Saudi tycoons expand fortune as grocery chain soars after IPO

Members of the family own a 67 per cent stake worth about $2.2bn in BinDawood Holding Co

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Al Habtoor hotels offer 24×7 kosher in-room dining in Dubai

Guests will be able to order from an OU Certified Kosher Room Service Menu throughout the day

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Why the GCC and Britain are collaborating for food security

The GCC states have launched agritech programmes and are working to facilitate global agribusiness trade and diversify international food sources

Abu Dhabi’s ADQ partners with Lulu International Holdings for Egypt expansion

ADQ and LIHL will work to collectively develop up to 30 hypermarkets and 100 express minimarket stores

Dubai’s Careem announces 25 partners for rewards programme

Customers can earn points by taking rides, ordering food, shopping for essentials or getting anything delivered

Talabat to launch operations in Iraq

The company will initially launch operations in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan early next year, before expanding into Federal Iraq

Dubai-based cloud kitchen startup Kaykroo raises $4m in new funding

Existing restaurants relaunched as delivery and takeaway cloud kitchens

Supermarket chain Waitrose launches first international online grocery platform in UAE

The service will offer over 2,800 delivery slots each week, with a choice of three delivery time slots per day

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New 15,000sqft dining destination to open at ICD Brookfield Place in Dubai’s DIFC

The new destination, called The Guild, will feature eight different home-grown brands and slated to open next year

Emirates Skywards marks two decades; hosts over 27 million members

Emirates Skywards’ members come from more than 180 countries

Dubai-based Sweetheart Kitchen raises €15m in new funding

Virtual kitchen brand to expand its number of brands by five

Three sports bars to catch the IPL this weekend

Don’t miss out on cricketing action this weekend with some of the best offers in town

UAE’s Agthia Group receives offer for Al Foah Company

The offer is subject to regulatory and shareholder approvals

Abu Dhabi investor signs pact on $225m Sudan farm project

The project aims to create 5,000 jobs and generate $1bn in export revenue over 10 years

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Nestlé appoints new chairman and CEO for MENA region

Remy Ejel, who has been with the company for over 20 years, has been appointed to the role

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ADQ establishes new company, Silal, in Abu Dhabi to boost local food production

Jamal Salem Al Dhaheri has been appointed as the CEO of the new entity

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Covid-19: Dubai Tourism closes 4 establishments and issues final warnings to 19 more

Dubai Tourism is communicating with stakeholders, providing them guidance, insights and industry updates to help them comply with the necessary guidelines

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Abu Dhabi’s Etihad partners with Lumitics to reduce inflight food wastage

The partnership will see technology being deployed to track unconsumed Economy class meals from Etihad’s flights

The things we buy in the pandemic to feel normal

Holding onto small culinary pleasures amid lockdowns and social distancing measures is helping people worldwide cope with the pandemic

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UAE’s Pure Harvest to open $30m facility in Kuwait to supply retailer Sultan Center

The farm will supply many varieties of tomatoes, vine crops, leafy greens and berries and is expected to open next year

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New food testing lab in Dubai to screen for contaminants

The lab has been set up in the Fruits and Vegetables Market in Warsan, Dubai

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Al Habtoor Group to offer kosher food at all its properties in the UAE

Habtoor Hospitality has partnered with Elli’s Kosher Kitchen which was founded by Ellie Kriel in 2019

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Five minutes with Balki Radhakrishnan, vice president and managing director, General Mills AMEA

US-based food company General Mills recently launched the world’s first Old El Paso restaurant in Dubai

State of the global Islamic economy: Eyeing new frontiers

With Muslim consumers across the world seeking out faith-based products and services, the Islamic economy is seeing robust growth among all its different verticals

UAE consumer prices dip 2.36% year-on-year

Between May and June 2020, the UAE’s CPI logged an increase of 0.33 per cent

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Rural Indian farmers can now connect directly to UAE food industry through new portal

The platform uses blockchain technology to connect farmers with different entities in the UAE including food processing companies, traders and wholesalers

UAE residents ditch fries for salads in the wake of Covid-19: report

Average order value of food bought online decrease 4% post-lockdown

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Sheikh Mohammed reiterates UAE’s drive to enhance food and water security

He has instructed the relevant departments to monitor the national reserves, invest in food technologies and forge international partnerships too

Kuwait’s NOX Management launches region’s first large-scale indoor vertical farm

The facility has a daily output capacity of up to 550 kg of salad, herbs, and cresses

Saudi wealth fund ditches blue-chip stocks, adds ETFs

The Public Investment Fund disclosed stakes worth $10.1bn at the end of the second quarter