hospitality

O’learys Fujairah offers go-kart promotions

by Dina Maaty | 11 Feb 2016

Sports themed diner O’Learys, which opened in Fujairah Mall in January with 163 covers is targeting families with special offers for those who have purchased go-karting tickets at Kart & Shoot, an indoor karting and laser tag arena linked to the outlet. The go-kart track is suitable for children aged nine and over and prices start

Dubai Food Festival’s Dine with the Stars line-up unveiled

by Dina Maaty | 10 Feb 2016

Dubai Food Festival has unveiled the programme for the ‘Dine with the Stars’ gala dinner event and masterclasses with international and local chefs. The masterclass series and gala dinner will offer food enthusiasts the opportunity to learn from Australian MasterChef stars George Calombaris and Gary Mehigan, Manu Feildel of ‘My Kitchen Rules’, and well-known F&B

La Petite Maison to display famous art and photography

by Dina Maaty | 10 Feb 2016

La Petite Maison Dubai in collaboration with Opera Gallery will become a museum of dining starting in celebration of Art Week. From 13 – 20 March, the French restaurant will display the works of well-known artists and photographers. “You can only fully understand a work of art when you’ve eaten next to it, danced next

Australia’s The Coffee Club launches fifth UAE branch

by Dina Maaty | 09 Feb 2016

Australian café chain The Coffee Club launched its fifth branch in the UAE and third in Dubai at the Golden Mile Mall on the Palm Jumeirah. A 24 carat cappuccino, which will not be a permanent feature on the menu, was offered to guests to celebrate the occasion. The Coffee Club menu will include all-day

DIFC nightspot Indie to open this week

by Dina Maaty | 08 Feb 2016

New nightspot Indie, a concept by AddMind, is set to open on Thursday this week in Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). The kitchen and lounge is a standalone speakeasy, which sets out to offer an alternative experience to neighbouring venues. AddMind CEO Tony Habre said: “We don’t like to put people and nightlife in neat

Grand Hyatt Dubai’s all-day dining reopens with four micro-concepts

by Dina Maaty | 08 Feb 2016

Grand Hyatt Dubai’s all-day dining restaurant The Market Café will re-open in March as The Collective, a 240-seat outlet comprising four ‘micro-concepts’. The four concepts are split into areas called: Levant Emporium, Grill Bar, Bakery and Bombay Café. Each concept area will have live food stations and an a la carte menu, with seasonal produce

New Dubai nightspot Play hires Jean Marc Petrus as GM

by Dina Maaty | 07 Feb 2016

The recently opened Play Restaurant and Lounge at H Hotel has appointed Jean Marc Petrus as general manager. The restaurant, which offers a blend of Asian and Mediterranean cuisine dubbed ‘Mediterrasian’ is a concept by Treenergy Management and Absolute F&B Management. Petrus began his hospitality career in South Africa, where he worked with Hyatt Hotels

Two new chefs and Levant menu at Hilton DoubleTree’s Al Maeda

by Sophia Soltani | 06 Feb 2016

DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai – Jumeirah Beach has recruited two new chefs to its signature Al Maeda restaurant and has launched a new Levant-inspired menu. Oriental sous chef, Lawrence Alnajjad began his career in Damascus and has added to the menu his interpretation of the Shish Barak, a traditional Syrian dish made with dough, yogurt

Starbucks launches evening menu

by Sophia Soltani | 03 Feb 2016

Starbucks coffee house has introduced an evening menu with savoury and sweet snacks. Cardamom infused halloumi bites; chicken, herb roasted red peppers and mushroom flatbread; sundried tomato and kalamata olive flatbread; and truffle mac & cheese, are some of the menu items. Starbucks Coffee MENA regional communications and CSR manager, Rana Shaheen said: “Our objective

Magnolia Bakery opens at Dubai Festival City

by Sophia Soltani | 03 Feb 2016

New York City’s Magnolia Bakery has opened its third store in Dubai in Dubai Festival City, marking the company’s 10th Middle Eastern opening. David Singleton, vice president – hospitality of Al Tayer Group, the company that brought the brand to the region, commented: “We greatly look forward to welcoming fans of Magnolia Bakery from across









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