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In the most unprecedented global crisis of our time, the hospitality industry is suffering like never before. Here, The Pro Chef ME spotlights the UAE restaurants who, out of sheer energy and ingenuity, are battling to adapt and survive this pandemic – whether it’s through reverting to delivery-only menus, or

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Dubai restaurants

Restaurants will be forced to operate at 30% capacity and enforce a two-metre distance between tables once restrictions are lifted, Dubai Government has confirmed. F&B outlets have been instructed to use only disposable and individually wrapped utensils, dishes and packages, and ensure that tables and chairs are both cleaned with 75%

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Etihad Airways' catering arm has announced that it has been commissioned to prepare and provide meals to those most in need during the COVID-19 outbreak. Etihad Airport Services Catering (EAS Catering) is said to have been selected to support initiatives led by various government entities, business organisations and community centres due

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Nammos

Cook The culinary team at Mediterranean hotspot, Nammos, have released a selection of easy-to-follow recipes for home cooks to enjoy. The recipes feature an interesting mix of flavours and serves a gastronomic experience including Stuffed Arabic Pita, Fried Zucchini Tzatziki, Prawn Tempura, Nammos Fish Soup, the Nammos Salad and Baked Pappardelle with

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Abu Dhabi restaurants

Abu Dhabi restaurants and F&B outlets will receive a 20% rent refund as part of the government’s Economic Stimulus Package. The refund will apply to restaurants, F&B outlets and tourist and entertainment facilities in the UAE capital whereby contracts were signed between 1 October 2019 and 31 March 2020, or contracts

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recipe e-book

Globally acclaimed chefs have joined forces to create a free, recipe e-book, packed full of their finest creations to inspire home cooks during the pandemic. Led by Dubai-based author Flavel Monteiro, ‘Come Together: The World’s Finest Chefs,’ draws more than 100 recipes from 84 chefs. With over 50 Michelin stars between

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Dubai Economy has announced the reopening of certain food outlets during the COVID-19 sterilisation lockdown, a recent directive has confirmed. Released on Monday 13 April, the circular outlined a list of permitted traders that would be allowed to operate between the hours of 8am and 8pm. The list made reference to

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Waterfront Market

Dubai’s premier fresh food market, the Waterfront Market, has reopened all of its branches across the city after being granted permission to do so by the local authorities. As part of its reopening, Waterfront Market has implemented a range of precautionary health and safety measures in order to combat the

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Popular food delivery service Talabat have teamed up with Kitopi – a cloud kitchen platform, to provide 20,000 meals to those most affected by the coronavirus outbreak in Dubai. The partnership between the pair involves Kitopi preparing and packaging 1,000 meals daily, which are then delivered by Talabat to communities in

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Unilever

Global food service company, Unilever Food Solutions has launched a nationwide campaign across the GCC to promote and support local restaurants during COVID-19. Covering the UAE, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, the new campaign – namely ‘Yallah Let’s Order,’ invites consumers to share visuals of their meals delivered from their favourite restaurant

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Popular ingredient supplier, Classic Fine Foods, has launched its home delivery deli service to cater to UAE residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. Though traditionally Classic Fine Foods supplies ingredients to some of the UAE’s top hotel and restaurants, the recent outbreak has led to the brand evolving to ensure everyone has

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Pierre Marcolini

Belgian chocolatier Pierre Marcolini has launched a new initiative to support the national effort of caregivers during the COVID-19 epidemic. Despite the closure of his boutique’s in Belgium, Paris and London, Pierre Marcolini has offered chocolates, delicacies, pastries and seasonal creations to the nearby hospitals to commemorate the efforts of healthcare

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virtual conference

A virtual conference is set to take place this week to discuss the unprecedented economic circumstances caused by COVID-19, and what the hospitality industry can do to collectively rebuild confidence. Due to take place on Tuesday 7 April from 10am BST (1pm GST), registration for the conference is free of charge

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Despite the strict lockdown measures that we are currently facing, Dubai restaurants are still permitted to provide delivery-only services to their loyal foodie followers across the emirate. In light of this, a number of fine dining outlets have adapted their menus to suit doorstep deliveries. For the first time, residents can now

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50 Best has announced that it is postponing The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2020, with a view to host the event in 2021 in Antwerp, Flanders. The event was due to take place on 2 June 2020, but recent circumstances surrounding COVID-19 have led to the decision to move the event.

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Restaurants across Dubai are permitted to continue delivering food during the 24-hour sterilisation programme, the UAE government has confirmed. Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management, in coordination with the Command and Control Centre for Combating COVID-19, announced the intensified restrictions on the movement of people and vehicles on Saturday

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Steering clear of the Korean tradition to focus on barbecues and table-top grills, newly opened Kimpo brings fuss-free street-food and a “well-stocked bar” to Dubai’s burgeoning F&B scene. Here, Chef Sung Choul Lee talks of the restaurant’s “no clucks given” mantra, his return to Dubai and his fond memories of

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MERA

The Global Restaurant Investment Forum (GRIF) has announced the launch of the Middle East Restaurant Association (MERA) – a non-profit organization that will act as a hub for the UAE’s restaurant industry. Now more than ever, the Middle East’s F&B community needs to come together and support each other through these

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The ENTERTAINER has developed its digital app to enable both members and non-members to access its exclusive delivery offers for UAE restaurants. In response to a “huge demand” after UAE restaurants were reduced to delivery only, the team have been “working together to adjust strategies that meet the climate we are

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