Diverse Culinary Offerings Take Centrestage this Month

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#FoodieFun Insta-Meet in partnership with Nikon Middle East

Diverse Culinary Offerings Take Centrestage this Month

Besides The Chinese New Year and Valentine's Day celebration, February 2019 is a month of food lovers. Dubai leads the festivities in the Middle East region with the biggest “Food-themed” events such as Gulfood and the Dubai Food Festival. Novotel & ibis World Trade Centre and ibis One Central innately participated in these culinary events by hosting the #FoodieFun Insta-Meet in partnership with Nikon Middle East on 9th of February 2019.

The event brought together some of the finest local food bloggers, social media influencers, press and hotel partners all under one welcoming roof. The #FoodieFun Insta-Meet kicked off with an exciting workshop conducted by the Nikon team. The workshop focused on the basics of Food Photography where the Nikon team shared their expert insights, effective techniques and some secret tips. The participants were given an opportunity to put their recent learnings to the test with a challenging competition.  They were given a Nikon Camera to capture engaging photographs of delectable dishes prepared by the infamous specialty Chef Jean Ballouz. Chef Jean joined the AccorHotels’ Cluster a month ago and he manages the culinary expertise of the 3 hotels.


The event ended with a grand finale and the participants were ecstatic to find out that they had the opportunity of winning a fully loaded Nikon Camera after submitting their encapsulating and vivid photographs. Tons of consolation prizes were handed down by the Hotel so nobody left empty-handed.

The event was a great success and enabled one and all to gather valuable insights from our local influencers who mesmerize the UAE culinary experience with their stories.

The key takeaway that we all left with is that food could be a surreal experience that should be palatable with a vision.



About the Hotels:

Novotel World Trade Centre - Part of the Dubai Convention and Exhibition Centre, the hotel offers 412 tastefully decorated rooms and fully equipped with the highest quality amenities to offer guests a memorable stay. Opt for the Suite for the spacious living area guaranteed to offer the luxury and comfort for your stay.

  • Entre-Nous Restaurant: international all day dining restaurant
  • Blue Bar: jazz and blues venue in Dubai featuring live bands
  • Café Cream: alfresco coffee shop
  • Chill’s: pool bar


Ibis World Trade Centre - Conveniently located in the heart of the business district, the hotel is just a few minutes away from world-class shopping malls, beaches and nightspots. Boasting with 210 air-conditioned rooms, choice of restaurants and bars and Wi-Fi internet access, the hotel has got everything you need for a pleasant stay.

  • Cubo Restaurant: Italian cuisine food outlet
  • Chianti’s: chic and welcoming hotel bar

Ibis One Central
- Our fine hotel offers an easy access to Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre and is close to the very central World Trade Centre metro station. Chill out at the gym after a beautiful day and get a good night sleep in one of our sweet beds by ibis while staying connected with the free Wi-Fi in our 588 modern guest rooms.

  • Wok and Co Restaurant: exceptional pan-Asian restaurant