Great news for die-hard foodies and travellers visiting the UAE capital of Abu Dhabi in the month of December 2017. The most rewarding event of the city’s prestigious year-long event calendar – the Abu Dhabi Food Festival (ADFF 2017), is back with a bang, promising to be a gastronomic delight and spectacular celebration of international cuisines.
Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Al Dhafra are the three locations that are going to feature awesome food trucks zone, street food festivals, night markets and plenty of food themed events. Starting from 7th December and going on up till 23rd December, guests can be part of 18 exciting events, all under the banner of the Abu Dhabi Food Festival. The exciting food festival will showcase the region’s best food trucks, street food chefs, and plenty of mouth-watering delicacies. The city will also host amazing deals on takeaways, restaurants, and food & beverage promotions with Zomato as well.
So, if you are traveling to Abu Dhabi or are within the vicinity, make sure to be part of the most soul-satiating festival in the Emirati Capital and revel in an unmatched gastronomic sojourn.
Key Events of Abu Dhabi Food Festival 2017
A perfect fair featuring a mix of food trucks, delicious culinary fares, skill games and the installation of the world famous Luminarium giant inflatable, the Truckers Carnival is going to be one of the main headline event of ADFF, don’t miss it at any cost!
Ripe Night Market
As the name suggests, this event is a chance to interact with local businesses that focus on producing, marketing and selling organic fruit and vegetables, pickles, juices, superfoods, etc. and savour their fresh produce. The Ripe Night Market also has plenty of kitchen demos, live-entertainment, fitness workshops, kid’s activities, art and crafts store, fashion and jewellery kiosks.
The Street Fest is going to be a perfect collaboration of Street Art and Street Food, featuring close to 40 food trucks, the best street food chefs of Asia, Europe and America and plenty of cool dance battles featuring break dance, B-boying, hip hop and funk artists.
Food and Fashion
Be part of a charming evening hosted at the renowned Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, featuring a selection of fashion designers, latest collections by famed designers and a wonderful dinner comprising 3-course menu at the award-winning restaurant – Li Beirut.
Enjoy a unique culinary and cinematographic journey, and whet your appetite as you watch films and try the same dishes and desserts that your favourite actors are having on-screen. Catch five wonderful movies and savour the same tempting, delicious dishes that have featured in the films.
This year, Yas beach is going to be transported to the Caribbean! Two days of this chilled-out Beach Feast will let you try delicious Caribbean delicacies from Jamaica, Barbados and Guyana, as local reggae bands build up the Caribbean vibe. Beach games, warm sunshine, fun, flavours and frolic are guaranteed at the Beach Feast.
Top Secret Long Table
Based on exclusive invites, this top-secret food event is for selected special guests. Handpicked by chefs, 1000 guests will be invited and alerted by text messages just an hour before the event. The location, line-up, food, and everything is kept a secret till the very last hour. There is no PR campaign, no promotional materials, only a hashtag for more information – #topsecretfoodie.
The food-tech giant, Zomato is also introducing plenty of events across Abu Dhabi during the food festival. Zomato will organise a host of promotions, special deals and events like Zomato Restaurant Skillet, Zomato Foodie Skillet, Zomato Abu Dhabi Restaurant Week, Zomato Dine In Treats Special, Zomato Special Package Delivery, etc.
The list does not end here! There are a few more exciting events happening as well as part of the Abu Dhabi Food Festival. Check out the list: