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Food & Drink

Dubai's best foodie experiences and dining highlights in May

Fri, May 13, 2022

Here's your insider guide to sampling the city's culinary highlights. This month we've got a special line-up of foodie happenings.

Here's your insider guide to sampling the city's culinary highlights. This month we've got a special line-up of foodie happenings.


Find Origins at Ossiano

Chef Paco Morales, who helms two Michelin-starred Noor in Spain, will be personally jetting into Dubai to serve up a one-off collaboration with Ossiano's acclaimed chef Grégoire Berger. For two nights only, experience a 10-course degustation menu by the culinary duo, that will showcase their personal heritage and innovative gourmet styles.
Origin at Ossiano
Food & Drink
  • 26 May 2022 - 27 May 2022
  • Ossiano

Four hands dinner by Atelier House

Four of the city's top restaurants are coming together to present a very special dinner. Akmal Anuar from 11 Woodfire, Yunus Aydin from Marea Dubai and Mohalla's chef Adwait Anantwar will be welcoming the team from newly-launched RSVP restaurant to their midst with a one-off menu featuring an array of signature dishes. Book now for AED495 per person, with proceedings starting at 8pm.


Get hosted by celebrity chef Akira Back

Are you a fan of Pan Asian cuisine with a touch of spice? Chef Akira Back, known for his innovative use of Korean spices, will be there to welcome diners to his W The Palm Dubai restaurant. Take in stunning skyline views as you feast on signature plates like his tuna pizza, crisp tartare-filled tacos and much more. He'll be in town only for three nights, from 16-19 May, so make sure you book now!

Chase the Flavours at DIFC's South Market

Follow the buzz to South Market, set in the heart of DIFC's Gate Avenue. The gourmet food space is upping the vibe for the Dubai Food Festival with a two-week programme from 9-22 May filled with music, masterclasses and workshops, that serve as an upbeat side for the delicious dishes being served up by the 15 diverse eateries in the area.
Chase the Flavours at South Market
  • 9 May 2022 - 29 May 2022
  • South Market, DIFC

Roll up for sushi making at 1004 Gourmet

Foodie Experiences

Learn how to make you own nigiri and maki under the expert tutelage of chef Tatsu on 8 May. After attending this workshop at the popular Far Eastern specialty store, you’ll find yourself able to serve up a Japanese feast in the comfort of your own home.


Sign up for a sustainable chef’s table at BOCA


Up your green credentials at chef Matthijis’ table as he cooks up a 10-course feast with the spotlight on sustainability. Vegetables rule the plate as skins, stems, seeds and produce get a make-over at this forward-thinking low carbon dinner. Secure your spot on 2-7 May and 12-14 May for AED345 per person.


Focus on fermentation with chef Carlos


You’ll get an in-depth insight into all forms of fermentation as Teible’s chef Carlos shows you how to experiment with a multitude of ingredients on 10 May.  Watch alchemy at play and reactions in real time at this class, taking place at at the serene Jameel Art Centre. It's sure to appeal to baking experts and novices alike.


Live la dolce vita at Mirzam Pizzeria del Cioccolato

What could be better than a combination of chocolate and pizza? Secretive Emirati pizza maestro @Ktchn will be joining forces with the folks behind Mirzam Chocolate Makers to showcase straight-from-the-oven sourdough pizzas in both savoury and sweet iterations. There are spots on three days (6 May, 8 May, 10 May) so get booking as they're sure to fill up. 

Dive into oysters with Dibba Bay x Moreish by K

The Dibba Bay Oyster Festival

Secure your space as the experts at Dibba Bay shuck some oysters and flavour queen Kunwal Safdar sprinklers her signature spices. This innovative culinary collaboration served up at the picturesque Jumeirah Fishing Village on 11-12 May is a must for shellfish fans.


Desert dreaming with chef Akmal and Platinum Heritage

You’ll be whisked into a scene straight from 1001 Arabian Nights as Platinum Heritage takes you into undulating golden dunes where you’ll be treated to a six-course dinner by celebrity chef Akmal of 11Woodfire fame. Mark your calendar for this magical night on 10 May.


Experience Greek island vibes at Anasa

You'll feel transported to the Aegean coast as chef Doulamis and sous chef Thanasis wow you with their authentic greek plates. Dine at the avli-style setting at Anåsa at Conrad Dubai amid lush greenery, with four courses illustrating the chefs’ plating and theatrical table-side cooking skills. Book between 2-7 May or 9-14 May for AED290.

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