Food, glo­ri­ous food

Dubai Food Fes­ti­val is back. With in­ter­na­tional food trucks, Dubai Res­tau­rant Week, the Beach Can­teen and the 10th edi­tion of Taste of Dubai, there is much to savour. Sta­cie Over­ton John­son gets the low­down

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he Dubai Food Fes­ti­val kicks off on Thurs­day and, as usual, there are plenty of tasty treats to tempt food-lovers dur­ing the 17day event.

This year fea­tures the re­turn of the pop­u­lar beach can­teen, as well as a wide range of cook­ing classes, a fo­cus on street food, some bud­get- friendly din­ing deals dur­ing Dubai Res­tau­rant Week, the 10th an­niver­sary of Taste of Dubai, and much more.

“We are de­lighted to bring Dubai Food Fes­ti­val back this year, unit­ing peo­ple all over the city with a 17- day menu of in­cred­i­ble din­ing ex­pe­ri­ences, lux­ury food con­cepts and a flavour of lo­cal dishes,” says Is­sam Kazim, chief ex­ec­u­tive of Dubai Cor­po­ra­tion for Tourism and Com­merce Mar­ket­ing. “From desert din­ing to stun­ning wa­ter­side restau­rants, Dubai Food Fes­ti­val is a fan­tas­tic op­por­tu­nity to cel­e­brate Dubai’s rich melting pot of cui­sine and put our city firmly on the global gas­tron­omy map for the world to see.”

Here is our guide to get­ting the most out of the fes­ti­val.

TBeach Can­teen

Pier­chic’s new ex­ec­u­tive chef, Paolo Bel­lamio, who will show guests what goes into cre­at­ing the res­tau­rant’s sig­na­ture dishes, such as white bean cap­puc­cino and man­jari choco­late assi­ette. Catch him from 4pm on Fri­day, Fe­bru­ary 24.

The Beach Can­teen will also show­case some of the best home-grown of­fer­ings, plenty of street food and an ar­ray of high­end beach-din­ing ex­pe­ri­ences.

There will also be a range of fam­ily-friendly ac­tiv­i­ties, fit­ness classes, beach foot­ball, farm- In only its se­cond year, Eat the World DXB is now the world’s ul­ti­mate street-food fes­ti­val Philip Low­ery di­rec­tor, Food Mar­ket Events Mid­dle East ers’ mar­kets, open-mic nights, chil­dren’s play ar­eas and a beach cin­ema through­out the fes­ti­val. En­try is free.

Eat The World DXB

Fe­bru­ary 23-March 4 Food­ies can dine for the bar­gain price of just Dh199 a per­son at 15 restau­rants par­tic­i­pat­ing in Dubai Res­tau­rant Week. Most of the fea­tured restau­rants are of­fer­ing three-course meals, but some in­clude more.

Pawan Singh / The National

Eat the World DXB will wel­come 25 in­ter­na­tional food trucks, who will serve their sig­na­ture fare along­side some of Dubai’s most pop­u­lar ven­dors.

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