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$148m worth food wasted in Oman: study

May 21, 2018

Food accounts for 27 per cent of municipal waste in Oman accounting for about OR57 million ( 148.02 million) in a year revealed the Oman Environment Services Holding Company (Be ah). Be ah vice presid... View more

Wadi Food wins top award at olive oil contest

May 17, 2018

Egypt-based Wadi Food a leading provider of high-quality natural and healthy food products was recently awarded the 2018 Gold Award for its superior extra virgin olive oil at the New York Internationa... View more

Oman Air reintroduces special Ramadan iftar meal box

May 16, 2018

Flag carrier Oman Air has reintroduced its special in-flight offering for its valued guests observing Ramadan. In celebration of the holy month Oman Air s newly redesigned Iftar Meal Boxes will now be... View more

UAE University to deploy Avidbots' cleaning robot

April 23, 2018

Canada-based Avidbots Corp said that United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) will be deploying its Neo floor cleaning robot to improve the productivity of their cleaning teams reduce costs and promote ... View more

New food outlet opens in DXB

April 12, 2018

Satisfying that last-minute craving for a taste of Dubai right before jumping on a plane is now easy as Dubai Airports welcomes Tranzeet DXB to the family. Travellers can now sample a taste of where t... View more

Etihad introduces new health-centric inflight food menu

April 11, 2018

Etihad Airways the national airline of the UAE has collaborated with the Department of Health Abu Dhabi to introduce Weqaya a range of healthy food items on-board its flights and in its lounges in Abu... View more

Instagram ‘changing food culture in UAE’

April 10, 2018

UAE Millennials are transforming foodie culture from posting photos on Instagram to in real life communal experiences social media watchers said ahead of the launch of a new social food concept on Yas... View more

Dubai’s hardware, tools trade hits $1.3bn in 2017

April 2, 2018

Dubai s external trade in hardware and tools reached Dh4.8 billion in 2017 with imports standing at Dh3.4 billion re-exports at Dh1.36 billion and exports at Dh30 million according to the latest figur... View more

Dubai’s hardware and tools trade surges to $1.3bn

April 1, 2018

Dubai s external trade in hardware and tools reached Dh4.8 billion ( 1.3 billion) last year with imports standing at Dh3.4 billion re-exports at Dh1.36 billion and exports at Dh30 million according to... View more

Double win for Swiss-Belhotel Seef at Bahrain Food & Travel Awards

March 26, 2018

Swiss-Belhotel Seef was voted the winner of the Best 4-Star Hotel and the Best Hotel of the Year titles at the prestigious Bahrain 2018 Food & Travel Awards held in the kingdom last week. The award ce... View more

Organic cosmetics market to see big growth in MEA

March 25, 2018

International manufacturers of ethically sourced and sustainably produced beauty products are looking to flourish in the Middle East and African (MEA) natural and organic cosmetics market that was est... View more

Designs Group to unveil hotel furniture solutions at Index

March 20, 2018

Saudi-based Designs Group has announced plans to unveil its latest venture at Index the Middle East & North Africa s largest and most successful design exhibition taking place in Dubai from March 26 t... View more

Brazil team discusses food export issues in UAE

March 12, 2018

A contingent of government officials from Brazil s Ministry of Agriculture Livestock and Supply (MAPA) recently visited the UAE as part of its mission to establish its presence in new major Asian and ... View more

Bahrain Food Festival draws more than 165,000 visitors

March 12, 2018

The third edition of Bahrain Food Festival which concluded on March 10 attracted more than 165 000 visitors since its launch in February. Organised by the Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BT... View more

160 exhibitors for Hardware + Tools Middle East

March 6, 2018

More than 160 exhibitors are expected to take part in the upcoming Hardware Tools Middle East the Middle East s only dedicated trade fair for tools hardware materials and machinery next month in Dubai... View more

Bahrain Food Festival attracts more than 80,000 visitors

March 5, 2018

The Bahrain Tourism and Exhibition Authority (BTEA) announced that the Bahrain Food Festival has attracted more than 80 000 visitors since it opened to the public on February 22. The third edition of ... View more

Top furniture group Hettich signs up for Dubai expo

February 26, 2018

Hettich a leading German furniture fittings and hardware manufacturer has signed up as the main sponsor for the upcoming Dubai International Furniture Accessories Components (Difac) exhibition. A majo... View more

Dubai Exports opens ‘Open Food Platform’ at Gulfood

February 26, 2018

Dubai Exports the export promotion agency of Department of Economic Development (DED) recently launched the Open Food Platform at Gulfood 2018 in partnership with the Food and Beverage Manufacturing B... View more

Bahrain Food Festival offers wide variety of cuisines

February 25, 2018

More than 70 outlets are participating in the third edition of Bahrain Food Festival which was launched by the Minister of Industry Commerce and Tourism Zayed bin Rashid Al Zayani on February 22. The ... View more

Dubai's popular food festival returns

February 20, 2018

Visitors travelling to Dubai can look forward to Dubai Food Festival (DFF) the emirate s annual citywide culinary celebration set to return this year from February 22 to March 10. Serving an enticing ... View more

Global Food Industries wins two awards at Gulfood

February 20, 2018

UAE-based Global Food Industries (GFI) a leading value-added frozen food manufacturing company was recognised with two major awards at this year s edition of the Gulfood Innovation Awards which was he... View more

Dubai external food trade tops $19bn in 9 months of 2017

February 20, 2018

The value of Dubai s external food trade reached Dh70.2 billion ( 19.11 billion) where imports touched Dh44.6 billion followed by exports with Dh12.6 billion and re-exports with Dh12.9 billion during ... View more

Italy invites travellers to experience food, culture

February 19, 2018

Food art and culture was the resonant theme at BIT Milan 2018 the leading international exhibition of tourism in Italy which concluded a dynamic edition on February 13. A total of 46 000 visitors 2 55... View more

Careem buys RoundMenu, plans food delivery serivce

February 18, 2018

Careem a ride-hailing company in the Middle East said has acquired RoundMenu an online restaurants platform and plans to start trialling food delivery services through platform this month a Reuters re... View more

GCC’s food, beverage sector to reach $196bn by 2021

February 15, 2018

The food and beverage sector in the GCC states is expected to continue to grow at a healthy 7.1 per cent annually reaching 196 billion by 2021 from the current 130 billion according to Mena Research P... View more

Julphar receives top recognition from Saudi food authority

February 12, 2018

UAE-based Julphar one of the largest pharmaceutical manufacturers in the Middle East and Africa has been awarded Current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) approval by the Saudi Food and Drug Authorit... View more

Asyad, OFIC sign deal to develop Oman’s food sector

February 7, 2018

Oman Global Logistics Group (Asyad) and the Oman Food Investment Holding Company (OFIC) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to help develop the sultanate s food sector in order to meet the... View more

Restaurant Secrets to open food and entertainment hub in Sharjah

February 5, 2018

Restaurant Secrets the consultants behind over 200 restaurant concepts across the GCC is set to launch its biggest development yet Funoon District in Sharjah. As the destination developer & lease mana... View more

Sharjah to develop new food and entertainment district

February 1, 2018

Restaurant Secrets a Dubai-based destination developer and lease management company has unveiled plans to set up a first-of-its-kind art food and entertainment hub Funoon District - on Sharjah waterfr... View more

Unique light box art installation at Moda Mall

January 28, 2018

As part of the fourth edition of Shop Bahrain festival - the largest event in the kingdom Moda Mall a luxury shopping destination located in the Bahrain World Trade Center is hosting a unique fashion-... View more

Italy plans to set up food units in Qatar

January 22, 2018

Italy plans to establish manufacturing facilities in the fields of agriculture and the food industry in Qatar said a senior official. Apart from political and economic relations Qatar and Italy aim to... View more

Box Makers signs up for Gulf Industry Fair

January 17, 2018

Box Makers a leading provider of print and paper-based packaging company in the Middle East will be taking part in the upcoming Gulf Industry Fair in Bahrain. Gulf Industry Fair the Northern Gulf s le... View more

Masdar, Envyron Energy collaborate on plastic-to-fuel technology

January 16, 2018

Masdar (Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company) is collaborating with Envyron Energy a subsidiary of Alliances for Global Sustainability to advance plastic-to-fuel technology said a report. The objective of ... View more

Equate continues ‘Plastic Awareness Campaign’ in Kuwait

January 11, 2018

Kuwait-based Equate Petrochemical Company a global producer of petrochemicals said it will continue its Plastic Awareness Campaign by educating the youth at various schools in Kuwait. Equate aims to r... View more

Dubai Central Lab launches new food testing services

January 11, 2018

Dubai Central Laboratory (DCL) has started three new tests to check the quality of the food products coming into the market said a report. The DCL which functions under the Dubai Municipality will foc... View more

DIP signs cleaning contract with Imdaad

January 8, 2018

Dubai Investments Park (DIP) a unique integrated commercial industrial and residential community in the Middle East has signed a three-year cleaning contract worth Dh6.8 million ( 1.85 million) with I... View more

Al Haddad to showcase Metabo power tools at Gulf Industry Fair

December 24, 2017

Al Haddad Commercial Centre the official importer and distributor of a number of internationally renowned automotive products in Bahrain will showcase Metabo high performance industrial power tools an... View more

UAE food, beverage market to reach $22bn by 2020

December 21, 2017

The global food market is expected to register a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.5 per cent from 2015 to 2020 and the UAE food and beverage market alone is anticipated to reach a valuation of ... View more

GAC launches new eco-friendly hull cleaning solution in Egypt

December 20, 2017

GAC a leading shipping and logistics services company is now offering the pioneering HullWiper hull cleaning system to vessels berthing at ports in the Suez Canal in Egypt. The eco-friendly remotely o... View more

Importance of PPP model for food security stressed

December 14, 2017

The Food Security Center Abu Dhabi (FSCAD) hosted the concluding session of its Food Security Roundtables on the sidelines of the eighth edition of SIAL Middle East 2017 which highlighted importance o... View more

Dubai gears up for delectable food festival

December 13, 2017

Dubai Food Festival (DFF) Dubai s annual citywide culinary celebration will return this coming February offering the foodie in all of us a programme of events activities and promotions. Organised by t... View more

Top companies to attend organic food expo in Dubai

December 3, 2017

Global companies will connect with distributors retailers and import-export companies as well as consumers in the region at the upcoming Middle East Organic and Natural Products Expo to be held later ... View more

Furniture giant Ikea in virtual reality shopping deal

November 29, 2017

Takeleap a Dubai-based technology agency specialising in artificial intelligence (AI) augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) said it has partnered with Dutch furniture retailer Ikea to develo... View more

Hesburger sets up food manufacturing unit in Rakez

November 27, 2017

Hesburger a leading fast food chain in Finland and the Baltic countries has established its fast food manufacturing subsidiary Hes Pro Foods FZE in Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (Rakez). Ramy Jallad gr... View more

Churchill Drilling Tools reports record demand for its products in Middle East

November 13, 2017

Churchill Drilling Tools a global oilfield service company specialising in drilling innovation has revealed a record demand for its technologies and services in the Middle East as it approaches its se... View more

Over 22,000 experts at top Abu Dhabi food expo

November 11, 2017

Sial Middle East the region s fastest growing business trade event for food drink and hospitality sectors is set to welcome over 22 000 industry experts and 900 exhibitors who will be showcasing their... View more

Over 4,000 cleaning industry professionals attend Oman event

November 9, 2017

More than 4 000 cleaning industry professionals from over 130 companies are participating at the ongoing 5th Middle East Cleaning Technology Week (MECTW) being held in Dubai UAE. The event was inaugur... View more

Most UAE residents 'use professional car cleaning service'

November 6, 2017

The Middle East remains one of the fastest growing services market for automobiles globally with 60 per cent more cars expected to ply within the region by 2020. In a recent survey conducted by VIS th... View more

UAE food consumption to hit 59.2m tonnes by 2025

October 31, 2017

A growing population increasing tourist numbers and rising incomes will all contribute to pushing UAE food consumption to 59.2 million tonnes annually by 2025 according to the latest UAE Food Industry... View more

Farnek to launch carbon neutral cleaning programme

October 31, 2017

UAE-based total facilities management company Farnek said it has partnered with Swiss environmental protection foundation myclimate and the Dubai Carbon Center of Excellence (DCCE) to launch the first... View more

Food Tourism on the top table at WTM London 2017

October 30, 2017

Food Tourism is once again primed to take a top slot at WTM London the leading global event for the travel industry taking place from November 6 8. It s now accepted that travellers from the four corn... View more

GCC food industry experts to discuss VAT effects

October 28, 2017

With the official implementation of Valued Added Tax (VAT) across the Gulf region in January the ripple effect of the region s first applied taxation on all goods and services is a pressing concern ac... View more

Global halal food market poised for solid growth

October 26, 2017

The global halal food market has registered a strong growth over the past decade with an estimated value of 667 million representing almost 20 per cent of the overall global food industry according to... View more

Market for sustainable cleaning products to reach $51bn

October 19, 2017

The demand for eco-friendly products is on the rise even as the global market for sustainable cleaning products is expected to reach 51 billion by 2021 according to industry experts ahead of the upcom... View more

Matic achieves key cleaning services milestone

October 19, 2017

Matic a leading marketplace for cleaning services in the GCC region has announced that it has successfully completed two million hours of domestic part-time cleaning through bookings on its platform. ... View more

Bright Box, Ooredoo partner for connected car service

October 16, 2017

Bright Box Middle East a global provider of the Remoto connected car platform has announced a collaboration with Ooredoo Qatar s leading communications company. Thanks to the partnership Ooredoo and B... View more

Mena states 'must step up efforts to ensure food security'

October 15, 2017

Countries in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region need to step up their efforts to improve food security measures to ensure high living standards and sustainable growth revealed the latest r... View more

Hacking, malware tools more expensive in Mena: study

October 11, 2017

Prices for malware and hacking tools are generally a bit more expensive in Mena than in other regions a report said highlighting that a keylogger in the North American underground runs for 1- 4 but he... View more

Business France to showcase at Gulfhost, Specialty Food Festival

September 14, 2017

Business France the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy will host two French pavilions at Gulfhost and the Specialty Food Festival. Gulfhost and Specialty Fo... View more

Aramco licenses solar array cleaning technology to local firm

September 12, 2017

Saudi Aramco a fully-integrated global energy and chemicals enterprise has entered into a technology licensing agreement with Nomadd Desert Solar Solutions a locally-owned technology start-up to comme... View more

Noor Index launches innovative financial trading tools

September 4, 2017

Noor Index a subsidiary of Dubai-based Noor Capital has today launched its extensive range of software solutions for the financial services industry focusing on easy-to-use and customised online tradi... View more

Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre receives top food safety certificate

August 27, 2017

Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre has received the ISO 22000:2005 a food safety management system which can be applied to any business in the food chain from farm to fork. Pullman Dubai Creek City Centr... View more

Eagle Hills launches food outlets at Marassi Beach

August 23, 2017

Eagle Hills Bahrain a leading private real estate company has launched three new contemporary outlets at its Beach Box container park at its development Marassi Beach Bahrain. The restaurants are hous... View more

Blueprint for $1.5bn Dubai Food Park unveiled

August 23, 2017

The blueprint for Dubai Food Park (DFP) the latest addition to Dubai Wholesale City (DWSC) has been unveiled by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Vice President and Prime Minister of ... View more

Qatar Islamic to fund $439m for food security project

August 23, 2017

Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB) has signed a QR1.6 billion ( 439.46 million) financing deal with AlJaber Engineering (JEC) to fund the strategic food security facilities and warehouses project at Hamad Port ... View more

Bahrain firms urged to take part in Russia food show

August 17, 2017

Food and Agriculture Committee at Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) has called on Bahraini businessmen and traders to participate in the World Food Moscow Exhibition to be held next mont... View more

Large-scale food donation drive launched in Bahrain

August 14, 2017

The Conserving Bounties Society has launched a large-scale food donation drive across Bahrain to support families and labourers with well-balanced meals sourced from large-gathering events and venues.... View more

New $12m food factory planned in Bahrain

August 9, 2017

A new food grain processing and packaging factory will be set up in Bahrain at a cost of 12 million said businessman Khaled Al Ameen. The factory will come up in the Hidd Industrial Area and a constru... View more

Western Furniture to furnish Al Ain housing project

August 9, 2017

Western Furniture a premier retailer of upscale home furniture in the UAE has entered into a partnership with the Abu Dhabi Housing Authority for the Jebel Hafeet Project villas project a housing proj... View more

Al Kout to host wide range of local and global food concepts

August 2, 2017

Al Kout the largest waterfront retail and leisure destination in Kuwait will welcome 35 regional and international F&B brands including 11 home grown dining concepts to cater to visitors of different ... View more

Siniora Food posts 36pc growth in H1 net profit

August 2, 2017

Jordan-based Siniora Food Industries a pioneer in the manufacturing of cold cuts frozen meat and luncheon has reported a net profit of JD1.926 million ( 2.7 million) for the first half of 2017 a growt... View more

Centara to support surplus food recycling programme

July 25, 2017

Centara Hotels & Resorts Thailand s largest hotel operator will participate in an innovative new charity operation that collects and distributes surplus food to benefit people in need starting this Au... View more

Qatar plans $435m food storage, processing facility

July 17, 2017

Qatar will build a QR1.6 billion ( 435.3 million) food storage and processing facility at Hamad Port capable of supplying a stockpile for three main commodities rice sugar and edible oils for 3 millio... View more

Dubai to develop $1.5bn hi-tech food park

July 11, 2017

Dubai is set to build a giant food park on a 48-million-sq-ft area near the Expo 2020 site at an estimated cost of Dh5.5 billion ( 1.5 billion). The first-of-its-kind project is aimed at boosting the ... View more

Modhesh World opens UAE’s largest indoor food park

July 8, 2017

Modhesh World - one of the most popular indoor edutainment destinations in the region has this year set up UAE s largest indoor food park dedicated an entire zone for food and beverage (F&B) options f... View more

Saudi group Al Kabeer opens new food factory in KAEC

June 24, 2017

Al-Kabeer Group a leading frozen food producer in Saudi Arabia has opened its new industrial facility at the King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) as part of its strategic plan to expand its regional ope... View more

Gulf Air commences annual iftar meal box distribution

June 7, 2017

Bahrain national carrier Gulf Air last week commenced its annual Ramadan iftar meal box distribution initiative with members of the airline s workforce. Through this initiate the airline ensures the s... View more

Emirates showcases eco-friendly aircraft cleaning technique

June 4, 2017

On the occasion of World Environment Day Emirates is showcasing an environmentally friendly aircraft cleaning technique that has enabled the airline to save millions of litres of water every year. Emi... View more

RFC deploys Chicago Pneumatic tools in Qatar projects

June 1, 2017

Rock Fall Contracting (RFC) a major civil engineering and earthmoving specialist contractor based in Doha Qatar has boosted its fleet of Chicago Pneumatic rig-mounted hydraulic breakers with the addit... View more

Turkish furniture group opens in Abu Dhabi

May 24, 2017

Juliarte a Portuguese company involved in the sale of a unique range of premium handicrafts antiques and authentic furniture pieces has announced its Middle East foray with the lauch of its House of T... View more

Hormann introduces high-speed door for food sector

May 23, 2017

Hormann a leading Germany-based provider of doors and gates has introduced a high speed door type V 2515 Food L for the food industry. This door has been specifically designed for the food industry an... View more

French furniture companies gear up for Index

May 21, 2017

Leading players from the French furniture and furnishings industry will be out in force at the 2017 edition of Index Design Series which kicks off in Dubai tomorrow. This year the French furniture ind... View more

Hardware + Tools set to kick off in Dubai

May 20, 2017

Leading players from the regional building materials and construction machinery sector will be showcasing their latest power tools at the upcoming Hardware Tools Middle East exhibition in Dubai UAE. I... View more

Gulf English School in plastic recycling drive

May 15, 2017

A group of teachers students and parents at Doha-based Gulf English School (GES) recently launched a drive to collect plastic bottle caps and recycling them for better use. Over 650 kilograms of bottl... View more

Dubai cosmetics trade up 23pc to $5.6bn

May 15, 2017

Dubai s total trade in cosmetics and fragrances hit Dh20.68 billion ( 5.6 billion) during 2016 representing a growth of 23 per cent from 2012 said organisers of the ongoing Beautyworld Middle East 201... View more

Microsoft announces new tools and services

May 14, 2017

Microsoft has announces new tools and services to help developers modernise existing apps and build more intelligent ones on every platform for every platform. The announcments were made as Microsoft ... View more

Mena food & beverage deal value tops $3.4bn in 2016

May 8, 2017

The Mena Food & Beverage sector deal value for the full year 2016 surged to over 3.4 billion from just 402 million the previous year said Mergermarket a leading provider of M&A data and intelligence. ... View more

Designers turn to fish skin, nuts for 'green' furniture

May 3, 2017

In the ongoing quest for sustainability more and more interior product designers are turning to a pool of bizarre new materials in a bid to help lower the environmental impact of their work and introd... View more

Saudi Food, Hotel & Hospitality Exhibition concludes successfully

April 27, 2017

The 22nd edition of Saudi Food Hotel & Hospitality Exhibition concluded successfully after a four-day run at the Jeddah Center for Forums and Events with visitor numbers up over 7 000 this year. Showc... View more

Food drives and Iftars with a twist at Coya Dubai

April 27, 2017

This Ramadan Coya Dubai continues its third year of association with the Humanitarian society to run a food drive and is introducing its very own take on the iftar menu for the first time. Working wit... View more

Al Maraya Décor unveils new range of readymade furniture

April 25, 2017

Al Maraya Décor one of the leading interior decorating companies in Bahrain is showcasing its newly-launched readymade furniture range thus marking its entry into this segment. The company also manufa... View more

Jordan's Siniora Food to distribute solid cash dividends

April 22, 2017

Jordan-based Siniora Food Industries Company a market leader in the manufacture and sale of processed meat is set to distribute 28.2 per cent of the company s paid-up capital six per cent as cash divi... View more

300 firms to attend Saudi food exhibition

April 20, 2017

More than 300 companies from 14 countries are participating in the upcoming 22nd Saudi Food Hotel & Hospitality Exhibition the largest food beverages and hospitality event in the Saudi Arabia. Saudi A... View more

Gulf plastic investments seen at $55bn

April 11, 2017

Gulf investments in the plastic industry amount to around 55 billion (Dh202 billion) said the secretary general of the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA). Abdulwahab Al-Sadoun said t... View more

108 million people face severe food insecurity

April 3, 2017

Despite international efforts to address food insecurity around 108 million people in the world were severely food insecure in 2016 a dramatic increase compared with 80 million in 2015 according to a ... View more

GCC plastic industry sales hit $34bn in 2016

April 3, 2017

GCC plastics producers sales represented four per cent of the global industry s sales revenue reaching nearly 34 billion during 2016 while the capacity expanded by as much as 5 per cent reaching 27.1 ... View more

Qatar International Food Festival opens

March 30, 2017

The eighth Qatar International Food Festival (QIFF) opened today offering lovers of food and culture the ultimate setting to come together for a celebration of the country s increasingly diverse food ... View more

Bright Box appoints managing director for Dubai

March 29, 2017

Bright Box a global vendor of connected vehicle services has appointed Ismail Makhlouf as the managing director of its office in Dubai UAE. Makhlouf will be in charge of business development and opera... View more

City Centre Rotana Doha celebrates Vietnamese Food Week

March 29, 2017

Teatro City Centre Rotana Doha s specialty signature restaurant in partnership with Emirates Airline will host a Vietnamese Food Week featuring award winning Iron Chef Michael Bao Huynh from March 26 ... View more

Churchill Drilling Tools wins top export award

March 27, 2017

Churchill Drilling Tools an oilfield service company specialising in drilling innovation said it has won top honours in the High Growth Markets Exporter of the Year category at the 2017 HSBC Scottish ... View more

'The Yard' Food Festival opens in Bahrain

March 27, 2017

Shaikh Khaled bin Humood Al Khalifa chief executive officer of Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA) yesterday launched the first edition of The Yard Food Festival. The event located at See... View more

Bahrain mulls use of plastic waste in road projects

March 20, 2017

Bahrain s municipal authorities are studying a proposal for the usage of plastic waste in road construction work instead of dumping it in the landfills in the Hafeera area of the kingdom reported the ... View more

Street Food Market DXB to make a comback

March 20, 2017

Following a successful launch of the urban street food market for adults last January Street Food Market DXB will be back this Friday (March 24) at a new location. Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club will b... View more

Ahec unveils ‘Seed to Seat’ furniture collaborative

March 16, 2017

The American Hardwood Export Council (Ahec) a leading international trade association for the American hardwood industry has unveiled its Seed to Seat furniture collaborative at Design Days Dubai the ... View more

Food festival at Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management

March 7, 2017

The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management part of Jumeirah Group will be hosting its first ever Food Festival from March 9 -11. This celebration will bring local businesses societies and organisa... View more

Global Food Industries wins big at Gulfood

March 5, 2017

UAE-based Albatha Group s snacking foods division Global Food Industries was recognised for its exemplary efforts toward healthy snacking innovation at the Gulfood 2017 held last week in Dubai. The 22... View more

Sharjah plans to develop region's largest food park

March 4, 2017

Sharjah has announced plans to develop the region s largest city dedicated to food and commercial industries spread over a total area of more than 11 million sq ft in Hamriyah Free Zone. A flagship pr... View more

UAE's F&B group takes steps to cut food waste

March 2, 2017

The Food and Beverage Manufacturing Business Group (FBMG) is launching an initiative to begin implementing the FLW Protocol in the UAE to reduce waste in food the group announced on the sidelines of G... View more

8 new food innovations you can try at Gulfood

March 1, 2017

Gulfood 2017 the 22nd edition of the world s largest food and beverage trade platform in Dubai is showcasing some innovative new products that promise to catch the imagination of consumers. Across the... View more

Major shift needed in global food industry says expert

February 28, 2017

The global food industry needs to make fundamental shifts in its operations to advance food safety worldwide the Global Halal Industry Platform held in Dubai has heard. The platform organised by the E... View more

Anchor showcases its new food solutions

February 27, 2017

Anchor Food Professionals a leading dairy foodservice supplier of the Middle East will use its debut at Gulfood 2017 to show how it helps customers keep pace with rapidly evolving consumer trends and ... View more

Dubai Food Festival comes back for new edition

February 27, 2017

Dubai Food Festival (DFF) Dubai s annual citywide culinary celebration returns to the city from February 23 March 11 bigger and better than ever offering a 17-day programme of events activities and pr... View more

Gulfood opens showcasing the latest in food innovation

February 26, 2017

Some 5 000 exhibitors from 120 countries are showcasing their products and services at the Gulfood 2017 the 22nd edition of the world-leading food and beverage exhibition which opened in Dubai today. ... View more

Second edition of Bahrain Food Festival kicks off

February 26, 2017

Bahrain Tourism & Exhibitions Authority (BTEA) launched the second edition of Bahrain Food Festival at Bahrain Bay yesterday February 25. The launch was held in the presence of Taleb Al Rifai secretar... View more

UAE food prices likely to increase in 2017

February 25, 2017

The food prices in the UAE are likely to increase this year owing to the surging demand across the emirates in addition to the spillover effects from a rise in agricultural food prices in 2017 said an... View more

Bab Al Shams Resort partners with Dubai Food Festival

February 23, 2017

For the first time Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa has partnered with Dubai Food Festival (DFF) introducing a unique one-night-only desert dining experience on March 1 2017 Considered as one of Dubai... View more

Flydubai, Boeing partner for data analytics tools

February 23, 2017

Boeing has partnered with flydubai to add Software Distribution Tools to the list of Boeing services the airline utilizes to enhance maintenance and engineering operations safety and efficiency across... View more

Saudi women cosmetics market to grow 11pc

February 22, 2017

Aggressive advertising coupled with increasing disposable income will see the market of women cosmetics in Saudi Arabia grow at a compunded annual growth rate (CAGR) of over 11 per cent during 2017 - ... View more

Bosch launches new online food packaging platform

February 22, 2017

Bosch Packaging Technology has launched an online information platform featuring its value enhancing complete system solutions for the confectionery bakery nuts snacks and powder industries. The new m... View more

Bahrain gears up for 10-day food festival

February 21, 2017

Bahrain Tourism & Exhibitions Authority (BTEA)is set to organise the second edition of Bahrain Food Festival from February 25 to March 6 in capital Manama. The 10-day festival will serve as a platform... View more

Fast-food chain Raising Cane debuts in Saudi Arabia

February 20, 2017

Global fast-food restaurant chain Raising Cane is the latest entrant into Saudi Arabia s food sector currently worth SAR65 billion. Raising Cane known for its infamous chicken fillet meals has opened ... View more

Future computers 'could grow food '

February 14, 2017

The UAE imports 85 percent of its food at the cost of 15 percent of its GDP. Though this might be a scary thought it is also an opportunity for this generation to make a real impact said an expert on ... View more

Bahrain set for for Food and Travel Awards

February 9, 2017

After the incredible success of the inaugural Bahrain Food and Travel Awards last year Bahrain has again teamed up with Food and Travel Magazine to deliver the ultimate standard for awards in the king... View more

Officeo to open furniture distribution centre in Dubai

February 9, 2017

Officeo a European supplier of novel office furniture solutions has announced plans to open a distribution centre in Dubai UAE to address emerging business partnerships and growing demand for furnitur... View more

Unilever commits to 100pc recyclable plastic packaging by 2025

February 7, 2017

Unilever one of the world s leading suppliers of food home care personal care and refreshment products has committed itself to ensuring that all of its plastic packaging is fully reusable recyclable o... View more

Truckers DXB announces food truck fest in February

January 30, 2017

Truckers DXB a food truck movement bringing together homegrown food concepts has announced a series of food truck events in February 2017. Driving through Dubai and Abu Dhabi will be a roster of aroun... View more

Bee’ah, EPAA launch desert cleaning vehicles

January 29, 2017

Award-winning environmental management company Bee ah in collaboration with the Sharjah Environment and Protected Areas (EPAA) launched its new electric desert cleaning vehicle called Polaris Ranger. ... View more

Final weekend for Street Food Market DXB

January 24, 2017

Street Food Market DXB the travelling street food event will be open at the Dubai International Marine Club for the last weekend. From January 26 to 28 innovative dishes and house beverages served fro... View more

Abu Dhabi conference to tackle Mena food issues

January 23, 2017

Abu Dhabi is set to play a leading role in coordinating efforts to meet the food challenges facing the Middle Rast and North Africa region. The Mena Food Production 2030 conference will take place at ... View more

Ramada Ajman to improve food waste management efficiency

January 23, 2017

Ramada Hotel & Suites Ajman seeks to boost its current food waste management scheme through the installation of a new WasteStation machine. Developed and distributed by the UK-based Imperial Machine C... View more

MEA to spearhead $2.2trn packaged food industry growth

January 21, 2017

The global packaged food market is expected to reach 2.2 trillion by 2020 mainly driven by the demand from the Middle East and Africa (MEA) market and Asia-Pacific region said a report released ahead ... View more

Ramada Ajman to improve food waste management

January 19, 2017

Ramada Hotel & Suites Ajman in the UAE is aiming to boost its current food waste management scheme through the installation of a new WasteStation machine. Developed and distributed by the UK-based Imp... View more

Emirates introduces blankets made from recycled plastic bottles

January 17, 2017

Dubai-based Emirates airline has introduced new sustainable blankets made from 100 per cent recycled plastic bottles. The soft and warm blankets are made using ecoThread patented technology and is now... View more

GWC renews ISO certification for food safety

January 11, 2017

Gulf Warehousing Company (GWC) a leading logistics provider in Qatar has recently renewed its ISO 22000:2005 Food Safety Management Systems certificates at its two facilities in Street 15 and Street 4... View more

Dubai furniture show draws top Mena companies

January 9, 2017

More than 10 000 quality trade professionals from the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region and beyond are expected to attend the upcoming Dubai International Furniture Accessories and Components... View more

New street food market to open in Dubai

January 9, 2017

Street Food Market DXB a new urban street food market for adults only featuring 20 pop-up concepts and food trucks in a creative outdoor setting under the groovy beats of local talented DJs is set for... View more

DuPont to sell food safety diagnostics business

December 18, 2016

DuPont Nutrition & Health and Hygiena a Warburg Pincus portfolio company that specializes in rapid food safety and environmental sanitation testing announced that Hygiena will acquire DuPont s global ... View more

Top ME food expo sees record visitors, $1bn deal

December 8, 2016

The seventh annual Sial Middle East exhibition the fastest growing event for the region s food drink and hospitality sectors concluded in Abu Dhabi UAE with a record number of visitors and deals worth... View more

Cocoona offers 3D simulation for plastic surgery

December 7, 2016

Cocoona an all-in one centre for aesthetic transformation has launched a unique 3D web-based solution for the simulation of aesthetic procedures. This is the first of its kind in the UAE. If you are c... View more

UAE army signs $207m deals at Dubai food expo

December 5, 2016

The UAE Armed Forces has officially signed contracts worth Dh763 million ( 207.7 million) with seven of the region s leading food and beverage (F&B) suppliers on the opening day of Sial 2016. Sial 201... View more

GCC plastic processing to grow 3pc this year

December 4, 2016

The plastics processing industry in the GCC is expected to grow at a little over three per cent while total polymer demand is estimated to be just less than five million tonnes by the end of 2016 a re... View more

Haulotte in key Makkah mosque cleaning project

November 28, 2016

Haulotte Group a French aerial work platform manufacturer with key operations in the region is playing a key role in the cleaning of the Masjid Al Haram in Makkah Saudi Arabia. The company has deploye... View more

Tetra Pak to set up food packaging lines for UAE firm

November 26, 2016

Tetra Pak one of the world s leading food processing and packaging solutions company has sealed a Dh25-million ( 6.8 million) deal to provide and construct processing and packaging lines for Binghatti... View more

Over 140 companies to attend organic food event in Dubai

November 24, 2016

More than 140 companies from over 27 countries including Saudi Arabia UAE and Turkey will participate at the upcoming 14th edition of the Middle East Natural and Organic Products Expo (Menope) to be h... View more

Abu Dhabi food festival to serve culinary extravaganza

November 22, 2016

A sumptuous celebration of food will be served up in the UAE capital next month with the return of the Abu Dhabi Food Festival (ADFF). Running right across the emirate from December 5 to 23 the festiv... View more

Elite Agro showcases capabilities at Dubai food expo

November 15, 2016

Elite Agro the UAE s leading agriculture company with large scale integrated farming operations is showcasing its produce and capabilities at the 8th International Perishables Expo Middle East (WOP) 2... View more

UAE food sales projected to grow by 7pc

November 6, 2016

UAE food sales are projected to grow by an annual average of 7.3 per cent between 2015 and 2020 according to a new BMI report commissioned by Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). The report was released i... View more

Intelligent logistics 'to help cut 5pc UAE food wastage'

October 29, 2016

A new breed of intelligent logistics solutions could save five per cent of the UAE s multi-billion food wastage according to experts ahead of a major industry event in Dubai UAE. The Logistics Solutio... View more

MEVP invests in online cleaning services marketplace Matic

October 26, 2016

Venture capital firm Middle East Venture Partners (MEVP) has announced a strategic investment in Dubai-based Matic ( a leading online marketplace for cleaning services in the GCC. Ma... View more

Ashtead invests in new tools

November 16, 2015

Ashtead Technology the leading independent provider of subsea equipment rental sales and services to the offshore industry has invested over 300 000 in the latest generation of visual inspection tools... View more

Dubai announces food festival dates

July 27, 2015

The Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE) an agency of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) has announced that the third edition of its hugely popular Dubai Food Festival ... View more

Retaj uses online tools

October 16, 2014

TO INCREASE online traffic and spread positive word-of-mouth for Retaj Hotels and Hospitality in the Middle East and worldwide the brand has introduced 360 new virtual tour pictures on the group websi... View more

Increasing preference for halal food

July 24, 2014

Halal food and beverage market is becoming increasingly popular worldwide and has grown to a 1.1 trillion industry in 2013 states the latest research note by Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry bas... View more

Deep Casing Tools beats record

May 11, 2014

Deep Casing Tools provides a range of innovative tools designed to land casing and completions at target depth within oil or gas wells. More than 70 tools have been dispatched worldwide this year to C... View more

Food and beverage grows in importance

April 24, 2014

ARABIAN Hotel Investment Conference (Ahic) 2014 will be looking at solutions to fill in the gaps in the hotel food and beverage (F&B) market in the region. As the Middle East is becoming the global be... View more

Mövenpick Al Khobar promotes Wassim Issa as food and beverage manager

April 24, 2014

Wassim Issa a young and energetic professional has been recently promoted as food and beverage manager at Mövenpick Hotel Al Khobar. His positive attitude drive and proven leadership qualities are key... View more

Tamer Abu Jerise joins as food and beverages manager at Aqaba

January 26, 2014

InterContinental Aqaba Resort has appointed Tamer Abu Jerise as the new food and beverage manager at the resort. Tamer Abu Jerise a Jordanian national comes with more than 10 years of experience in th... View more

Rezidor to focus on ‘food and drink’

December 26, 2013

THE Rezidor Hotel Group has announced a strong pipeline of projects with 17 hotels and 3 900 rooms under development in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region over the next three years. This y... View more

Jetstream tools make a mark

December 5, 2013

HIGH-PRESSURE water jetting systems developed and manufactured in the West Midlands are helping a Danish company save substantial time and money on its offshore projects. Pieter Mouritsen has purchase... View more

Torque tools specialist

October 27, 2013

NEARLY 20 years ago TorcUP was founded with one simple plan to produce the finest torque tools available and to back these tools with unsurpassed customer service. Founder John Kovacs knew he didn t n... View more

Total, CEO acquitted in oil-for-food scandal

July 11, 2013

French oil giant Total was acquitted of corruption charges related to the UN oil-for-food programme in Iraq by a Paris criminal court. The court also cleared 18 individuals including Total CEO Christo... View more

Archer unveils deep water BOP, cleaning tool

April 28, 2013

ARCHER the global oilfield service provider has launched its latest tool the Tornar Deep Water BOP cleaner which has been designed for safe and effective blowout preventer (BOP) and riser cleaning in ... View more

Esco launches welding tools

March 28, 2013

A BROAD line of portable welding end prep tools for beveling pipe ranging from 38mm ID to 914mm OD made of hard super alloys offshore and in fabrication shops is available from the US-based Esco Tool ... View more

Bahrain investing in plastic polymers

March 3, 2013

BAHRAIN is investing in the production of plastics polymers to cater to the annual plastics consumption growth in the Gulf. A large number of Bahraini investors including banks manufacturers and fundi... View more

TDW unveils new inspection reporting software, tools

December 26, 2012

TD Williamson (TDW) a world leader in pipeline services and equipment has announced that it has developed and deployed a new proprietary inline inspection reporting software known as Interactive Repor... View more

Cleaning up of amine

September 20, 2012

TESTING of an amine-regeneration technology at two natural gas processing plants owned and operated by Saudi Aramco revealed an improvement in amine performance and quality. Performance of an amine so... View more

Deep Casing Tools awarded significant order in Saudi

June 25, 2012

DEEP Casing Tools the Aberdeen-based casing and completion technology specialist has secured a major order in Saudi Arabia following the introduction of its innovative high-speed drillable reaming sys... View more

Ibn Battuta Gate appoints new food and beverage director

September 1, 2011

THE IBN Battuta Gate Hotel in Dubai managed by Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts has appointed Alexandre Maurisseau as food and beverage director. French national Maurisseau has almost 16 years of hospital... View more

Hilton strengthens regional food and beverage team

September 1, 2011

HILTON Worldwide has appointed two new positions to its expanding Middle East and Africa food and beverage (f&b) team. Andrew Joyce joins the company as director of f&b and Jean-Michel Dixte is the ne... View more

BASF committed to grow plastic additives in Mideast

September 20, 2010

BASF and Astra Polymer Compounding Saudi Arabia have decided to discontinue plans for a joint venture to produce customer specific antioxidant blends (CSB) in the Middle East region. The joint venture... View more

Top food and beverage firm seeks to invest in oil and gas abroad

November 30, 2009

TOP Philippines firm San Miguel said recently it was on the prowl for big natural resource investments abroad as part of an increasingly aggressive expansion outside of its core brewing business. It d... View more

Oil market opens up to black box trade

November 16, 2009

LONDON/NEW YORK: Black boxes control only a small share of oil futures but their reach is growing driven by an influx of cross-asset dealers. Those who rely on computer power to generate profit from s... View more

Global oil field tools demand to grow 5pc through 2012

July 26, 2009

The world oil field equipment market is projected to increase five per cent per year through 2012 to 70 billion says a new industry study World Oilfield Equipment released by This wi... View more

LG’s new bagless cyclone vacuum cleaner ensures hygienic cleaning

June 28, 2009

LG Electronics (LG) the world s leading innovator of home appliances has introduced its new bagless cyclone vacuum cleaner Kompressor Plus (Compressor Plus in UK). This intuitively designed vacuum cle... View more

Amazon Boats project comes ‘out of the box’ at AHIC

April 28, 2009

THE Amazon Boats project deep in the Amazon rain forest involves the protection of more than 8 000 sq km of jungle coupled with a purchase strategy that allows house boats to be handed down from one g... View more

Portable precision machine tools set the benchmark

December 25, 2008

NOW celebrating its 125th Anniversary E H Wachs continues to fulfil its mission to provide the world s best welders with the finest in field portable cutting and weld prep machine tools. Combined with... View more

Internal chemical cleaning of steel pipelines

May 18, 2008

The In-Situ cleaning process for new and old often corroded pipe lines should be started with a thorough inspection of the pipe line: The internal diameter of the pipe line has to be checked and sampl... View more

In-Situ cleaning and coating

May 18, 2008

MANY steel pipe lines will not be coated internally at the time of construction because in the design stage the medium to be transported was considered not to be corrosive. In oil production for insta... View more

Impressive coaching tools attract travellers

April 28, 2008

SPORTING the region s only TaylorMade Performance Lab the Golf Academy at Four Seasons Golf Club Dubai Festival City includes some of the most impressive coaching tools available. Ideal for both corpo... View more

Simatic PCS 7 new set of tools unveiled

February 3, 2008

Siemens Automation and Drives announced that it has enhanced Version 7 of its Simatic PCS 7 Process Automation System to include a comprehensive set of easy-to-use advanced process control (APC) capab... View more

Egyptian hotels seek better food hygiene

November 28, 2006

THE Egyptian Hotel Association has contracted food hygiene expert Check Safety First to implement higher standards in hotels and reduce food related illnesses amongst tourists. As part of the governme... View more

Arabian food like you’ve never seen it

October 31, 2006

ANOTHER indicator that Dubai is the centre for a renaissance in the Middle East: new Arabian cuisine. If you re wondering whether that means Arabic mezzeh you can eat with a knife and fork you re clos... View more

New hydraulic tools are easy to use

September 24, 2006

Hi-Force has recently announced the launch of a new generation of hydraulic torque wrenches. This latest range of hydraulic tools is fully compatible for use with the innovative Hi-Force BoltRight sof... View more

Thinking out of the box

February 11, 2006

IN the three years since EgyptAir was restructured into a holding company overseeing seven affiliated companies each with its own separate management the group has seen numerous improvements in terms ... View more

Cleaning of refinery flare line made easy

September 4, 2005

British pipeline cleaning specialist Tube Tech International has pioneered a new technique to cut the fire risk in oil refinery flare line cleaning operations. The company s innovative use of nitrogen... View more

Radisson promotes ‘Food for Thought’

July 5, 2005

Radisson SAS Hotels & Resorts part of the fast-growing Brussels-based Rezidor SAS Hospitality is introducing a dedicated healthy diet menu in its Middle East properties as part of the company s ongoin... View more

Ricci offering quality tools

December 7, 2004

With patented machinery and trained staff D.L. Ricci Corp has grown to become a leading worldwide supplier of on-site portable machining solutions it says. The company serves many industries but its p... View more

Ultra Motion tools search sub-sea

September 5, 2004

Inner Space linear actuators designed by US-based Ultra Motion are set to be used in exploration of the oceans depths A new series of compact Inner Space linear actuators has been developed by the Act... View more

Smith Inland cleaning up

December 14, 2003

Smith Inland Environmental service Inc the US based environmental contractors has 12 consecutive years in the handling storage and transport of petroleum products and hazardous materials; oilfield clo... View more

Technological tools fundamental

November 16, 2003

MARAFIQ the power and water utility company for Jubail and Yanbu has installed a powerful data centre and networking system based on IBM technology to host new e-business systems Marafiq and Saudi Bus... View more

Ramada to concentrate on food and beverage

May 3, 2003

TTN talks to Hans-Joachim Radek general manager for Ramada Bahrain Q. Do meets like the ATM bring about the results that are expected? A. For the last few years ATM has helped bringing a new player to... View more

Food is Duvacher's passion

October 6, 2001

Chef Stephane Duvacher believes in food. Passionately. He grew up in Saint Malo a fishing port in Brittany northern France where at age ten he transformed his first catch-of-the-day into a savory soup... View more



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