TGP International were appointed as the lead F&B consultant for Expo City Dubai's Hai Ramadan activation. A dining experience like no other, as part of a 50-day celebration dedicated to Iftar - from March 3rd through April 25th.
Overseeing F&B strategy, brand curation and representation through to operational management, TGP placed over 20 food trucks, 3 signature restaurants and delivered Dubai's most unique Iftar experiences - Surreal fountain and Dubai's longest communal Iftar table.
Corporate Iftars and Suhoors took place at the magical Surreal water feature along with a communal table that weaved its way through the Mobility District, Expo City Dubai welcomed visitors with a range of unique experiences during the holy month. TGP’s operational team managed all aspects from recruitment, menu creation, operational management, reservations and marketing.
The Surreal corporate Iftar, hosted by Address Hotels, offered an extensive buffet and live cooking stations in an uplifting setting, featuring a synchronised music and water spectacle for a memorable sunset Iftar meal under a 13-metre wall swept with falling water, fire and music which made for an unforgettable sensory showcase.
The communal Iftar table featured special rotating dishes from world-leading chefs curated by TGP. Featuring Punjabi-inspired dishes from in-demand chef Rohit Ghai; a celebration of Lebanese ingredients and Mediterranean flavours courtesy of Chef Athanasios Kargatzidis from the award-winning Baron restaurant, and Khaleeji dishes from popular Saudi Arabian restaurant, Dukhnaah. The culinary journey culminated in special Ramadan desserts, such as Bread Ahead – famed for its generously filled doughnuts – and Lilly’s Café, creators of the popular stuffed vegan ‘floozie’ cookies.
Other dining options that were on offer as part of Expo City Dubai’s Hai Ramadan festivities, which ran from 3 March to 25 April, include 3 signature restaurants which have offered reservations for Iftar and were open for lunch and dinner with a la carte menus available for walk ins and reservations.
Chef Tommy returned with ‘Baron & Friends’, the award-winning Mediterranean fusion and was also joined by guest chefs. Chef Rohit Ghai brought an Indian concept Khaojee, and Saudi brand Dukhnaah which offered traditional Saudi dishes in a modern and luxurious style. Up to 20 food trucks were parked at the bustling night market, where visitors could find a range of tempting street eats including Shawarma Vibes with its classic Middle Eastern fare, burger favourite Pickl, Al Balah Al Thahabi, Al Fanar and Dolma Plus for traditional Emirati sweets, all of which have been curated by TGP.