Dubai – MENA Herald: The on-going Dubai Food Festival has created great excitement among food connoisseurs and families residing in and visiting Dubai, with a range of activities at Ibn Battuta Mall adding to the foodie fun that is being served across the city.

Visitors and shoppers at Ibn Battuta Mall, owned by Nakheel, a Strategic Partner of Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), an agency of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), and the organisers of DFF 2016, can also avail themselves of exciting promotions that are being run at the mall until 12 March.

Omar Khoory, Director of Nakheel Retail said: “Nakheel’s participation in the Dubai Food Festival 2016 through Ibn Battuta Mall and Dragon Mart highlights our ongoing commitment to supporting events and initiatives by the Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment. Our exciting lineup of attractions for DFF at Ibn Battuta includes live cooking demonstrations from celebrity chefs and a host of children’s activities. In addition, the growing number of F&B outlets at our malls is offering special promotions and discounts throughout DFF. We look forward to welcoming Dubai’s residents and visitors to Ibn Battuta during this increasingly popular festival.”

Shoppers spending AED 100 in any Food and Beverage outlet at Ibn Battuta Mall will get a chance to win a holiday package and dining experience in Atlantis Dubai every week while mall-goers can also enjoy live cooking demonstration by renowned international and regional chefs including Chef Jun Tunaka on 10 March. The mall hosted Chef Nikita Gandhi on 3 March and Chef Tim Read on 4 March.

Children visiting Ibn Battuta Mall also have the opportunity to participate in baking activities and workshops every weekend during the festival from 5pm to 10pm.

The 17-day Dubai Food Festival, which runs until 12 March under the theme ‘Celebrate Taste’, is aimed at showcasing the Emirate’s emergence as a gastronomy destination through a lineup of food-related events, abdactivities, promotions and appearances by food celebrities.