The Deck Long Table in voco Dubai The Palm to host Michelin Star Chefs, Miguel Angel de la Cruz and Fernando del Cerro

Provacuno, premium sustainable beef from Spain to feature in specially curated menu

Dubai, UAE: The Deck, a vibrant environment friendly beachfront dining restaurant at the voco Dubai The Palm on West Beach, Palm Jumeirah welcomes Michelin Star Chefs serving dishes with Provacuno, premium sustainable beef from Spain for only two nights on Tuesday and Wednesday,   14th and 15th of March 2023.

Social dining is at the heart of the experience at The Deck for people looking for a place to unwind and have fun and Provacuno Chefs have curated a special menu with tapas and three glasses of paired house beverages at AED 199/- per person.

Serving on The deck long table will be Chef Miguel Angel de la Cruz who has One Michelin Star, One Green Star and Chef Fernando del Cerro who comes with one Michelin Star.

The picturesque beachfront dining venue, The Deck is the perfect place where patrons can be themselves in a laid back, chilled environment with friends and family as the sun sets over the horizon while they enjoy the specially curated menu next week. Enjoy The Deck’s exquisite vibe while listening to tunes curated by music expert Big Rossi and the sound of the waves for entertainment,

Celebrate Sakura with Sumo Sushi & Bento

Enjoy the Cherry blossom festival at Sumo Sushi & Bento with delectable dishes

Dubai, UAE: Sumo Sushi & Bento, the originator of family friendly sushi dining in the region is celebrating Japan’s famous cherry blossom festival season with delicious dishes and will emulate the tradition of Sakura viewers celebrating the season by eating, drinking and coming together to welcome the beginning of Spring.

To mark the Sakura cherry blossom festival, Sumo Sushi & Bento is launching a new sumo signature item ‘Gozen Samurai’ (lady Samurai) inspired by Gozen, also known as the female warrior samurai. The dish is promoted on Women’s Day on 8th March and 21st March on Mother’s Day as an exclusive Sumo Mobile app campaign.

Sumo Sushi & Bento diners can also enjoy similar dishes that are popular in the Sakura season right here in the UAE. The dishes include Sakura Roll, Inari Sushi, Futo Maki, Mochi, Wagyu Steak Roll, Chirashi Bento and a drink called Pink.

Additionally, female mobile app members can save by getting a classic bento at 25% off when they buy the Gozen Samurai dish from March 8th to the 21st for Dine-in, takeaway and delivery orders.

Jerome Mortel, COO, Sumo International Inc. LLC,said,We are delighted to present dishes inspired by the Japanese custom of flower viewing known as hanami  just in time for Cherry Blossom season and we are excited to introduce a new dish to celebrate the ladies and mothers since the season coincides with Women’s Day and Mother’s Day We hope to keep  our diners engaged by tempting them with new innovative dishes to celebrate the different festivals and milestones in their life.”

For regular patrons,Sumo Mobile App is a most simple and convenient way to earn loyalty points. Collect Kenji Coins for every order and redeem them for FREE food and drinks (1 AED= 1 Kenji Coin). You can redeem the rewards without any minimum spend. Enjoy!

The special offers are available from 11am to 11pm at all Sumo Sushi & Bento outlets. For Booking, visit, download the Sumo Sushi App or call 800-7866(SUMO)

RAK Mall reveals International Women’s Day Activations

Pop up market, art display, free nail services offered along with discounts, special offers and activities

Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: Iconic shopping destination, RAK Mall is all geared up to celebrate International Women’s Day with special discounts, offers and activities.

RAK Mall will have a pop-up market with Free Nail Services from Nail Touch Spa and various fashion, beauty, jewelry, wellness, and lifestyle pop up stores and will run on March 8th, 3pm to 9pm. It complements the mall’s existing shopping, entertainment, and female friendly experiences.

Shoppers can also learn from the Emirates Cancer Society and get to know the inspirational and talented women from various walks of life as they honor and support each other as one community.

In addition, Artist, Ms. Hamama Youssef Saleh will display paintings and her skills on Sand Art about UAE history.

The first ever World Padel League to be held in Dubai

  • Padel is currently fastest growing sport in the world.
  • 1st of its kind World Padel League to feature as ‘Greatest show on court’.
  • Coca-Cola Arena partners for the high-profile sports and entertainment event.

Dubai, UAE: The world’s top-ranked padel players will convene with  biggest entertainers in world to present the ‘Greatest show on court’ with the inaugural World Padel League to be held in association with Dubai Sports Council at Coca-Cola Arena from 8th to 11th June 2023.

The World Padel League will feature 4 teams, 24 of  world’s biggest players and 4 concerts with internationally renowned artists. The 4-day sportainment experience comes to Dubai by the same team that recently concluded the World Tennis League, which proved a huge success.

Rajesh Banga, Chairman of World Padel League says,” Our goal is to innovate and marry World class sport with entertainment to give fans unique and immersive experience. After success of the World Tennis League (WTL) and with the incredible growth we see in padel specifically regionally, we are excited to live up to promise for another blockbuster event”.

H.E Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of the Dubai Sports Council added, “The World Padel League will increase popularity of sport more locally and globally with local and International players showcasing their talent, highlighting tournament rules and standards and cementing the commitment we made to grow and develop the sports by fostering interest in residents and visitors to pursue active sports. We believe the WPL will attract more talent to our shores.”

Mark Jan Kar, General Manager of CocaCola Arena added, “We are thrilled to host another exciting sport and entertainment event at Coca-Cola Arena and look forward to our partnership with Rajesh and team. I believe Padel can be both a participation and spectator sport and we see rapid growth in region over the past two years. With the success of WTL it’s clear that combination of sports and live music makes for the perfect match”.

The World Padel League will bring together best global talent to centre court surrounded by an incredible line-up of sports stars and music artists. Stay tuned for more information as teams, players and global artists are revealed.

Pacific Products launches with new collections in Al Ain

G R Foundation General Trading retails products to support island cultures, traditions and communities for a prosperous future together

G R Foundation General Trading based in Al Ain currently retails Pacific products, including coconut products from the Solomon Islands. Coconuts have been central to Island rural communities for many decades, shaping the lives, tradition and livelihood and providing an income stream.

Some of the Pacific products sold by G R Foundation General Trading include virgin coconut hair and body oil, Massage oils, handmade coconut cleansing soap as well as a variety of lip balms.

Coconut oil, due to its unique and organic properties helps bolster the skin’s protective layer, trapping moisture inside and keeping skin supple and hydrated. It smells great, and has anti-inflammatory properties, making it beneficial for irritated, chafed skin and helps with collagen production.

Ahmed Shak Ahmed, CEO of G R Foundation General Trading is excited to bring the island products  to the UAE and is passionate in assisting South Pacific Island countries of the Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Fiji, Samoa, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu and Tonga to have their unique products sold around the Middle East.

Currently G R Foundation General Trading sells KOSI and Banana Hands products.

Banana Hands organic coconut cleansers, oils, soaps and balms are gentle and luscious, made in the Solomon Islands from certified organic coconut oil.

For KOSI products, coconuts are sourced from local plantations owned by over 1,000 farmers in Solomon Islands. This revitalises the coconut industry using modern technology while partnering with local communities and firms, NGOs and Governments to develop rural communities in a sustainable cycle.

Products retailing at the G R Foundation General Trading in Al Ain can also be bought on

Enjoy Valentine’s Day offers at Sumo Sushi & Bento

Rekindle your romance with a wholesome exquisite meal

Dubai, UAE: Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Sumo Sushi & Bento by spending AED 150/- and getting a kokoro sushi for free in the shape of a heart.  This offer is available from until the 15th of February 2023 for dine-in, takeaway and delivery. 

For regular patrons,Sumo Mobile App is a most simple and convenient way to earn loyalty points. Collect Kenji Coins for every order and redeem them for FREE food and drinks (1 AED= 1 Kenji Coin). You can redeem the rewards without any minimum spend. Enjoy!

The special offers are available from 11am to 11pm at all Sumo Sushi & Bento outlets. For Booking, visit, download the Sumo Sushi App or call 800-7866(SUMO)

Aries Group announces women empowerment benefits including two years of Post-delivery benefits for its female employees

  • Aries Group is the first company in Asia to introduce menstrual leave for female employees
  • New work culture enhanced with baby care leave
  • Over 10% percent of employment opportunities reserved for women with equal pay

Aries Group of companies, whose portfolio includes the world’s largest ship design and inspection firm with more than 2,000 employees in 19 countries, has launched numerous innovative projects for women empowerment and has set the ball rolling to implement a new work culture in the industry by announcing various innovative projects.

The Group has announced ‘Baby Care Leave’ as a post-natal benefit for female employees in conjunction with its Silver Jubilee celebrations. This announcement aims to ensure the best maternal care for all new mothers in the Aries family. The female staff can take leave for one year and an additional year as work-from-home without any service break. As part of this scheme, employees who live near the office can avail four half hour breaks during working hours for taking care of babies.

The UAE-based multinational Aries Group is the first company in Asia to introduce menstrual leave for female employees. In an era where recognising women’s rights at work is still considered as a challenge and cases of labour exploitation increasing globally in many fields, Aries has been taking path-breaking initiatives to encourage women empowerment.

Sir Sohan Roy, the founder chairman and CEO of the Aries group said, “We are elated to make such revolutionary announcements as part of the company’s 25th anniversary. We have previously announced many notable projects, including a fifty percent profit share for employees, retirement with a pension for employees, Parent pension, and Spouse salary, etc. This year our focus is on women empowerment and making our working spaces more welcoming and adaptable for our female staff.”

As a model for women empowerment, ground breaking initiatives launched for women empowerment include the Anti-Dowry Policy, Salary to Unemployed Wives of Employees, Menstrual leaves for Women Employees, Scheme to Turn Women Employees into Entrepreneurs, Special Office for Women, Work from Home facility, New Work Programs for Employees’ Mental Health, Policy Against Gender Discrimination, Anti sexism policy and various other Schemes for Women’s Welfare. Aries Group is becoming a model for the global maritime sector by setting up an office exclusively for women in the maritime sector, where less than 2% percent of women work, and reserving more than 10% percent of employment opportunities only for women with equal pay.

RAK Mall welcomes two new stores

New outlets include Bath & Body Works and Bloomed Out for self-indulgence and for gifts for loved ones

Dubai, UAE: The shopping mall and management division Lulu Group International, Line Investments & Property reveals two new stores at popular retail destination, RAK Mall to start the new year with new retail offerings that complement the mall’s existing shopping, entertainment, and dining experiences.

The new store openings offer visitors more options of diverse brands for ease and convenience, together with attractive deals and offers. Bath & Body Works will offer customers giveaways and a voucher for a free lotion on spending AED200/-.

In addition, another new outlet, Bloomed Out, located on the 1st level of RAK mall, offers visitors fresh flowers and gifts just in time for Valentines Day. The outlet offers flowers in different species and colors and offered in a bouquet, basket in a vase.

Both outlets offer useful and meaningful products for self-use and for gifting. RAK MALL places great emphasis on health and safety measures since the pandemic, ensuring the public areas remain a safe place to shop and dine in.

Silicon Central adds new stores to retail portfolio

Ten new stores open doors with five more scheduled to open in February in Dubai’s latest lifestyle and shopping destination

Dubai, UAE: Silicon Central, Dubai’s latest lifestyle and shopping destination announces the opening of over ten new stores in the last few weeks with five more outlets opening this month to offer mall visitors a diverse shopping experience.

The new stores that opened recently include OVS, Al Futtaim Auto Centre, Tanishq, Al Jaber Optical, Smoker Centre, Chili Ways, Smart Vape, Home Box, Yateem Optician, Asli Beirut, Locksmith and Splash. Stores opening in February will include Khau Galli, Wingstop, Clove Tree, Illy Café, Portofino Aesthetic Clinic and Raju Omelet.

Mr. Salim MA, Director Lulu Group said, “The diverse range of stores at Silicon Central meets the needs of our discerning consumer needs as shoppers today value more variety in retail and a convenient shopping experience. With our current and upcoming retail mix, and the events the mall team members have curated, we hope to offer shoppers more opportunities to create memorable moments at the mall.”

Since the mall opened doors, shoppers have been visiting Silicon Central to enjoy the mall ambience and have been shopping at popular outlets like Lulu Hypermarket, Max, Starbucks, Bath and Body, Forever 21, Pappa Roti, Flormar, La Senza, Splash and getting fit at UFC Gym.

Silicon Central is strategically positioned 12 km from the city-centre and 15 km from Dubai Airport in Dubai Silicon Oasis, the first eco sustainable district in Dubai focused on low carbon footprint, AI, and technology.

Silicon Central is conveniently located near the Dubai Al Ain Road where more than 350.000 cars pass by every day and it aims to offer a host of new retail outlets to the nearby community of 400.000 people as well as students attending the universities in Academic City.

Sumo Sushi & Bento reveals The Blazing Fire Rolls

Spiciest sushi launched for the first time in the UAE with three levels of spiciness

UAE: Sumo Sushi & Bento, the originator of family friendly sushi dining in the region is revealing the ‘Blazing Fire’ sushi rolls for the first time in the UAE at three levels of spiciness – mild, spicy and extreme.

Diners can savour the flaming hot ‘Blazing Fire’ rolls for AED 52/- and the chef will prepare the dish according to the taste and spice level of the customer. The dish caters to clients who prefer a variety of options and have a taste for spicy food.

Sumo’s Blazing Fire Roll packs in the flavour and heat. Stuffed with avocado, crabsticks, and cucumber, dressed with fresh salmon and drizzled with the Sumo Sushi & Bento signature spicy sauce and spring onions.

Jerome Mortel, COO, Sumo International Inc. LLC,said,New food item development is a core part of our business, and we are delighted by the new dishes our chefs have revealed to start the new year with. We are particularly excited about the Blazing Fire Rolls as there was a gap in the market for sushi lovers who like a bit of spice in their meal. The Blazing Fire dishes are available both for dine in, take-out and delivery orders so it can be enjoyed with friends and family.”

The Blazing fire dishes were revealed to food connoisseurs and sushi lovers at the Town Centre Jumeirah outlet of Sumo Sushi & Bento and guests were treated to exquisite sushi rolls from the catering menu after the reveal.

Featuring the finest Japanese cuisine and fun activities that caters to all age groups and suits different taste buds, Japanese food connoisseurs at Sumo Sushi & Bento can also indulge in customized sushi sandwiches, poke bowls, Bento boxes and other Japanese specialty rolls.

For regular patrons,Sumo Mobile App is a most simple and convenient way to earn loyalty points. Collect Kenji Coins for every order and redeem them for FREE food and drinks (1 AED= 1 Kenji Coin). You can redeem the rewards without any minimum spend. Enjoy!

The special offers are available from 11am to 11pm at all Sumo Sushi & Bento outlets. For Booking, visit, download the Sumo Sushi App or call 800-7866(SUMO)