- 23 February 2024 @
JBR, City Walk, and Jumeirah Beach

Dubai Food Festival

Explore the authentic flavors of Dubai at the Dubai Food Festival, the largest Emirates food celebration. A two-week-long food festival in Dubai is a haven for culinary enthusiasts, showcasing the unique food culture of the city. Ranging from the best fine dining experiences to exploring the hidden gems in Dubai, you have got it all covered. The best part of the Dubai Food Festival is that it provides the opportunity to explore Dubai streets as well!

The festival is spread across various venues around the city, from iconic malls and high-end restaurants to backstreet markets. Popular places like the JBR, City Walk, and Jumeirah beach remain the main venues of the fest. Several of Dubai’s hidden culinary gems come to life during the fest. 

The Dubai Food Festival (DFF) is a gastronomic two-and-a-half week-long celebration – a chance for visitors to explore the city through indulgence in food, from street fare to fine dining experiences. For 17 days, Dubai turns into a food haven and a hot spot among culinary explorers from around the world.

Highlights: Food tastings, food truck events, chef-led experiences, and gourmet dining events.

Beach Canteen

Dubai food festival kicks off with the Beach Canteen, a pop-up dining event held along Dubai’s stunning coastline. It transforms into a culinary hotspot, featuring food trucks, live cooking stations, and a laid-back atmosphere where people can savor a wide array of dishes.

Dubai Restaurant Week

Dubai Restaurant Week is a food lover’s delight, offering a chance to dine at some of the city’s finest eateries at exceptional prices. Participating restaurants curate special menus, allowing patrons to experience the best of their offerings. Prime restaurants of Dubai, such as the Bleu Blanc Dubai, Hotel Cartagena, Morimoto Zheng He’s, GIA, Scape Restaurant, and the Lounge, host the ‘Restaurant Week’ at the Dubai Food Festival.  Arrays of three-course meals arranged at these eateries are the attractive elements of Restaurant Week. 

Taste of Dubai

Taste of Dubai is one of the festival’s main attractions, gathering the city’s top restaurants and chefs to showcase their signature dishes. Attendees can savor exquisite meals, attend live cooking demonstrations, and immerse themselves in the gastronomic artistry of renowned chefs. ‘Taste of Dubai’ hosts some of the most prominent celebrity chefs across the globe, conducting live cooking demonstrations and presenting their latest cuisine innovations.

History of the Dubai Food Festival

Launched in 2014, The Dubai Food Festival is arguably the most significant Middle Eastern food celebration. This hedonistic indulgence has been growing in quantity, crowd, and quality ever since. The Dubai Food Festival aims to project the emergence of the Emirate as a gastronomic destination – highlighting Dubai’s unique food scene and world-class dining experiences.

Organized by the Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), an agency of Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), The Dubai Food Festival is a strategic part of the city’s year-round program of festivals held to promote tourism and development in the retail sector of Dubai.

Dubai always comes up with the most exciting and uniting festivals that not only give you a great time but hold an integral part of your memory. The Dubai Food Festival is one such festival that would carve its special place in your experiences! Come and join this massive celebration of food and goodness!

2024 Dates: 19 February – 23 February 2024

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