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Dubai Food Festival

Dubai Food Festival 2022's tastiest highlights

Tue, May 17, 2022

Gourmet adventures took place across the city during this annual celebration of the culinary scene

Gourmet adventures took place across the city during this annual celebration of the culinary scene


Dubai Restaurant Week

Diners got to tuck into exclusively curated two and three-course set lunch and dinner menus at 40 of the most sought-after restaurants in the city. Showcasing the city’s creative food scene, Dubai Restaurant Week allowed guests to take a culinary trip around the globe thanks to the sheer variety of restaurants on offer. Best of all, lunches started from a wallet-friendly AED95, while dinners were offered from AED150.


Foodie Experiences

The fourth edition of Foodie Experiences continued to cook up a storm, giving everyone a unique insight into the city’s culinary dynamism. Curated one-off experiences, including Masterclasses with experts, themed experiential tours, Culinary Collaborations and exclusive Chef's Table tasting menus were all served up. These limited-time, immersive events guaranteed foodie bragging rights and sold out fast!


Hidden Gems

From the bustling streets of Bur Dubai to the quieter neighbourhoods of Jumeirah and Umm Suqeim, Dubai is dotted with numerous Hidden Gems. The culinary clan shared a few of the best authentic eateries, discovered diverse food treasures and sampled unsung dining heroes. And, content creators were given the opportunity to share their finds with their fellow foodies for a chance to win up to AED100,000 by showing off three dishes at three restaurants for under AED100 on @DubaiEats.


Made in Dubai

The spotlight was firmly on homegrown eateries as we celebrated those who have contributed to the city's culinary scene. Select Made in Dubai restaurants like Akiba Dori and Project Chaiwala, which have pinpointed the recipe for success, offered special DFF dishes or menus, and satiated cravings whether guests were after casual eats, burger bars or destination dining.


MENA's 50 Best restaurants

It's one of the most respected gourmet guides in the world which is why foodies pay such close attention to the MENA's 50 Best restaurants list. The inaugural line-up saw a wide variety of cuisines and eateries gaining favour, with Dubai taking the region's culinary crown. Some of the spots that were awarded accolades, like Reif japanese Kushiyaki and Orfali Bros Bistro joined in on Dubai Restaurant Week and Foodie Experiences or offered DFF diners something extra special during their meals. 

Citywide celebrations

There was so much more to do – and eat – during the Dubai Food Festival, with something to please everyone's palate. Locations across town went all out with exciting celebrations centred around the gourmet theme. From Ripe Market's special sustainable edition, to street culture party Break the Block and Bluewaters Island's All Things Food the culinary experiences didn't just thrive inside restaurants and cafes. One thing is for sure – every destination brought something special to the table!

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