Yummex Innovation Awards Recognises Healthy Products

by Mahak Mannan | 01 Nov 2018

Four exhibitors from Brazil, Bulgaria, India, and Pakistan will get to showcase their products in full view of the regional industry’s leading players, decision makers, and buyers at the exclusive yummex Middle East Gallery for the remainder of the show after receiving accolades at the Yummex Innovation Awards 2018. With award entries from South America to

Bombay to Mumbai Café Celebrates Independence Day

by Mahak Mannan | 13 Aug 2018

The urban modish concept from Mumbai is offering an amalgamation of contemporary as well as local desi cuisine in an all-new buffet special for AED15 per person. Located in Deira’s Marco Polo Hotel, the café and bar is home to Indian street food remastered with a contemporary twist. The buffet will be coupled with a

Dubai marks record number of visitors in H1 2018

by Mahak Mannan | 02 Aug 2018

Russia jumps five spots with highest recorded growth at 74% year-on-year and India retains position as Dubai’s top source market with 3% growth in H1 2018. Dubai welcomed a record 8.10 million international overnight tourists during the first six months of 2018, representing a consistent increase within the same period last year. Figures released by

Barbeque Nation to Launch Two new outlets

by Mahak Mannan | 11 Apr 2018

The Ras Al Khaimah branch is scheduled to open on April 12, followed by another in Abu Dhabi. The launch marks the brand’s first venture in the emirate, as Barbeque Nation expands beyond Dubai. Ritam Mukherjee, head of operations, GCC, Barbeque Nation said, “We are very excited to expand further throughout the UAE. The cosmopolitan

Hamdard Laboratories launches RoohAfza in the UAE

by Dina Maaty | 20 Feb 2018

The FMCG company announced the introduction of their flagship product at Gulfood 2018. The launch marks the brand’s first outing in the UAE, with more products to follow including Safi, a skin cleanser and blood purifier. Roghan Badam Shirin, Joshina, Sualin, Cinkara tonic and additional Unani products will also be launched over a period of

VIDEO: India Gate Rice launches new healthy products at Gulfood

by Dina Maaty | 18 Feb 2018

After launching India Gate Quinoa last year, KRBL Limited launched three new healthy products at Gulfood this year and are looking to introduce more value added products in 2019.  “We have introduced India Gate Flax Seed, India Gate Chia Seeds and India Gate Sprouted Brown Rice in the UAE which are all the first of

All roads lead to Cologne for Anuga

by Patrick Ryan | 08 Oct 2017

One of the key trade fairs on the international culinary calendar, Anuga, is taking place in Cologne, Germany, until Wednesday, 11 October. Over 7,400 exhibitors from 107 countries are taking part at the event, which the organisers have described as the most important trade, sourcing and trend platform for the international food industry. “The trade

ROUND-UP: Serviced Apartment Summit MEA 2016

by Sophia Soltani | 06 Nov 2016

More than 160 international delegates attended the second annual Serviced Apartment Summit MEA in Dubai this week. Held at the Fairmont The Palm, the event attracted delegates from Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, India, Indonesia, US, UK, Singapore, Russia, The Netherlands and Germany. Despite a turbulent year for the region’s economy, with

Taj Dubai’s Tesoro hires new chef de cuisine

by Crystal Chesters | 17 Aug 2016

Taj Dubai’s Tesoro restaurant has hired Aabhas Mehrotra as its new chef de cuisine. Chef Mehrotra joins the hotel from The Oberoi Mumbai, where he had worked as the hotel’s sous chef since 2013. Prior to this, he was line cook for The Oberoi Group, in which role he travelled around hotels in Indian developing

Dubai coffee shop brand expands to India

by Dina Maaty | 04 Jun 2016

Dubai-born coffee shop brand, Blends & Brews has marked its first venture in India. Operated under the hospitality division of UAE-based Thumbay Group, the first Indian venue for the brand has opened in Thumbay New Life Hospital in Hyderabad. The outlet was inaugurated on Monday, 30May 2016 by Thumbay Moideen, founder president of Thumbay Group,

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