UAE restaurants

Gazebo Group launches five new restaurants

by Crystal Chesters | 08 Jan 2017

Indian restaurant operator, Gazebo Group, has opened five new outlets across the UAE, with one in Ajman, two in Abu Dhabi and two in Dubai. The Gazebo brand specialises in Dum Pukht cuisine, made using live coal placed under cauldrons to create the right amount of heat. Irfan Gaya, managing director, Gazebo commented: “As passionate

Interview: 54º East founder and CEO Rafia Al Mulla

by Crystal Chesters | 04 Dec 2016

As business-on-wheels provider Roundup prepares to open its Jeddah office, Emirati founder and CEO, Rafia AlMulla reveals ambitions global expansion plans for the young brand What is your career background? I come from a Dubai-based family; we have our own businesses in hospitality and other sectors. I studied in Dubai and I love the city

Homegrown Habibi Burger launches in Dubai

by Crystal Chesters | 13 Oct 2016

Homegrown Dubai concept Habibi Burger launches this October on Dubai Marina’s promenade, offering burgers and mezze. Menu highlights include the restaurant’s 4oz homemade burgers with prime Argentine beef, and traditional Middle Eastern mezze plates, from fattoush to kibbeh. The beverage offer includes milkshakes such as the Oreo cheesecake and the ‘Nutty Brown’, comprising vanilla ice

Abu Dhabi’s The Galleria unveils The Dining Collection

by Crystal Chesters | 10 Oct 2016

Luxury shopping and dining destination The Galleria will roll out its Dining Collection portfolio with the opening of La Petite Maison, Roberto’s, Coya, Nusr-Et, Loca, Eat Greek, and Sa-Mar. The restaurants – marking their debut in the UAE capital – will open between Q4 2016 and the end of 2017. Daniel Parry, managing director of

Interview: Ras Al Khaimah’s burgeoning F&B scene

by Crystal Chesters | 03 Oct 2016

Ras Al Khaimah’s food and beverage scene is undergoing a transformation with major brands entering, existing outlets being refurbished, and the addition of new developments. Catering News catches up with Barry Ebrahimy, head of commercial, Al Hamra Real Estate Development to find out more about the projects shaping the emirate’s restaurant landscape Tell us about

Opinion: Building a bond

by Crystal Chesters | 14 Sep 2016

Invest in your internal stakeholders and your external customers will follow, says Ali Sinaei, co-founder and managing director, Roundmenu Several major hospitality groups have recently introduced loyalty programmes that focus primarily on their restaurant and leisure offering rather than the traditional hotel rooms model. U by Emaar and Isme by Jumeirah were launched within months

Ten new F&B outlets to open at City Centre Ajman

by Crystal Chesters | 29 Aug 2016

Shopping mall, retail and leisure developer, Majid Al Futtaim, has announced a redevelopment project for City Centre Ajman, which will include the opening of 10 new F&B outlets. The expansion of the mall, which first opened in 1998, will include the introduction of several new food and beverage brands to the emirate. Costing AED 600

Rezidor launches ‘Taste My UAE’ food and drink campaign

by Crystal Chesters | 29 Aug 2016

The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is launching a new annual food and drink campaign, “Taste My UAE”, designed to showcase creative cuisine in the company’s restaurants. The campaign will run from 1 September – 30 November 2016 at 26 of the hotel group’s restaurants in Radisson Blu and Park Inn by Radisson properties across Dubai,

London restaurant chain Tortilla to launch in Dubai

by Crystal Chesters | 28 Aug 2016

Tortilla, a London-founded restaurant chain specialising in California-style Mexican food is set to launch its first outlet in the UAE on 31 August 2016 at Festival City Mall. The opening is in collaboration with Tortilla’s regional franchise partners, Eathos, the group behind F&B brands such as Sushi Art, Rita’s and Kababji. Tortilla’s menu pays homage

Nathan Outlaw offers sneak preview of Dubai menu

by Crystal Chesters | 28 Aug 2016

Nathan Outlaw at Al Mahara is already taking bookings for its launch night on 24 September at Dubai’s Burj Al Arab and the British Michelin-starred chef has offered a sneak preview of the menu. Outlaw revealed that the menu for the new restaurant will feature lobster risotto; crispy oysters and caviar; raw scallops; citrus cured brill; and for dessert,









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