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Food & Drink

Dubai's best foodie experiences in April

Mon, April 1, 2024

From limited-time menus to popular pop-ups, here's your insider guide to sampling the city's culinary highlights.

From limited-time menus to popular pop-ups, here's your insider guide to sampling the city's culinary highlights.

Get ready for the return of Dubai Food Festival

bayt al wakeel dubai food festival

Get ready for a flavour-filled adventure at Dubai Food Festival, set to shake up the city from 19 April to 12 May. This festival stands as your gateway to Dubai's extraordinary food scene, serving up an eclectic mix of everything from luxurious dining to authentic local eats. The eagerly awaited Dubai Restaurant Week will once again be a festival highlight, taking place from 26 April to 12 May. Indulge in expertly curated menus for lunch at AED125 or dinner at AED250, available at some of the city's premier restaurants. A cherished feature of Dubai Food Festival, 10 Dirham Dish, is your chance to experience gourmet delights at the unbeatable price of just AED10. Embark on a foodie tour across Dubai, discovering the city’s diverse culinary landscape one dish at a time.

Dubai Food Festival 2024
Food & Drink
  • 19 Apr 2024 - 12 May 2024
  • Citywide

Taste the flavours of spring at Ossiano


Ossiano at Atlantis, the Palm is hosting a two-night event on 19 and 20 April, featuring the skills of renowned chefs Sergio and Javier Torres, who will be collaborating with Ossiano’s Grégoire Berger. The event will offer a 10-course menu called Primavera, which celebrates the flavours of spring. The menu will feature dishes inspired by Spanish traditions, childhood memories and Grégoire's international culinary experiences. Some of the highlights include barbecued crab with chorizo, cured squid, and sea urchin with white shrimps. Priced at AED1,600 per person, this is set to be a memorable experience for foodies.

Celebrate Sakura Season at SushiSamba

SushiSamba Dubai

SushiSamba is celebrating Sakura Season, the time in Japan when cherry blossoms are in full bloom, running until 14 April. The restaurant on Palm Jumeirah has decorated its interior with cherry blossoms and created a special menu that combines Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian flavours. Guests can try dishes like shishito peppers, toro tartare and double toro sushi, as well as a sushi and sashimi platter and Alaskan king crab, before finishing with a Japanese andagi doughnut.

Food & Drink
  • Level 51 - The Palm Tower - The Palm Jumeirah - Dubai

Spend a day at e& Beach Canteen

beach canteen dubai food festival

Dubai's favourite dining pop-up, e& Beach Canteen, returns from 25 April to 12 May as part of Dubai Food Festival. Enjoy a line-up of diverse dining concepts, live entertainment and exciting activities to keep the family entertained for hours. Get ready for 17 days of non-stop food, fun and fiesta at this outdoor carnival at Jumeirah Beach, located just behind Sunset Mall. Whether you want to indulge your inner foodie, dig your toes in the sand while watching gigs or tire out your little ones in the kids zone, you'll be able to tick all the boxes. e& Beach Canteen is where food and fun come to life, so head down to the most delicious destination this season.

e& Beach Canteen
Food & Drink
  • 25 Apr 2024 - 12 May 2024
  • Jumeirah Beach, behind Sunset Mall

Attend an eight-hands dinner at STAY by Yannick Alléno

STAY by Yannick Alleno Dubai

STAY by Yannick Alléno at One&Only The Palm is set to host an extraordinary gastronomic event, titled Four Chefs One Table, which will feature a collaboration among four of the world’s most celebrated chefs. Over two evenings, on 5 and 6 April, Yannick Alléno, Maxime Guilbert, Julien Tongourian and Narae Kim will come together to present an eight-course dinner that showcases their collective culinary genius. Yannick Alléno, a pioneer in modern French cuisine with restaurants that total 16 Michelin stars, alongside Guilbert and Tongourian, known for their exceptional Michelin-starred restaurants and Narae Kim, awarded Pastry Chef of the Year, will each bring their unique talents and perspectives to the table. This eight-hands dinner features dishes like amuse bouches by Alléno, uni tart by Guilbert and exquisite desserts by Kim, priced from AED2,000 per person.

Try the viral flat croissant at Brix Café

flat croissant

Brix Café has launched Dubai’s first flat croissant, a viral dish that gives the traditional French pastry a modern twist. This creation reimagines the beloved croissant in a 2D format, carefully flattened before being dipped in a selection of chocolates and toppings. There are a trio of flavours – white chocolate with pistachio and rose, milk chocolate with hazelnut, and dark chocolate with a hint of salt. Perfect for those looking for a sweet treat, Brix Café’s latest creation is too good not to try.

Take your place at Pierchic's 150-seat dinner table

Offering one of Dubai’s best over-the-water dining experiences, Pierchic is back with its Dinner on the Pier series. The second iteration of the collaborative culinary series will see the eatery’s chef Beatrice Segoni join chef Saverio Sbaragli from one Michelin-starred restaurant Al Muntaha, Burj Al Arab on 24 April. The Jumeirah Al Qasr restaurant will put together the city’s longest dining table that can seat 150 guests for an unmatched sensory journey. Feast on delightful Italian flavours with the five-course menu – served with an incredible view of the setting sun. Your meal will be elevated thanks to a live performance by The Youngers Band, so book your spots today for AED950 per person.

Pierchic X Cala Vista
Food & Drink
  • 24 Apr 2024
  • Pierchic

Celebrate a special occasion at The Pods

The Pods Bluewaters Island

The Pods on Bluewaters Island has launched new, personalised celebration packages that transform any event into a memorable occasion. Tailored by party planning experts, these packages cater to intimate gatherings and grand celebrations alike, accommodating between two to 20 guests. Options range from decorations and music to special menus, with prices starting at AED400. Indulge in Pan-Asian cuisine within the private pods, enjoying picturesque views and great service for an unparalleled dining experience.

The Pods
Food & Drink
  • Bluewaters Island, Dubai

Enjoy a lie-in with La Mezcaleria’s late breakfast

table of breakfast dishes

Catering to late risers and brunch enthusiasts, La Mezcaleria’s breakfast hours are now between 12pm and 5pm, Sunday to Friday. The beachside spot has three packages available, starting from AED60, or a la carte dishes from AED55. Menu items include avocado feta tartine, eggs Benedict, club sandwich, spicy huevos rancheros and more.

La Mezcaleria
Food & Drink

    Join Josette for its new evening brunch

    Josette Dubai interiors

    If you feel like your Tuesday evening could use some Parisian glamour, Josette is the place to go. The pretty pink spot has launched a new evening brunch running from 7pm to 10pm every Tuesday. For three hours, indulge in French dishes such as escargots, tuna tartare and grilled rib-eye, while a DJ sets the upbeat tone. Packages start from AED450.

    Taste a new menu at Salmon Guru

    Salmon Guru Dubai has introduced a refreshed menu for 2024, featuring an array of new, shareable dishes. The menu includes the Thai salad with warm ramen noodles, sea bass nigiri with crispy nori, and Lobster Indulgence with roasted lobster tail. Main courses like the matured beef kofta on garlic butter naan and desserts such as the cannoli duo with pistachio ricotta and dulce de leche mascarpone are also highlights.

    Check out the Athenian Lunch and 'Bakaliko' at Avli

    Avli by tashas is delivering the flavours of Greece to Dubai on January 13 and 27 with its bi-weekly Athenian Saturday Lunch and 'Bakaliko' project. Every second Saturday, the Athenian Lunch invites people to indulge in authentic Greek hospitality, and is available from 1pm to 5pm, priced from AED400. Complementing this, Bakaliko offers diners the chance to shop at a traditional neighbourhood store, brimming with Greek delicacies and fresh dairy, eggs and preserves.

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