Love is in the air this Valentine’s at Bateel International

Bateel International is delighted to showcase its new range of exquisite gifts for this Valentine’s season available throughout Bateel Boutiques across the GCC.

Maintaining its reputation for beautifully-designed packaging, Bateel’s Valentine’s gift selection is a feast for the eyes as well as the stomach with exquisite heart-shaped boxes in deep purples and dusky pinks filled with luxury chocolates and gourmet dates.

Gift buyers can customise each box with their selection of delicious treats, such as Bateel’s deliciously indulgent heart-shaped hazelnut pralines encased in the finest chocolate and individually wrapped in red, pink, silver or gold foils – perfect for gifting to that special someone.

Tina Memic, General Manager, adds: “Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to show your loved one how much you care. At Bateel, we pride ourselves on offering beautiful gifts perfect for every occasion and our Valentine’s hearts are just this. They say the way to a person’s heart is through their stomach, and whilst we wholeheartedly agree, we also feel nothing touches the heart quite like a gift from Bateel.”

Crafted with care from the finest quality ingredients, these enchanting gifts promise to delight gourmands of all ages this February.

Bateel International Launches Second Qatar Location

Following a successful debut in the renowned Mall of Qatar last month, Bateel continues its tremendous expansion into the capital with a brand new café, which opened its doors to Doha Tower yesterday.

Bateel has created a name for offering an elevated casual dining concept: Mediterranean fare, curated by Bateel. Combining Mediterranean cuisine and a rich tradition of Arabian hospitality, the café will provide an unrivalled selection of delicious, wholesome dishes served in a warm and sophisticated atmosphere. With three locations now launched and a series of others under development for launch across 2017, General Manager, Tina Memic, remarked on these stating “Bateel is perfectly placed to deliver the highest quality gourmet experiences and outstanding customer service to Doha residents through our network of new locations across the city.”

Strategically located in the heart of Doha’s well-known business district of West Bay, the new café provides both an indoor and outdoor dining space. Bateel’s location is perfectly suited for nearby professionals seeking a light bite and premium café experience as well as families and larger groups looking to dine in a quieter setting. The Mall of Qatar and Doha Tower locations will soon be joined by new locations in Doha Festival Centre and Lagoona Mall as Bateel continues its expansion into Qatar.

Bateel International Announces First Café Bateel Launch in Jeddah

Having a well-established presence in the city, with boutiques opened in Andalus Mall, Stars Avenue Mall and Red Sea Mall, Bateel continues its significant expansion in the Saudi market with a brand new flagship café and boutique, which opened its doors this weekend. This new opening kick starts an exciting year of expansion into Jeddah for the gourmet brand.

Bateel has created a name for offering an elevated casual dining concept: Mediterranean fare, curated by Bateel. Combining Mediterranean cuisine and a rich tradition of Arabian hospitality, the café will provide an unrivalled selection of delicious, wholesome dishes served in a warm and sophisticated atmosphere.

Representing the launch of Bateel’s full gourmet experience in Jeddah, Le Prestige is the first of three new sites to open there this year. Tina Memic, General Manager, remarked on the launch, stating “Based on the love for the Bateel brand we already experience in the Kingdom and the great success of Café Bateel in Riyadh, we felt it was time to share the ultimate Bateel experience with our friends in Jeddah so they can enjoy the absolute best of what Bateel has to offer.”

Strategically located in the new Le Prestige Mall on King Abdulaziz Branch Road just before Kings Road Tower, the new café and boutique is perfectly suited for a full family dining experience as well as friends seeking a premium café experience. Café Bateel’s extensive menu features a delicious range of breakfast options, pastas, salads, sandwiches and other main dishes, as well as Bateel’s famous Signature Qahwa and Sticky Toffee Pudding, whilst the Boutique offers an array of treats including Bateel’s gourmet dates, luxury wrapped chocolates and fine foods to be enjoyed in the comfort of the customer’s own home.

The Le Prestige location will soon be joined by new locations in Assila Tower and in Red Sea Mall, late into the first quarter of this year.

Time for Tea with Bateel

Bateel International is making a foray into the world of gourmet tea with the launch of a brand new range of exquisite loose leaf teas as well as the introduction of its very own Afternoon Tea to be served in selected Café Bateel locations.

Building on its reputation for delivering an exceptional gourmet experience to food lovers and coffee aficionados, Bateel has travelled the world to source only the finest teas for its discerning customers ensuring tea lovers now have a myriad of choices to enjoy in their own homes or at Bateel’s.

Already offering a premium range of blends and infusions in its Cafés, Bateel has now expanded this to offer an exquisite range of gourmet teas from one of the most iconic tea estates in the world, the Makaibari Tea Estate in India, home to the world’s first tea factory, and one of the most expensive tea varieties in the world – the Silver Tips Imperial, which Bateel is bringing exclusively to the Middle East.

Renowned for its health benefits, tea is often described as an elixir and a great alternative for health-conscious consumers seeking a flavoursome, healthier alternative to coffee – perfect for this time of year when New Year’s Resolutions may need a pick-me-up. Bateel’s teas are no different and offer a delicious range of drinks bursting with antioxidants and unique flavours.

Bateel Boutiques are now offering the finest selection of gourmet teas available for purchase to enjoy at home or to gift to friends for that ‘something different’. The Makaibari Silver Tips Imperial tea, once the world’s most expensive, is an exquisite Darjeeling Oolong with a delicious light and floral taste of mango and frangipani. Handpicked only under the light of a full moon just a few times a year, this tea is the perfect addition to Bateel’s fine food offering providing a unique and much sought after gourmet experience always expected from the brand.

Extending this offering even further and bringing a new exceptional gourmet experience to its customers, Café Bateel is launching its own Afternoon Tea. Reimagining this time honored tradition, Bateel continues to seamlessly marry Western influences with its quintessentially Middle Eastern touch. With bites including a Baba Ghanoush toast served alongside a classic smoked salmon finger sandwich and the Khidri Date Opera cake served alongside a traditional English fruitcake as well as freshly baked scones, premium preserves and the finest clotted cream; this Afternoon Tea is definitely one to enjoy this winter.

Speaking of this new collection, Tina Memic, General Manager, commented, “At Bateel, we are always looking to bring exciting new gourmet experiences to delight our customers. Expanding our tea range is a natural next step for us and the Makaibari Tea Estate is a perfect pairing – it is a brand with an exceptional heritage and something brand new to the Middle East. These teas really are some of the finest in the world; organic, bio-dynamically farmed, handpicked with utmost care and Fair Trade Certified. We are very excited to offer these to our customers – both through our Boutiques and for enjoying over Afternoon Tea in our Cafés with friends and family.”

Bateel’s Afternoon Tea is served on a stunning three-tiered silver tray filled with delicious bites, accompanied by the customer’s choice of exquisite tea blend. Available in Café Bateel outlets in Arabian Ranches, JBR The Walk and DIFC.

Bateel Gourmet Teas are available to purchase in all Bateel Boutiques.

Bateel International Announces its Long-Awaited Debut in Qatar With Six New Locations Confirmed

Having established itself as the brand of choice for gourmet dates and confectionary from London to Jakarta, Bateel International now brings its offerings to Qatar’s capital, Doha for the first time. Doha residents and tourists alike will finally be able to delight in gourmet delectable bites from Bateel’s boutiques and cafés!

Known for reinventing and elevating dates to a gourmet product, Bateel has grown to become an admired food brand, renowned globally for culinary excellence. Furthermore, with its well-established expansion into the cafés segment, Bateel has created a name for itself, offering an elevated casual dining concept by combining Mediterranean cuisine and the rich tradition of Arabian hospitality, promising an unforgettable gourmet experience.

With a series of openings taking place from this month across the first quarter of 2017, General Manager, Tina Memic, remarked “Bateel has been long awaited in Qatar and we are delighted to finally be able to bring the highest quality gourmet experiences and outstanding customer service to residents through our network of new locations across the city”.

Set to open six new cafés and boutiques in some of Doha’s most prestigious locations, Bateel is ready to introduce the capital to a new world of gourmet delights. A brand new boutique and café opened their doors to the much anticipated Mall of Qatar location earlier this month. These will be followed by another café set to open later this month at the iconic Doha Tower, also known as the Burj Doha.

2017 will see a period of continued growth in the country, with a further three openings; a café and boutique in Doha Festival City as well as a dual-purpose location in the Lagoona Mall, which will offer both a café and boutique under one roof.

2016 has been a year of expedited growth for the brand, with store and café openings across Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Oman. Dr. Ata Atmar, Managing Director Bateel International, commented on this occasion: “Bateel is Arabic for ‘a young offshoot of a date palm’ and like our namesake, our company has grown tremendously over the years. 2016 has been a stellar year for Bateel as we expanded into several new key markets across the GCC, as well as celebrating our 25th anniversary.”

Past

Founded in 1991, Dr. Ata shares, “At that time dates were just a standard commodity in supermarkets, and we essentially introduced and developed a new concept, which did not exist before.” Bateel had a strong vision to market the dates like premium Swiss chocolates. Introducing innovations in the farming and processing techniques in the Bateel farms in Al Ghat, in the historic green valleys of the Tuwayq Mountains, they elevated the date quality tremendously, turning an agricultural product into a luxury food item.

The first Bateel boutique opened in Riyadh, the Saudi capital, and shortly after they expanded the product offering to include premium quality chocolates, pastries, and fine foods from around the world. Extending the Bateel experience evening further, the launch of Café Bateel introduced a new concept in casual dining in 2007 with the first café opening in Dubai.

Present

Today the brand operates both boutiques and cafés globally, last year saw the opening the first flagship store in The Walk at JBR. The expansive venue is the first in the world to bring three Bateel elements together under one roof, combining the boutique, bakery and café to offer guests an exceptional, one of a kind gourmet experience.

All Bateel dates are still sourced from their own farms in Al Ghat which are operated solely by and for Bateel. The team have made a significant investment in state-of-the-art cleaning and storage technology and strictly adhere to a policy of organic farming practices, using cultivation techniques that are as close to nature as possible and without the use of chemicals.

Bateel Announces First Opening in Oman

Bateel International is delighted to announce its first opening in the prestigious Al Mouj Muscat development. The new venue marks the entrance in the Oman market and will offer Oman residents and tourists a unique gourmet experience, for which the brand is well-known worldwide.

Café Bateel offers Mediterranean cuisine paired with a rich tradition of Arabian hospitality, served in a warm and sophisticated atmosphere. Dr. Ata Atmar, Managing Director, Bateel International comments; “We are very proud to showcase and extend Bateel’s offers to the Omani market aligned in our commitment to bring the finest culinary experiences to a wider audience.”

Catering for 170 guests, the venue is the first café in the country and is conveniently situated in iconic Al Mouj Muscat. Elegantly appointed with modern and premium interiors, the café also offers a beautiful al fresco outdoor seating, facing the stunning waterfront setting in Al Mouj Marina.

This will be Bateel’s first café opening, adding to the three retail locations that the brand already has in Muscat and which will be managed by Bateel International from January 2017.

 

Bateel Bakery Offers Organic Gourmet Bread

Bateel International reveals its secrets to organic premium quality fresh homemade baked breads while keeping its commitment to innovation. Focusing on providing customers with premium quality products, Bateel Bakery focuses on organic, fair trade ingredients paired with renowned Bateel dates as a key ingredient in artisanal cakes and pastries.

Flour, the most important ingredient used in baking the bread, is carefully selected and imported from small mills in the South of France and used in preparing different homemade breads that are naturally fermented and traditionally baked to perfection.

Health conscious customers can enjoy the popular organic sour-dough bread as well as pumpkin seed bread. The selection of breads and patisserie items at Bateel Bakery have no artificial ingredients and added sugar or syrup. Most cakes and pastries are sweetened with dhibs instead of sugar, making them a healthier alternative. For customers looking for a more Middle Eastern delicacy, the Zataar Baguette is a Bateel Bakery creation that can’t be missed.

Tina Memic, COO of Bateel International said, “In an uncompromising commitment to quality, Bateel is always keen to provide the highest quality products to its customers. The ingredients selected provide organic, fair trade products as they reflect both the prestige and the innovation that are the hallmarks of the Bateel brand.”

Bateel bakeries offer a selection of typically French artisanal cakes and delicious Danish pastries. Additionally, customers can look forward to indulging in signature Bateel date creations, like delicious date and pecan bread, and mouthwatering sticky date pudding that is served hot, topped with vanilla ice-cream.

Bateel Bakery has a fantastic range of dried fruits bread rich with figs, dates, and pecan nuts. Also traditional fruit cake with orange, dates and seasonal fruits.

Located in Town Centre, Arabian Ranches and Marina Walk, the bakeries also offer a pre-order service for special occasions as well as a delivery service.

Discover your preferred ‘cup of tea’ with Bateel

Established as one of the most sought after locations for the best Qahwa in town, Bateel now enters the tea market, a natural progression for the industry leader in gourmet fine foods. Created to be able to experience the exquisite flavour of Bateel’s exquisite teas in the comfort of their own homes.

 

Packaged in delicate cotton gourmet tea bags in order to enable the tea to develop its full flavours, the new line of Bateel teas includes robust flavours from around the world. The dynamic Bateel Gourmet Tea Collection includes a variety of blends crafted for every palate, from full moon harvests in Sri Lanka, to biodynamic tea blends such as the Bateel Earl Grey Fleurs Blues and the Bateel Chinese Green Tea. The new collection offers nine new blends, including a smooth yet melodious Bateel Rooibos des Vahines, a selection of full-bodied black teas from India, including the Bateel Darjeeling Finest and The Du Hammam tea all best enjoyed with Bateel’s finest dates.

 

Each a gourmet journey in itself, these Bateel packaged teas form the beginning of a new segment for Bateel Gourmet, with 6 new loose teas to be added. Speaking of the new collection, General Manager, Tina Memic says: “Our teas are unique and very popular in the cafes, just like any other ingredient, we have selected the best tea producers, and therefore demand was very high. It was the natural best step to expand the Bateel horizons in this direction.”

Bateel Announces KSA Expansion in Jeddah and Dammam

Right at the close of the summer, Bateel will be opening their largest luxury Boutique in the Kingdom in Dammam and a Bateel boutique concept in Jeddah, marking these as their seventh and eight Saudi Arabia boutiques respectively. Culinary discovery is at the heart of the Bateel experience and that is exactly what these new boutiques brings to the Kingdom.

The elegantly designed Bateel Flagship Boutique concept in Jeddah is located in the Al Andalus Mall, making it the third Bateel flagship in the city. At almost 90 square meters the boutique will showcase the full range of gourmet products and offer and extraordinary selection of gifts suitable for all occasions. From high-quality dates and premium chocolates, pralines and truffles, to our other exclusive fine food products such as date biscuits, nuts and dressings – it is an invitation to experience the exceptional.

Tina Memic, COO, and Bateel International, said: “Known for reinventing and elevating dates to a gourmet product, Bateel has since grown to become an admired food brand, renowned globally for culinary excellence.”

The luxurious Bateel boutique in Dammam is located in Riviera mall and will showcase the full range of Bateel gourmet products including high quality dates and premium chocolates. The boutique, a new flagship – the largest Bateel Boutique in the Kingdom, offers a selection of gifts suitable for all occasions, including options for all celebrations featuring exquisite trays and ornate silver platters, reflecting the brand’s Arabian heritage and paying tribute to the tradition of gift-giving.

The opening of the Dammam Boutique marks the seventh Bateel boutique in Saudi Arabia and is a reflection of Bateel’s recent growth in the region. Dr. Ata Atmar, Managing Director, Bateel International said: “We are pleased to announce the arrival of Bateel in new cities in Saudi Arabia as it is a key market for us, and the birthplace of Bateel. The expansion follows our recent successful launches in the region, as we celebrate 25 years since the launch of the first Bateel boutique making 2016 a milestone year.”

Bateel Proudly Announces KSA Expansion in Al Khobar

Bateel proudly announces its latest expansion in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia.

The elegantly designed Café Bateel and boutique concept in Khobar is located in Sheikh Avenue Mall, making it the third Café Bateel in the Kingdom. At almost 500 square meters and seating up to 110 guests, the café will be serving Mediterranean gourmet food and beverages. Promising an unrivalled offering, residents can choose from new seasonal menus each quarter that offer a range of healthy breakfasts, light lunches, gourmet dinners, artisanal pastries and signature desserts, brought to customers through a sophisticated setting with unparalleled service. The luxurious Bateel boutique will showcase the full range of gourmet products and offer and extraordinary selection of gifts suitable for all occasions. From high-quality dates and premium chocolates, pralines and truffles, to our other exclusive fine food products such as nuts and nougats.
Tina Memic, GM of Retail and Operations, Bateel International, said: “Known for reinventing and elevating dates to a gourmet product, Bateel has since grown to become an admired food brand, renowned globally for culinary excellence. Café Bateel has created a name for offering an elevated casual dining concept by combining Mediterranean cuisine and the rich tradition of Arabian hospitality, promising an unforgettable gourmet experience.”

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