About Dubai Food Festival
Dubai Food Festival is the largest citywide celebration of food in the Middle East. Held every year, it showcases the emirate's emergence as a gastronomic destination. The festival offers a calendar of exciting food-related events and promotions, highlighting Dubai’s unique food scene, its personalities and world-class dining experiences.
With over 200 nationalities calling the city home, the Dubai Food Festival reveals the diversity and creativity in our culinary offerings, spanning gourmet and avant-garde restaurant concepts to local haunts and hidden gems. The 2020 edition had big and bold flavours sprinkled across its calendar, with exciting launches, promotions and the return of well-loved staples. From seaside treats at Etisalat Beach Canteen and unique dining tours to a limited-edition coffee series, visitors discovered the foodie side of Dubai from 26 February to 14 March, while continuing to savour exclusive set menus at the city’s top restaurants until 21 March.
Dubai Food Festival is organised by the Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), an agency of Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM). It is part of a larger strategy to develop a year-round programme of citywide festivals that contributes to the growth of tourism and retail sectors in Dubai.