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DUBAI FOOD FESTIVAL TIMELINE

  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
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2014

A Recipe for Success

In 2014, we launched the very first Dubai Food Festival.

This city-wide carnival brought together some of the region’s most popular business and consumer food events like Gulfood and Taste of Peru, as well as new initiatives including the Dubai Food Carnival and Beach Canteen.

Combined with delectable offers from restaurants around Dubai and appearances by 26 world renowned chefs such as Jean-Christophe Novelli and Sanjeev Kapoor – it was an amazing way to kick off the festival for years to come!
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2015

The Gastronomical Capital Of The Region

Adding to the already impressive line-up of events, 2015 saw an enormous growth in the Dubai Food Festival with the introduction of offbeat attractions like the Middle East’s first Fatafeat Kitchen event, Taste of Dubai and the Food Truck convoy.

This year was all about celebrating home-grown concepts, warm Emirati hospitality and cuisine, as well as international cuisine – truly reinforcing the city’s position as the gastronomic capital of the region.

With the presence of celebrity chefs like award-winning Silvena Rowe and Michelin-starred chef Jason Atherton, people flocked to sample the fare at events across Dubai.
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2016

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.
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2017

The Return Of Foodie Favourites

The fourth edition of the Dubai Food Festival –  23 February to 11 March 2017 – brought with it a bigger-than-ever return of foodie favourites, including Miele Dubai Restaurant Week, etisalat Beach Canteen, Taste of Dubai, Street Nights, Fatafeat Kitchen, Eat the World DXB and Hidden Gems.

There were also new initiatives, celebrity chefs, and more ways than ever to celebrate Dubai's growing culinary scene.
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2018

Embark On A Culinary Adventure

Get ready for the fifth edition of the Dubai Food Festival, which takes place from 22 February to 10 March 2018. This year will be a celebration of flavour, fun and foodie favourites, with the return of Dubai Restaurant Week, Beach Canteen, Taste of Dubai, Fatafeat Kitchen and Hidden Gems.

Whether you’re looking to hone your culinary skills and learn from the masters, indulge in gourmet experiences or simply discover unique dishes from around the world, the festival will pique every palate.
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