RoundMenu (www.roundmenu.com), one of the UAE’s leading restaurant reservation apps, and TripAdvisor (www.tripadvisor.com), one of the world’s largest travel sites, have announced a partnership that will see diners in the UAE have an enhanced experience dining out. The partnership will provide an improved restaurant guide and booking service for travellers and residents in the UAE.
The combined service will accelerate the collection of restaurant reviews from local and international diners who will be able to make a restaurant booking either via the TripAdvisor site or at www.roundmenu.com. They’ll also be able to read TripAdvisor reviews on the RoundMenu website and on mobile apps. Currently, RoundMenu has over 1,300 partner restaurants in Dubai alone, with this number continuing to grow. In the holy month of Ramadan, RoundMenu helped to seat over 10,000 diners in the region.
“We are very excited about this partnership. TripAdvisor is recognized as a global leader when it comes to restaurant reviews and ratings, and we are delighted to be the first in the region to bring their rich and valuable content to UAE diners,” says Zaid Jawad, Founder of RoundMenu. “This is a leap in our journey to provide a better dining out guide for our users.”
The RoundMenu app allows users to search restaurants by location, theme or cuisine. The website alerts potential diners to promotions and special events at specific venues, and offers an online booking service. The app has currently been downloaded and used by over 35,000 people since it was developed in 2012. All of the functionalities are available in Arabic and are compatible with all smartphones and tablets.
“We’re delighted to be partnering with RoundMenu to display user reviews on their site and enable visitors to TripAdvisor sites to book restaurants via RoundMenu’s online booking system,” said Fernando Oliveira, Manager, Partnerships, TripAdvisor. “This move will make it easier for residents and travellers in the UAE searching for a restaurant to find the best place to eat for them and then reserve their table, all in one easy process. And the service lends itself perfectly to being available on an app, particularly given the spontaneous nature of much dining out.”
By joining forces, TripAdvisor and RoundMenu hope to enhance the dining out experience in the UAE, making it easier, better informed, more reliable and more enjoyable.