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Al Housh Resturant & Cafe |

Thomas Klein International (TKI), the Dubai-based food and beverage consultants, recently announced the opening of Al Housh located in Khartoum, Sudan.

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The eatery, featuring 25 stalls selling food and fresh produce and a seating capacity for 600 people, forms part of the El Seref Tourism and Hospitality project, and is the largest outlet located within the 45,000 square feet destination.

“Al Housh offers traditional Sudanese cuisine, and recreates a souk layout and experience whereby customers are brought back to a time and place when the ingredients were at the core of the food they ate,” explains Daniel During, Principal and Managing Director of Thomas Klein International.

“Similarly, the interior design was inspired by the ancient street markets and souks, and we have created similar courtyards and alleys throughout the eatery, to create an authentic dining experience.”

The food and beverage concept was designed after scouring the country to learn about traditional cooking methods, recipes and ingredients.

“We visited every hook and cranny in every souk, every street and stall and spoke to many locals about the Sudanese food and their ways of eating.”

“After months of unrelenting research and education, it all became clear. This amazing food, and culinary traditions, along with the ancient recipes and cooking methods where all hidden in back allies in a huge city, accessible only to the male population, unreachable to women and children and families.”

“We needed to frame this proud heritage and make it available to the wider public and expose it to the world. We needed to showcase Sudanese traditions in a way that would make the Sudanese proud of what their land has to offer. Most of all, we were inspired to create a place that would appeal to Sudanese families and foreigners alike.”

TKI worked with several local and international companies to replicate the ancient Sudanese cooking methods while meeting modern standards of food quality, hygiene and safety. El Seref also has its own on-site slaughterhouse and butchery, as well as a fishmonger. Local breads are baked on site, and most vegetables and herbs are sourced locally.

The main focus was to create a buzzing, dynamic food hall/market concept, rich in sights and sounds, that truly celebrates the native cooking of Sudan. The restaurant features 25 different food stalls, including a spice market, fruit and vegetable market, a deli, bakery, pastry shop, as well as a butcher and fishmonger and traditional street food stalls.

“We also have many live cooking stalls to showcase a host of traditional methods of cooking such as Agashe – a western Sudanese method of grilling meat, whereby the meat and chicken is placed on sticks nestled in the sand around charcoal in a circle.

“There is also the Sudanese Wok and a Salat – a typical Sudanese grilling method whereby hot charcoal is placed in a sand hole and covered with pebbles on which marinated meat slices are cooked,” said During.

Al Housh also offers customers the option to buy fresh produce and ingredients, as well as hot dishes, from the various stalls, complete with expert advice. Diners can order from the stalls or from the menu, and dine in the restaurant or take their freshly-cooked meal home.

“Ultimately, the freshness of the food is very important to the entire concept, and diners are encouraged to watch their food being prepared at the stalls, thereby enjoying the action and traditional skills of the experts,” added During.

Thomas Klein International worked closely with Iskan, a Khartoum-based design company, for the design of Al Housh, which is owned by El Seref Tourism and Hospitality


Kanon Hotels Group

Kanon Hotels Group is recognized as one of the finest and most luxurious hotels in Sudan. Incorporated in the year 2003 by Mr Mutasim Kanon, the hotels continues to remain as a symbol of comfort & hospitality.

Being at the strategic location in Sudan, Kanon Hotels remain to be the home of several discerning international travelers and business men for its sheer luxury, modern amenities and new age business facilities.

Kanon Hotels Sudan remains to be the top-of-the-mind choice for many international travelers as we offer smart choices. As the travel is usually stressful and draining, we ensure our guests are feeling at home, the moment they enter Kanon Hotels. We allow them to take their time and but offer them the convenience to get anything they want delivered through our smart and courteous service staff.

Our well trained and courteous staff will exhibit their spirit of hospitality and warmth in a refreshingly unique ways that will stay fresh in your mind forever.


To emerge as one of the global leaders in the world of Hotels


To make consistent initiatives in expanding our professional expertise and widen the scope of our services extended to our customers and to make them delighted beyond comparisons


Quality is what we breathe. It is our guiding principle and the very reason behind our existence.

Management Team

Mutasim KANON- Group Managing Director

“A highly successful and well regarded businessman and leader is now seeking a new challenge”

With a track record as a successful business Director built upon wide ranging practical hands-on experience, Mutasim started at the bottom as a management trainee and created a diverse yet strongly progressive career to group managing director and chief executive level.

Often described as a business leader, a reputation he has secured through his strong affinity with real value adding businesses and his understanding of their issues, he is able to very effectively articulate their collective views, concerns and aspirations.

He underpins his reputation with a successful track record right the way from coal-face operations to developing global business strategy. He combines this with accountability for business growth management having operated at Managing Director and Chief Executive level for the last 12 years.

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Corporate info



Trading in all petroluem finished products as a supplier as well as traders or brokers. Our main lines that we are specialised in (hsfo) fuel oil180 cst, gas oil, and kerosene. Ship operation and Management.

MKOIL Trading FZE, Sharjah Airport Free zone :

General trading, import & export.

MK International Co Ltd- Khartoum :

General trading, import & export. Real estate .

Bawga International, Khartoum :

general trading, import & export. Real estate , Interior Design and Decoration, Hospitality Management.

MK Construction and Contracting, Khartoum :

Construction and contracting of building , roads and other projects.

MK Furniture Showroom, Khartoum

MKEuroclean & MEP Services provides

  • Contract cleaning services according to clients requirements.
  • Floor Polishing
  • Marble floor crystallization
  • Carpet and upholstery cleaning
  • Window Cleaning
  • External cleaning of high rising Building/Towers
  • Final cleaning of newly constructed building

Kanon Hotel Airport Service Area

Khartoum International Airport is the face of the country which reflects its unique and diverse culture and gives a lasting first impression about Sudan and the warmth of Sudanese. At Khartoum International Airport arrival hall we have counters that comply with the airport rules and regulations and provide essential services to arrivals

  • Design, execute, and manage the spots in the best possible way according to the airport standards.
  • We will provide service that is related to airports in general and arrivals in particular in an international standard.
  • Service area counters are available for airlines, hotels, limousines, currency exchange, bank etc.


International Tourism and Marketing Fair Begins in Khartoum today

The International Tourism & Marketing Fair logo

The International Tourism & Marketing Fair logo

Khartoum – Minister of Tourism, Antiquities and Wildlife said that arrangements were completed for the launch of the International Tourism and Marketing Fair today April 8 to 12.
The Minister Abdul Karim Al-Hud said the fair will be participated by national and international companies and all Tourism sectors, under the slogan, “Together towards Effective Tourism in Society and Economy”.
The Minister stated that the objectives of the fair are to establish a global role of Tourism industry and Marketing through national and international and to encourage domestic tourism as well as attract more tourists to Sudan annually  He said that this fair is to enhance national and cultural tourism potential in Sudan to motivate and attract foreign and local investors to invest in tourism. And also to increase concept of unity through cultural coverage, to consolidate and increase partnership with the private sector; to preserve and keep the identity of Sudanese and their traditional industries as well as developing their loyalty to the homeland.