Mall of Umm Al Quwain gears up for Food Fiesta Campaign

Mall visitors to enjoy cooking competitions, food counters and win exciting prizes

UAQ, UAE: As the cooler season approaches, shoppers at Mall of Umm Al Quwain can look forward to venturing out to enjoy exotic culinary experiences, delicious food sampling and family friendly activities at the food fiesta held from the 10th of November to 20th of November 2022.

Mall of Umm Al Quwain is renowned for creating family-friendly entertainment and experiences and the food fiesta will bring people together to celebrate and enjoy an outing with friends and families trying out different cuisines at food counters and watching the exciting cooking competition live at the mall.

For the ‘Dine and Win’ campaign, customers can spend a minimum of AED 50 at any F&B store to register for the raffle draw at the Mall Information Counter and obtain an e-coupon by SMS for draws to win prizes. One grand prize winner will be selected using an Electronic Raffle Draw System after the Campaign duration and will be awarded with a AED 10,000/- Laka Mall Gift Voucher.

There will be five consolation prize winners who will be selected using the Electronic Raffle Draw System and will be awarded with AED 1,000/- Laka Mall Gift Vouchers each.

To be part of the Cooking Competition, interested participants can get themselves registered under three categories – Starters, Main Courses and desserts.

Three 1st Prize Winners will be selected and awarded with AED 2,000/- Laka gift voucher each while the three 2nd Prize Winners will be awarded with AED 1,000/- Laka gift vouchers each. All the Winners will be selected by Senior LuLu Chefs.

The Food Street part of the campaign features a variety of Food Counters consisting of mainly Street Food of various Cuisines, Barbecue and roasted foods arranged in the food court to cater the Mall customers.

The festivities and ambience at the Food Fiesta will offer a fun day out for foodies and they will not need to travel far to enjoy authentic food from all around the world. Mall of Umm Al Quwain places great emphasis on safety measures regarding COVID-19, ensuring the public areas remain a safe place to shop and dine in.

Memorable Malta: The perfect destination for young adults

Natasha Dury

The highlight of my summer holidays was exploring Malta, which is a fantastic destination for young adults like me as there are so many places to visit, cool boutique hotels to stay in, beautiful beaches with great sun and sea indulgence and some of the best festivals for the youth in Europe. We curate some of the best places young adults can enjoy.

Sun, Sea and sand

Beaches in Malta range from golden sands to long stretches of rock dropping into beautifully clear blue waters perfect for snorkelling, diving, windsurfing, paragliding and other water sports.

We loved sailing near Comino’s Blue Lagoon and exploring caves during a day-long boat trip with lunch on board. We saw a lot of on island activities like rock climbing and mountain biking too.

Situated between Malta and Gozo, the smaller island of Comino is a paradise that is car-free very popular with day-trippers. Comino is ideal for walkers and photographers because of the nature and beauty of the island.


The culinary scene in Malta is like the traditional Mediterranean cuisine. The fish is straight from the sea, and we became a big fan of the seasonal fish lampuka that is delicious. Our meals ranged from meat stews, fresh pastas, pastries and pizzas as well as quality vegetarian cuisine.   

Local Sites

We stayed in Valetta and visited the beautiful St John’s Cathedral in Valletta in the afternoon and dinner by the harbour in the evening. After a leisurely breakfast the next day, we then visited the Three Cities (Vittoriosa, Senglea and Cospicua) in the morning.

Malta has a vibrant festival scene almost every part of the different islands had a festive feel with musical events being promoted. For instance, located on the Maltese coast, north of Valletta, St. Julian’s or San Giljan has a thriving nightlife with lovely restaurants and great entertainment for young people., especially the summer fiestas.

Popeye Island

Popeye Village Malta was magical. A purpose-built film set from a 1980 musical, it is now a village that has been converted into a small attraction fun park, consisting of a collection of rustic wooden buildings. On the day we visited, the site had a festive atmosphere with music and children’s activities.

Malta National Aquarium

With tanks full of reptiles, insects, amphibians, and thousands of Mediterranean fish and an intriguing collection of historical artifacts, the Malta National Aquarium is perfect for families and young adults who love aquariums, and we suggest hopping across to the Bird Park for the ultimate animal experience.

Getting there and getting around

We flew to Malta with Turkish Airlines via Istanbul and the connection was seamless. Once in Malta, buses go almost everywhere including to the Gozo ferry that takes you to the laid back and friendly island. We thoroughly enjoyed the Yippee experience – which is a tuktuk tour organised by Yippee Malta offering a fun and authentic way of experiencing the island of Gozo. Getting around Malta is easy, and the journey is full of delightful surprises.

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