This week Hashem caught up with Sandy El Hayek, the newly minted General Manager of Dubai’s Time Out Market which launched in April in collaboration with Dubai mega developer Emaar. A veteran of Dubai’s F&B scene, Hashem and Sandy talked about her childhood as the daughter of Lebanese immigrants in Halmstad, Sweden, how her family dynamics influenced her passion for work (and good food), and the rudimentary 7-star wine service experience in Dubai that led Sandy to pack her Scandinavian bags and expand her career in the UAE. They also discussed Sandy’s particular interest in homegrown concepts & why she sees organizational culture as an integral part of her career path.
All good things come to an end and so too did 2022. As is our podcast tradition, we recorded our year in review on Hashem’s birthday with the usual balloons and confetti (yeah right). And with birthdays come reflections on the past and predictions of the future. This includes
The Lighthouse Conversations: Brendan McGetrick 0:00 / 0:00 1× 🧡This episode is brought to you by: MonViso, use code LIGHTHOUSE10 for a discount on your next purchase. Our guest this week is Brendan McGetrick, internationally renowned writer, curator, and the creative director of Dubai’s Museum of the Future.
Bokja founders Huda Baroudi & Maria Hibri share hilarious anecdotes of their journey and how they’ve built an iconic brand over 25 years.