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Dubai's Galadari inks deal with Spanish restaurant group

Ilyas & Mustafa Galadari Group says it plans to open 12 Asador de Aranda outlets in Middle East

Dubai's Galadari inks deal with Spanish restaurant group

Dubai-based Ilyas & Mustafa Galadari Group has announced its entry into the food & beverage sector with the signing of a partnership agreement with Spanish family business Asador de Aranda Group.

The agreement will see the Ilyas and Mustafa Galadari Group open Asador de Aranda's first international restaurant outlet, with plans to open 12 more across the Middle East over the next 10 years.

Due to open in the first quarter of 2016, Asador de Aranda will offer diners a unique Spanish experience, with traditional Castilian cuisine, characterized by the use of an oak-wood adobe clay oven.

Naveed Dowlatshahi, vice president - Food & Beverage, Ilyas &Mustafa Galadari Group, said: "The demand for quality food and beverage options is set to increase as we edge closer to Expo 2020, particularly given the current growth in the UAE tourism sector.

"We are committed to partnering with well established brands that we believe will suit the Middle Eastern market well, and Asador de Aranda is no exception. Its rich heritage and proven track record is undeniable, and we are looking forward to working closely with the team to develop the concept for this market."

Martiniano Palomer, CEO Asador De Aranda, added: "The Middle East is a rapidly growing market, with significant consumer potential. We are confident that the Ilyas & Mustafa Galadari Group will be able to successfully deliver on this, and look forward to working closely with their F&B team."

The Ilyas & Mustafa Galadari Group said it will also be bringing 28 original food and beverage offerings to IMG Worlds of Adventure, the world's largest temperature controlled indoor theme park which is set to open later this year.

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