Dubai, UAE; May 2, 2013: Live presentations by celebrity chefs, children's cooking workshops, gourmet themed installations, fantastic dining offers, and the opportunity to win culinary trips to France are among a horde of activities awaiting visitors to The Dubai Mall, the world's largest shopping and entertainment destination, during May 2013.
The mall is marking a month-long delectable treat with ‘The Dubai Mall, Culinary Promotion,' the city's longest spanning culinary celebration. Celebrity chefs will host live cooking tips sessions every Friday and Saturday, from 6pm to 8pm.
With over 200 food and beverage outlets, the most in a mall in the region, ‘The Dubai Mall, Culinary Promotion' will be highlighted by special deals and an array of delicacies being offered by various partnering entities.
In partnership with VISA, ‘The Dubai Mall, Culinary Promotion', will also offer visitors who spend AED 300 on shopping or dining with their VISA card, the chance to win one of the four Culinary trip packages to Paris including flight, hotel, and cooking classes at one of France's renowned culinary schools. Participants who spend with their Visa Cards at any of The Dubai Mall's F&B outlets will double their chances to win.
Nasser Rafi, Chief Executive Officer, Emaar Malls Group, said: “The Dubai Mall is more than a fashion and retail paradise. It is a family leisure destination where friends and families meet to enjoy fine dining and entertainment. ‘The Dubai Mall, Culinary Promotion' is our tribute to the diverse culinary flavours that can be experienced at The Dubai Mall, which is visited by more than 200 nationalities, yearly. The celebration is the largest of its kind in the region, and will feature delicacies from around the world - from local to Middle Eastern to western and Asian - appealing to all visitors.”
In addition to F&B outlets within the mall, its Waterfront Promenade is lined with an array of themed cafés and restaurants, each offering an al-fresco dining experience with views of The Dubai Fountain and Burj Khalifa. The adjoining 5-star premium hotel, The Address Dubai Mall, and Souk Al Bahar, add to the fine dining options available for residents and tourists of Dubai, with several licenced restaurants offering terrace or al fresco dining choices.
Located in the heart of the prestigious Downtown Dubai mixed-use development, The Dubai Mall has over 1,200 retail outlets and two anchor department stores. The 440,000 sq ft Fashion Avenue, dedicated to high fashion, positions The Dubai Mall as the fashion capital for the region, while The Souk, featuring 99 stores offering gold & jewellery, traditional handicrafts, souvenirs, abayas, perfumes and carpets, among others, in a dedicated precinct designed to reflect traditional Arabic heritage and culture. The mall is also linked directly to the Dubai Metro station through a travellator.