This year’s foodie festival proved bigger and better than ever. Though the weather was strangely chilly it didn’t deter Dubai’s avid food fans from turning up in their thousands to sample a range of culinary creations from the city’s top restaurants, and catch a glimpse of celebrity chefs Gary Rhodes, Richard Phillips and Tim Hughes. What’s more, they could eat their way through Dubai without having to leave the grassy enclaves of Media City, as there were no intervals this year. In addition to the tasty treats on offer there were Elton John and Robbie William tribute acts, and guests got involved in various cookery master-classes – which got more raucous as the day went on, though there were no food fights this year.
Chef Vineet Bhatia
Chef John Sinjobi
Michele and Fredrick Pyrex
Hayley Tetlow and Jojo Cleaver
Dima Wadjih, Tamara Jabi and Tamara Samman
Amanda Herholdt, Dina Moghrabi and Fiona Paolacci
Nafisa Rebello, Alan Stuart, Fidelis Francisco and Marie Bedoyan