A Taste Celebration
This year, the festival’s packed 17-day programme of new events, celebrity chefs, activities and promotions was hosted under the theme, ‘A Taste Celebration’. The now widely popular etisalat Beach Canteen became the festival’s central hub, drawing crowds from all over the city, as well as visitors from the region and beyond. Adding extra spice to the line-up was the first ever Dubai Restaurant Week, as well as the ‘Dubai Hidden Gems’ celebration – where thousands of residents unveiled the hidden treasures of Dubai’s thriving street-side restaurant scene.
All this combined with appearances by celebrity chefs including MasterChef Australia hosts Gary Mehigan, George Calombaris and Matt Moran, as well as Australian TV favourites Manu Feildel and Shannon Bennett ensured the festival was the biggest and best to date.