Dubai Food Festival and Dubai Restaurant Week Highlights

Dubai Food Festival

Dubai Food Festival

Dubai has a diverse cultural hub where the food scene is lively, diverse, and possibly overwhelming due to its variety and choices. Dubai Food Festival (DFF) is an annual event that celebrates all aspects of gastronomy in the city.

This festival emphasizes the abundance of delicious food options in Dubai. Its specific dishes highlight the city’s culinary variety. Here are some highlights from the past years:

Dubai Restaurant Week

Popular restaurant outlets in Dubai including Bread Street Kitchen, Bella, Toro Toro, and Al Nafoorah collaborate to organize “Dubai Restaurant Week”. Here dinners can enjoy two-course lunches starting at AED 95 and three-course lunches starting at AED150 at participating restaurants. It offers special lunches and dinner menus, culinary master classes, limited edition launches, retail promotions, and the opportunity to take a virtual food tour around the world in Dubai.

Finding the Hidden Gems

A key goal of the festival is to allow visitors to explore Dubai’s culinary scene including its less well-known areas like backstreets and hidden downtown alleys which offer unique food experiences. Lesser known eateries participate in the festival aiming to impress visitors and gain their votes in order to be declared the winners of the competition.

Dubai Restaurant Week

Foodie experiences

DFF goes beyond just eating and satisfying your hunger; it encompasses all aspects of the culinary world. Under the foodie experiences of the festival, visitors can participate in culinary workshops, themed food tours, exclusive testing menus, and attend master classes hosted by famous chefs in Dubai. It provides a glimpse into the world of culinary creativity and innovation.

Best homegrown restaurants

The restaurant industry in Dubai is thriving. During the festival, you can anticipate the presence of celebrity chefs, and the opportunity to meet the entrepreneurs behind unique dining concepts in the city. You can enjoy specially created menus offered by restaurants that are proudly ‘Made in Dubai’ showcasing the city’s culinary creations.

Best Pakistani Restaurants in Duba


Dubai enjoyed 17 days of mouth-watering foodie adventures, from 21 April to 7 May 2023.  This 10th edition of DFF was particularly impressive than previous editions in terms of size and quality of dining experience.

It was a continuous celebration of food and enjoyment with 95,000 visitors, 100 unique food experiences, more than 13,000 diners, 13 Dirham dishes served at more than 200 outlets across the city, and an amazing photo competition. There was food in every nook of Dubai. It was the celebration of fantastic food in dazzling Dubai.

Friends, stay tuned for the dates and details of the 2024 edition.

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