e& Beach Canteen 2024: Food, fun, freebies and 8 reasons not to miss it

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e& Beach Canteen 2024 at Jumeirah Beach, Dubai. EXPAT MEDIA

e& Beach Canteen, Dubai’s iconic beachside food pop-up, is back!

The dining pop-up launched on Thursday (April 25) and will run until May 12 at Jumeirah Beach behind Sunset Mall.

Speaking to Expat Media at the launch, Muna Al Falasi, Director of Festival Strategy and Planning at Department of Economy and Tourism, said this year’s e& Beach Canteen is “even better with an exciting line-up of dining concepts, live entertainment and activities.”

“There are also culinary theatre activations for those who love food and want to learn how to cook,” Al Falasi told Expat Media.

The outdoor carnival is located at Jumeirah Beach, behind Sunset Mall. Here are top things we love about e& Beach Canteen:

Entrance is free

When it starts off good, you know it’s only going to get better. Entrance to this fun outdoor pop-up is absolutely free, so you can bring your friends, family or gang without breaking the bank! Parking is also not an issue. You can get free parking at a nearby mall, or park right up the beachfront where public parking costs only Dh2 per hour, and free on Sundays.

Food galore

This is the place to indulge your inner foodie with 48 food trucks, kiosks and carts selling everything from juicy burgers and shawarmas, to ice cream and churros. The food stalls are spread across five sections for you to explore: Streetfood Walk, Tasty Quarter, Bites by the Beach, Beach Barbecue and Talabat Food Plaza.


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Shopping at the bazaar

From handmade fashion and accessories to home baked goodies, check out some unique finds from local brands and artists at the outdoor bazaar. We spotted cute llama and alpaca stuffed toys at BIRU, and even two life-sized alpaca stuffed toys!

Free entertainment

Plop on a beanbag and enjoy the free live music show on the main stage, with performances from local artists every hour after sundown. Don’t miss the giveaways from sponsors, too if you join the games thrown by the stage host.

Freebies and prizes

Speaking of giveaways, freebies and prizes, you can get a free cup of cold or hot tea from the Lipton bar near the stage, or some cool Talabat shirts at the Talabat booth in the Talabat Food Plaza. There are also some free arts and crafts classes as well as cooking classes at the Black+Decker booth, where you could also win some Black+Decker gadgets and appliances.

Fun and games

Learn how to roller skate at Roll DXB or tire your little ones in the Kids Zone where there are castle slides, buggy rides, carnival games and more.

Food Focus Dubai

Check out winning photos of foodie life in Dubai at the Food Focus Dubai section near the main stage. You’ll be amazed at all the creative snaps that UAE residents took.

Enjoy a beach outing

The e& Beach Canteen is located literally on Jumeirah Beach, so this means that you’ll also get to enjoy a full day exploring everything that the outdoor pop-up has to offer, while also getting the chance to dig your toes in the sand or exit or enter from the Beach Entrance. There’s even a dedicated Beach Club where you can use any of the lounge chairs to rest.

Whether you want to indulge your inner foodie, play, shop, learn arts or crafts or watch gigs, you’ll be able to tick all the boxes. e& Beach Canteen is where food and fun come to life, so head down to the most delicious destination this season. ICA/Expat Media

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