Dubai Food Festival 2020 Highlights

The culinary season packed in diverse flavours
The 2020 edition of Dubai Food Festival – the city’s annual celebration of everything gastronomic – took place from 26 February to 14 March. The festival returned with many fun activities, from highlighting unsung culinary heroes across the city to offering up once-in-a-lifetime dining experiences.
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Dubai Restaurant Week

Dining deals

Dubai Restaurant Week

Dining deals

SPECIAL LUNCH AND DINNER SET MENUS

Dubai Restaurant Week gave foodies an opportunity to enjoy exclusively curated two- and three-course set menus. They visited some of the most sought-after restaurants in the city for a dinner to remember, or enjoyed the lunch option, a new feature this past year introduced due to popular demand. The concept truly showcased the city’s creative food scene, allowing diners a culinary trip around the globe through the variety of restaurants on offer. Lunches started from only AED75 and dinners from AED150.
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  Various locations 
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Foodie Experiences

Taste the extraordinary

Foodie Experiences

Taste the extraordinary

MASTERCLASSES, WORKSHOPS AND FEASTS

The second edition of Foodie Experiences continued to cook up a storm, giving everyone a unique insight into the city’s culinary dynamism. Enthusiasts enjoyed curated experiences, including masterclasses with top chefs, themed experiential tours, culinary workshops, exclusive tasting menus from the finest restaurants in Dubai and so much more.
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Etisalat Beach Canteen

Tasty treats by the beach

Etisalat Beach Canteen

Tasty treats by the beach

AL FRESCO FUN FOR ALL

The Etisalat Beach Canteen transformed Jumeirah Beach, behind Sunset Mall into a culinary hotspot throughout Dubai Food Festival, showcasing a wealth of homegrown concepts from across the UAE. Visitors to this pop-up beachside fiesta sampled dishes from around the world – from street food to quirky desserts. There were also plenty of live cooking demos and onsite entertainment, making the canteen an uncontested family favourite.
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Etisalat Beach Canteen, Jumeirah Beach
   +971 4 282 1131
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Dine & Win

Winning big flavours and prizes

Dine & Win

Winning big flavours and prizes

WHAT WILL YOU TAKE AWAY?

The return of the citywide Dine & Win programme gave foodies the chance to win big. Diners could participate at up to 1,500 eateries located around the city – all they had to do was spend a minimum of AED50 on tasty treats to get their hands on a scratch-and-win card and a raffle coupon. The scratch card came with enticing deals to several outlets or a Zomato Gold membership. Lucky diners also drew up to AED5,000 each in raffle wins, while one winner zoomed off with the grand prize of a brand new GAC GA8, valued at AED140,000!
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Hidden Gems

Uncovering Dubai’s best-kept secrets

Hidden Gems

Uncovering Dubai’s best-kept secrets

SPOTLIGHT ON LESSER-KNOWN RESTAURANTS

From the bustling streets of Bur Dubai to the quieter neighbourhoods of Jumeirah and Umm Suqeim, Dubai is dotted with numerous culinary Hidden Gems. During the Dubai Food Festival, everyone was invited to visit and vote for their top budget venues, shining a well-deserved spotlight on the city’s food treasures. Plus 20 voters were treated to AED500 and a Zomato Gold membership, while there was also a five-star staycation reward up for grabs! 
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Citywide celebrations

Culinary carnivals

Citywide celebrations

Culinary carnivals

FOODIE EVENTS FOR THE FAMILY

Dubai Food Festival doesn't just thrive inside restaurants and cafes. Spots across the city go all out with exciting celebrations themed around food. From fast-paced cook-offs between chefs to delicious tastings where families enjoyed bites from food kiosks and thrilling activities, there was a perpetual carnival of delights featuring acrobatics, comedy and, of course, delicious cuisine. One thing is for sure – every destination brought something special to the table.

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