maaty | 29 Mar 2016

The third annual Global Restaurant Investment Forum (GRIF) brought together investors, owners, franchisors, and senior hospitality professionals from across the globe from 14 to 16 March at The Address Dubai Mall. The three-day event included conferences, roundtable and panel discussions, culinary receptions and other knowledge-sharing platforms together with several senior-level networking opportunities and the inaugural

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