February 23 to March 11
This year the Beach Canteen, one of the highlights of the festival, has a new home: on the beach behind Sunset Mall, on Jumeirah Beach Road.
You will find something new there daily throughout the festival, including masterclasses and cooking demonstrations hosted by star chefs in the Al Islami Kitchen. They include Michelin- starred chefs Heinz Beck and Jason Atherton, along with American chef and television personality Geoffrey Zakarian, “Queen of the Arabian Kitchen” Manal Al Alem, and teenage star Chef Bella, who will show visitors how to make a bento lunch box.
Local chefs will also host demonstrations. They include