First 400 Gradi restaurant debuts outside of Australia

First 400 Gradi restaurant debuts outside of Australia

Award-winning Australian chef Johnny Di Francesco has debuted his first 400 Gradi Italian restaurant brand outside of Australia in the Middle East with the opening of the restaurant at The Avenues Bahrain, in partnership with international retail franchise operator M.H. Alshaya Co.   Chef Di Francesco said: “This is a...

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Jordan to cut on foreign workers to boost its restaurants sector as of Feb 2018

Jordan to cut on foreign workers to boost its restaurants sector as of Feb 2018

Image via Condé Nast Traveller Middle East The Labor Ministry, the Employment-Technical and Vocational Education Training (E-TVET) Fund and the Jordan Association for Restaurants and Sweets Shops Owners signed a cooperation agreement to implement a national program enhancing the restaurant and confectionery sector, reported the Jordan Times.   The agreement...

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Baskin-Robbins signs master licensing agreement to develop shops in Jordan

Baskin-Robbins signs master licensing agreement to develop shops in Jordan

Baskin-Robbins, one of the world’s largest ice cream shop chains, signed a master licensing agreement with existing franchisee Galadari Ice Cream Co Ltd. to expand the Baskin-Robbins brand to Jordan. The agreement calls for the development of 25 Baskin-Robbins shops in across the country in the coming years, with an initial...

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Nakheel opens Al Furjan Club, new dining and leisure hub

Nakheel opens Al Furjan Club, new dining and leisure hub

  Al Furjan Club, the latest dining and leisure complex in Nakheel’s USD 1.4 billion hospitality expansion, is now open for business, bringing a host of dining, sports and fitness facilities to the growing Al Furjan community.   Al Furjan Club features The Glasshouse restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating...

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Le Petit Chef is coming to Ras al Khaimah

Le Petit Chef is coming to Ras al Khaimah

  Le Petit Chef, the renowned dining experience incorporating 3D projection mapping, is coming to Ras al Khaimah.   Available at Hilton Al Hamra Beach & Golf Resort from Friday 15th December until Friday 16th March 2018, the hotel will be the first ever venue in the northern emirates to...

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VOX Cinemas launches a new fine-dining menu by chef Gary Rhodes

VOX Cinemas launches a new fine-dining menu by chef Gary Rhodes

Majid Al Futtaim, one of the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure brands is extending its partnership with Michelin-starred restaurateur, author, and chef Gary Rhodes OBE with a new menu available in the newly rebranded GOLD by Rhodes theatres.   The menu features 34 new items offering a full three-course...

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Staycations growing trendier in Middle East

Staycations growing trendier in Middle East

Traveler habits are evolving and as annual leave periods become more and more fragmented, vacationers from the Middle East region are travelling intra-regionally or internationally more often and for shorter periods of time. Travelers from the region are also growing more budget conscious as they shop on-line for better and...

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Dickey’s Barbecue Pit taps the Middle East

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit taps the Middle East

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, the largest barbecue chain in the world, which brings Texas-style barbecue, has partnered with Middle Eastern hospitality group, Serenity Hospitality, LLC to bring 45 Dickey’s locations to the Middle East. The eateries will be tapping seven countries including the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman,...

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Two more Katsuya outlets in the Middle East

Two more Katsuya outlets in the Middle East

Katsuya, an internationally acclaimed culinary concept from sbe’s Disruptive Restaurant Group, is expanding its worldwide portfolio, unveiling two new highly anticipated Middle Eastern openings at Villaggio Mall in Doha, Qatar and The Avenues in Manama, Bahrain.   These new additions bring Katsuya’s global footprint to 12, joining locations including Los Angeles, Las Vegas, South Beach, Dubai, Kuwait...

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Carluccio’s opens its first licensed restaurant in Dubai

Carluccio’s opens its first licensed restaurant in Dubai

  World renowned Italian eatery Carluccio’s, is set to open its first licensed restaurant in Dubai in the coming weeks at Jumeirah Creekside Hotel. This restaurant will be the brands eighth venue in Dubai.   The opening marks Carluccio’s 14th restaurant in the Middle East having operated branches in Dubai...

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