The Burj Al Arab’s world famous helipad has played host to some of the most memorable sporting stunts the world has ever seen, from Roger Federer’s tennis match with Andre Agassi, to David Coulthard ‘doughnuting’ a Formula 1 car.

And now you can take a place among – and almost in – the stars, thanks to the Dubai Food Festival, which will host a one-off special dinner to help raise funds for the ‘Eat and Feed’ initiative for the United Nations World Food Programme.

Just Dhs10,000 with get you one of the 12 seats 212 metres above the Arabian Gulf – fittingly called High Table – on Thursday March 13, with the proceeds raised aiming to reach over 120,000 children.

The High Table dinner starts with a warm Arabian welcome and exclusive reception on the lower helipad deck. Atop the helipad, guests will be treated to 360 degree panoramic views of Downtown Dubai, Dubai Marina, Palm Jumeirah, and the World Islands and a gastronomic seven-course menu created by Burj Al Arab’s Executive Chef, Maxime Luvara.

A spokesman for the Burj Al Arab said: “People within Dubai have known for a long time what fantastic culinary experiences are available here. We are thrilled to back the Dubai Food Festival with this unique dining experience and contribute to Dubai’s position as a hub for culinary expertise. The United Nations World Food Programme is a great cause and to know that the proceeds from this evening are going to provide food to 120,000 children is truly rewarding.”

Speaking of the event, Ashraf Hamouda of the United Nations World Food Programme commented: “While World Food Programme is engaged in the fight against hunger in the region and around the world, we rely on the support of our donors to fund and advocate our operations. By hosting a charity dinner in support of WFP and under the umbrella of the ‘Eat and Feed’ initiative, in such an iconic venue during the Dubai Food Festival, Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment and Burj Al Arab will help raise our outreach and fundraising efforts to new heights.”

Since 1961, WFP has pursued a vision of the world in which every man, woman and child has access at all times to the food needed for an active and healthy life. On average, WFP reaches more than 90 million people with food assistance in 80 countries each year. Organised by Burj Al Arab and supported by the Dubai Food Festival, the High Table dinner is expected to raise funds that will provide food to more than 120,000 children for a day.

For your Dhs10,000 ticket at the High Table, call Burj Al Arab’s restaurants reservation team on +970 4 301 7600.