Spent the evening at Street Nights, part of the #DubaiFoodFestival, in Al Quoz. A mix of pop up restaurants, DJ’s, boutique fashion stalls, and live street artists. For me, this feels like the sort of event that would happen most weekends in Melbourne, but it’s definitely not a scene Dubai would be well known for.
It feels like Dubai are still finding their feet when it comes to putting these sorts of events but this was a great evening which brought a really eclectic mix of people out. Even a February dust storm could not even but a downer on the evening.
Unfortunately I didn’t get to try all the food and drinks on offer, but it all looked so good, and it was great to be able to wander around the various stalls selling clothes, art and even bikes!
What impressed me most was the live art. The street was packed with artists who each had their own piece of “wall” where they could just get creative. Hands down winner for me, just because I kind of love Star Wars, was this creation of the Darth Vader battling Obi-Wan!
It’s great to hear that more of these types of event are happening in Dubai. For me, it’s the opposite of the glitz and glamour that the city is really famous for. Looking forward to see what’s coming next.