For the second year running, Kite Beach will play host to a spree of pop-up dining venues that will remain throughout the Dubai Food Festival. Ten home-grown restaurants represent the best of the UAE-born dining scene and there will even be selected international celebrity chefs offering pop-up menus, including Jason Atherton (Thursday February 26 to Saturday 28), Sanjeev Kapoor (Wednesday February 21) and Yousef Khamayes (Friday February 6 to Saturday 7).
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The 2015 Beach Canteen will highlight the breadth and depth of Dubai’s culinary offering as well as enjoying music from Dubai DJs and musicians.
These are the 10 restaurants offering pop-up outlets at Kite Beach this year:
Chez Sushi: Created by the same people behind upmarket Japanese restaurant Sho Cho, this casual, playful eatery, which also offers takeaway and home delivery, specialises in sushi, sashimi and maki rolls.
Pantry Café: Stylish Al Wasl Square café serving gourmet dishes such as wagyu beef, foie gras, truffle and lobster.
Casa De Tapas: Modelled on the traditional rustic bodega style venues of Madrid and Barcelona, Case De Tapas, from the team behind Okku and Claw, serves delicious and authentic tapas delicacies.
Spill the Bean: An independent specialty coffee shop focused on single origin coffees and supreme quality blends – all organically sourced from fair trade retailers.
Moti Roti: Healthy street food inspired by the roti, a Pakistani/Indian flatbread, Moti Roti gives curry a facelift by taking out excess oil and spices and turning it into a ‘fast-fresh’ concept.
Kris Kros: A mix of culinary favorites with a fresh, modern touch, KRIS KROS offers delectable dishes evoking the essence of the Americas, Mediterranean and Asia.
Shawerme: New to Dubai, Shawerme brings its expertise in the preparation and presentation of the real Shawarma.
JJ Chicken: Fast food restaurant where charcoal chicken is the core item on the menu, offered in various balanced and healthy meals.
Rice Creamery: Rice Pudding in every flavor you can imagine. From bananas and toffee to coconut and mango.
Mama Tani: Mama Tani is quite unique in Dubai. While there are plenty of others that serve sandwiches, this place is one of the only ones that makes Emirati sandwiches in freshly baked khameer bread. The traditional way of eating khameer involves dipping it in labneh or honey (or both), but here you can order the bread with fillings that are savoury (such as coriander, cheese and nuts) or sweet (rose cream, pistachios and figs, for example).