Dubai holds three-week long Food Festival
The city of Dubai is poised to become a gastronomic destination for foodies this February with the Dubai Food Festival. It is scheduled to run from 6 to 28 February and the annual event is set to return with an expanded 23-day programme of food-related events, activities, and promotions.
A city-wide culinary celebration was held to showcase the Emirate’s standing as a gastronomy destination through uniquely new concepts, global food trends whilst celebrating the vibrant and rich cuisines and traditions of the UAE.
The festival is also skewed to promote the diversity, creativity and multi-cultural nature of Dubai’s culinary offerings with pillars focusing on Emirati Cuisine, Home-Grown Products, Multicultural Dining and Street Food as well as International Chefs and Restaurants of Dubai.
Among the highlights of the festival are a selection of internationally renowned celebrity chefs, who are confirmed to participate in DFF events, including award-winning Silvena Rowe, TV favourite Sanjeev Kapoor, Queen of the Arabic Kitchen: Manal Al Alem and Michelin-starred chef Jason Atherton.
In addition, the Dubai Food Festival will also boast satellite events such as Gulfood, Dubai Food Carnival, Taste of Peru and the Global Restaurant Investment Forum. Kite Beach will also see a Beach Canteen populated by the Emirate’s most-loved home-grown restaurants and eateries, and there will also be a series of Mystery Dining Tours, curated to show the diversity of Dubai’s dining experiences.
Other programs on the Dubai Food Festival's menu include Al Quoz Street Nights, which pairs street art with street food. There will be a convoy of Food Trucks that will move throughout the city, making appearances at key destinations. The Dubai Airport will also host an exhibition by award-winning street-food photographer Penny De Los Santos throughout the duration of the event.