Made in Dubai
Beyond the classics, there will be a whopping 96 delicious and as yet unknown Emirati dishes on offer at this food market, with various stalls vivaciously celebrating local chefs and traditional cuisine.
INFO: Dhs5 entry to the park, 10am-9pm, 27-28 Feb, Zabeel Park
Celebrity Pop-ups at the Beach Canteen
Indian celeb chef Sanjeev Kapoor will be ‘popping-up’ at the Beach Canteen on Kite Beach this Saturday, 21 Feb, and Michelin-starred chef Jason Atherton (pictured) will host a pop-up from 26 to 28 Feb to celebrate the best of British. Kris Kros, Moti Roti, Claw and the recently royal endorsed burger joint Moylos, where HH Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan was spotted, will also be serving.
INFO: 12noon-9pm Sun-Wed, 10am-9pm Thu-Sat, Beach Canteen, Kite Beach
Masala Food Fair
If you love Indian food, this two-day fest is for you. Highlights include comedy, courtesy of the renowned Nitin Mirani at 4pm on both days, a showing of Bollywood movie <Daawat-e-Ishq> at 8pm on 20 Feb in the Amphitheatre under the stars, and a live cooking demo by Bollywood actress Raveena Tandon at 5pm on 21 Feb, which is followed by a meet-and-greet with the beauty at 7pm.
INFO: Dhs5 entry to the park, 12noon-9pm, 20-21 Feb, Zabeel Park
Situated in Old Dubai, this mobile street market delivers an intimate platform of just 10 to 12 stalls for existing home-grown and up-and-coming local concepts to showcase their dishes, focussing on Middle Eastern flavours.
INFO: 10am-5pm, 28 Feb, Creekside Park