#Food

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The SME Story: Riwa Khan, founder of Majama

Dubai-based Majama produces vegan and gluten-free desserts with ambitious plans to expand further into the GCC markets

New vertical farm launched in Dubai Industrial City

The facility will grow fresh kale, spinach, lettuce, tomatoes, strawberries and melons, and plans to supply hypermarkets, hotels and chefs across the country

Revealed: 5 cafés in Dubai that offer more than just coffee

From yoga eateries to co-working spaces that double as cafes, these joints are not to miss when you’re craving a little more than just coffee

Saudi Jeddah port eyes overseas deals after wealth fund backing

The Red Sea Gateway Terminal plans to invest in at least three international ports in the next five years

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Dubai concept The Maine to open in London’s Mayfair this year

The Maine Mayfair located at 20 Hanover Square, a Georgian Grade II-listed building, consists of five rooms across three floors

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai

Sheikh Mohammed’s 100 Million Meals campaign achieves over double its target

Donations from 385,000 individuals, private and public companies and businessmen across 51 countries helped secure food parcels equivalent to 216 million meals

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Dubai’s dnata partners with Blue Aqua to boost food security in Singapore

Blue Aqua will upcycle organic waste from dnata’s catering and ground handling operations into alternative insect protein for aquafeeds

Food Tech Valley Dubai

Sheikh Mohammed launches Food Tech Valley in Dubai

It seeks to triple the UAE’s food production and will include a smart food logistics hub, R&D facilities as well as agricultural technology and engineering labs

Dubai Multi Commodities Centre

DMCC to launch cacao centre in Dubai

DMCC will initially incubate a select range of cacao services within its DMCC Coffee Centre in Jebel Ali starting from mid-2021

Dubai food trade

Dubai’s external food trade totalled Dhs52bn in 2020

In terms of volume, the overall trade weighed 17 million tonnes

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Dubai closes 53 food outlets in Q1 2021 due to Covid-19 infractions

The municipality conducted 13,775 inspections during the first quarter of 2021, and issued warnings to 1,133 establishments

Dubai’s ENOC Group opens two new service stations in Sharjah

There are now seven ENOC service stations in Sharjah

Pure Harvest Smart Farms

UAE-based Pure Harvest Smart Farms raises $60m in new funding round

Shuaa Capital led a $50m structured sukuk for Pure Harvest co-investing with Franklin Templeton and Sancta Capital

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Al Barakah Dates to expand Dubai facility to make it ‘world’s largest date factory’

The facility is due for completion in early 2022

Drew Joshua Dennehy Three Coffee

The SME Story: Drew Joshua Dennehy, co-founder and general manager of Three Coffee

Dubai-based Three Coffee aims to implement sustainable practices along the entire coffee value chain

Ajman

Ajman: Restaurants and cafés to close at 11pm

Authorities said the decision was made as a new measure to combat the spread of Covid-19

Online F&B sales in UAE rise 255% in 2020 – Dubai Chamber

The value of online food and beverage sales in the UAE is projected to reach $619m by 2025

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What can the UAE and Bahrain do to attract Israeli travellers?

Access to certified kosher food is a big draw for Jewish tourists

UAE’s Fruitful Day raises over Dhs3m to fund expansion

The company will use the funds for horizontal and vertical expansion

Dubai Fresh Market

Dubai Fresh Market begins selling Israeli produce

Israeli company Carmel Agrexco to invest in agricultural farms in the UAE

Jones Food Company

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

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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

Pure Harvest

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

Dubai Central laboratory

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

Al Habtoor Palace

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

Balki Radhakrishnan General Mills

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

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

La Serre Boulangerie Dubai

Dubai restaurant La Serre to expand to Riyadh, New York and London

It will open its first interantional outpost in Riyadh in Q1 2021

Shanghai ME Dubai

Restaurant review: Shanghai ME, Dubai

Shanghai Me, unlike its name might suggest, doesn’t do traditional Chinese, either by way of its vibe or its food

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Smart alcohol licence launched in Dubai

Residents holding the existing red card licence will need to replace it with the new black smart licence by August 31