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Jumeirah Announces the Return of Festival of Taste


Jumeirah, the Dubai-based luxury international hospitality management group, has announced the return of the much anticipated Jumeirah “Festival of Taste” event which will take place in Dubai’s leading hotels and resorts from 9 to 13 November 2008.

The biennial Jumeirah Festival of Taste will draw on the unrivalled experience from seven celebrity chefs from America, India, France and Great Britain. This year’s event will feature the UK’s favourite TV kitchen personalities including Ainsley Harriott, who will host “The Ainsley Live Show” at The Emirates Academy, Brian Turner and Cyrus Todiwala, one of the world’s foremost Indian cuisine chefs, who owns and manages Café Spice Namasté in London.

They will be joined by returning world-class celebrity chefs James Martin, Jean-Christophe Novelli and Michel Roux, who cooked up a storm during the inaugural event in May 2006 and are back by popular demand to deliver outstanding food at a series of interactive dinners and events held at a number of Dubai hotels.

The event will take place at Jumeirah’s hotels, kicking off with a grand opening event on Sunday 9 November at Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah. Over five days, nine events will take place including intimate dinners at destinations such as the Rib Room and Vu’s in Jumeirah Emirates Towers. A boat trip departing from the Jumeirah Beach Hotel and a grand gala dinner in the ballroom of the Burj Al Arab hotel is also set to be included in the festivities.

“Dubai’s diversity is celebrated through its dining and Dubai is now affirmed as a global culinary destination,” said Marco Nijhof, Senior Vice President for Jumeirah in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia.“Jumeirah embraces this reputation by hosting bi-annually the Jumeirah Festival of Taste with founding sponsor American Express and regional partners Evian, SieMatic and Time Out Dubai Magazine.”

“Our guests and visitors will be able to talk to the chefs, ask questions and draw inspiration from them. We plan to make this a distinguished event on the Dubai calendar,” Nijhof continued.

About Jumeirah:
Jumeirah properties are regarded as among the most luxurious and innovative in the world and have won numerous international travel and tourism awards. The fast growing Dubai based luxury international hospitality group encompasses the world renowned Burj Al Arab, the world’s most luxurious hotel, the multi-award winning Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Madinat Jumeirah and Jumeirah Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa in Dubai, the Jumeirah Carlton Tower and Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel in London and the Jumeirah Essex House Hotel in New York.

PR Contact:
Natalia Selby
eBusiness Development Manager
Jumeirah Group
Academic City Road
PO Box 214159
+971 4 364 7774


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