If you’re a massive foodie, then it’s time to book your tickets for one of the highlights on Dubai’s culinary calendar.
Taste of Dubai will be held from Thursday March 7 until Saturday March 9 at Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, and there’s loads to check out.
The three-day food festival will feature appearances from celebrity chefs including David Myers, Masaharu Morimoto, Nick Alvis, Scott Price, Simon Rimmer, Tarek Ibrahim, Lorna Maseko, Mohammad Orfali, Hattem Mattar, Jenny Morris and Matt Preston.
The latter, who is MasterChef Australia’s judge, will be hosting a Mystery Box Challenge, where visitors have the chance to cook for, and get their dishes judged.
And there will be a chance to try signature dishes from some of the city’s top restaurants, too.
There will also be a MasterChef, the TV experience, which has a pop-up with a menu from past winners of the hit TV show.
Fancy learning to make the perfect patisserie? Master French Pâtissier, Eric Lanlard will be running a series of baking masterclasses for the first time in Dubai at the ‘JIF Big Baking Tent’.
And there will be the chance to cook alongside celebrity chefs at the Al Ain Farms and Kibsons Cooking Challenge.
Plus, if you’re a fan of ’80s music then you’re in luck as Tony Hadley, of Spandau Ballet fame, is coming to town.
The lead vocalist of the British mega-band will perform classic pop anthems from breakout album True for the first time in the city.
He will take to the mic on Thursday March 7 at Dubai Media City Amphitheatre as part of the food, drink and music festival.
Also, joining the line-up will be South African-inspired band 4TheMusic and soul, jazz, pop and blues singer Sam Tring. There will be Italian eight-piece jazz band Mark Zitti and the Fratelli Coltelli and also Stephanie Goudie with her four-piece band playing classic jazz and soul covers from the '70s, '80s and '90s.
And, bringing the entire three-day event to an end will be well-loved Dubai DJ Sheps on the main festival stage.
It’s also a great event for the whole family, as kids under 12 get in free, while there’s also a special kids’ zone where they can get their faces painted and try cupcake decorating
Tickets from Dhs80. Thu: 4pm-midnight, Fri: noon-midnight, Sat: noon-11pm. March 7-9. Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, Dubai Media City, www.tasteofdubaifestival.com