Alshaya brings 6 world-class restaurant brands to Le Mall

Updated 18 December 2013
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Alshaya brings 6 world-class restaurant brands to Le Mall

Alshaya International Trading Co., one of the region’s major retail franchise operators, has announced the arrival of six internationally acclaimed restaurant brands in Saudi Arabia.
The Cheesecake Factory, PF Chang’s, Shake Shack, IHOP, Texas Roadhouse and PizzaExpress all made their Saudi Arabian debut this week at the newly redeveloped Le Mall complex on Tahlia Street, creating an exciting one-stop food destination for the local community in Jeddah.
Already popular with diners across the GCC region, each of the six brands offers its own distinctive menu, catering to different tastes and occasions. Collectively the restaurants at Le Mall, which also include a new Starbucks store, will be able to serve more than 1,300 customers from a single venue in the heart of Jeddah.
The variety of dining choices available encompasses world-famous cheesecakes, pancakes, steak, burgers, pizzas and the wide tastes and flavors of Asian cuisine.
The Cheesecake Factory is known for its extensive and creative menu, generous portions, distinctive decor and legendary desserts.
P.F. Chang's is an international brand offering stylish, Chinese-inspired cuisine combined with American hospitality in a sophisticated bistro setting featuring a contemporary design and superior service.
Shake Shack is a modern day ‘roadside’ burger stand known for its delicious burgers, flat-top dogs, and frozen custard.
IHOP, a favorite American restaurant for individual and family dining, delivers an American-style dining experience, from its world-famous buttermilk pancakes and extra fluffy stuffed omelettes, to flavorful sandwiches, burgers and steaks.
The Texas Roadhouse restaurant prides itself on being not just a family restaurant and not just a steak restaurant, but a place where everyone, of all ages, can come and have a great meal and great fun for a great price.
Pizza Express has been perfecting the art of pizza since 1965. Its main menu also includes antipasti, salads, pastas, and deserts.


Middlesex University Dubai doctorate for LuLu chairman

The UAE’s Minister of Tolerance Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al-Nahyan awarded the doctorate to Yusuff Ali M.A., LuLu Group chairman and managing director.
Updated 20 November 2018
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Middlesex University Dubai doctorate for LuLu chairman

Middlesex University Dubai recently conferred an honorary doctorate on businessman and philanthropist Yusuff Ali M.A., LuLu Group chairman and managing director. The UAE’s Minister of Tolerance Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al-Nahyan was the chief guest of the graduation event. 

While addressing the graduates and dignitaries, Sheikh Nahyan stressed the importance of education, which he said defines the character of an individual. Sheikh Nahyan further said that investing in education is like investing in the future, which also shapes the values of citizens. He urged students to continuously learn as it is a never-ending process. 

Sheikh Nahyan congratulated Ali on receiving the honorary doctorate, saying: “Yusuff Ali played an important role in strengthening the relationship between India and the UAE and for setting benchmarks in entrepreneurial leadership.”

He praised Ali’s “commitment to fellow human beings” and described him as a person with an “impressive record of achievements.”

More than 300 students were also awarded graduation degrees by Sheikh Nahyan. Also present on the occasion were Dr. Tayeb Kamali, Hamad Abdulla Al-Shamsi, chairman of Amanat Holding, and other dignitaries.