Two new websites target Dubai diners
Dubai, February 8, 2011
Two new websites catering to Dubai residents and visitors looking for a new dining out experience has been launched.
The websites operate independently, yet are complementary -- FooDiva (www.foodiva.net) provides an impartial review of where and what to eat, while RoundMenu (www.roundmenu.com) offers a ‘fine dining for less’ experience with a simple online booking service, a statement said.
To mark the launch, foodies have the opportunity to win 10 pairs of tickets to ‘Taste of Dubai’, and a catered dinner for four people at their home courtesy of Chef for Hire Andy. Fans simply need to register their email on http://www.roundmenu.com/foodiva/competition.cfm and will be entered into a draw, the statement said.
“Given Dubai’s burgeoning restaurant scene, there was a growing requirement for a dedicated website that offers an impartial critique on where to dine and what to eat. The foodie that I am, I was constantly being asked to recommend restaurants in town, and hence the idea for FooDiva was born. By sharing a wealth of dining experiences, I can help make the decision on which restaurant to choose a little easier,” said Samantha Wood, founder of FooDiva.
In addition, foodies can post their own review on FooDiva, whilst the website also shares the odd recipe, as well as the latest news in the global food and beverage industry.
“Whenever I wanted to book a restaurant, I was frustrated by the lengthy and tedious telephone reservation process. To make diners, as well as restaurant managers’ lives easier, I developed a website with an easy booking interface and no credit card or registration requirement. And what’s more diners benefit from added value with special promotions. With just a few clicks, you can book, dine and save,” said Zaid Jawad, founder of RoundMenu. – TradeArabia News Service