Al Qana collaborates with local entrepreneurs to create a new coffee culture

Al Qana collaborates with local entrepreneurs to create a new coffee culture

Al Qana’s fresh additions to Abu Dhabi’s coffee scene are set to become creative and cultural epicenters in the landmark destination.

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Dubai-based King Group Hospitality expands its UAE portfolio

Dubai-based King Group Hospitality expands its UAE portfolio

KGH which owns Amritsr chain of restaurants, currently operates five outlets – two in the UAE and three in Thailand.

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New executive chef joins Rosewood Jeddah

New executive chef joins Rosewood Jeddah

Zulhadi’s appointment marks his debut in the commercial hub of KSA, following his previous work with other luxury hotels worldwide.

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Alcoholic drinks: three trends to keep an eye on

Alcoholic drinks: three trends to keep an eye on

Like most industries, Covid-19 had a seismic impact on the drinks and alcoholic drinks industry. Here’s what you should know this year.

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Incider Scoop

Incider Scoop

With low-alcohol and alcohol-free drinks becoming more popular than ever, cider has firmly rooted itself on the beverage scene. HN spoke to four professionals to discover just what’s so special about the drink made from apples.

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Franchise: +130 concepts to watch

Franchise: +130 concepts to watch

HN takes you on a whistle-stop tour of 130+ successful food concepts in the Middle East and beyond, reaffirming what we already knew – that the franchise model is as powerful today as ever.

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Fidel Cigars celebrates its 10-year anniversary

Fidel Cigars celebrates its 10-year anniversary

After the massive success of its first edition of Sunset Ash in 2019, Fidel Cigars, Lebanon’s most popular cigar and single malt lounge and bar, commemorated its 10-year anniversary on July 2, 2021, with the launch of its second edition of Sunset Ash event in collaboration with Oliva Cigars. The event took place at the beautiful sunset bar of Beit Misk, in the hills above Beirut. 

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A dose of brût with Chef Youssef Akiki

A dose of brût with Chef Youssef Akiki

More than a chef, Youssef Akiki is a changemaker who is dedicated to his role as board member of the Lebanese Syndicate of Owners of Restaurants, Cafes, Night-Clubs & Pastries and his consultancy work with the United Nations Industrial development Organization (UNIDO) in Lebanon. Today, Akiki is the owner and manager of the F&B consultancy firm Kitchen Backstage Company as well as brût, a unique farm-to-table concept that offers experiential Levantine cuisine. 

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Sandy Hayek at the helm of Time Out Market Dubai

Sandy Hayek at the helm of Time Out Market Dubai

Sandy Hayek is a woman of many talents. With a career spanning more than 15 years, she is not only an F&B operator but also a passionate sommelier. Having worked in Sweden and the UAE, where she has held senior positions at a number of award-winning dining and retail concepts including La Serre Bistro & Boulangerie in Downtown Dubai and Galeries Lafayette, she recently began a new chapter as the GM of Time Out Market Dubai, a new food hall. We learn more about her new role. 

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The kitchen’s hottest rising stars

The kitchen’s hottest rising stars

One thing’s for sure: the Middle East is bursting at the seams with talented chefs who are making their culinary mark. We turned up the heat and spoke to some of the brightest stars in the kitchen to learn more about their experiences at home and abroad.

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