Taste of Abu Dhabi | 2015
Taste of Abu Dhabi is the capitals favourite food, drink and music festival. The festival will be a food-lover’s fantasy, jam packed with 25 exclusive fine-dining restaurants, world class celebrity chefs, and incredible line-up of international music. For all those food lovers you can come and watch live cooking demonstrations at the Chefs Theatre or learn some fun hints and tips at our cookery school. Alternatively you can sit back, relax and soak up the sounds listening to our international live entertainment.
Eric Lanlard, Valentine Warner, Suzanne Husseini, Jenny Morris, Reza Mahammad and Siba Mtongana, Steven Edwards and Josh Stanzl are this year’s fantastic line up of world class celebrity chefs. We also have the Indian Masterchef Winner Nikita Gandhi who will be showcasing some of her amazing culinary skills. Watch live cooking demonstrations at the Chefs Theatre or learn some fun hints and tips on our cookery school........More Chefs soon to be announced!
New for 2015!!
This year we are delighted to bring to you our traditional VIP family lounge. The lounge is a non-alcoholic area which offer complimentary Arabic tea, coffee and dates; as well as an on hand henna artist. This year we have 9 new restaurants to tantalize your taste buds. You are sure to be able to Taste your way around the world with our Japanese, Arabic, South Indian, European and Italian restaurants. Some of our new restaurants you will see at Taste are Royal Orchid, Zambar, Teatro Prego’s and Boa.
Cheese and Grape Feature
Cheese and grape are just two of life’s great culinary pairing pleasures so why not soak up the sounds and sunshine whilst sitting back and relaxing with a glass of your favourite grape and aplate of your favourite cheese. You can also enjoy browsing through a range of delicious cheeses to buy and take home with you.
Carluccios, ShoCho, Flooka, Caramel, Safina, KOI, Belgian Beer Café, Avasa, Blue Grill, Café Dalsace, Nolus, Villa Toscana.
BOA, Royal Orchid Restaurant, Prego’s, Teatro, Peppermill, Zambar, Atayeb, Barocco, Al Gusto, Al Mizab.
The Entertainment stage will host an exciting line-up of bands, musicians and DJ’s across the three days of the festival including popular South African band 4THEMUSIC, Dubai based quartet Maple Jacks and UK based Leading Lights Productions On the Thursday night we have The Wailers headlining who will be doing all the songs from their legends album
4THEMUSIC The band consists of namely Jabu Magagula, Peter-John Frans and Elton Frans. Having been around the block for a while now, “4THEMUSIC” has undoubted earned a decent fan base in Dubai with their innate musical versatility and remarkable stage presence. 4The Music has been the main event of Taste of Dubai for the past 2 years consecutively in 2010/2011 as well as headlining at the first ever Taste of Abu Dhabi, and needless to say they had everyone up on their feet singing and dancing to all the classics
The Maple Jacks A Dubai-based quartet, consisting of internationally experienced players from the UK and New Zealand and Australia, The Maplejacks have earned a reputation as the Middle East’s premier party band. While its members come from far afield, the band was born and raised in Dubai, growing with the city and learning what its audience expects.
Leading Lights Productions Leading Lights Productions was set up by actors Craig Price and Emma Dears. Craig and Emma met whilst performing in the No1 UK Tour of Jesus Christ Superstar, Craig playing the lead Role of Jesus and Emma starring as Mary Magdalene. In 2013 Craig and Emma founded Leading Lights Productions, an entertainment company whose performers have played Lead Roles in London’s West End and Broadway therefore guaranteeing that Leading Lights performers are at the top of their game and hugely talented. Whether it be Rock, Opera, Swing or jazz, Leading Lights Productions will sure to put on a fantastic show stopping performance!
KIDS (Under 12) FREE This ticket allows entry into the festival and access to all features
ADULT Advanced Standard AED 65 (except Thursday due to the special Thursday Wailers Ticket)
On the door AED80 This ticket allows you entry into the festival and access to all features. Plus entry into the ‘Ultimate Dining Experience’ prize draw.
VIP Advance AED170 On the door AED190 This ticket allows entry into the festival and access to all features plus: * Fast Track Entry *Access to VIP enclosure *2 free drinks vouchers for use at the VIP bar *3 free food vouchers for use at any of the restaurants *Free ‘Ultimate Dining Experience’ prize draw entry.
VIP Family Lounge Advance AED130 On the door AED150 This ticket allows entry into the festival and access to all features plus: *Fast Track Entry *Access to VIP enclosure with complimentary Arabic teas, coffees and dates *2 free non-alcoholic drinks vouchers for use at the VIP bar *3 free food vouchers for use at any of the restaurants *Free ‘Ultimate Dining Experience’ prize draw entry.
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5th November 16.00 – 23.00
6th November 12.00 – 23.00
7th November 12.00 – 22.00