This is part 4 in a 4 part series - a review of 4 very different Foodie Fridays in Dubai.\n\nFriday - Week 4 Lunch at Qbara\n\nThe final Friday of the month saw me heading across town to Wafi Fort which is next to Wafi and entering one of my favourite restaurants in Dubai this year. \u00a0Recently opened Qbara has just launched lunchtime dining on Fridays and Saturdays with a menu offering a whole selection of Levantine treats. \u00a0This is a place you need to see, since I'm not sure my words will do it justice, but I'll give it a go.\n\nI love, the interior of Qbara it's contemporary arabesque with a twist and wherever you look the decor has something interesting to catch your eye. \u00a0Your eyes are initially drawn to a projection of flying carpets on the wall above the bar, animated to difference sequences, you can't help but keep staring as the wall seems to morph into different shapes in front of your eyes in a somewhat mesmerising way. \u00a0The interior is rich in colour and texture, with contrasting areas that are spacious and inviting to dine downstairs or more intimate and casual upstairs. \u00a0With a focal point of a huge modern contemporary but arabesque chandelier type light made with individual glass spheres - it has to be seen to be believed. But the imaginative, fun and interesting decor is only part of your experience. \u00a0In truth, we were here to enjoy lunch.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nWe opted for the sharing menu which consisted of lots of small dishes brought out in batches of 2 or 3 at a time. \u00a0Perfect for social dining and sharing, this is a perfect way to take a guided tour through the menu. \u00a0We tasted our way through a whole selection of dishes each one delivering a visual delight and lots of oohs and ahhhs as it arrived both in terms of presentation and flavours. \u00a0Some personal favourites included the lobster kibbeh served with avocado lebnah, the spicy lamb cutlets with minted lebnah and twice fried french fries which were amazing.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nNext came dessert. \u00a0Simply called Milk and Honey, we were served a large pannacotta made with greek yogurt and sumac with a few other surprises thrown in as well and topped with a huge bouquet of cotton candy. \u00a0 We also had *** It was a tasty and visual delight and was a perfect way to end lunch.\n\nThis is my second visit to Qbara, the first was shortly after it opened when I managed to sneak a peak into the extremely well organised kitchens under the control of Executive Chef Colin Clague who has previously worked at ****\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nLunch at Qbara is served Friday and Saturday between 12.30 and 3 pm.\n\n\n\nAfter lunch I headed to the first day of Dubai Food Carnival at Festival City. \u00a0Part of the Dubai Food Festival \u00a0which starts with the Dubai Food Carnival and ends with Taste of Dubai, \u00a0this was the inaugural Food Carnival and my first trip to the outside area behind Festival City. \u00a0The Carnival is a mixture of cooking demonstrations and events and audience tastings, a pop up restaurant with Chef Silvena Rowe, panel discussions with media and food bloggers, family activities, family shows, pop up restaurants and cooking competitions as well as stage entertainment, kiddie play areas, comedians, fireworks and music, in fact it seemed like there was something for just about everyone.\n\nPicture of the Event can be found on my Facebook account here >> COFFEECAKESANDRUNNING **\n\n\n\nDisclaimer : I was a guest of Qbara. \u00a0All opinions, photographs, statements and opinions are my own.