Dine somewhere different at the Beach Canteen

Temporary beachside foodies havens as part of Dubai Food Festival

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In one of the more talked about moves at the Dubai Food Festival, a series of distinctive refurbished cargo containers have popped up along the beach fronts of Dubai. Step inside, and there's a slew of affordable and intriguing dining options on offer.

The Beach Canteen can be found at Jumeirah 1 Open Beach, Kite Beach and Sunset Beach until Saturday March 8, and showcases a total of 16 pop-up restaurants showcasing Emirati, Egyptian, French, Italian, Japanese, Mexican and International cuisines.

Read on for what to expect where, and dine somewhere different this weekend, before the temporary canteens vanish.

Jumeirah 1 Open Beach offers a festival like atmosphere with arts and crafts, jugglers and face painting as well as communal dining on picnic tables.

Restaurants to choose from are:
Café2Go
-Coffee and Light Bites
La Creparis
-French Crepes and Waffles
Lebaneesh
-Maneesh with a twist
Roti Mum Cafe
-Roti buns and international dishes

The Kite Beach location boasts graffiti art and table tennis. On Friday mornings free yoga classes will take place from 11 am.

Dining options include:
Bikers Café
-International Cuisine
Coffeol
-Gourmet coffee and light fare
Extreme Shawarma
-Shawarma Variety
Giolitti
-Italian Cuisine
Hadoota Masreya
-Traditional Egyptian
Loca
-Mexican Contemporary
Power Burger
-American Cuisine
Saladicious
-International Cuisine
Seaview
-Fresh Seafood

Sunset Beach features Arabic music, lighting and traditional and luxury décor.

A variety of food will be on offer including:
Barjeel
-Emirati Cuisine
Kyo Lounge
-Japanese Contemporary
La Provence
-French Cuisine
Raw Coffee
-International Barista

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