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Dubai Food Festival

Dubai Food Festival 2021 highlights

Mon, January 25, 2021

Don’t miss out on exciting gourmet adventures you can have during the city’s annual celebration of the culinary scene. Mark your diaries from 25 March to 17 April.

Don’t miss out on exciting gourmet adventures you can have during the city’s annual celebration of the culinary scene. Mark your diaries from 25 March to 17 April.


Dubai Restaurant Week

Treat yourself to exclusively curated two and three-course set menus at some of the most sought-after restaurants in the city. Book a sumptuous dinner or enjoy the lunch option, a new feature introduced last year due to popular demand. Showcasing the city’s creative food scene, Dubai Restaurant Week – which runs from 25 March - 10 April – allows diners to take a culinary trip around the globe thanks to the sheer variety of restaurants on offer. Best of all, lunches start from a wallet-friendly AED95, while dinners start from AED150.

Plan a gourmet meal outing


Foodie Experiences

The third edition of Foodie Experiences continues to cook up a storm, giving everyone a unique insight into the city’s culinary dynamism. Enthusiasts can enjoy one-off experiences, including masterclasses with top chefs, themed experiential tours, culinary workshops, exclusive tasting menus from the finest restaurants in Dubai and so much more. Secure your spot as these limited-time, immersive events guarantee foodie bragging rights and sell out fast!

Reserve your spot


Dine & Win

The return of the Dine & Win programme gives foodies the chance to cash in on their gourmet experiences. You can participate at up to 2,800 eateries located around the city – all you have to do is spend a minimum of AED50 on tasty treats to get your hands on a scratch-and-win card and a raffle coupon. The scratch card comes with the possibility of a three-month Zomato Pro membership, while one lucky patron will zoom off with the grand prize of a brand new GAC GS3!

Eat, try, repeat


Hidden Gems

From the bustling streets of Bur Dubai to the quieter neighbourhoods of Jumeirah and Umm Suqeim, Dubai is dotted with numerous culinary Hidden Gems, many of which are unique and homegrown. During the Dubai Food Festival, everyone is invited to sample a few of the best budget venues, shining a well-deserved spotlight on diverse food treasures and unsung dining heroes.

Discover the city's favoured flavours


Karak Chai Dubai

Do you have a secret spot where you go to sip a steaming cup of karak chai? It's time to share your hit list as DFF, in association with Lovin Dubai, puts a spotlight on where to go to get the ultimate brew. Whether it's creamy servings sprinkled with saffron or spicy, invigorating blends that you prefer, vote for your favourite today.

Steep into it


Home Edition

The city’s leading supermarket chains are joining in on the Dubai Food Festival excitement with an enticing offer. Spend a minimum of AED250 at participating stores and you could win a year's worth of groceries! One winner per supermarket will be selected weekly in raffle draws, so get your shopping checklist ready and hit the stores to try and bag up rewards.

Find your nearest participating store



Go beyond a few indulgent bites and make a holiday out of your culinary explorations this DFF with Foodcations – a dream staycation for foodies with an emphasis on all things gastronomy. Enjoy a stay at a hotel in Dubai, inclusive of daily complimentary breakfast as well as complimentary lunch or dinner at in-house restaurants. You'll also get to take part in an exclusive masterclass or behind-the-scenes session with a chef, and perhaps come home with the recipe to make a signature dish yourself.

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Citywide celebrations

There's so much more you can do – and eat – this Dubai Food Festival, depending on what suits your palate. Embark on Foodie Trails that take you on a taste journey across some of the best places to eat or tick off Time Out's Top 100 restaurants from your list. Whether you learn from Michelin-starred chefs like Heinz Beck and Pierre Gagnaire, or explore the city's homegrown culinary talents thanks to Made in Dubai, there’s no limit to the variety of foodie adventures the Festival has in store. Best of all, the culinary experiences don't just thrive inside restaurants and cafes. Locations across town are set to go all out with exciting celebrations centred around the gourmet theme. Stay hungry for thrilling family activities, with a perpetual carnival of delights. One thing is for sure – every destination brings something special to the table!

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