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Emirates Airline Festival of Literature
More than 180 incredible writers, illustrators and creatives are flying into Dubai from all around the world to mark the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature’s tenth anniversary. There are over 200 sessions, panel discussions and workshops for adults and children taking place over the ten day festival. From classes with our favourite cookbook authors to creative writing workshops with top novelists, plus competitions, performances, storytelling sessions and much more, it’s bound to be a good one. David Walliams, Jacqueline Wilson, Jane Hawking, Kate Adie, Ken Hom, Tony Hawks – it’s a veritable who’s who of the literary world. So, if you’ve ever enjoyed a book – get yourself down to Festival City.
When: March 1-10
Where: InterContinental Dubai Festival City
Contact: website
Emirates Airline Literature Festival

Dubai Food Festival
It’s that time of year again when it’s acceptable to wear your loose-fit trousers and head out to sample a world of cuisine across the city. Dubai Food Festival is bigger and better than ever and over 17 days, will help introduce you to dishes, restaurants and other gastronomic treats from here and across the globe. As well as a wealth of pop-up venues to enjoy, you can expect live cooking demonstrations from famous chefs, catch Sister Sledge at the Dubai Media City Amphitheatre and explore fitness classes and more at the special Beach Canteen at the scenic setting on Jumeirah Beach. You really will find something for everyone at this year’s event.
When: Until March 3
Where: Various locations across the city
Contact: website

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