Dubai Food Carnival 2015

Dubai Food Carnival 2015

The Dubai Food Carnival 2015 promises to be an ultimate food weekend for local residents and international visitors, with a mega celebration of food, fun and culinary-themed entertainment designed to engage all age groups and ethnicities.

The family-friendly food and beverage extravaganza organised by Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), will be held from 12-14 February 2015 at an exclusive new venue, the waterfront Dubai International Marine Club. Extended to three days due to popular demand, Dubai Food Carnival 2015 will feature a fusion of local, regional and international chefs, diverse cuisines, high-street and gourmet restaurants, F&B retailers and family-friendly entertainment, activities for kids and music.

After last year’s inaugural Dubai Food Carnival attracted 17,588 visitors from more than 90 countries, this year’s event promises to be even more exciting with a great line up of family-friendly events, competitions and kids zone at the carnival.

Lots of food, fun and exciting competitions

With more than 80 local, regional and international culinary brands participating at Dubai Food Carnival, many of the exhibitors and event partners will also hold exclusive competitions on their stands with great prizes on offer. Some of the highlights of the event include:

The Great Yalla BBQ – Heading the bill is ‘The Great Yalla BBQ’, a mega grill-off concept which returns with an exciting new format. Held in association with Weber Grills and Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA), and hosted by Chef Tarek Ibrahim, the multi-talented star of Fatafeat TV.

‘The Great Yalla BBQ’ will consist of three distinct competitions this year. On Thursday 12 February, local and international businesses face-off in the Corporate Cook-Off Relay, before So You Think You Can Grill – a hotly-contested man versus woman head-to-head – entertains crowds on Friday 13 February. The final day on Saturday 14 February will see a range of sports teams from local football, rugby, netball and cricket leagues battle for honours in the BBQ Playoffs. Entry for all teams is completely free and registration is open now on the Dubai Food Carnival website (

Ribs n’ Bibs eat-off – On the Main Stage, Carnival newcomers Soho Grill will host five sessions of the epic ‘Ribs n’ Bibs’ eat-off – where eight contestants per session will be required to eat one kilogramme of SoHo Grill’s barbequed back ribs in only eight minutes. If no winner emerges during the five eat-offs, the contestants’ remaining ribs will be weighed to find the ‘King of the Ribs’, with each of the five winners receiving an AED500 voucher to spend at any SoHo Grill outlet in Dubai, as well as a ‘King of the Ribs’ medal and t-shirt. Again, entry for contestants is completely free and registration is open now on the Dubai Food Carnival website (

Little Bakers – Hummingbird Bakery, one of the world’s most loved bakeries, will hold a special competition for children and budding bakers dubbed ‘Little Bakers’. Open to boys and girls between the ages of five-to-12-years-old, the competition will see kids try to emulate intricate cupcake designs crafted on-site by a master baker. Six sessions are planned throughout the Carnival – 6pm and 8pm on Thursday, 4pm and 8pm on Friday and 3pm and 6pm on Saturday – with the winners receiving delicious Hummingbird Bakery prizes.

How to get there:

With a host of public transport options available to and from Dubai International Marine Club, Dubai Food Carnival organisers have arranged shuttle buses from Nakheel Metro Station and DAMAC Properties Metro Station to the event venue. The public are also recommended to use the new Dubai Tram service.

Tickets and timings:

3pm to 10pm on Thursday 12 February,
12pm to 10pm on Friday 13 February and
12pm to 10pm on Saturday 14 February.

One-day tickets for the Dubai Food Carnival are available for only AED 30 per person, while customers of the event’s Official Bank Partner, Emirates NBD, can take advantage of an AED10 discount to purchase tickets for only AED20. To ensure the second annual Carnival remains true to its family-friendly roots, children under 12 can enter for free. All tickets are available from Time Out Tickets (

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Here is a chance to take your family on a culinary treat this weekend! We are giving you a chance to WIN tickets to the Dubai Food Carnival 2015! We’ll be picking 5 WINNERS who will receive a pair of tickets each to the most exciting Food Festival of the year (kids below 12 get to go for FREE). If you would like to participate, please check the details on our Facebook Page. Contest  will close on 9th February 2015.

Latest Update: So who won the tickets?

What an amazing response to our Facebook Post about Dubai Food Carnival 2015. We received hundreds of adorable comments from all the lovely moms. It breaks our heart to pick just 5 WINNERS. Here we go. Our 5 LUCKY randomly chosen winners are:

  1. Elham Kakar
  2. Rasha Husam
  3. Mizaida Leal
  4. Anne Rutherford
  5. Naina Narwani

Congratulations!! You have won yourself a pair of tickets for the Dubai Food Carnival 2015. Please send us an email to with your Name (as per the ID) and your contact number and we will send you the details on how you can collect the tickets.

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