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

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.

Deliveroo launches in Abu Dhabi

by Crystal Chesters | 15 Dec 2016

Deliveroo has launched its second regional outpost in Abu Dhabi as it celebrates one year of operations in Dubai. In Abu Dhabi, the team has secured partnerships with Jazz@Pizza Express, Cafe Bateel, Cinnabon, Magnolia Bakery, Hanoi and Taqado. General manager of Deliveroo UAE, Anis Harb said: “It has been an exciting year for Deliveroo in

UAE regional selection process for Diageo World Class underway

by Crystal Chesters | 13 Dec 2016

The regional selection process is underway for the 2017 edition of World Class, an annual bartending competition hosted by Diageo Reserve to find the world’s best bartender. Now in its eighth year, the regional leg of the competition, World Class UAE, offers a platform for the country’s bartenders to learn, grow, and test themselves against

SIAL Middle East launches young chef challenge

by Crystal Chesters | 27 Nov 2016

SIAL Middle East is set to host the new Alen Thong Golden Coffee Pot Young Chef Challenge, which will see nine teams of five professional young chefs from around the world compete for the winning title. Taking place during SIAL Middle East from 5 – 7 December at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), the

5 minutes with… Manitowoc Foodservice, Inc

by Sophia Soltani | 15 Nov 2016

Following the launch of Manitowoc Foodservice, Inc first office and equipment facility in Dubai, Hotel News ME hears from Jean Paul Roudier, vice president, emerging markets, Middle East, Africa, Russia & CIS markets on what the new premises has on offer. Why was the decision taken to launch a Manitowoc Foodservice facility in Dubai? As

Warwick Dubai welcomes new director of F&B

by Crystal Chesters | 13 Nov 2016

Warwick Dubai has appointed new director of food & beverage, Rohinton Bharucha. With 20 years’ experience in hospitality, Bharucha first arrived in Dubai in 2001, and has worked in the F&B departments of Metropolitan Palace Hotel and Sofitel City Centre Hotel and Residence. In 2005 he moved to Bin Hendi Hospitality as assistant brand manager

New report reveals visitors to Dubai ranked as “the highest spenders”

by Sophia Soltani | 01 Nov 2016

Core Savills’ 12 Cities H2 Report has revealed that visitors to Dubai outspend tourists among other international cities including London, New York, Tokyo and Paris.  Overseas travellers to the emirate spend almost twice the average of 12 cities surveyed by Savills. “The research shows the highest spending visitors, by far, are Dubai’s. Overseas visitors, who

Nakheel’s Boardwalk at Palm Jumeirah to house 20 food trucks

by Crystal Chesters | 30 Oct 2016

Nakheel’s AED150 million Boardwalk at Palm Jumeirah, set to open in November, will feature 20 food trucks. Covering the entire 11km length of Palm Jumeirah’s protective crescent, the boardwalk is accessible from 14 points along the existing sidewalk. A variety of food trucks will serve everything from fish and chips to falafels, spaghetti, and shawarmas.

Emaar Hospitality Group to launch first resort in Dubai

by Sophia Soltani | 26 Sep 2016

Emaar Hospitality Group has unveiled the first and only beachfront resort property under its flagship Address hotel brand in Dubai, The Address Jumeirah Resort and Spa, The Address Residences Jumeirah Resort and Spa and The Residences Jumeirah Dubai, managed by The Address. The Address Hotels and Resorts will manage the 182 room hotel, serviced residences

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