Don’t miss the last few days of the Beach Canteen, a welcome new addition to the Dubai Food Festival that we had been quite eager to check out.  It will only remain open until the 8th of March, and will be operating daily from midday to 11.00 pm

The Beach Canteen is a unique gastronomical concept with 16 pop-up restaurants across 3 different prime beaches in Dubai: Jumeirah 1 Open Beach, Kite Beach and Sunset Beach.  We adore the clever design where each of the temporary restaurants is housed inside refurbished cargo containers.

A must-try place, it is ideal for hanging out with friends, chilling with the family and of course for enjoying cuisine from different parts of the world.

The pop-up restaurants each feature a diverse range of cuisines including Emirati, Egyptian, French, Italian, Japanese, Mexican and International all at affordable prices.

You’ll find below more details about the dining options for each location.

Jumeirah 1 Open Beach is where you can experience a festival like atmosphere with arts and crafts, jugglers and face painting as well as communal dining on picnic tables.
Café2Go – Coffee and Light Bites
La Creparis – French Crepes and Waffles
Lebaneesh – Maneesh with a twist
Roti Mum Cafe – Roti buns and international dishes

Kite Beach has an energetic and creative atmosphere with a set up for graffiti art and table tennis and of course entertainment on the weekends. On Friday mornings free yoga classes will take place from 11 am.
Bikers Café – International CuisineCoffeol – Gourmet coffee and light fare
Extreme Shawarma – Shawarma Variety
Giolitti – Italian Cuisine
Hadoota Masreya – Traditional Egyptian
Loca – Mexican Contemporary
Power Burger – American Cuisine
Saladicious – International Cuisine
Seaview – Fresh Seafood

Sunset Beach has been inspired by the Arab culture with regional music, lighting and luxurious traditional décor.
A variety of food will be on offer including:
Barjeel – Emirati Cuisine
Kyo Lounge – Japanese Contemporary
La Provence – French Cuisine
Raw Coffee – International Barista


To learn more about Beach Canteen, please click here or email


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