Australia — a reliable source of halal beef and lamb

Master Chef Tarek
Updated 17 June 2017

Australia — a reliable source of halal beef and lamb

A recent report published by the World Halal Forum states that global trade in halal food is currently estimated to be worth around $700 billion annually.
There is an ever-growing demand for halal food products given the steady growth in the Muslim population across the world.
The halal market is currently worth 16 percent of the entire global food industry and is predicted to rise to 20 percent in the near future.
Australia has been sending their best meat products to the GCC countries for decades.
Saudi Arabia imports 17 percent of its beef, and 62 percent of its sheep meat, from Australia.
Australia, with a local Muslim population of about half a million, has become a world leader in the processing and preparation of halal meat and meat products.
It is a long-trusted supplier of halal beef and lamb to over 100 countries in the world, including Saudi Arabia and most countries in the Middle East.
Mark Morley, senior trade commissioner of Austrade, said: “Saudi Arabia is conscious of the need to provide its citizens with clean, fresh and safe meat products. Particularly, Saudi Arabia needs to know they can trust Australia’s halal certification. Australia has one of the most robust and traceable food certification standards in the world. We are free of many exotic diseases that are common in other parts of the world. As an isolated island, we have one of the strictest regimes for quarantine, which means that Saudi citizens can trust us when we say ‘this meat is halal.’”
Master Chef Tarek, the first master chef from the Middle East, said: “During my last visit to Australia, I was amazed by the strict standards of the Australian farms and slaughter houses. Every halal guideline is carefully adhered to and the halal slaughter is supervised and certified by Islamic organizations and societies working under the Australian Government Authorized Halal Program. You can confidently enjoy your food knowing that that when you buy Australian halal beef and lamb, you are getting clean, safe and 100 percent guaranteed halal meat.”


Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh celebrates Global Customer Appreciation Week

Updated 29 November 2020

Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh celebrates Global Customer Appreciation Week

  • Team members representing each department participated in a citywide series of sales calls, and visual and hybrid meetings

The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh celebrated the Global Customer Appreciation Week with an event giving the men and women of the hotel a unique opportunity to show their appreciation for the support and continued patronage of the property by the top international and local clientele. 

Team members representing each department participated in a citywide series of sales calls, and visual and hybrid meetings, highlighting the Ritz-Carlton service directly to client offices and local associations.

The sales team expressed their appreciation by surprising their clients with luxurious boxes of handcrafted oriental sweets and travel kits given personally to their offices. The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh then wrapped up the week with a creative digital invitation, dedicated to their contacts and bookers to the hotel, for a gala dinner experience of its famous Seafood Night at the award-winning venue, Al-Orjouan Restaurant.

“This is an exciting week for the Marriott Family, as we celebrate the Global Customer Appreciation Week. We truly missed our loyal guests and partners and this is an exciting opportunity to regather after the tough situations caused by the global pandemic. As always, we pledge to provide the finest personal services and facilities for our guests to enjoy the warm, relaxed yet refined ambiance at The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh,” said Mohammed Marghalani, general manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh.

Located within 52 acres of luxuriantly landscaped gardens, the hotel offers 493 rooms and suites, 5,800 square meters of meeting and event space, and numerous onsite fine-dining options. It is prominently situated next to the Diplomatic Quarter and adjacent to the King Abdul Aziz Convention Center, one of the largest in the region and host to international summits and conferences.