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It's curtains at DSF

JUST a few hours before the annual festival concludes, the Dubai Shopping Festival 2009 entered into the Guinness Book of World Records once again with the World's Largest Dessert Buffet.

The fourteenth edition of DSF concludes on Sunday as residents and visitors have one last day to take advantage of the shopping promotions across Dubai. Venues like Al Seef Street, one among the main venues of DSF 2009, witnessed a packed weekend as thousands of families descended to enjoy an evening of shopping and relaxed outing.

A line-up of 2,232 dessert delicacies at Uptown Mirdiff, as part of the Dubai Food Festival, created a world record with DSF yet again entering the record books with the 'World's Largest Dessert Buffet'. Organised by the Emirates Culinary Guild, more than 40 hotels from all over Dubai participated in the successful record attempt.


Ibrahim Saleh, Coordinator General of DSF Office, handed over the 'Dubai Records' certificate and trophy to Chef Uwe Micheel, director of Kitchens at Radisson SAS, Dubai Deira Creek. Officials from the Guinness Book of World Records were also present to verify the record attempt.

"The world's largest dessert buffet follows a string of other successful world records attempted during DSF over the years. With numerous such achievements under our belt, it was only natural for us to launch Dubai Records ­ an initiative to write down world records attempted and broken in Dubai," said Ibrahim Saleh.

Dubai Records was launched during DSF 2009 as one of its Signature events with the aim of documenting all world records created or broken in Dubai. Over the years, Dubai has had many mentions in record books in various fields and categories. As a novel initiative by the DSF Office, Dubai Records will take into account all past records and future record breaking attempts.

The world's largest dessert buffet was held as part of the Dubai Food Festival, a signature event of this year's DSF. Featuring the participation of around 20 restaurants from across UAE, Dubai Food Festival was hugely successful due to the inclusion of interactive activities such as live cooking counters, a market place for different kinds of local and fresh produce, and different food counters by residents.

The DSF 2009 closing ceremony will take place on Feb. 15 at Al Badia in Dubai Festival City.

Source: Gulf Today/ BY IMRAN MOJIB

Posted By: 15/02/2009


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