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15 Highlights at Etisalat Beach Canteen

What’s On At Etisalat Beach Canteen
Popular alfresco festival hub, Etisalat Beach Canteen, is back and ready to keep the whole family entertained with a jam-packed 17-day programme filled with food, entertainment, fitness and kid-friendly activities.

Set right on the beach behind Sunset Mall, Etisalat Beach Canteen is the unmissable, free-to-attend Dubai Food Festival beach club - and at four times bigger than last year, there’s no shortage of interactive experiences on offer for the whole family to enjoy. And if you are looking to get fitter, Etisalat Beach Canteen offers fitness activities that include beach sports, yoga and dance classes. Learn more here.

From an eclectic mix of beach dining and food truck fare to celebrity chef appearances and live bands and DJs, browse the top 15 Etisalat Beach Canteen highlights below, clear your calendar and get ready for the food fiesta of the year.
1

Opening Night Festival

Beach Vibes And Great Food

Opening Night Festival

Beach Vibes And Great Food

Start the Dubai Food Festival as you mean to continue, with a free night of music, dance and fiesta vibes at the opening celebration of Etisalat Beach Canteen 2017. Plus, with more than 25 food and drink concepts to choose from, it’s the perfect place to grab a bite too.  

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Behind Sunset Mall
2

The Big Dig

Dig For Treasure And Win

The Big Dig

Dig For Treasure And Win

Grab the kids and get digging! The Big Dig is a beach treasure hunt for the whole family, promising tons of fun and fantastic prizes to boot. 

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Behind Sunset Mall
3

Food & Film Nights

Munch Your Way Through A Film

Food & Film Nights

Munch Your Way Through A Film

Dinner and a movie gets an outdoor twist at Etisalat Beach Canteen, where friends and families can grab a bite, pull up a beanbag and relax under the stars to one of their favourite films. Plus, look forward to continually changing menus from food vendors who will each create one new dish inspired by the movie playing!

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Behind Sunset Mall
4

Fashion Swap Shop

Swap And Shop At Leisure

Fashion Swap Shop

Swap And Shop At Leisure

This pop-up fashion market is the perfect antidote to mall shopping, featuring a variety of affordable clothing and accessories, ranging from jewellery to local labels. Browse the eclectic selection of pieces on offer and trade in old wardrobe favourites at Swap Rail - the first ‘swap shop’ in the UAE. 

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5

Hip Hop Karaoke

A Unique Karaoke Experience

Hip Hop Karaoke

A Unique Karaoke Experience

Some of the region’s best urban anthems are brought to life in an interactive environment at Hip Hop Karaoke, a fun family event that’s like no other karaoke you’ve experienced before. 

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Behind Sunset Mall
6

Family Fun Day

Have Fun With The Family

Family Fun Day

Have Fun With The Family

From sand sculpting competitions to hula hoop sessions to family games - keep kids big and small entertained for free at Etisalat Beach Canteen’s exclusive Family Fun Day.


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7

Homegrown Market

A Market With A Difference

Homegrown Market

A Market With A Difference

Presented by successful online start-up, Share this Space, popup Homegrown Market will showcase a wide range of local entrepreneurs and their brands - promising an array of one-of-a-kind products, from fashion to beauty.

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8

Undiscovered At The Beach

Unleash Your Inner Performance Artist

Undiscovered At The Beach

Unleash Your Inner Performance Artist

Dreaming of fame and fortune? Got a special talent to share? Whether you’re skilled at dance, comedy or music, Dan Bolton is on the hunt for fresh, innovative performers for this year’s Undiscovered at the Beach. Don’t be shy!

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9

TV Show Marathon

Enjoy Favourite TV Shows

TV Show Marathon

Enjoy Favourite TV Shows

Etisalat Beach Canteen even has couch potatoes covered this year, with an alfresco, big-screen TV show marathon on 6 March. Lounge on the sand as you enjoy some of the most popular TV shows of all time on a special outdoor cinema screen.

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10

Hip Hop Havoc

Enjoy Hip Hop Live

Hip Hop Havoc

Enjoy Hip Hop Live

The second sensational live show in Etisalat Beach Canteen’s Tuesday Talent series, Hip Hop Havoc features hours of mesmerising moves by some of the best regional talent. The perfect way to dance the night away - or at least, watch the pros do it.

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11

Sassy on the Sand

Sassy Mama's Family Fun Day

Sassy on the Sand

Sassy Mama's Family Fun Day

Sassy Mama Dubai has teamed up with a host of fantastic local partners, to create a fun-filled day out for the whole family. From special pampering treats for mums to al fresco arts and crafts for kids big and small - plus plenty of surprises on the day - don’t miss this fun-filled family event.

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12

Music Making by Beatbox Ray

Take The Beatbox Workshop

Music Making by Beatbox Ray

Take The Beatbox Workshop

Want to learn the secret to making music without any instruments? Beatbox Ray will show you how. Join his free, fun workshop and you’ll be creating whole songs with just your voice in no time. 

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Behind Sunset Mall
13

Sky Carnival

Enjoy Colourful Kites In The Sky

Sky Carnival

Enjoy Colourful Kites In The Sky

Beach festival vibes meet stunning kite displays at Sky Carnival - a free colourful day event fusing food, traditional hospitality and plenty of family-friendly activities. 

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14

Mont8 Art Market

Shop For Great Art

Mont8 Art Market

Shop For Great Art

Calling all art lovers! Online art, design and photography marketplace, Mont8, presents a popup market day jam-packed with some of the region’s best art and decor. Showcasing Dubai’s eclectic community, browse pieces representing a wide range of cultures and nationalities, all brought together in one, easy to shop place.

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15

Al Islami’s Cooking Competitions

Cooking Demos And Masterclasses

Al Islami’s Cooking Competitions

Cooking Demos And Masterclasses

A diverse lineup of international and local guests will take to the Al Islami kitchen stage this year, hosting a full weekly programme of cooking demos, competitions and masterclasses. Whether you want to get hands-on or simply sit back and learn new hints and tips from the pros, check out the Al Islami schedule to find your favourite foodie experience.





All events are subject to last minute schedule changes. Please check the Etisalat Beach Canteen website 24 hours before the event to confirm timings. 

Etisalat Beach Canteen 2017 runs from 23 February to 11 March and is open from 12pm-10pm Monday to Thursday and from 10am-10pm on Friday and Saturday. 

Etisalat Beach Canteen is part of the annual 17-day Dubai Food Festival (DFF), a citywide celebration of the city's vibrant, ever-evolving international culinary scene. Taking place from 23 February to 11 March 2017, DFF showcases the diverse range of gourmet experiences - from five-star fine dining to cutting-edge street food - that makes Dubai a world-leading foodie destination.

From films and food trucks at Eat the World DXB to exclusive three-course deals at some of the city’s most prestigious venues during Miele Dubai Restaurant Week, browse the Dubai Food Festival highlights for the full range of immersive culinary experiences on offer.
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