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Bulldozer introduces Uzbek-inspired restaurant to Dubai

by Crystal Chesters | 30 Nov 2016

Bulldozer Group, behind Cipriani, Sass Café and Novikov, makes its first foray into casual dining with the launch of Eshak on Dubai’s City Walk 2. Scheduled to open mid-December, the restaurant draws inspiration from the Silk Route, blending Uzbek, Armenian, Georgian, European and Middle Eastern tastes. Chef Mahmoud Efranjiey, who is at the helm of

Second Lock, Stock & Barrel to open in 2017

by Crystal Chesters | 29 Nov 2016

Dubai-based entertainment group Solutions Leisure Group will open a second Lock, Stock & Barrel venue in the second quarter of 2017, managing director Paul Evans revealed during an exclusive interview with Catering News Middle East. Scheduled to launch in May, the two-floor bar will be double the size of the original outlet in Grand Millennium

COUNTRY REPORT: The Ottoman Empire

by Sophia Soltani | 29 Nov 2016

 It’s no secret that 2016 has been a trying year for Turkey, with multiple terror attacks and a failed coup attempt under its belt. But despite recent challenges, government incentives and Turkey’s Vision 2023 tourism strategy is set to bolster tourism and drive visitors back to the region. Hotel News ME analyses how new sub-sectors

Saudi Arabia to become regional MICE leader by 2020

by Sophia Soltani | 28 Nov 2016

Backed by a growing number of modern facilities and government support, Makkah is set to become a new destination for the MICE tourism industry in Saudi Arabia, according to industry experts. Traditionally seen as a site for religious travel, Makkah is attracting a growing number of local companies and government authorities looking to combine their

Cayan Group appoints Rotana as operator for new project

by Sophia Soltani | 28 Nov 2016

Cayan Group has appointed Rotana Hotel Management as the operator for its new project – the Cayan Arjaan Hotel Apartments. The company revealed the news at a press conference attended by Ahmed Alhatti, Chairman of Cayan Group; Nasser Nowais, Chairman of Rotana; Omer Kaddouri, President and CEO of Rotana; Mohan Saini, MD and CEO of

The Hotel Show set to debut in the Philippines in 2017

by Sophia Soltani | 28 Nov 2016

dmg events – Middle East, Asia & Africa has revealed plans to launch The Hotel Show Philippines in August 2017.  The Hotel Show Philippines will take place from 2 to 5 August, 2017 in Metro Manila, while the flagship show will follow in September at the Dubai World Trade Centre in the UAE. The Hotel

Dubai restaurant concept Roux arrives on City Walk 2

by Crystal Chesters | 27 Nov 2016

Roux, a homegrown concept from Shames, Mariam and Yousif Al Hashemi of Dual Investments, will open on Dubai’s City Walk 2 on 1 December. The high-end casual dining concept focuses on affordable, high quality menu items, including sandwiches, desserts, freshly-made almond milk, and coffee. South African-born head chef, Chantel Naude has eight years of Dubai

Bulldozer Group’s Toko relaunched

by Crystal Chesters | 27 Nov 2016

Bulldozer Group’s Toko restaurant located in Vida Downtown Dubai has been refurbished and relaunched as Toko Downtown Restaurant, Garden & Lounge.  Designed by Russian interior design company, Nograph, the concept is casual dining with a restaurant, garden and lounge area. The new pan-Asian menu offers Chinese and Japanese street-food inspired dishes including dim sums, wok

Sofitel Abu Dhabi welcomes new chef de cuisine

by Crystal Chesters | 27 Nov 2016

Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche has appointed Gari Abdel as chef de cuisine. Most recently Abdel was executive sous chef on the pre-opening team of Nikki Beach Hotels & Resorts in Dubai. Prior to this, Abdel headed up the kitchen at Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa and was part of the pre-opening teams for

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









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