Organic free range eggs brought to the region

by Dina Maaty | 01 Mar 2016

Golden Irish has launched a range of organic and free range eggs, pasteurised liquid whole eggs and liquid frozen, as well as boiled, for horeca and retail distribution in the UAE. The eggs are already provided to Choithrams, Waitrose and Almaya supermarkets and are also the products used for Spinney’s own brand egg range. The

TCL invites Russian chef to sample eco-friendly product range

by Dina Maaty | 01 Mar 2016

Cleaning solutions provider, Technical Chemical Laboratories (TCL) will launch its new range of eco-friendly products in Russia, with the help of Russian Chef Dmitry Shcherbakov. Chef Dmitry, brand-chef, Citytel Hotel Group was invited to Gulfood in Dubai by TCL to find out more about its new environmentally-friendly cleaning range, which he will implement in his

Dubai Tourism launches interactive media-hub: “Destination Innovation: Where Next?”

by Sophia Soltani | 29 Feb 2016

Dubai Tourism has introduced a new multimedia hub initiative called: “Destination Innovation: Where Next?”  The new concept features quarterly content to support multinational companies around the opportunities and challenges of running a global business. The hub, which was launched by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) and supported by Dubai Chamber, is part of a move

Bahraja General Trading targets expansion beyond Middle East

by Sophia Soltani | 29 Feb 2016

Bahraja General Trading is looking to target more five-star hotels, palaces and hospitality companies in the GCC, however its key focus is tapping into markets outside of the region. “We are looking to tap into markets across the GCC but now also want to expand more in the Maldives and Africa – we’re looking for

Knight Frank’s Abu Dhabi Report highlights the emirate’s strong RevPar growth

by Sophia Soltani | 29 Feb 2016

Knight Frank has released its Winter 2016 edition of the Abu Dhabi Hospitality Report. The research paper reveals while Abu Dhabi’s hospitality market saw subdued performance in the years leading up to 2013, the market has since gone from strength to strength, with three consecutive years of RevPAR growth. With growth in 2015 particularly impressive

Shangri-La Hotel Dubai announces new resident manager

by Sophia Soltani | 29 Feb 2016

Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai has welcomed newly appointed resident manager, Craig Cook to the executive committee.  Cook, an Australian national, has worked extensively in hospitality having held positions in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and  throughout Asia with Intercontinental, Marriott, Movenpick and Fairmont. With a background in food and beverage as well as senior hotel operations. Commenting on

Azizi Developments launches AED 350m Royal Bay Residence project on Palm Jumeirah

by Sophia Soltani | 28 Feb 2016

Dubai based real-estate developer, Azizi Developments has announced the launch of Royal Bay Residence, a collection of 90 fully serviced luxurious residential apartments situated on the Palm Jumeirah. The new project is part of company’s AED 4.5bn development plan to build thousands of flats in Nakheel’s Al Furjan project and Palm Jumeirah.  The building has

New executive chef for Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche

by Dina Maaty | 25 Feb 2016

Kim Gates has been appointed as the new executive chef at Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche. Chef Gates will supervise Thai Silk & Spice, Corniche all day dining; French bakery corner, Le Café lobby lounge, Club Millésime executive lounge, and Grills @ Chill’O, for which he has introduced a new Friday brunch concept by the pool.

JW Marriott Marquis appoints new director of sales & marketing

by Sophia Soltani | 24 Feb 2016

JW Marriott Marquis Dubai has appointed Valerie Barrie as the new director of sales and marketing. Barrie, a Scottish national, joins the team from Jumeirah Beach Hotel and Wild Wadi Waterpark where she served for three years as the director of sales and marketing across the 618 room property and waterpark. In her new position,

Shifting expat demographics means new F&B opportunities in Dubai

by Dina Maaty | 23 Feb 2016

At the Gulfood Conference in Dubai, experts at the F&B Business Forum discussed new opportunities for restaurants as the UAE market reaches saturation point. Naim Maadad, CEO, Gates Hospitality; Daniel During, principal and MD, Thomas Klein International; Nicholas Couvaras, MD, Kroma, Vikrant Rohatgi, associate director and lead – strategy group, deal advisory, KPMG; and Martin Kubler founder

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