Dubai Food Festival 2016

Dubai Food Festival 2016

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Dubai, the golden city of the Emirates, is growing in stature as a coveted travel destination with each passing day. The city’s world-class hotels, top-notch entertainment avenues and massive shopping malls make it a paradise for jetsetters and travellers.

After the success of the first two editions, the next Dubai Food Festival to kick off in 2016. Dubai Food Festival 2016 is being organised by the Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), an agency of Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM). Every year in the month of February to March, the Dubai Food Festival showcases the emergence of Dubai as the new gastronomic powerhouse in the region.

Throughout the 17-days long event, local Emiratis and the city’s cosmopolitan population mingle along in the different cafes, restaurants, markets and shopping malls in Dubai to savour the delicacies from all over the world. Every year, Dubai Food Festival will have different themes like Emirati Cuisine, Home-grown, Multicultural Dining and Street Food and International Chefs and Restaurants.

  Emirati Cruisine, Quwarmah Al Dajaj

Emirati Cuisine

This theme will explore the authentic native culinary delicacies of the Emirates along with its captivating local culture. Savour the traditional fares or try the new Emirati concepts and appreciate the food of the native chefs.

Home-Grown theme


Celebrate Dubai Food Festival 2016 with Dubai’s most loved home-grown restaurants especially on the Beach Canteen. Home-Grown theme is a celebration of the city’s independent establishments and the emerging concepts of new restaurants, cuisines and fusion platter mainly by the city’s diverse multi-cultural population and expats.

Multicultural Dining and Street Food

Dubai Food Festival’s Multicultural Dining and Street Food theme invites food lovers to this culinary celebration and will offer mouth-watering dishes from all over the world to tempt your taste buds. It showcases the wide range of the street food, restaurants and cafes that offer authentic delicacies and serve the local communities.

International Chefs and Restaurants

This theme highlights the steady flow of world class restaurants and Michelin-starred enterprises along with some of the renowned international chefs, who are increasingly selecting Dubai as their new frontiers. These celebrity chefs include Sanjeev Kapoor, Yousef Khumayes and Manal Al Alem who will be serving international award-winning dishes in traditional Emirati surroundings.

A Quick Guide

Dubai Food Festival 2016 is an event spread all over the city of Dubai. Events will be organised across the restaurants, hotels, shopping malls and local markets. During the 17-day long event, it’s next to impossible to savour or check out all that’s on offering in the Ultimate City. However, there are some recommendations to make your job easier.

 Gulfood in Dubai World Trade Centre

Hit the Kite Beach and do check out the Beach Canteen. Food & Film based themes are interesting as it traces the same food shown in the films in an innovative manner. Try out the Gulfood in Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai Food Carnival in Dubai International Marine Club. Mystery Dining Tours are great way to savour the delicacies and will surprise you for sure. For the connoisseurs of artsy food and cuisine, Dine on the Creek is a great experience as you savour the preparations exclusively prepared by renowned chefs.

There are plenty of options for you to enjoy and satiate your gastronomic desires in the Dubai Food Festival as per your preferences, cuisine, style and budget. Be it a street food tour or Emirati cuisine; world renowned, Michelin starred establishment or local eatery run by an expat, Dubai Food Festival is a paradise for food lovers.