January offers at Sumo Sushi & Bento

Matsuri Box, Ramen Festival and Weekly specials to be enjoyed

 

Dubai, UAE: Start the New Year by treating your friends and family to some amazing offers from Sumo Sushi & Bento. Enjoy the cooler season with delicious and wholesome dishes curated for the Ramen Festival, spice up your day with some Kimchee Ramen or treat the staff, friends and family with the Matsuri box that is becoming popular for parties and office gatherings.

January Weekly offer of Kimchee Ramen


Check out the Kimchee Ramen at Sumo Sushi & Bento. The Korean inspired Ramen is a perfect combination of spicy, tangy, and salty flavour. Made in a clear chicken broth, protein packed with beef Bacon, half fried egg and tofu. Topped off with Kimchee, bean sprouts, Enoki Mushroom, Wakame and Bamboo Shoot. Price is AED 50/-.

Matsuri Box 

Revel in the festive spirit with Samurai, Super California, Crunchy Crazy, Dynamite, Sweet Potato Crunch, and fresh slices of Tuna & Salmon in one box! Enjoy 50 pcs of sushi and sashimi for only AED 289/-available for takeaway & delivery or for Dine-in without the Box. Valid at all Sumo Branches, the Matsuri box is only available until February 28th 2023.

Ramen Festival

The annual Sumo Sushi & Bento’s Ramen Festival returns from now until the 28th of February 2023 in all outlets and will have twelve flavours, including two surprising ramen dishes that will be revealed in the new year. The festival will highlight twelve vegetarian and non-vegetarian ramen dishes including ones that are old favourites, best-selling ramens and dishes perfect for the winter with a perfect blend of sumptuous flavours.

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 https://sumosushibento.com, download the Sumo Sushi App or call 800-7866(SUMO)

Zahara Travel looks to Amadeus to enhance its customer experience with new products and services

Corporate travel specialist in Oman with over 50 years of experience partners with Amadeus to expand its premium customer offering

For more than 50 years, Zahara Travel has become renowned for demonstrating an entrepreneurial and pioneering approach to corporate travel. This strategy has helped the company gain prominence as a premium service-oriented organization, resulting in winning the “Oman Award for Excellence” in Tourism six times. Thanks to its collaboration with Amadeus, the corporate travel specialist plans to boost its level of automation to deliver an enhanced and more personalized customer service.

Zahara Travel has chosen to implement the latest cloud-based Amadeus Selling Platform, which delivers fast access to a comprehensive range of travel services using real-time connectivity for the most up-to-date inventory and pricing. To benefit customers further, Zahara Travel will deploy Amadeus Productivity Suite, which is a behind-the-scenes set of tools that enable travel consultants to focus on delivering the best customer service rather than the administrative processes that need to be managed. Amadeus Web Services is another key component of the agreement between the two companies.

Gautam Broota, CEO of Zahara Travel and Service Bureau LLC said, “As a pioneer in the Travel and Tourism business in Oman, we strive to offer our customers the most efficient and seamless award-winning service. Our partnership with Amadeus ensures we are using highly advanced products and services that enhance our ability to deliver customer service in a comprehensive and personalized manner. We are excited about the expanded range of solutions included in this agreement as it elevates our offering to the next level for all our stakeholders.”

Ernesto Sanchez Beaumont, Managing Director, Amadeus Gulf, adds: “Amadeus’ travel solutions will help enhance the services offered by Zahara Travel and is backed by our commitment to support our customers every step of the way to get the travel industry thriving again. Our aim is to help agencies in the region transition to using the latest digital and automated technology that boosts productivity and delivers the best customer experience. We are excited to work with Zahara Travel as we share a common goal in elevating the travel experience for everyone.”

As the travel ecosystem evolves, it is crucial for corporate travel agents to review and potentially upgrade the systems, processes, and tools in place, to keep up with rising consumer demand.

Celebrate the Traditional Art of Japanese Ramen at Sumo Sushi & Bento

Enjoy traditional ramen dishes in different flavours during the Sumo Sushi & Bento’s annual Ramen festival

Dubai, UAE: Japanese food lovers can rejoice this winter as the annual Sumo Sushi & Bento’s ramen festival returns from now until the 28th February 2023 in all outlets and will have twelve flavours, including two surprising ramen dishes that will be revealed in the new year. 

The festival will highlight twelve vegetarian and non-vegetarian ramen dishes including ones that are old favourites, best-selling ramens and dishes perfect for the winter with a perfect blend of sumptuous flavours.

The ramen festival will feature an array of exquisite winter culinary treats to warm up during the cooler days in Dubai. An iconic dish from Japan, ramen is loved by food connoisseurs around the world as a popular delicious one dish meal.

The ramens are available in all outlets and for dine in guests, delivery and take away. Each dish comes with a calorie count and diners have an option to choose dishes with options for beef, chicken, seafood and vegetables.

Favourite ramen dishes at Sumo Sushi & Bento include Chicken Chashu Ramen, Chicken Miso Ramen, Gyoza Ramen, Niku Ramen, Sapporo Miso Ramen, Seafood Ramen, Vegetarian Ramen, Tempura Ramen, Cheese Ramen and Birria Ramen. Two new flavours to be added to the festival menu to further tantalize the taste buds of ramen lovers.

This month, the Town centre outlet will also show games on a large screen, providing the ultimate viewer experience in an inviting atmosphere ideal for all guests as they enjoy a curated meal for only AED 95/-.  This includes a selection of 2 Appetizers, Classic Bento and a choice of Soda or single serve Iced Tea. Guests can choose 2 appetizers from Rock n Rolls Shrimp, Chicken Gyoza, Harumaki, Edamame, or Salted Prawn Tempura. They can select a Bento dish from a choice of Teriyaki Chicken, Chicken Katsu, Beef Teriyaki, Chili Prawn or Garlic Prawn.

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 offers are available from 11am to 11pm at all Sumo Sushi & Bento outlets.

For Booking: Visit https://sumosushibento.com or call 800-7866(SUMO)

Celebrate UAE National Day with Sumo Sushi & Bento

Buy one Get one free offer can be enjoyed by Japanese food connoisseurs for delivery orders from Sumo Website & Sumo Mobile App

DUBAI – UAE: Sumo Sushi & Bento, the originator of family friendly sushi dining in the region has curated special online ‘Buy one, Get one free’ delivery offers until the 4th of December for the 51st UAE National Day to mark the special occasion.

Featuring the finest Japanese cuisine that suits different taste buds, Sumo Sushi & Bento lovers can indulge in customized sushi sandwiches, poke bowls, Bento boxes and other Japanese specialty rolls with friends and family during the National Day weekend.

Ms. Julianne Holt-Kailihiwa, CEO, Sumo International Inc. LLC,said,On the occasion of the UAE’s 51st National Day, we are delighted to serve the citizens and residents of the UAE who are celebrating the occasion with loved ones at home.  We note a trend of take-out orders during festive times and have hence curated our special offers for delivery orders from the Sumo Website & Sumo Mobile App.

For patrons looking to dine at the venue, Sumo Sushi & Bento is serving a host of special culinary packages while patrons enjoy a host of sporting action including live football on screen at Town Centre Jumeirah.

The Town centre outlet will show games on a large screen, providing the ultimate viewer experience in an inviting atmosphere ideal for all guests as they enjoy a curated meal for only AED 95/- with 2 Appetizers, a Classic Bento and a choice of Soda or single serve Iced Tea.

Guests can choose 2 appetizers from Rock n Rolls Shrimp, Chicken Gyoza, Harumaki, Edamame, or Salted Prawn Tempura. They can select a Bento dish from a choice of Teriyaki Chicken, Chicken Katsu, Beef Teriyaki, Chili Prawn or Garlic Prawn. The offer is available for dine-in at Town Centre Jumeirah.

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!

For Booking: Visit https://sumosushibento.com or call 800-7866(SUMO)

Driven by Design: The Art of curating good food with good vibes at Salties

Restaurants understand that providing great service is the key to happy customers and hospitality entrepreneurs, especially restaurant owners have started to channel their energy into key service elements by focussing on creating happy and vibrant venues that are also environmentally conscious with a soul instead on creating spaces that are similar to other venues around the city.

There is an increase in demand for sustainable alternatives and recycling with many dining establishments adapting this practice. Making a business eco-friendly is beneficial to the environment and using recycled materials in both restaurant furniture and design is trending as more patrons search for experiences where they can be themselves in a laid back, chilled environment with friends and family.

As a vibrant city that adopts the latest trends from around the world, Dubai is also embracing design spaces that add character to a venue. Hence, after birthing two Michelin stars in Milan and Monforte d’Alba, an Italian Architect, Designer and Tourism Entrepreneur has partnered with an English Radio Presenter, an Emirati Entrepreneur, a Fijian Writer and an Egyptian Restaurateur to bring Salties, a new concept restaurant in an eco-sustainable urban design.

The partners at Salties are advocates of style, comfort, craftsmanship, and practicality. As you enter Salties, a huge mural by Kenyan painter Castro depicts groups of lazing bathers which immediately brings you into a state of relaxation which is the foremost goal of this venue.

Immediately catching the visitor’s eye is the bar counter constructed from the props used in the construction sites of the city’s skyscrapers – it stands out from the sea-facing windows of the new eatery. The aim is clearly to cultivate a culture of balancing of the new with the old and an awareness for supporting initiatives that are environment friendly.


The rustic deck board floors are expertly crafted by wood craftsmen and reflects the work of ancient wooden designs. The recycled chairs and tables emit a unique visual flair and personality to the design of Salties. The natural beauty of wood offers an abundance of charm and brings the furniture to life as reclaimed wood is a great option for adding character to a restaurant without compromising on the budget.

An unpretentious venue, Salties laid back and chilled out DNA is embodied in the abandoned, lived in and reborn furniture surrounded by books and drinks allowing guests to relive lost time and find themselves. The goal is to enrich the experience of customers, making them feel good in a place that characterizes the environment with objects and furniture made with recycled materials and materials from renewable sources.

An amazing feature is the imaginary sand bridge that forms the outlines of the ancient floors and takes you directly to the beach beyond. All these little touches are about transporting guests to their happy memories and creating more memorable experiences that delights them within a warm and friendly space.

Salties is a design driven kitchen set in a space that perfectly unites the soul of Dubai through a combination good food, good vibes and vibrant colors and materials.

RAK Mall to host a Food Fiesta with cooking competitions

Visitors to sample a wide variety of dishes from food counters and win exciting prizes

RAK, UAE: RAK Mall will be hosting a fun filled Food Fiesta from the 24th of November to the 4th of December 2022, with exotic culinary experiences, delicious food sampling, family friendly activities.

The food fiesta commences on 24thNovember with cooking competitions on the 25th, 26th and 27th November concluding with a raffle draw for the Dine and Win competition on the 7th of December 2022.

RAK Mall will offer family-friendly entertainment and experiences and the food fiesta will bring people together to celebrate and enjoy an outing with friends and families trying out different cuisines at food counters and watching the exciting cooking competition live at the mall.

For the ‘Dine and Win’ campaign, customers can spend a minimum of AED 50 at any F&B store to register for the raffle draw at the Mall Information Counter and obtain an e-coupon by SMS for draws to win prizes. One grand prize winner will be selected using an Electronic Voucher System after the Campaign duration and will be awarded with one AED 5,000/- Laka Mall Gift Voucher followed by consolation prizes.


The Food Street part of the campaign features a variety of Food Counters consisting of mainly Street Food of various Cuisines, arranged in the food court to cater the Mall customers. This includes food Counters for Barbeque, Grilled and Roasted Foods at the food court.

The festivities and ambience at the Food Fiesta will offer a fun day out for foodies and they will not need to travel far to enjoy authentic food from all around the world. RAK Mall places great emphasis on safety measures regarding COVID-19, ensuring the public areas remain a safe place to shop and dine in.

Catch the latest sports action at Sumo Sushi & Bento with a specially curated menu for sports fans

Dubai, UAE: As the weather gets better to be outdoors, Sumo Sushi & Bento has announced a number of special packages and culinary offerings by showcasing the sports season at their casual dining destination.

Sumo Sushi & Bento will serve a host of special culinary packages while patrons enjoy a host of sporting action including live football on screen at Town Centre Jumeirah.

The Town centre outlet will show games on a large screen, providing the ultimate viewer experience in an inviting atmosphere ideal for all guests as they enjoy a curated meal for only AED 95/-.  This includes a selection of 2 Appetizers, Classic Bento and a choice of Soda or single serve Iced Tea.

Guests can choose 2 appetizers from Rock n Rolls Shrimp, Chicken Gyoza, Harumaki, Edamame, or Salted Prawn Tempura. They can select a Bento dish from a choice of Teriyaki Chicken, Chicken Katsu, Beef Teriyaki, Chili Prawn or Garlic Prawn. The offer is available for dine-in at Town Centre Jumeirah.

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 offers are available from 11am to 11pm at all Sumo Sushi & Bento outlets.

For Booking: Visit https://sumosushibento.com or call 800-7866(SUMO)

Mall of Umm Al Quwain gears up for Food Fiesta Campaign

Mall visitors to enjoy cooking competitions, food counters and win exciting prizes

UAQ, UAE: As the cooler season approaches, shoppers at Mall of Umm Al Quwain can look forward to venturing out to enjoy exotic culinary experiences, delicious food sampling and family friendly activities at the food fiesta held from the 10th of November to 20th of November 2022.

Mall of Umm Al Quwain is renowned for creating family-friendly entertainment and experiences and the food fiesta will bring people together to celebrate and enjoy an outing with friends and families trying out different cuisines at food counters and watching the exciting cooking competition live at the mall.

For the ‘Dine and Win’ campaign, customers can spend a minimum of AED 50 at any F&B store to register for the raffle draw at the Mall Information Counter and obtain an e-coupon by SMS for draws to win prizes. One grand prize winner will be selected using an Electronic Raffle Draw System after the Campaign duration and will be awarded with a AED 10,000/- Laka Mall Gift Voucher.

There will be five consolation prize winners who will be selected using the Electronic Raffle Draw System and will be awarded with AED 1,000/- Laka Mall Gift Vouchers each.


To be part of the Cooking Competition, interested participants can get themselves registered under three categories – Starters, Main Courses and desserts.


Three 1st Prize Winners will be selected and awarded with AED 2,000/- Laka gift voucher each while the three 2nd Prize Winners will be awarded with AED 1,000/- Laka gift vouchers each. All the Winners will be selected by Senior LuLu Chefs.


The Food Street part of the campaign features a variety of Food Counters consisting of mainly Street Food of various Cuisines, Barbecue and roasted foods arranged in the food court to cater the Mall customers.

The festivities and ambience at the Food Fiesta will offer a fun day out for foodies and they will not need to travel far to enjoy authentic food from all around the world. Mall of Umm Al Quwain places great emphasis on safety measures regarding COVID-19, ensuring the public areas remain a safe place to shop and dine in.

Memorable Malta: The perfect destination for young adults

Natasha Dury

The highlight of my summer holidays was exploring Malta, which is a fantastic destination for young adults like me as there are so many places to visit, cool boutique hotels to stay in, beautiful beaches with great sun and sea indulgence and some of the best festivals for the youth in Europe. We curate some of the best places young adults can enjoy.

Sun, Sea and sand

Beaches in Malta range from golden sands to long stretches of rock dropping into beautifully clear blue waters perfect for snorkelling, diving, windsurfing, paragliding and other water sports.

We loved sailing near Comino’s Blue Lagoon and exploring caves during a day-long boat trip with lunch on board. We saw a lot of on island activities like rock climbing and mountain biking too.

Situated between Malta and Gozo, the smaller island of Comino is a paradise that is car-free very popular with day-trippers. Comino is ideal for walkers and photographers because of the nature and beauty of the island.

Cuisine

The culinary scene in Malta is like the traditional Mediterranean cuisine. The fish is straight from the sea, and we became a big fan of the seasonal fish lampuka that is delicious. Our meals ranged from meat stews, fresh pastas, pastries and pizzas as well as quality vegetarian cuisine.   

Local Sites

We stayed in Valetta and visited the beautiful St John’s Cathedral in Valletta in the afternoon and dinner by the harbour in the evening. After a leisurely breakfast the next day, we then visited the Three Cities (Vittoriosa, Senglea and Cospicua) in the morning.

Malta has a vibrant festival scene almost every part of the different islands had a festive feel with musical events being promoted. For instance, located on the Maltese coast, north of Valletta, St. Julian’s or San Giljan has a thriving nightlife with lovely restaurants and great entertainment for young people., especially the summer fiestas.

Popeye Island

Popeye Village Malta was magical. A purpose-built film set from a 1980 musical, it is now a village that has been converted into a small attraction fun park, consisting of a collection of rustic wooden buildings. On the day we visited, the site had a festive atmosphere with music and children’s activities.

Malta National Aquarium

With tanks full of reptiles, insects, amphibians, and thousands of Mediterranean fish and an intriguing collection of historical artifacts, the Malta National Aquarium is perfect for families and young adults who love aquariums, and we suggest hopping across to the Bird Park for the ultimate animal experience.

Getting there and getting around

We flew to Malta with Turkish Airlines via Istanbul and the connection was seamless. Once in Malta, buses go almost everywhere including to the Gozo ferry that takes you to the laid back and friendly island. We thoroughly enjoyed the Yippee experience – which is a tuktuk tour organised by Yippee Malta offering a fun and authentic way of experiencing the island of Gozo. Getting around Malta is easy, and the journey is full of delightful surprises.

All photos © viewingmalta.com

RAK Mall to host interactive pet zoo

Pet lovers can interact and engage with a variety of animals hosted at the indoor petting zoo

RAK, UAE: Visitors to RAK Mall can interact with flurry friends and cute lovable animals at the petting zoo hosted in the mall from the 11th to 13th November and 18th to 20th November 2022 from 4pm to 9pm and have the opportunity to learn about the need for compassion towards other living beings.

The children can hold and feed the animals and hopefully grow up with a huge respect and love for all creatures great and small. The harmless pets are regularly shampooed, blow dryed and veterinarian checked.

The Animals in the pet zoo include African spurred tortoises, baby tortoises, red footed tortoises, python snake, king and corn snakes as well as budgies. Visitors can also meet mummy and baby rabbits, cinnicot snowflake hedgehogs, Indian ring-necked parrot, a green iguana, guineapigs, ducks and ducklings, a white rat, a baby goat, hamsters plus south american blue and gold Macaw parrot.

RAK MALL places great emphasis on safety measures regarding COVID-19, ensuring the public areas remain a safe place to shop and dine in.