Food

Trader Vic’s at Crowne Plaza Dubai relaunches after an awesome makeover

Trader Vic’s at Crowne Plaza Dubai relaunches after an awesome makeover

Trader Vic’s – the popular restaurant and bar relaunched last week following a soft refurbishment. In conjunction with that a grand party was thrown to special guests and media on the 4th April 2017.  Traders Vic’s has always been a much sought after destination in Dubai known for its delicious food, divine […]

 
 

The best Friday brunch in Dubai – Fun Dining Brunch from Crowne Plaza Hotel

The best Friday brunch in Dubai – Fun Dining Brunch from Crowne Plaza Hotel

If you enjoy variety in food and enjoy it in a fun milieu, then this is your place! Don’t miss out the carnival of sorts happening every Friday from 1 pm to 4 pm at Crowne Plaza Hotel, Sheikh Zayed road, Dubai Gormandizing is no sin especially when you have […]

 
 

A cup of coffee takes 140 litres of water? Crazy!

A cup of coffee takes 140 litres of water? Crazy!

Not literally, but DW&PS claims that to produce a cup of coffee for you, the world has to use 140 litres of water!   Now, doesn’t that make you really thirsty? We meant, thirsty for more information. So, basically, the amount of water that is used or needed to produce […]

 
 

Restaurant Leaders Share Why Investing in Restaurants is so Rewarding

Ahead of the Global Restaurant Investment Forum (GRIF) – the premier event for restaurant investors, operators and franchisors, research was undertaken by the Forum’s organiser, Bench Events, to find out why investing in the restaurant sector is so rewarding. The main findings were that the restaurant industry has experienced significant […]

 
 

Casual Dining on the Rise in Abu Dhabi

Casual Dining on the Rise in Abu Dhabi

Survey Reveals that Abu Dhabi Residents Spend on Average AED 80 to AED 120 per Visit on Casual Food   Following the footsteps of Dubai- which traditionally have been a haven for foodies- casual dining in Abu Dhabi is on the rise, as a German Doner Kebab survey reveals. Abu […]

 
 

Zomato acquires Urbanspoon in an all-cash deal

Zomato acquires Urbanspoon in an all-cash deal

India-based restaurant search and discovery company Zomato acquires Urbanspoon, enters the US, Canada and Australia markets. Zomato, the restaurant search app, announced today that it has acquired Urbanspoon for an undisclosed amount in an all-cash deal. The acquisition marks Zomato’s entry into the United States. However, TechCrunch reports that the […]

 
 

20 Global Food Trends for 2015 and Beyond

20 Global Food Trends for 2015 and Beyond

Influenced by a multitude of factors including growing populations, changing demographics, improved access to education, rising incomes, ongoing research in the field of dietetics and nutrition, growing health consciousness and concern for the environment, global food trends are constantly evolving. The following list contains 20 current and emerging trends – […]

 
 

World’s First and Only Real Madrid Café to be officially launched in Dubai

World’s First and Only Real Madrid Café to be officially launched in Dubai

Real Madrid Café will be officially launched in Dubai on December 29th, 2014 as the first and only restaurant in the world named after and in collaboration with the popular football club. The momentous event will be made all the more special with a tour-de-force appearance of the Real Madrid […]

 
 

Legendary German Rotisserie Wienerwald to open two stores in Dubai

Legendary German Rotisserie Wienerwald to open two stores in Dubai

Legendary German Rotisserie dining experience finds AED 10 million investment in lucrative Dubai market International casual dining brand Wienerwald is entering Dubai, with an AED 10 million dirham investment into the emirate. German-based Wienerwald is well known for its roasted chicken offerings, with its famous tagline ‘Rotisserie Chicken since 1955’ […]

 
 

The World’s Most Expensive Food [INFOGRAPHIC]

Bloomsbury unveils the most expensive 'edible cup cake' named The Golden Phoenix. Photo provided.

Ever wondered if you decided to eat only the most expensive dishes all day long? If you thought it will run into millions, you’re wrong. The guys at FinanceOnline.com did a fun experiment and compared the prices for various most expensive dishes in the world. And guess what, the bill […]

 
 

NYC Michelin-Starred Restaurant Junoon Dubai Bound

NYC Michelin-Starred Restaurant Junoon Dubai Bound

Junoon to make Dubai debut as first extension of culinary brand Manhattan’s Acclaimed Contemporary Indian Restaurant to Open at Shangri-La Hotel in Dubai Junoon, New York City’s Michelin-starred contemporary Indian restaurant known for its elegantly modern take on traditional dishes, will open its second location this fall as a 5,000 square […]

 
 

Halal Food, Lifestyle Sectors to be worth $2.47 Trillion by 2018

Halal Food, Lifestyle Sectors to be worth $2.47 Trillion by 2018

Growing Muslim population propel a huge demand and potential for the halal food and lifestyle sector in the coming years. Halal food and lifestyle, products manufactured or produced as per the Islamic laws, sectors are expected to grow phenomenally as Muslim population continues to grow and the companies hoping to […]

 
 

Middle East’s Biggest Food Exhibition Gulfood 2014 Opens

Middle East’s Biggest Food Exhibition Gulfood 2014 Opens

All interesting Tweets, News, Views and Photos from the Middle East’s biggest Food Show

 
 

Halal World Food Exhibition to propel Dubai’s Islamic Economy Capital Vision

Halal World Food Exhibition to propel Dubai’s Islamic Economy Capital Vision

Global Halal Market Forecast to be Worth US $10 Trillion by 2030 Pioneering Trade Platform Debuts as World’s Biggest Annual Halal Food Sourcing Event  Dubai’s position as a primary global trading hub for the international halal food industry – a strategic enabler in the emirate’s long-term vision to become the […]

 
 

Dubai Food Festival: Connecting the World Gastronomically

Dubai Food Festival: Connecting the World Gastronomically

The Dubai Food Festival is gastronomists’ paradise enriching their palate and their culinary experience beyond compare. Foodies mark your calendars!!! For three weeks, from 21st February to 15th March, the Dubai Food Festival will be on, presenting the entire world on a platter for locals and tourists alike to experience […]

 
 

Restaurant Review: Dubai’s Hottest Rooftop [Photos]

Restaurant Review: Dubai’s Hottest Rooftop [Photos]

Are you stumped in Dubai about guiding your gastronomical choices and are facing a dilemma about where to go out for dinner one night? Try simplify your life by choosing out the brand new restaurant IRIS rooftop restaurant and bar on the top’ on the terrace of the 27th floor, […]

 
 

UAE-based Just Falafel to open 160 Outlets in North America

UAE-based Just Falafel to open 160 Outlets in North America

Just Falafel confirms brand expansion into North America Up to 160 outlets to be opened over the next five years Jim Joy appointed to lead expansion in New York Just Falafel, the UAE-based company that has propelled a traditional Middle Eastern food to global recognition, today announced plans to introduce […]

 
 

US-based Denny’s to open 30 Restaurants in the Middle East

US-based Denny’s to open 30 Restaurants in the Middle East

World’s Largest Family Dining Chain Denny’s Poised to Enter Middle East Denny’s, the world’s largest full-service family dining chain, based on the number of restaurants, announced today that it has signed a franchise agreement with Advance Investment LLC, an affiliated entity of Food Quest Restaurant Management LLC, for the development […]

 
 

Gulfood 2014 World’s Biggest Food & Hospitality Show Expanded To Meet Global Demand

Gulfood 2014 World’s Biggest Food & Hospitality Show Expanded To Meet Global Demand

Gulfood, the world’s biggest annual food and hospitality industry trade show, will feature a host of innovative new features, national pavilions, specialist conferences, high-ranking ministerial summits and pioneering B2B programmes in an evolved segmented format designed to ensure the 2014 edition covers the entire ‘foodservice sector’. The 19th edition of […]

 
 

Connoisseur’s Guide To Eating Out in Dubai 2014

Connoisseur’s Guide To Eating Out in Dubai 2014

Zomato launches ‘The Connoisseur’s Guide To Eating Out in Dubai 2014’ — a unique occasion-based guide that recommends restaurants based on your mood. Zomato, the world’s fastest-growing restaurant and nightlife guide, announced the launch of The Connoisseur’s Guide To Eating Out in Dubai, 2014 at their first international restaurant summit held […]

 
 

30 Nutrition Packed Recipes for Ramadan e-book

30 Nutrition Packed Recipes for Ramadan e-book

View some photograpically-beautiful and healthy entrées here, then download the free Ramadan e-cookbook (hyperlink enclosed at the end of the article). Ramadan is the time when people tend to eat unhealthy foods. Often, it’s a feast during breaking the fast, and instead of the body receiving the benefits of fasting, it […]

 
 

Al Nassma Chocolate now in Qatar

Al Nassma Chocolate now in Qatar

The premium UAE-based camel milk chocolate brand, presents its first partnership in the State of Qatar. Al Nassma Chocolate — the first and finest camel milk chocolate, announces its inaugural point of sale in the State of Qatar. The unique and high-end chocolate brand, using camel milk as the premium […]

 
 

A taste of Palestine in Dubai

A taste of Palestine in Dubai

SimSim showcases cuisine and culture of Palestine in Dubai. New Levantine restaurant opens at The Walk, JBR. A new Levantine restaurant has opened at The Walk, at Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai. SimSim is the first establishment in Dubai to showcase a wide array of classic dishes and timeless traditions from […]

 
 

Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority to launch Summer Awareness Programme

Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority to launch Summer Awareness Programme

Summer is coming and with it is the rise in temperatures that contribute to an increased likelihood of foodborne illness.  In their attempt to address this health issue, the Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority is launching a food safety awareness program which will include publications and public lectures aimed at […]

 
 

From the Hunger Journals: Living on $0.60 per day

A homeless boy holds biscuits that he received as alms as he takes shelter from rain in front of a fast food shop in Mumbai November 11, 2009. REUTERS/Arko Datta (INDIA SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT)

If you live in India, you get used to the glaring disparity between the rich and poor. It’s a peaceful co-existence, one that is almost criminal. It desensitizes you to look the other way. While acknowledging the stark economic divide, India still has the world’s 4th largest economy. Average daily income of an unskilled labourer […]

 
 

Dubai Launches Region’s First Comprehensive Food Safety Code

Dubai Launches Region’s First Comprehensive Food Safety Code

Dubai Municipality announced on Monday that it will be releasing a new Food Code, making Dubai the first to produce such an industry-wide guideline in the region. According to the U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Food Code is a model that assists food control jurisdictions at all levels of […]

 
 

McDonald’s Halal Chicken imports in the GCC rises 12.3%

McDonald’s Halal Chicken imports in the GCC rises 12.3%

Despite increasing trends in obesity and other lifestyle diseases, demand for chicken meals are on the rise. According to McDonalds Arabia, imports of Halal chicken, to its 369 restaurants across the GCC region recorded more than 12,000 tons in 2012, an increase of 12.3 percent from the previous year. Malaysia […]

 
 

McD to help watch the carbs!

McD to help watch the carbs!

American fast food giant McDonald’s has declared that it will display nutritional information on the packaging of all food products sold at its restaurants across the Gulf. In recent years, an increasing number of Gulf populace has been affected with lifestyle-induced diseases. Low levels of exercise and an unhealthy diet […]

 
 

GCC’s love for food to touch US $106 billion by 2017

GCC’s love for food to touch US $106 billion by 2017

A new report by AT Kearney, the global management consultancy, has revealed that consumer spending in the GCC food retail sector will climb to an estimated USD 106 billion in the next five years. Out of the total consumer spend of USD 300 billion, food accounted for 28 percent of […]

 
 

Australian dairy giant to milk Gulf market

Australian dairy giant to milk Gulf market

Murray Goulburn Co-operative Co Limited, Australia’s largest dairy firm, has announced the launch of its operations in Gulf with the establishment of a new office in Dubai. The company, which is a 100 percent dairy farmer-owned cooperative, is eyeing rapid expansion in the Middle East market by selling its vastly […]

 
 

Gulfood 2013 Photos

Gulfood 2013 Photos

The highlight of day 2 at the Gulfood 2013 being held at DWTC  was a visit made by His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, accompanied by Shaikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of […]

 
 

Gulfood Conferences Present Key Trends For The Middle East’s Burgeoning F&B Industry

Gulfood Conferences Present Key Trends For The Middle East’s Burgeoning F&B Industry

– Global Food Leaders Summit, Food Packaging & Processing Forum and Franchising Workshop Provide Essential Insights for Business Success in the Region- As global trends and developments continue to drive consumer demand across the food, beverage and hospitality sectors, it has become essential for regional food professionals and entrepreneurs to […]

 
 

To Feed a Hungry Planet: Waste Not, Want Not

Global Food Wastage Image:http://www.nepad.org

“It is estimated that 30-50% of all food produced on the planet is lost before reaching the human stomach.” ~Dr.Tim Fox , Head of energy and environment at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers~ The global population is estimated to reach 9.5 billion by 2075, which means there will be more […]

 
 

A meal @ Zuma

A meal @ Zuma

Location It was a busy Sunday afternoon (work day here in the UAE) when I decided to have lunch at Zuma, which is located in the Dubai International Financial Centre, the heart of the city and not far from Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. Atmosphere The Japanese restaurant’s interior […]

 
 

Interview with Pankaj Chaddah – Co-founder Zomato.com

Deepinder Goyal (right) with Pankaj Chaddah (left) - founder and co-founder of zomato.com. Photo provided

Zomato was founded in July 2008 by IIT Delhi alumni and has expanded its services over a span of 4 years to 16 cities across India and the UAE. The website has become Asia’s largest restaurant and nightlife guide with listings of over 48,000 restaurants. The Delhi-based restaurant info and review website […]

 
 

Hamas bans Israeli fruit imports to support Gaza farmers

Hamas bans Israeli fruit imports to support Gaza farmers

Gaza’s Hamas government announced on Tuesday it would restrict fruit imports from Israel to help local Palestinian agriculture and “resist” the Zionist state’s crippling siege. Gazan growers have welcomed the move and said it was necessary to support them. Gaza’s Agriculture Ministry said that with the exception of bananas and […]

 
 

Meat prices soar in Algeria despite massive imports

Meat prices soar in Algeria despite massive imports

Prices of red and white meat in Algeria have soared during the fasting month of Ramadan despite importing more than 35,000 tonnes of frozen red meat since January 2012 to meet high demand in the country. “Since January 2012, public and private firms have imported 35,000 tonnes of frozen red […]

 
 

Young Saudis to get 1000 fast food jobs

Young Saudis to get 1000 fast food jobs

A Saudi catering company has announced it will hire 1000 young people to work at McDonald’s restaurants in the central, eastern and northern regions of the Kingdom. Prince Mishal bin Khaled Al-Saud, president of the Riyadh International Catering Company (RICC), also owns McDonald’s restaurants in the country. He insisted that the American fast […]

 
 

GCC nations among the fattest in the world

GCC nations among the fattest in the world

Which are the world’s fattest nations? You probably dodn’t need Google to find out that USA, home to many fast food and dessert chains, topped the list. However, you might have been surprised to learn that 4 GCC countries made the top 10 list. The list includes Kuwait at number […]

 
 

Jones The Grocer continues Abu Dhabi Expansion with New Store in Etihad Airways Head Office

Jones The Grocer continues Abu Dhabi Expansion with New Store in Etihad Airways Head Office – Press Release 1 July 2012, Abu Dhabi, UAE – Continuing its strategic expansion in the region, jones the grocer is pleased to announce the opening of its seventh UAE site. The Etihad Airways Head Office […]