Gulfood is the world’s largest annual food and beverage event, taking place in Dubai. I was lucky enough to attend this year with Vit Hit and it was overwhelming!
- Over 95 000 visitors
- Over 5000 exhibitors
- Over 1000 first time exhibitors
- Over 120 trading countries
- 90% of visitors confirm that Gulfood fulfils their business objectives.
- 89% of past visitors will attend Gulfood again.
- 52% of visitors attend Gulfood with a predetermined list of products to purchase
I was quite excited to get to the healthy and gluten free hall, expecting stall after stall and delicious products I could bring back for us here. Well, I walked through it in 5 minutes flat! Lets hope that next year there will be a few more, then a few more, and eventually have a full hall full of gluten free, sugar free goodness. The world is waking up to the benefits of healthier food, so hopefully we see more of it at these events too.
What I noticed was a lot of pre-made, frozen desserts for the hotels and hospitality industry. We don’t see that here too much, but Chateau Gateaux are probably our front runner here. I have never see so many pre-made brands in one space as I saw there. It’s definitely a huge market over there and my favourite was Pro Bake. It may have had something to do with their gorgeous stand and their amazing staff! I quickly made friends with Amber, and basically popped in there every day. Coffee and treats followed by chats, a good week if you ask me 😉 Their ice cream was INCREDIBLE! I loved the cookies and cream, but oh my word the strawberry cheesecake flavour was out of this world. So innovative with real ingredients and real taste. I’m salivating thinking about it!
ProBakes whoopie pies
ProBakes macarons and donuts!
The ProBakes ice cream was next level!
Doing my Vit Hit duty!
The best health drink out there!
Vit Hit in a can
Breakfast with the South African ambassadors in UAE
Some of the gluten free section
More gluten free
Not tooooo bad but I’ve had better gluten free goodies
All types and flavours of honey
Some more gluten free treats
This chocolate looked so interesting!
More pre-made frozen goodies
This is just the entrance. There are 9 HUGE halls that are about the size of the ICC, EACH
This was the entrance quiet!
Have you been to Gulfood before?
I recently did a shoot with Mister Smith while I was in Dubai, and the theme was FOREVER FIERCE with Puma.
I was lucky enough to be dressed by PUMA in their incredible new Swan Pack range.
I love the whole message that PUMA is portraying of #DoYou.
It is so important to be you and follow through with whatever that means to you. I think these days we often find ourselves worrying what other people think of us, instead of following our hearts and what makes us happy.
Stop worrying about the person next to you on the treadmill, focus on your own workout.
Stop worrying about how you measure up to them physically.
Stop worrying about how much more money your friend has.
Stop worrying about the Instagram model you follow.
Worry about you.
If I was worried about what people thought, I wouldn’t have done a shoot. I wouldn’t have dyed my hair purple. I wouldn’t do a lot of things. But, we need to stay true to ourselves in everything that we do. We need to remember that hashtag and take it with us every day!
To follow Mister Smith and his incredible work you should follow him on Instagram and stalk him on Facebook.
Check out his new website as well and be sure to contact him for any work you need done!
The PUMA Swan Pack is available in store now! You need to be quick as it is selling out as fast as you can imagine. To find your closest store visit their website.
Follow PUMA on Instagram and visit their Facebook page as well.
What do you think of my FIERCE look?
I am currently in Dubai and I’m living my best active life, as usual. What is making it even more active, is this set of the new Mermaids and Unicorns active range!
The lovely Mermicorns gifted me this amazing crop top and legging set and it is SO comfy. I was going to say that it is so cute, but I thought that was shallow and I should lead with something with more substance 😉
But really how well does it match my hair?
This crop top is so comfortable, so cute and it gives you the support you need. It isn’t too low cut (which I have found with so many brands) and it nice having a matching set!
Also this view, can we talk about this view? I am so lucky to be staying at such a beautiful hotel. This is the Sofitel Downtown, and it is exquisite. I plan to lay by the pool for a few hours this week, that is for sure!
These haven’t launched yet (lucky me I know), but keep your eyes on their Facebook Page to see when they drop!
If you haven’t visited their website yet, you really should! These will be under MU Active, and the other fun leggings I wear daily are under Leggings.
What do you think of the colours I chose?
With love from Dubai
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Those that have followed me for a year will have noticed when I go for a facial or massage I usually mention The Entertainer app followed by how amazing it is! Well that is because it is. It has saved me so much money on things that we don’t usually treat ourselves with. For me, that is a facial or a massage as well as eating out.
What is The Entertainer
The Entertainer is an app that you download, and then you create an account and buy the deals for the whole year for a once off fee. It was started in Dubai and it has made its way to our fine shores. There are TONS of deals and they only expire at the end of December 2017. There are so many, that I didn’t even get through a tenth of them in the whole year of 2016! All of the deals are Buy One Get One Free so you are basically getting half price everywhere! Such a win in my book.
Apart from the beauty and fitness side, there are also plenty of activities to do. Just a few from around SA are the big swing, kite surfing, surf lessons, animal farms, renting bicycles and so many more! The food deals are amazing and there are a stack of drinks deals as well. There are so many incredible restaurants that I only tried last year because of this app, and I am so glad I did.
For the salon treatments, you can be nice and take a friend with you, OR you can be like me and save the second one for yourself 😉 #SorryNotSorry. How that works, is you pay for the first one, then the next time you go you redeem your free one on the app! It makes beauty care so much more affordable, especially when it’s a Dermalogica facial. Am I right ladies? When I bought it and used it for my first facial, I made back the money I paid for it in THE FIRST DEAL! I still had hundreds of deals to use after that.
If you want to buy it but save 10% then use GIJane at checkout for a discount!
Durban is R395 for the whole year
Joburg and Cape Town is R495 for the whole year
If you have any questions pop me a comment below or email firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll happily share any info you might need! They’re also super helpful on their Facebook page as well.
Have you got your app and getting your saving on?