Suhoor and Iftar food: What to eat and what not to eat during RamadanEating Habits to Follow During RamadanWhile the holy month is filled with goodness, Ramadan falls at the peak of summer this year. It is important we...
Top five Ramadan workout tips - brought to you by Ultimate PerformanceUltimate Performance's Nick Mitchell exposes the best way to remain fit and healthy during Ramadan.During the Holy Month of Ramadan it is vital to keep your body fit...
Every once in a while, we all love to set aside routine and try something exotic.Oriental cuisine, for instance.With the number of Asian and East Asian culinary options on offer in Dubai, it’s an easy choice and one that...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Legendary German Rotisserie dining experience finds AED 10 million investment in lucrative Dubai marketInternational 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...
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...
Junoon to make Dubai debut as first extension of culinary brandManhattan’s Acclaimed Contemporary Indian Restaurant to Open at Shangri-La Hotel in DubaiJunoon, New York City’s Michelin-starred contemporary Indian restaurant known for its elegantly modern take on traditional dishes, will open...
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...
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Global Halal Market Forecast to be Worth US $10 Trillion by 2030Pioneering 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...
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...
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...
Just Falafel confirms brand expansion into North AmericaUp to 160 outlets to be opened over the next five years Jim Joy appointed to lead expansion in New YorkJust Falafel, the UAE-based company that has propelled a traditional Middle Eastern...
World's Largest Family Dining Chain Denny’s Poised to Enter Middle EastDenny’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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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...
- 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...
"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...

A meal @ Zuma

LocationIt 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...
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...
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...
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...