Dubai Food Festival: top events to look forward to in the coming days

Events include a talk on how type 2 diabetics can stay healthy and still enjoy the food festival; Dubai Restaurant week; Wokyo Street Vibes, Street Nights and more.

Tom Arnel, the co-owner of The Sum of Us, Tom & Serg and Common Grounds, will host a masterclass on March 10. Reem Mohammed / The National  

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March 2

Chef Manal Al Alem and physician Wafaa Helmy Ayesh take the Beach Canteen stage to teach type 2 diabetics how to stay healthy and still enjoy the festival. Noon, free.

Until March 5

Dubai Restaurant week continues, with 30 fine-dining restaurants around the city serving three-course meals for Dh189. For reservations, visit

March 3

Wokyo Noodle Bar in JLT is hosting Wokyo Street Vibes, where guests will learn about Japanese flavours while listening to acoustic music performed by Dubai street artists. 7pm-10pm, free.

March 4

Sample nine types of cuisines at the Century Village Street Carnival, which also features live music, dancers, performers and more. 4pm-midnight, free entry.

March 4-5

Street Nights, a street-culture event on Bay Avenue in Business Bay, includes food trucks, live art, shows and a bazaar. 5pm-10pm, free entry.

March 4-5

Get all the meat and live music you can handle at The Big Grill barbecue event at Emirates Golf Club, where Dubai restaurants will be serving their signature barbecue. 10am-11pm, free entry.

March 4-5

Raffles Dubai is hosting a Spring Family Fest, with a market, entertainment zones and kids’ activities. 1pm-6pm, free entry.

March 8

Learn to make ceviche with Coya Dubai chef Roland Puse. 5pm-6.30pm, Dh300. Masterclasses with Colin Clague (Jean-Georges Dubai), Tom Arnel (The Sum of Us) and Himanshu Saini (Tresind) are also available, visit

March 10-12

The Taste of Dubai festival at Dubai Media City Amphitheatre will close the Dubai Food Festival. For tickets, visit