Qatar, September 12, 2017: Chocolate is perhaps the first edible that comes to mind when we think of the word ‘indulgence’. For some, it is a great stress-buster that uplifts the mood and the perfect gift for all celebrations. For others, it’s a heart-healthy choice for dessert and definitely the sweetest way to draw a smile on a child’s face. For Jean Galler, however, chocolate is his life.
Born to a family of professional gourmets, Galler’s DNA carried the genes of sweetness and indulgence. After establishing his own chocolate manufactory in the Liège area back in 1976, the young craftsman went on to introduce to the world, a palate-gratifying range of ‘sworn by’ Belgian chocolate bars and flavors that quickly gained iconic status among chocolate aficionados around the ......read more
Announcing the introduction of another 24-hour operating store in the country
Doha, Qatar – 28 May 2017: In response to the Ministry of Economy and Commerce’s (MEC) call on shopping centers to adjust their operating hours during the Holy month of Ramadan, to further cater to the needs of consumers, Al Meera Consumer Goods Company (Q.S.C) has arranged to extend the operating hours – till after midnight – in most of the Company’s branches, in addition to turning its shopping center in Al Mansoura into Al Meera’s second 24-hour operating branch (following the Legtaifiya branch) in Qatar.
Al Meera’s latest arrangement comes in appreciation of the Ministry’s role in protecting consumers and enhancing their experiences at commercial venues, and as direct support from the ......read more
Experience the taste of Italy, now in Doha, Qatar, with the launch of the first branch of 800 DEGREES NEAPOLITAN PIZZERIA at Doha Festival City
The eatery is looking at opening fourmore outlets in Qatar in the near future
Inaugurated by founder Anthony Carron, 800 DEGREESoffers a range of customizable options to create the pizzas of your choice from freshly prepared ingredients straight from Italy
Doha, Qatar, May 24, 2017: 800 DEGREES NEAPOLITAN PIZZERIA, an Italian concept originating from L.A., launches its very first outlet in Qatar atDoha Festival City, it’slargest entertainment, retail and hospitality destination,which opened last month. A hub for fashion and dining along with entertainment attractions, including the Snow Dunes concept, Doha Festival City now has an ideal spot to lounge in with a ......read more
Are You Ready for World Class Pinoy at Max’s?
Popular Filipino Restaurant Launches New Menu Featuring For the First Time an Incredible Array of Grilled Dishes, Sizzlers and Traditional Favorites
Doha, Qatar, April 6, 2017
Max’s Restaurant on Ring Road was the place to be last night as VIP guests, including stalwarts of the local Pinoy community, attended the launch of the popular Filipino restaurant’s new menu.
Conceptualized by Chef Enrique Suarez, or Chef Henry as he is popularly known, the new menu features for the first time, grilled dishes, sizzlers, seafood and Pinoy favorites like Adobo, Sisig, Tokwa’t Baka, Inihaw na Pusit and Boneless chicken BBQ and even Spanish influenced dishes like the Beef Ribs Humba. It will also continue to include core dishes such as Max’s Fried Chicken and ......read more
Doha, Qatar- 5th April 2017: As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility strategy, highlighting keenness on giving back to society and promoting the development of sport, McDonald’s Qatar sponsored of a range of sports activities during the month of March.
The sponsorship of various sporting activities by McDonald Qatar is to inspire and empower the community to lead healthy and active lifestyles, regardless of age, ability and a strong commitment to the Qatar National Vision 2030.
In March, McDonald’s Qatar supported the GAOD Dragon Boat Festival, the Doha Badminton Tournament, the Maroons Cricket Match, the Construction Development Cricket Tournament and Qatar Ladies Sports and Social Club Tennis tournament.
“McDonald’s Qatar believes in encouraging a healthier lifestyle for the community, with ......read more
Doha, Qatar – 20 March, 2017: Al Meera Consumer Goods Company (Q.S.C) held its Annual Ordinary General Assembly on Sunday, 19 March 2017 at the La Cigale Hotel Doha, in the presence of Sheikh Thani Bin Thamer Bin Mohamed Al Thani, Chairman of the Board of Directors, as well as members of the Board of Directors, shareholders and investors.
All items on the agenda were discussed, such as hearing and approving the Board's Report for the year ended 31 December 2016, along with discussing and approving the Company's future business plans. This also came in line with hearing the External Auditor's Report of the year ended 31 December 2016. The company’s financial statements for the year ended 31 of December 2016 were also discussed.
The Assembly approved the Board of Directors’ proposal on ......read more
Novo Cinemas, Mall of Qatar opens the doors to Sushi Minto sushi bar
Doha, Qatar, 14 March 2017: Novo Cinemas – the pioneering entertainment destination in the Middle East – has launched its all-new sushi bar at their state-of-the-art cinema in Mall of Qatar, in partnership with leading Japanese restaurant, Sushi Minto.
The Mall of Qatar venue opening has introduced a range of unique experiences to the region including the first ever 4D theatre to the Qatari market, the largest IMAX Laser screen in the MENA region, in-theatre dining, Kids’ screen and party room, as well as the first eight-lane bowling alley within a cinema venue in the region.
Launched in Qatar in November 2008, Chefs Tim and Ricardo Hernandez offer authentic Japanese cuisine alongside other traditional Asian dishes, and will be serving a ......read more
Popular Filipino Restaurant Launches New Menu Featuring For the First Time an Incredible Array of Grilled Dishes, Sizzlers and Traditional Favorites
Dubai, UAE, March 14, 2017: For years Filipino cuisine has been predicted to be the next “it” food and here in Dubai, there’s no better place to experience this than Max’s Restaurant.
The popular Filipino restaurant has just launched a new menu, conceptualized by new executive chef Enrique Suarez, which features for the first time, grilled dishes, sizzlers, seafood and Pinoy favorites like Adobo, Sisig, Tokwa’t Baka, Inihaw na Pusit and Boneless chicken BBQ and even Spanish influenced dishes like the Beef Ribs Humba.
According to Chef Henry as he is popularly known, the new menu will continue to include core dishes such as Max’s Fried ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 2, 2017: ICONS Coffee Couture, a fashion and lifestyle coffee shop chain, offering indulgence the healthier way, continuous it’s expansion around the GCC with its newest branch opening at iconic Guinness Record winning Cayan Tower in Dubai Marina in collaboration with LivNordic Spa and Wellness, Cayan Hospitality with further outlets following all over UAE, KSA, Bahrain and Qatar. The coffee shop provides a flawless blend of fashion and food for those seeking healthier alternatives to their favourite delights.
The official launch was attended by social media influencers, VIP guests, select media, & residents from Cayan Tower among other notable attendees. Some of the celebrity guests who graced the event was Lara Tabet, Official spokeswoman for Arab fashion council & tv presenter & Arif Mirza ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 28, 2017: The New Atkins Lifestyle has launched a delicious low carb, low sugar Fudge Caramel bar in the UAE. The Fudge Caramel bar makes for satisfying ‘elevenses’ or afternoon snack and is perfect for satisfying a sweet tooth.
Scrumptious and satisfying, yet low in sugar and carb treats are hard to come by, but with new tasty addition in the Atkins range, choosing a healthier option couldn’t be easier.
Why not indulge in a not so naughty nibble with the new Atkins Fudge Caramel bar. With 55% less carbohydrates than regular fudge caramel bars, it is perfect for those on the go.
Swap a Mars for a satisfying Atkins Fudge Caramel bar.
Atkins Fudge Caramel Bar
Serving Per 100g
Net Carbs: 4.8g
Serving ......read more
Italy’s popular export Eataly opens first store in the Mall of Qatar
Doha, Qatar, 3 January 2017: The Azadea Group, one of the leading lifestyle retailer operators in the region, has opened the first ever Eataly in Qatar, within the new Mall of Qatar development. The opening, one of several planned for the brand in the Middle East, comes after three incredibly successful years for Eataly in the UAE, and a recent expansion into KSA.
Azadea Group CEO Said G. Daher said: “We are extremely excited about introducing our very first Eataly in Qatar; its unique concept will offer a whole new lifestyle experience to guests within a fully-fledged Italian atmosphere”. Daher also added: “Overall, we strongly believe that this new launch will only bring forth great outcomes and strengthen our positioning in ......read more
Dubai’s original & only organic famers’ market is once again set to delight visitors with fresh, local produce directly from growers and artisan food producers with no middlemen
Dubai, UAE, December 21, 2016: Leading Dubai-based real estate master developer and asset manager Dubai Properties (DP) has announced the return of The Farmers’ Market at Bay Avenue Retail Promenade every Friday, 8:00am to 1:00pm, from now on until May 2017.
In partnership with Baker & Spice, an award-winning food shop and artisan restaurant and Taj Dubai Hotel in Bay Avenue, DP will host farmers from all over the UAE who will once again descend upon the 8th Farmers’ Market for the season with stalls bursting with daily picked, organic produce and seasonal ingredients.
This community-led initiative, that gives ......read more
11 lucky customers walking away with a grand prize of QR 11,111 each
300 total winners of prizes in the first raffle draw and 301 will be chosen in the second draw
A wide range of in-store promotions in all Al Meera stores
Doha-Qatar – 5 December 2016: Crowning yet another trendsetting year in business, during which the Company continued to achieve further growth and cross farther milestones, Al Meera Consumer Goods Company QSC (Al Meera) is celebrating its 11th anniversary with Grand Raffle Draws that will have 11 lucky winners walking away with grand prizes of QR 11,111 each, in addition to 590 more prizes for Al Meera shoppers.
With a massive turnout of customers and contestants hoping to become one of the campaign’s total of 601 winners, the anniversary’s first draw – held on ......read more
Dubai, UAE, August 31, 2016: Marked by generosity and giving, celebrate the spirit of community this Eid al-Adha by coming together with a personal gift from Cocosia Artisan Chocolates.
Hand-crafted in the UAE using only the finest ingredients, Cocosia prides itself on producing the highest-quality chocolates and bespoke chocolate gifts, which can be engraved and personalised to suit any requirements.
This Eid al-Adha, chocolates have been created with delightful Arabic detailing and come in an array of dark and white chocolate flavours perfect for combining with the key Cocosia collections or the sweet and delectable local dates to make a wonderful gift for family and friends.
Gift boxes can be created in a variety of sizes from subtle pairings through to deluxe and can be hand-pick to suit your needs. ......read more
The Cheesecake Factory, Joe’s Crab Shack, California Pizza Kitchen and many more new outlets, bringing the best of American under one roof at Dubai Festival City Mall
Dubai, UAE, August 24, 2016: Dubai Festival City Mall is bringing a raft of America’s best-loved dining experiences to Dubai with celebrity favourites including, Cheesecake Factory, California Pizza Kitchen, Joe’s Crab Shack, Texas Roadhouse, Smashburger, Serendipity 3, Bareburger , Totilla which boasts ‘The Real Californian Burrito’ and for the very first time in the UAE, The Sugar Factory. Whether you are looking for a quick snack or to share, there is a vast array of new and delicious options to choose from making the mall the dining go-to destination. With new outlet openings taking place throughout the month of August and ......read more
Henkel & UAE-based Startup el Grocer strike first brand-based deal in the region
Once upon a time, grocery shopping used to be a fun and sought-after experience but in today’s fast paced life, it has become a real chore. Have you ever wondered how grocery shopping can get easier for you?
Much like in more developed markets like the United States, Dubai Residents have started embracing new services to bring much needed convenience to their lives. According to several surveys, ‘Grocery Shopping’ is one of the top 3 “chores” that people want to spend less time doing and need help with.
Enter el Grocer
Following international trends, a Dubai-based Startup, el Grocer, has launched a new grocery delivery App to help improve shoppers’ lives.
“Our Vision is to create a seamless and ......read more
Carrefour’s first ‘Mediterranean concept store” has already completed 93% of the fit-out process in anticipation of the Mall of Qatar October 29th 2016 soft opening
Doha, Qatar, August 15, 2016: Mall of Qatar, poised to be the country’s leisure, entertainment and shopping complex scheduled to open its doors on October 2016, has announced that Carrefour, one of its key anchor tenants, has completed 93% of the fit-out process of its 14,000 sq. meter store. Other retailers are following suit, as timelines are being met in anticipation of the October 29 Mall of Qatar soft opening date.
Carrefour’s first “Mediterranean concept store” in the Middle East, will offer Qatari shoppers unbeatable value for money with a vast array of products whilst introducing a unique shopping ......read more
A time count blessings – and portions
Dubai, UAE, July 28, 2016: Sadia, the leading brand of chilled and frozen food around the world is campaigning and educating families across the Middle East to conserve food and encouraging them to focus more on what is required rather than desired – currently up to 25% of all food purchased or prepared in the region is thrown out before being used or consumed.
The Sadia campaign aims to raise awareness of food wastage in the region, which has become an increasingly worrying trend. A study by the Ministry of Agriculture in Saudi Arabia showed that nearly AED 50 billion worth of food is wasted each year – enough to build more than a thousand schools and hospitals. In Bahrain, especially during festive periods, the demand for beef, mutton, chicken and related ......read more
Dubai, UAE, June 28, 2016: While Ramadan is a time to celebrate and appreciate blessings, it is also a time to reflect on those less fortunate and consider how to improve their future lives. Sadia, the leading brand of chilled and frozen food around the world is campaigning for families across the Middle East to conserve food during the Holy Month and encouraging them to focus more on what is required rather than desired – currently up to 25% of all food purchased or prepared during Ramadan is thrown out before being used or consumed.
The Sadia campaign aims to raise awareness of food wastage in the region, which has become an increasingly worrying trend. A study by the Ministry of Agriculture in Saudi Arabia showed that nearly AED 50 billion worth of food is wasted each year – enough to build more than a ......read more
Dubai, UAE, May 17, 2016: Monviso, the all-Italian minimally mineralized water, has launched its new Brand Ambassador program this month with the goal of giving the Arab world first access to the world’s purest mineral water. The program is a chance to make unlimited income, every single month, from the comfort of your own home by selling a product that people need and use, every single day. An ambassador is their own boss, making their own schedule and having the opportunity to work from any place they choose.
As a Monviso Brand Ambassador, one can gain commission of up to 15% on an infinite number of customers by selling the water to their contacts, then earning an additional commission when those contacts sell to others. The commission scheme is transparent and simple – for each customer an Ambassador ......read more
To mark Mother’s Day, Kinder Chocolate has released a powerful video that perfectly captures the vivid, lingering memories – from life’s little ‘everyday’ moments – that bind every mother and child
Dubai, UAE, March 28, 2016: Since it’s founding, Kinder Chocolate – the chocolate brand made especially for children – has served as the perfect, go-to snack for mothers looking to share joy-filled moments with their children. And now, on the occasion of Mother’s Day, Kinder Chocolate has taken its commitment to cementing mothers’ bond with their children even further, by orchestrating a touching video campaign that reflects that deep, palpable connection.
Released across the Gulf region a day before Mother’s Day (20 March), the video reveals the power ......read more
The latest campaign by Coca-Cola Middle East offers consumers chances to win daily prizes ranging from Gold to airplane tickets to smartphones, to free minutes and of course, a refreshing Coca-Cola!
Dubai, UAE, February 27, 2016: Coca-Cola Middle East has launched its latest consumer campaign, ‘Win Gold Everyday’ this month across the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Qatar and Bahrain.
Residents in all three countries can now enjoy the refreshing taste of Coca-Cola with a chance to win daily prizes, ranging from eight grams of gold, to flight tickets, smart phones, free minutes from Etisalat (UAE) and VIVA (Bahrain), as well as Ooredoo (Qatar), not to mention free Coca-Cola cans.
The daily prizes can be found by anyone, by looking under the ring tab or bottle closures of selected promotional Coca-Colas. ......read more
Global cold-brewed coffee program delivers happy hour with a jolt featuring exclusive concoctions from award-winning chef Stephanie Izard
Doha, Qatar (January 17, 2016) – Wyndham Grand® is bringing a new buzz to the traditional coffeehouse experience with the launch of Brew Parlor: a fresh take on afternoon happy hour where people can meet, recharge, or simply take a breather over cold-brewed coffee-based drinks developed in partnership with the brand’s “Chef de Caffeine,” award-winning culinary personality, Chef Stephanie Izard.
Coffee lovers will experience cold-brewed pick-me-ups and hand-crafted caffeinated cocktails beginning January 14, 2016, from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. every Sunday through Thursday at Wyndham Grand’s Brew Parlor pilot hotels in Doha, Qatar; Chicago, U.S.; Shenzhen, ......read more
1. Pomegranate ginger and cranberry mocktail
1 teaspoon fresh ginger
1 green apple
10 mint leaves
1 cup pomegranate seeds
3 cup cran-pomegranate juice
2 cups soda
1 cup ginger ale
Peel the ginger, apple and cut into dices
Add tall jug add the chopped ginger, apple, mint, and pomegranate and smash them a little bit by using pastel.
Add the cran-pomegranate juice, soda and ginger ale, shake the mocktail and serve
Serve for: 4
Prep time: 10 minutes
2.Chicken Tenderloin with Cranberry Mustard Sauce
1 pound chicken tenderloins
Salt and pepper
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons oil
2/3 cup dry white wine
2/3 cup chicken broth
3 tablespoons country-style Dijon mustard
1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 1/2 tablespoons water
1/2 cup Ocean ......read more
On 13 December, Kellogg’s hosted a farm-themed family event – designed to provide attendees with in-depth insights into the journey of its breakfast cereals from the field to your family breakfast table.
The event took place in a private garden in Al Barari – Dubai’s exceptional botanic haven – and brought together more than 12 mothers and children. Attendees truly indulged in the farm-like ambiance, complete with haystacks, decorative sunflower seeds, and a barnyard play area.
The event proved to be an engaging experience from beginning to end thanks to a slew of fun-filled activations including interactive entertainment and animation for children and a professional family photo shoot.
Kellogg’s nutritionist Hala Barghout was also on hand to give an insightful presentation on the story of ......read more
~ Tim Hortons launches Nutella filled Pastry Pockets with a concoction of chocolate and sugar coated pastry ~
Dubai UAE, December 7, 2015: Bite into the rich allure of Nutella in Nutella filled Pastry Pockets as they make their debut in participating Tim Hortons baked goods showcases across the GCC region. Taste buds would be pampered with the all new Nutella filled Pastry Pockets that ......read more
As part of its mission to encourage families in the Middle East to be discerning with their children’s food choices,Kellogg’s is shedding unprecedented light on the natural origins of its breakfast cereals
Cereal giant Kellogg’s has long recognized that parents – especially mothers–across the Middle East want to fully understandthe journey of their ......read more
The irresistibly crunchy crisp brand Pringles will be unveils the world’s largest pyramid built out of cans at the GÉANT Hypermarket located in Dubai’s Ibn Battuta Mall
Dubai, UAE: November 15, 2015: Today, Pringles achieved a groundbreaking milestone that will go down in history: the leading snack brand became the official holder of the Guinness World Record for the ......read more
Crème de la Crème to open four new outlets in the coming year
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 14, 2015: Alison Nelson, the creator of New York’s most popular chocolate store, flew to Dubai to celebrate the much-anticipated opening of Chocolate Bar’s tenth branch at Mall of the Emirates.
During her visit, Alison hosted a special lunch at the new outlet, revealing ......read more
Global superstar launches new Pringles Karaoke Kit to get the Summer party started
Eight time Grammy® Award winning singer Fergie can now add Pringles Can designer to her impressive résumé…
The global superstar appears in the popular snack brand’s latest campaign for the new Pringles Summer Karaoke Kit, and has even created her own bespoke cans with graffiti artist ......read more
Qatar based conglomerate, Saudia Group of Companies to open its first venture Kenz Hypermarket in the Ajman, UAE
Dubai, September 21, 2015: As part of its wider growth plans, Saudia Group, a Qatar-based supermarkets and hypermarkets conglomerate, is entering the UAE market with the opening of Kenz Hypermarket in Ajman, UAE. Offering a wide range of products from food, home and kitchen ......read more
It's no surprise that Dubai is widely considered the culinary capital of the UAE. Its growing dining scene is a mix of beautifully decorated restaurants, famous chefs and Western and Eastern influences. You might have noticed the growing number of French eateries, a cuisine that’s famous for its fine ingredients and recipes. Let us take a look at some of the finest French restaurants in ......read more
Using De'Longhi Multifry Multicooker
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 45 minutes
100g cherry tomatoes
1 clove garlic
2 cups water
Butter to taste
Hot pepper to taste
Olive oil, level 4
Salt to taste
Insert the paddle in the bowl.
Peel the garlic, dice ......read more
Lamb Thareed Recipe Submitted by Centro Sharjah Hotels by Rotana
This Ramadan server Lamb Thareed to your loved ones. See detailed Ingredients and prepration method below.
Serves 8-10 persons
1 kg lamb stew meat
1 ½ litres of water
2 cups of finely chopped onions
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 tablespoon of corn oil
1 tablespoon tomato ......read more
Using De'Longhi Multifry Multicooker
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 35 minutes
1 cup cracked wheat (bulgur)
½ kg finely lean ground meat (beef or lamb)
1 onion, grated
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon ground mixed spices*
Ice cold water or crushed ice
½ kg ground meat (beef or lamb)
1 large ......read more
Touch is the new black
Nespresso reveals the new Touch Collection an innovative range of cups designed to enhance the coffee experience
Dubai, UAE, 23 April, 2015 – Nespresso is constantly seeking new and innovative ways to create extraordinary coffee experiences. As a pioneer in the world of coffee, Nespresso looks to other forerunners in the world of fashion and design to ......read more
Silver Fern Farms, a leading New Zealand processor, marketer and exporter of premium quality red meat products, is introducing Silver Fern Farms Premier Selection Reserve Beef and SILERE alpine origin merino to discerning chefs in Qatar. The products will be rolled out in partnership with valued local distributor, Gulf Centre for Foodstuffs.
Premier Selection Reserve Beef and SILERE alpine ......read more
10,696 personalised jars sold in the UAE alone during the month of January
UAE, Dubai; 1st April 2015 - Nutella® is a brand of love, and certainly know the way to its fans hearts. After 51 years of continuous support, the world’s favourite hazelnut spread felt it was time to give back to the sweetest fans a brand could ask for, changing its name for a limited time only. ......read more
A new, unprecedented promotion by Kellogg’s allows you to redeem a personalized spoon each time you purchase two boxes of Coco Pops, Corn Flakes, Frosties or Special K cereal brands
Dubai, UAE, February 21, 2015: Have you ever wondered if you are getting adequate nutrients from the Kellogg’s breakfast cereal you eat? Have you ever thought about what nutrients could be found in ......read more
TGI Fridays Gives More Reasons to be Thankful for the Weekend…
Dubai, UAE, February 15, 2015: Well-known restaurant chain TGI Fridays has pulled out all the stops to woo even more UAE fans for its distinctive style of casual dining. The popular brand, which forms part of the Americana Group, has embarked on a programme of revamping its outlets and upgrading its menu with 30 new dishes, ......read more
Dubai, UAE – April 30, 2014: Carluccio’s, the authentic Italian caffe, restaurant and foodshop announces the launch of its new Breakfast Menu. The menu has been developed to cater to trends focusing on better quality ingredients and healthy options.
The new breakfast menu includes a variety of frittatas, crepes, omelettes and freshly baked breads. Free range eggs are a new addition ......read more
February, 2013: Zomato.com, South-Asia's largest online restaurant and night-life guide has further expanded its presence in the Middle East, launching its Doha section both on the web, (http://zomato.com/doha) as well as mobile (for iOS, Android and BlackBerry). Headquartered in India, Zomato forayed into the Middle East market in September 2012 with the launch of its Dubai section, soon ......read more