Showcasing the Emirate’semergence as a gastronomy destination through a 23-day programme of food-related consumer and trade events, activities, promotions and appearances by food celebrities, Dubai Food Festival is in full swing.

With a variety of events having happened, we give you the highlights for the concluding week…

Beach Canteen

Until 28 February | Kite Beach, Jumeirah

Following in the footsteps of Saudi Arabian super chef Youssef Khumayes, young chefs from the UAE’s association of professional chefs, the Emirates Culinary Guild, are now stationed at the Beach Canteen pop up restaurant

Food & Film

Until 28 February | Various outdoor locations throughout the city

Food & Film is the first event of its kind in the Middle East that focuses on the role of food in the cinematic sphere. This unique and exciting citywide celebration focuses on the longstanding link between food and storytelling, offering audiences the opportunity to experience the two together. Set across various outdoor locations between the 8 to 28 February, this delectably entertaining event appeals to the tastes of filmgoers and foodies of all ages.

Made In Dubai

27 – 28 February | Zabeel Park

With one of its key themes being to highlight the burgeoning range of Emirati chef talents and both Emirati and non-Emirati chefs innovating new dishes using traditional ingredients, the Dubai Food Festival will close with a celebration of Emirati food. Taking place in Zabeel Park, the Emirati Festival will showcase local culture, chefs and cuisines, and provide visitors with an authentic taste of local flavours.

Street Photography Exhibition

Until 28 February |Dubai International Airport (DXB)

To mark the second edition of the Dubai Food Festival, a solo exhibition by New York-based photographer Penny De Los Santos will be held at the Dubai International Airport throughout February, 2015 The exhibition will feature 30 images that showcase the vibrant and varied street food culture that caters to the 200 nationalities that call Dubai home, as well some of the millions of tourists who visit the city every year.Final dates to be confirmed ahead of the launch of the Festival.

Find out more atdubaifoodfestival.com.