Etisalat presents Eat the World DXB, the UAE’s international street food and food truck event will return to Burj Park in Downtown Dubai from 23-25 February, 2017.
After the inaugural Eat the World DXB’s ‘Best of British’ food trader and food truck concept attracted a crowd of 20,000-plus foodies and their families last year, the 2017 event will focus on the Americas.
Food Market Events Middle East FZ LLC director, Philip Lowery said: “The response to our first Eat the World DXB was fantastic; the public praised the food, the affordability and the originality of the concept.
“Dubai is not a place to stand still so we’re mixing the format up by bringing in the Americans for year two. Eat the World DXB 2017 will see the birthplace of the street food movement versus the movement’s current superpower – and that means more food and more choice for our guests.”
Ten US-based food traders will join ranks to face-off against 10 UK-based traders, most of whom will operate out of their food truck vehicles throughout the three-day event.
A contemporary street food, music and entertainment event, Eat the World DXB 2017 will include several UAE food trucks selected on their originality and the diversity of their culinary concepts.
This is an addition to a celebrity chef theatre, an artisanal food market and an array of food-themed experiences including an outdoor cinema featuring a programme of food-themed films served with a menu catered to each movie.
Held in association with Dubai Food Festival 2017 and with Emaar Properties as venue sponsor, the event will also feature free activities for famililes.
These include cookery demonstrations, a tea and cake feature, children’s activities and entertainment zone, an extended programme of live music and a traditional Bedouin tent with falconry and Arabic coffee.
A full line-up of food trucks and traders from the USA and UK will be announced in coming weeks.