Singapore and Malaysia – From Arabian and Asian to Italian and Mexican, savour the flavours of the world at the 6th Dubai Food Festival, an annual citywide culinary celebration. With an array of tempting offers, there’s always something on the menu to satisfy all tastes and budgets. Get ready for 17 days of tantalising treats!
Taking place from 21 February to 9 March, this year’s festival will be bigger than before, with better deals, discounts, promotions and more. Discover Dubai’s hidden gems, exciting offers on gourmet cuisine and casual dining at the Beach Canteen.
Says Ahmed Al Khaja, Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment: “Dubai Food Festival has become a definitive part of Dubai’s culinary calendar and annual retail calendar, building the city’s reputation as a gastronomy destination within the region and across the world. Over the past five years, we have strengthened local partnerships and widened our reach, and this year we are all set to take the Dubai Food Festival experience to a whole new level with added layers to celebrate every facet of food. We look forward to welcoming people of all nationalities, cultures and tastes to take part in this celebration.”
An annual, free-to-attend beachside hangout, SWYP Beach Canteen serves an enticing combination of delicious cuisine, engaging cooking demonstrations and exciting activities for the family. This year, the event will be hosted at Dubai’s beloved Sunset Beach. Families are welcome to taste dishes from around the world at any of Beach Canteen’s 66 retail and food retail outlets. Along with cooking demonstrations by famous restaurants, fitness courses, and a packed entertainment line-up, a world of fun awaits those looking to unwind with family and friends over food.
Dubai Restaurant Week
Indulge in the finest flavours at top international restaurants (and Michelin-star ones!) offering stunning views of Dubai’s dynamic skyline. As part of Dubai Food Festival 2019, leading restaurants across the city will offer special gourmet set menus for a fraction of the price. At just SGD 75/MYR 223, enjoy delicious great value deals from over 20 participating restaurants including Bleu Blanc, MINA Brasserie, La Prilla, Gia, Andes and more!
A full list of participating restaurants is available here.
Giving lesser known eateries in Dubai the chance to shine, Hidden Gems is the event to try some of the city’s wallet-friendly delectable cuisine. From authentic Emirati food and ethnic delights to Western and French plates, enjoy all-you-can-eat meals at unbelievable prices. This year’s Hidden Gems will once again see 35 restaurants offer special menus at SGD 13/MYR 39. Towards the end of Dubai Food Festival, each restaurant will offer a further discounted two-course set meal for only SGD 13/MYR 39.
A full list of all restaurants will be available here.
Additional Citywide Events
Taste Of Dubai
From March 7 – 10 2019, Taste Of Dubai will return for its 12th year at the Dubai Media City Amphitheatre. The annual three-day extravaganza offers families and couples the chance to savour the city’s favourite restaurants, meet Celebrity chefs and serenade themselves with live entertainment from a mix of bands and music acts throughout the weekend.
Grab your tickets now at www.tasteofdubaifestival.com!
Galeries Lafayette’s Street Food Fair
An outdoor event celebrating Dubai’s diverse street food scene. Happening for three days at City Walk 2 starting from 28 February, enjoy mouth-watering street-food, retail stands, live entertainment and family-oriented activities.
Calling all cheese fans: this year’s Dubai Food Festival will feature a two-day Cheese Festival spotlighting cheeses from around the world. From 22 to 23 February, sample Mozzarella, Feta, Emmental cheeses, Camembert, Roquefort, Jibneh Arabieh (Arabic Cheese) and more at The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort and Marina!