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

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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Bloomsbury’s officially opened at The Dubai Mall on Thursday 28th June 2012. The new boutique café in Dubai marks the one year anniversary of Bloomsbury’s which opened it’s doors to food lovers last year in Abu Dhabi. The new store...
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), in its shocking report titled ‘Avoiding Future Famines,’ revealed one-third of food produced globally is wasted and fails to reach the consumers' plate. The amount of wastage exceeds 1.3 billion tonnes every year, the...
Thanks to globalisation, we now see a few major brands all over the world. McDonald’s is perhaps one of the most internationally recognised brands that can be found almost everywhere around the globe. While you might not be surprised...
People couldn’t believe their ears when Hollywood star Katharine Hepburn attributed her slim physique to chocolates. “What you see before you is the result of a lifetime of chocolate,” she once confided during an interview. Well, decades later she is...
Coca-Cola Co acquired half the equity in Aujan Industries, a Saudi-based beverage business, for $980 million to expand its non-alcoholic beverages in the Middle East. As per the deal, Coca-Cola will have 50 percent stake in the entity with rights...
�Tell me what you eat and I will tell you who you are. ~ Anthalme Brillant Savarin Just when the world woke up to the delights of Epicurean experience, and the health benefits of going Organic, food trends in Indian...
The world is becoming more and more obsessed about healthy diet and while shopping in the supermarkets we see more and more people standing in the aisles between the food shelves carefully reading tiny letters on colorful packages. These...
Place:Abu Dhabi Story: 'Smart Shopper' Drive Objective: Educate consumers on safe shopping practices Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA), the internationally recognized food and agriculture organization, is on its alert yet again, with the holy month of Ramadan starting in a few...
Dubai is a place that has been influenced by different cultures. People from all over the world are welcomed here. It is for this reason that you can enjoy the best cuisines of the world in Dubai. You can...
The Ministry of Economy (MoE) has confirmed the news that prices of essential commodities, including vegetables will be reduced up to 25% during the Holy month of Ramadan. The list includes food items such as rice, oil, flour, tea,...
E-coli scares has reached the Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia. The import ban will come into effect on Wednesday June 8th and it would continue until the source of the virus comes clear, minister of Agriculture Fahd Balghunaim. KSA...
The EU has taken it upon itself to handle the situation of E-coli. After much discussions the 16 member bloc has a proposition. However the bacterial strain has entered into every sphere of the EU. The European Union farm chief...
We have all played the game called passing the ball. Germany seems to be playing this game, except it's the blame. For the past one month Germany has single-handedly destroyed vegetable farmers all over the world and it is...
How do we put food on our tables? Once, people simply relied on their local farmers. Today, we depend on a global web of growers, fisheries, packers, shippers, manufacturers, retailers as well as government and industry bodies. As the...
The Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority has ordered closure of the famous hotel chain, Chilis branch in Abu Dhabi. The action has been taken following an inspection at the restaurant. It was found during the inspection that the restaurant was...
As estimated by a UAE based food and beverage expert, the average monthly household spent in the UAE on dining out is Dh 1,200. This is a high amount compared to that to the rest of the world. According to...
Parathas are perhaps one of the few types of ethnic foods that seem to resonate well with just about every culture in Dubai. A flatbread that originated in the Indian sub-continent, parathas are made out of whole-wheat flour and...