October 2015, Issue: 10 Volume: 33

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Minor continues Mideast expansion

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Diving into the halal market

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Alexandria: Pearl of the Mediterranean

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People & Places

  • A team of 16 members of staff from Amwaj Rotana along Jumeirah Beach Residence in Dubai, distributed refreshments to security guards, taxi drivers and builders working in the summer heat to mark the hotel’s first community day.
  • Lebanese investor Joumana Dammous Salamé, general manager of Hospitality Services and owner of the Horeca brand, has confirmed that four Arab capitals will now host the annual Horeca convention. Since it started in Beirut some 22 years ago, Horeca has now spread to Kuwait City, Kuwait; Riyadh, KSA; and Amman, Jordan.
  • Vistara, a joint venture of Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines Ltd, and India’s fastest-growing full-service carrier, inaugurated of its sales office in Dubai with the appointment of Sharaf Travels as its general sales agent (GSA). Sharaf Travels will represent Vistara in the UAE, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.
  • The inaugural edition of the Abu Dhabi Aviation and Aerospace Week (ADAAW) is set to run from March 6 to 12, next year, it was recently announced at a press conference in the UAE capital. Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, the biennial event is slated to include six diversified international events and boost the status of Abu Dhabi as aviation and aerospace capital of the region.
  • Swiss performance troupe Mummenshanz, the Musicians of Silence, took their characters away from the stage into Abu Dhabi’s Emirates Palace hotel ahead of their shows at the hotel as part of Abu Dhabi Summer Season. The show has been brought to the UAE by event organiser Alchemy Project and brings to an end a three-month-long Abu Dhabi Summer Season, which has been held emirate-wide and presented by Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority.
  • InterContinental Dubai Marina announced the opening of Marina Social and The Social Room last month. Michelin-starred chef Jason Atherton unveiled his Middle East debut restaurant to a star-studded guest list of VIPs and gourmet enthusiasts at the grand launch party.

  • Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa has brought back the Saturday Lazy Lunch at Bushman’s Restaurant & Bar, where one can sample a variety of authentic Australian dishes, accompanied by a selection of beverages and chilled-out, live entertainment from the resident Australian talent.

  • Chameleon Club Dubai has unveiled new theme nights: Mondays are Geisha Kimono Night, featuring the best hit music from the 80s and 90s. Tuesdays are Red Carpet Night, Wednesdays are Arabian Nights, Thursdays are (Hashtag) #Thursday, Fridays are Global Fridays; and Saturdays are InstaSaturday, promising an interactive social evening of live music. Sundays the club is available to host private events. 


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