Discover deliciousness at Dubai’s annual Food Festival, held between February and March every year. With delicacies from over 200 nationalities, the chance to meet and talk with top chefs, and all the tasters you can imagine, it’s a perfect trip for everyone from the budding cook to the Michelin-starred maestro.
Delve into new worlds of food, and try out different dishes: from Dubai specialities, to exotic flavours, and some home-grown favourites. Watch chefs prepare their signature dishes – and sign up for master-classes as you go!
Pop-up restaurants, banquets and buffets sprout up everywhere, so you’ll be spoilt for choice for as long as you stay. If you prefer cooking at home, why not book a session with a top chef? They’ll visit you wherever you’re staying, and teach you how to cook, and prepare one of their favourite dishes for you to eat.
Get to know the city and the cuisine: the Gourmet Trail will lead you around the best locations in Dubai, from luxury restaurants, to souks full of spices and herbs. You’ll get an inside scoop into Dubai’s leading foodies’ favourite markets, souks and bakeries, as well as their favourite places to eat out.
Immerse yourself in cultures from around the world, and discover new dishes, flavours and ideas to take home with you.
In the midst of the action, another special food festival pops up: the Dubai Food Carnival. This three-day bonanza celebrates everything from spices to swedes, national dishes to naughty snacks. Evening entertainment is the perfect way to finish each day, and children can take a respite from eating and shopping in a designated kids’ fun area. With a vast array of restaurants and retailers to choose from, you won’t go bored – or hungry – at the Carnival!