From Saudi Arabia’s Fruit Tree Plantation To Dubai’s Gastrobar’s New Menu; 6 GCC Updates For You

6 buzzing updates from the region!

by Deeplata Garde
From Saudi Arabia’s Fruit Tree Plantation To Dubai’s Gastrobar’s New Menu; 6 GCC Updates For You

Dubai’s dynamic dining scene is buzzing with exciting news as various establishments unveil their latest offerings and initiatives. From innovative menu additions to strategic expansions, here’s a roundup of the latest updates from the GCC region!

1. Saudi Arabia’s Fruit Tree Project

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Saudi Arabia is embarking on a groundbreaking agricultural endeavour, aiming to plant more than 45 million fruit trees to revolutionize its agricultural sector and expand the cultivation of bananas and lemons across the Kingdom. Spearheaded by the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture (MEWA), this ambitious initiative focuses on localizing banana seedling production through advanced techniques like tissue culture and the propagation of suitable varieties, particularly in regions like Jazan.

2. Dubai Metro Red Line Y Junction Enhancement

In a bid to enhance the efficiency of the Dubai Metro network, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) of Dubai, in collaboration with Keolis MHI, has unveiled a significant improvement to the Dubai Metro Red Line Y junction timetable. This upgrade is designed to streamline commuter journeys by eliminating the need for interchange at Jabal Ali Metro Station, thus optimizing travel time and convenience for passengers, effective April 15.

3. dnata Forges Partnership With Mauritius Tourism To Attract UAE Travellers

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dnata, a leading global air and travel services provider headquartered in Dubai, has entered into a strategic partnership with Mauritius Tourism, the official tourism authority of the enchanting Indian Ocean island country. This collaborative venture aims to attract more travellers from the UAE in 2024 by spotlighting trending experiences beyond Mauritius’ famed shorelines. Together, dnata and Mauritius Tourism will showcase the island’s diverse offerings, enticing UAE travellers with unique and immersive travel adventures.

4. carine Marks 6th Anniversary With Culinary Delights & Free Treats


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carine, the chic French-Mediterranean eatery nestled within Emirates Golf Club, is commemorating its 6th anniversary with a culinary extravaganza. To mark this significant milestone, carine guests to celebrate the evening on April 17 to enjoy complimentary bubbly upon arrival and a delectable dessert to share, accompanied by the soulful melodies of a violinist. But this celebration has been postponed due to heavy rains and floods noticed in the region. This festive celebration promises an evening of gastronomic indulgence and cherished memories.

5. Meats & Cuts Expands To Arabian Ranches


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Meats & Cuts, a distinguished purveyor of premium meats and gourmet deli products, is expanding its footprint with the launch of its latest branch in Ranches Souk, Arabian Ranches 2. Building on the success of its flagship store in Jumeirah Park, this strategic expansion aims to introduce residents of Arabian Ranches and neighbouring areas to an exquisite selection of high-quality meats, artisanal cold cuts, and savoury sausages. With an emphasis on offering top-tier meats, including Japanese Wagyu and Australian lamb, Meats & Cuts’ newest branch promises to delight discerning meat connoisseurs.

6. DUO GastroBar Unveils King Crab Menu


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DUO GastroBar, renowned for its innovative modern European cuisine, is captivating diners with the introduction of its tantalising new king crab menu. Located in the vibrant Dubai Hills Business Park, DUO GastroBar continues to impress with its creative culinary offerings. With the debut of the King Crab Menu, guests can savour the exquisite flavours of king crab at irresistible prices, reaffirming DUO GastroBar’s commitment to providing an exceptional dining experience.

We will be back soon with more GCC updates!

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