This week, the United Arab Emirates is transforming into a bustling foodie hub. The world-famous chef is coming to Abu Dhabi for the prestigious award ceremony, and restaurants across Dubai are serving the best in his three-day Taste of Dubai.
Meanwhile, some of the world’s most respected authors and literary figures also head to Dubai for the Emirates Air Literature Festival.
Here, The National Here are seven things you can do between January 30th and February 5th.
Lille Palestine, a film festival and event program running through Alserkar Avenue until February 5, Aram hits theaters this Monday with an invitation-only Q&A session with director Philas Corey at 7pm.
The drama, in Arabic and Hebrew with English subtitles, follows Tamer and his friends as they lead the typical life of a Palestinian student until the arrival of Maesar. To impress her, Tamer agrees to participate in a mysterious operation on the eve of Israel’s Independence Day.
For more information, reel palestine.org
Barbecue Al Qasr at Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi welcomes Sydney chef Lennox Hasti for a special 7-course dinner.
Hastie, Grill Master at famed Australian restaurant Firedoor, serves his signature 200-day dry-aged beef short ribs, paperbark-grilled fish, smoky crab and corn over an open fire.
The week-long Emirates Airline Festival of Literature kicks off on Wednesday, celebrating its 15th anniversary. Not only celebrities, but also regional and international award-winning authors will participate.
Prominent writers in attendance include British-Pakistani novelist Mohsin Hamid, known for his critically acclaimed novels. missing point When exit west, Irish novelist Cecilia Ahern PS i love you When where the rainbow ends.
Hollywood-born Emmy Award-winning actor Brian Cox plays Logan Roy in HBO’s hit series. inheritance, will attend
For more information on the authors and program, please visit www.emirateslitfest.com.
Discover the final days of Impressionism: The Road to Modernity exhibition at Louvre Abu Dhabi. There are more than 150 works on display, from paintings to photographs to dresses.
This free admission exhibition explores the new world that emerged from the mid-1850s to the end of the 19th century. It is held in partnership with the Musée d’Orsay and the French Museum.
Hours of operation are 10am to 5pm and will be open until February 5th.
London’s Michelin-starred City Social restaurant will have its grand opening in Dubai on Friday. The fine dining restaurant at Grosvenor House in his marina, Dubai is the brainchild of celebrated British chef and restaurateur Jason Atherton, who owns over 15 of his restaurants around the world.
City Social serves modern European cuisine with stunning panoramic floor-to-ceiling views of Dubai’s skyline. The menu features Atherton creations such as Scottish salmon, shellfish ravioli, and roasted sea bass.
The venue is open every Monday through Saturday. Open Fridays from 5pm to 3am.
Head to the Dubai Media City Amphitheater for a Taste of Dubai. The open-air food festival hosts many restaurants across the emirate, offering the best food at discounted prices.
Participating restaurants include 11 Woodfire, Akira Back, Brasserie Boulud, Bushra by Buddha-Bar, Carnival by Tresind and Fi’lia.
Running Friday through Sunday, the event will also include a variety of masterclasses hosted by celebrity chefs, a music and entertainment line-up, and new farm-to-table Hilton pop-ups.
Yoy, a new Ukrainian restaurant on Palm Jumeirah, welcomes celebrity chef Yury Kovryzhenko for a one-time dining experience on Saturday and Sunday.
Special menu items include soft jelly oxtail served like a lollipop, roasted duck in an apple and cranberry sauce, and crispy waffles covered in edible flowers and herring patties with caviar, “Heston style.” ” dishes are included.
A 5-course dinner will be served from 6pm at Dh400 per person (drinks not included).
Updated: Jan 30, 2023, 4:01 AM