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

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...
Multi-Coloured ?barfi? sweets with silver cover are definitely a delight for all the sweet-toothed Indians. Recent reports suggest that demand for the metal paper is surging in the markets due to rising international prices. Girish Aggarwal,?Bengali Sweet House co-owner, confesses...
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...
?Jesus! Is the weigh machine in a fight with me? Why does it shows such a heavy weight always?" my friend protested. I hear this very often from her. I sometimes feel I am the other way round. Unlike...
Kraft Foods Inc. recently released a statement in Thursday saying that it was splitting in two. The world?s largest global-food company has decided to divide its snack and grocery businesses. The statement came as a surprise, especially since Irene Rosenfeld,...