Ahhhhh the Dubai Food Festival is upon us Dubaians once again. As the weather is cooler these days, all sorts of events are happening in this great city that it’s quite hard to keep up with all of it. One thing that I am always on the lookout though is the food festivals, I’m not a foodie/food critic per se but I do love the idea of trying out new and different cuisines. So when I received the last-minute invite to attend an exclusive media preview dinner to launch the Dubai Food Festival’s Beach Canteen at Kite Beach Dubai, I had to reorganize my schedule to make myself available for the event. Well, there were no regrets as it was fun and quite a unique experience.
The event is heaven for all those who, like me, enjoys trying out new cuisine at an affordable price in a terrific beach location with a live band or a DJ to add flair to the relaxing ambiance. Joined by 16 of Dubai’s restaurants with all of their own pop-up stands at three of Dubai’s prime beach locations – Jumeirah 1 Open Beach, Kite Beach and Sunset Beach – it truly promises a fun-filled, lazy day at the beach with a full stomach for all those who are planning to go. The event is running from 27FEB to 08 MAR giving you access to affordable food of different cuisines for 10 days. It is open from 12nn to 11pm daily.
It’s not only about food by the way as a festive atmosphere including arts and crafts is what awaits you at Jumeira 1’s Open Beach, while an energetic and creative vibe is what’s in store for you at Kite Beach with DJ’s, graffiti art, table tennis and free yoga session. The Sunset Beach will offer a typical Emirati luxury ambiance with Arabic lighting, music and traditional decor.
The restaurants joining the event are as follows:
Jumeirah 1’s Open Beach
Light bites and gourmet coffee at Cafe2Go, French crepes at La Creparis, maneesh with a twist at Lebaneesh and delicious bread buns at Roti Mum Café.
International cuisine from Bikers Café, gourmet coffee and light fare from Coffeol, shawarma from Extreme Shawarma, Italian cuisine from Giolitti, traditional Egyptian from Hadoota Masreya, modern Mexican from Loca, healthy salads from Saladicious, American favourites from Power Burger, and fresh seafood from Seaview.
Emirati selections from Barjeel, sushi and Japanese grill from Kyo Café, French cuisine from La Provence, French pastries and fare from Ines Paris and fresh coffee from Raw Coffee.
Sounds/looks good? Because it really does for me! In fact, I am headed back there tomorrow with some friends. Say hi if you see me around. 🙂
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