1 The Dubai Food Carnival
This is definitely an event you can’t miss! As the largest public food event in the world (natch), it’s a multi-sensory experience for the real foodie, with a kids’ zone, dancers, celeb chef’s including Simon Rimmer, Silvena Rowe and Atul Kochhar, comedy from Emirati talent Ali Al Sayed and live cooking demos.
INFO: 3pm-12noon Thu, 12noon-10pm Fri-Sat, 12-14 Feb, Dubai International Marine Club, 04 308 6430, www.dubaifoodcarnival.com
2 The Beach Canteen
Nine of Dubai’s best homegrown concepts are serving up an unparalleled beach feast right up until the end of the festival. Watch out for pop-ups from celeb chefs Jason Atheron and Sanjeev Kapoor towards the end of the month.
INFO: 12noon-11pm daily until 28 Feb, Kite Beach, Jumeirah
3 The ‘Food Truck Convoy’
Nine trucks including vendors Desert Chill and Jakes, will be pitching up at several locations through the city including Emaar Boulevard, Academic City, JLT Park, Knowledge Village and Studio City.
INFO: 11.30am-4pm, Sun-Thu, 15-19 Feb, www.dubaifoodfestival.com