Bateel International Announces Newest Location at the Renowned Al Hamra Luxury Center in Kuwait

Having established itself as the brand of choice for gourmet dates and delicious Mediterranean food with an Arabic twist, Bateel International is pleased to bring its offerings to Kuwait’s coveted Al Hamra Luxury Center. From humble beginnings in Saudi Arabia, Bateel is now an internationally recognized conglomerate, with boutiques and cafes in major cities from London to Jakarta. Following the launch of its café earlier this year, at Al Bida’a, Bateel now announces a third location home to both a boutique and cafe, offering Kuwaiti gourmands the ultimate destination for indulgence and gifting, just in time for Ramadan.

Located on the first floor of the Luxury Center, the newest location offers the world renowned taste of Bateel to visitors of the tallest Tower in the city, as well as a wide selection of Bateel gourmet products, including organic dates, the finest single origin wrapped chocolates and a range of gourmet gifts, all available for purchase.

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.

Located within one of the tallest buildings in the world, the Al Hamra Luxury Center is the city’s favourite spot for all those seeking leisure, luxury and everything in between. Bateel is proud to launch not only its chic retail concept, but also its café at this coveted location, both perfectly suited for busy shoppers seeking a light bite and premium café experience as well as families and larger groups looking to dine in a comfortable and welcoming setting.

Celebrating the new launch, General Manager of Retail and Operations, Tina Memic, remarked “This is our third opening in the city in the past year, with Avenues Mall being the first opening follower by Al Bida’a in January. We are incredibly proud of the success of our brand in Kuwait and equally thrilled to now be opening in Al Hamra Luxury Center. With our new opening we hope to share the Bateel experience with a wider audience, and offer both a Café and Boutique experience under one roof. Ahead of the Ramadan season, we are certain this location will fast become the ideal destination to purchase Ramadan gifts.”

Gift With Pride This Ramadan

Bateel, the GCC’s leading cultivator and curator of gourmet food experiences, is the ultimate destination for gifting this Ramadan. The brand draws on its rich Arabic heritage and passion for the unique to delight with an exquisite collection of luxurious and seasonally appropriate delicacies. Each item in the bespoke range of trays, hampers and hand-painted wooden gift boxes is produced to the finest quality to embrace and reflect the region’s rich tradition of elegant gift-giving; a reflection of thoughtfulness and impeccable taste. The selection is proudly offered across Bateel boutiques in UAE, KSA, Kuwait, Qatar, and Oman in the build-up, and during the holy month.

Celebrated worldwide for its exquisite packaging and an array of delicious gourmet foods, Bateel is a delightful source of inspiration for those looking for the perfect present for a colleague, family member or loved one. For 2017, boxes draw on vibrant influences from around the world, lovingly handcrafted so that no two items are the same. From the eye-catching henna on the Fantasia Boxes - a vibrant hand-painted design, to the more traditional Ramadan Kareem boxes, Bateel is proud to elevate the art of gift giving to new heights, echoing the spirit of the region and its love of delightful gourmet experiences.

Each gift box, tray and hamper is designed as a treasured piece of art, handcrafted with painstaking detail and lasting long after the contents have been savoured. The highlights of this year’s beautiful seasonal collection are the Antique Gold and Blue boxes, with mesmerizing designs that have been intricately hand-painted onto mirrored glass by Peruvian artists using hues of gold, silver and porcelain blue, taking close to 90 days to produce.

From exquisite gift boxes filled with the finest organic dates and luxury chocolates, date-infused sweets and savouries to finely crafted desserts, Bateel’s sophisticated selection of gourmet goods are peerless in their quality and taste. For those looking for the ultimate in personalized style, boxes can be filled with a generous selection of Bateel’s finest gourmet organic dates, whether plain, filled or chocolate coated. Guests seeking the finest indulgence may opt for a curated edit of premium single origin chocolates.

All Ramadan items are available throughout the GCC in Bateel’s constantly expanding network of chic Boutiques and Cafés. The full collection can be viewed online at www.bateel.com

Bateel International continues expansion across GCC with new opening in Qatar at Doha Festival City

Having established itself as the brand of choice for gourmet dates and delicious Mediterranean food with an Arabic twist, Bateel International is pleased to bring its offerings to Doha Festival City Mall. From humble beginnings in Saudi Arabia, Bateel is now an internationally recognized conglomerate, with branches across the globe from London to Jakarta. Following its expansion into Qatar in 2016, Bateel looks forward to adding Doha Festival City into its already dynamic portfolio.

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.

Located on Al Shamal Road, next to IKEA Qatar, Doha Festival City boasts more than 500 International stores and is set to become the country’s leading shopping venue. Bateel International is proud to launch not only its chic retail concept, but also its café at Doha Festival City, both prominently located.

Bateel’s café location is perfectly suited for busy shoppers seeking a light bite and premium café experience as well as families and larger groups looking to dine in a comfortable and welcoming setting.

The elegantly designed Bateel Boutique concept covers over 76 square meters and promises to be the ultimate destination for gifting and indulgence. The boutique will showcase the full range of gourmet products and offer and an extraordinary selection of gifts suitable for all occasions. From the highest quality organic dates and the finest single origin 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.

After having experienced a series of opening in the first quarter of the year, General Manager of Retail and Operations, Tina Memic, remarked “Bateel is perfectly placed to deliver the highest quality gourmet experience for the residents of Doha”.

 

The Date is set: Bateel Announces Mall of the Emirates Opening

Bateel International, the GCC’s leading gourmet provider, is delighted to announce its long-awaited opening at Mall of the Emirates in Dubai. Known for carefully selecting only the most prestigious locations, Bateel has chosen to unveil its latest flagship boutique at Mall of the Emirates. An admired homegrown brand with international acclaim, Bateel has a presence in 14 countries, with over 40 boutiques and 25 cafés across the globe.  Bateel looks forward to offering shoppers a unique gourmet experience coupled with warm, friendly ambience, for which the brand is well-known worldwide.

The elegantly designed Bateel boutique at Mall of the Emirates is located on Level One. Nestled prominently in the sweetest wing of the mall, the 80 square metre boutique showcases the full range of gourmet products and offers an extraordinary selection of gifts suitable for all occasions. From the highest quality organic dates and finest single origin chocolates, pralines and truffles, to other exclusive fine food products such as nuts and dressings – shoppers are invited to experience the exceptional.

Bateel’s success can be attributed to the origins of its name, an Ancient Arabic word meaning ‘a young offshoot of a date palm’. Like its namesake, the company has experienced tremendous growth over the years across the GCC. Tina Memic, General Manager of Retail and Operations, expresses, “The last year has been an extremely significant time for Bateel, having recently celebrated 25 years since the launch of the first Bateel boutique. I believe the success of the brand can be credited to the rich heritage of the past which is continuously celebrated, the commitment to quality in present operations and expansions and the team’s driving passion for innovation and creativity looking forward. A Bateel boutique in the much coveted Mall of Emirates is the perfect climax to this past year of celebrations and exponential growth.”

The Bateel Boutique offers a distinctly different experience. Renowned for inventing and cultivating the world’s only gourmet dates, today it is the ultimate indulgence and gifting destination. The Mall of the Emirates branch will undoubtedly be another sweet addition to Bateel’s expanding portfolio.        

Bateel Gourmet wins the Specialist Retailer Award at the 2017 Food & Travel Arabia Awards

Bateel Gourmet, the GCC’s much loved leading gourmet retail brand, is extremely proud to have won the Specialist Retailer Award at the GCC’s Food and Travel Arabia Awards 2017.

Bateel Gourmet’s extensive collection of delicious gourmet foods and delicacies are all made from wholesome, natural products and are known and loved throughout the GCC. From the finest organic dates and single origin chocolates through date-infused sweets and savories, to exquisite pastas and olive oil from Umbria, Italy, Bateel’s sophisticated selection of gourmet goods is unrivalled in quality and taste. Bateel Gourmet aims to constantly develop the range of products in response to changing trends and the tastes of their valued customers.

Tina Memic, General Manager of Retail Operations expresses, “Bateel Gourmet is extremely honored to have won the 2017 Food & Travel Arabia Award for Specialist Retailer. Bateel’s commitment to excellence and passion for the finest quality gourmet experience continues to drive the brand to great heights. As the market becomes more competitive with each passing year, we are delighted to be recognized for the unparalleled quality of Bateel products and exceptional customer service especially when faced with such stiff competition.”

Bateel Gourmet continues to cement its position as the GCC’s leading provider of gourmet foods. Loved by food aficionados and culinary professionals alike, Bateel’s dedication to supreme quality is recognized and celebrated regionally and internationally. 

Celebrate Mums this Mother’s Day with Bateel

Bateel International, the GCC’s gourmet provider of choice, is the ideal destination for Mother’s Day.

With a choice of luxury gift boxes in modern whites, dusky pinks and vibrant purples, each delicately hand finished, Bateel’s beautiful designs make the perfect gift this Mother’s Day.

Just as no two mothers are the same, each of Bateel’s finely curated gift boxes are ready to be filled with a personalised selection from Bateel’s premium single origin chocolates, perfect for moments of sheer indulgence, or the finest organic dates, perfect for those who prefer a sweet but healthy treat, ensuring each gift is as unique and special as each individual mother.

At Café Bateel the sweetness continues with the most delicious cakes and pastries, presenting the perfect opportunity to indulge in some quality time together. Bateel’s renowned Lemon Meringue Tart is perfect for those who crave a timeless and delicious sweet treat. For the mums who desire a classic sweet fix, Bateel’s Dhibs Millefeuille is a decadent combination of fine French pastry layered with fresh cream blended with Bateel date dhibs. Bateel’s latest addition of raspberry rose lychee cheesecake is a perfectly pink, delicious dessert – a classic cheesecake on a crispy almond biscuit and vanilla sponge layered base, topped with raspberry and lychee jam.

From exquisite gift boxes filled with the finest organic dates and luxury chocolates through date-infused sweets and savouries to finely crafted desserts, Bateel’s sophisticated selection of gourmet goods are unrivalled in quality and taste and available throughout the GCC in Bateel’s constantly expanding network of chic Boutiques and Cafés. 

Fresh, Bright and Light: Café Bateel Launches a New Seasonal Spring Menu

Café Bateel, home of gourmet Mediterranean cuisine, announces the launch of a fresh, new seasonal menu for the upcoming spring season. Diners can delight in light, fresh and healthy options from soups and salads to mains and desserts, with special offerings for vegans too. Available now, the new menu will be offered in all cafes across the UAE, Kuwait, Riyadh and Jeddah throughout the season.

The innovative new menu includes a selection of hearty soups, refreshing salads, delectable main courses and delectable desserts. Highlights include the Bateel Caprese, a fresh ciabatta topped with pesto, plum tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella and avocado, and the wholesome lamb confit and farro risotto, served with chick peas, Greek mushroom and caramelised onions. A new range of pastas make for perfect lunches, such as the Ciriole alla Genovese, a pairing of Umbrian ribbon pasta served with marinated chicken, green peas, potatoes and light creamy pesto. The new season brings options for all, with delicious vegan offerings from the Mediterranean soup to the pappardelle mushroom pasta. The new seasonal menu is a celebration of spring fresh flavours and produce, with light and hearty options to choose from

For those looking to reward themselves after a light meal, the new menu brings a variety of dessert options with two new sundaes to end the meal on a sweet note. With the pomegranate sundae, a medley of berries and ice cream and the chocolate hazelnut sundae, a more indulgent end to a light meal, Bateel’s new sundaes are the perfect desserts to prepare for the coming Middle Eastern heat.

The new seasonal menu is now available across all Café Bateel locations in the UAE, Kuwait, Jeddah and Riyadh through the spring season.

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.