Dubai Food Festival essential events

Don't miss out on the emirate's biggest celebration of dining

Beach Canteen
Pop-up restaurants on Dubai's beaches.
Until March 8. Jumeirah 1 Open Beach, Kite Beach and Sunset Beach.

Food Court Mania
Food- themed competitions for families.
Wednesday March 5. Dubai Marina Mall, Downtown Dubai.

Acrobatic Pizzaioli
See Italian pizza acrobatics show off their skills.
Wednesday March 5. Mall of The Emirates, Al Barsha.

Ice Sculpture Show
Artists transform ice into sculptures.
Until March 7. The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai.

Delicious Food Circus Show
An award-winning show featuring traditional Korean rhythms.
Until March 7. Mirdif City Centre, Mirdif.

The Singing Classic Waitress Comic
Performing waitresses in kitchen costumes.
March 5-11. Deira City Centre, Deira.

Kitchen Percussion
Musical show performed by chefs using kitchen tools as the main musical instruments.
March 6-13. Dubai Marina Mall, Dubai Marina.

Food Flash
Mob Professional dancers wearing culinary outfits surprise the audience.
March 7-13. Mall of The Emirates, Al Barsha.

The Chef Magique
Knife- juggling and magical cooking demonstrations.
March 8-14. The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai.

Aerial Show
Acrobatic artists perform dazzling feats located in the food court.
March 9-15. Mirdif City Centre, Mirdif.

Kids Corner
Food Activities and workshops on healthy eating for children.
March 9-15. Deira City Centre, Deira.

Alta Badia’s @Home
A degustation menu, covering north to south Italy, served in your house.
Until March 15. Jumeirah Emirates Towers.

The Noodle House’s @Home
Pan-Asian cooking prepared in your home.
Until March 15. Various locations, including Madinat Jumeirah and Internet City.

Tortuga’s @Home
Family-style Mexican cuisine prepared in your home by chef Carlos and the team.
Until March 15. Mina A’Salam, Madinat Jumeirah.

Alta Badia’s masterclasses
Pasta on March 5 and cooking with black truffles on March 12.
Every Wednesday until March 12. Jumeirah Emirates Towers.

Latest Recipe’s cooking demonstration
Watch an authentic French meal being prepared.
Every Tuesday and Friday until March 14. Le Méridien Mina Seyahi, Dubai Marina.

Tortuga’s masterclass
Learn the secrets of Mexican cooking.
Tuesday March 11. Mina A’Salam, Madinat Jumeirah.

Dubai International Boat Show 2014
This year’s event features a selection of pop-up restaurants on-site.
Until March 8. Dubai International Marine Club, Mina Seyahi, Dubai Marina.

Emirates Airline Festival of Literature 2014
The festival welcomes chefs Greg Mahlouf, Prue Leith and Silvena Rowe for panel sessions and literary lunches.
Until March 8. InterContinental Hotel, Festival City,

Petals’ live cooking event
Get to see a variety of Arabic delicacies made in front of you.
March 5. Oak Hotel and Suites, TECOM.

Gulf Photo Plus 2014
Workshops and events focussed on food styling, photography and blogging.
Friday March 7. Various locations,

Cucina Restaurant’s pasta cooking class
Samples dishes and discuss the finer workings of Italy’s cooking traditions.
Saturday March 8. Le Méridien Mina Seyahi, Dubai Marina.

Taste of Dubai 2014
A three-day festival of food and live entertainment.
Thursday March 13-Saturday March 15. Dubai Media City Amphitheatre.

Italian Kitchen’s the fundamentals Why not join up for this pasta-making masterclass and impress your friends with your culinary skills.
Friday March 14. Jumeirah Lakes Towers. For further information see

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