Gastronomes from all over the world are regaling at The Dubai Food Festival, one of the best annual culinary events of the globe that everyone looks forward to. The festival that commenced on February 23rd this year is a 17-day event with a host of events, activities, promotions and celebrity chef appearances. The event organized by the Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DCTCM), brings to the table best foods, fine dining, latest international food trends as well as authentic food of the emirates. Dubai that has evolved as a melting pot of various cuisines, gives visitors as well as local residents an out of the world experience and exposure to incredible food items during this culinary extravaganza that now features in the global food map. The festival is divided into various parts like the Etisalat Beach Canteen, Miele Dubai Restaurant Week and the Dubai Hidden Gems.
The Etisalat Beach Canteen of the dubai food festival 2017 has been set up behind the Sunset Mall with more focus on Middle Eastern cuisine. You can pamper your taste buds and indulge in authentic food items from this part of the world prepared with aromatic spices and herbs and also take home some amazing culinary tips from the Al Islami Masterclasses that features international as well as local chefs and local food bloggers. You can do all this as you have unlimited fun with various beach activities right from fitness classes, beach football, open mic nights to farmers’ markets, children’s play areas and beach cinema for complete entertainment. the popular Al Islami cookery masterclasses are a major attraction at the Etisalat Beach Canteen with schedules packed with live cooking demonstrations, competitions and open challenges. You can enhance your culinary knowledge with top kitchen secrets from leading celebrity chefs as well as homegrown culinary talents. Learn to eat and cook healthy as a part of this festival. Cooking classes for kids, talks on nutrition, art and craft activities, etc. all add up to the fun that you can have here.
The Hidden Gems category brings to the table pocket friendly food deals that are tucked away at unique locations in the vibrant city. You can explore culturally diverse foods at these nondescript eateries without feeling a pinch on your pocket. Right from Indian, Pakistani, Iranian, Lebanese, African, you can eat to your heart’s content at affordable prices. You can also have a taste of Dubai’s own traditional dishes like sweet lokaymat, flavorful rice like Emirati chicken makhboos, camel meat or fresh local fish, etc. made with recipes that are generations old apart from contemporary fusion food. You can also use a groupon uae promo code for some discounts on food.
At the Truckers by Marasi Business Bay, you can get a taste of international street food, served across 19 local food trucks. Freshly grilled tacos with homemade salsas by well-known chain Calle Tacos or hot Pakistani wraps stuffed with spicy cottage cheese by Moti Roti, Masala Chai or Tea from Karak Tea House amongst various others. With the world gravitating towards healthier food choices, you can explore countless options even in street food while you are here.
The Taste of Dubai is another part of this event that is a wonderful amalgamation of food, culture and music. Foodies come together to enjoy food and music in unique experiences offered by fine dining restaurants, world class celebrity chefs and international musicians. You can also enjoy live cooking demonstrations, cook yourself along with professionals or simply relax and eat right from March 9th to March 11th 2017.
City Picnic, Films and Food at Last Exit, Live Cooking with Suzanne Radford, Spend and Win Promotion with BOXPARK, A World on A Plate Challenge, Wash Your Bill, Shake & Roll at Downtown Toko, Hamleys Junior Chef, Dubai Food Festival at Mercato Shopping Mall, are a few other events that are a part of the Dubai Food Festival. Apart from unforgettable food experiences, you can have wonderful times any of these events and come back every year for more.