Dubai Food Festival to take place from May 2 to 15

Dubai Food Festival (DFF), the city’s annual festival of food, is back with a calendar of culinary events and experiences

The city’s annual food festival, Dubai Food Festival (DFF), is back! This year, the 14-day culinary event will take place from May 2 to 15 and is all set to showcase the best of Dubai’s food scene through restaurants across the city.

Returning for the ninth edition, residents can look forward to an immersive culinary tour of a city home to over 200 nationalities and renowned for its rich gastronomic diversity. DFF will present flavours from the best homegrown concepts and renowned fine-dining restaurants, alongside foodie experiences and masterclasses by leading chefs.

Regular festival favourites, Dubai Restaurant Week and Foodie Experiences, will once again headline DFF with exclusive epicurean experiences; with bookings for the limited spaces now open.

Here’s what is in store from these flagship events this DFF:

Dubai Restaurant Week (May 6 to 15)

In partnership with 40 of the city’s best restaurants, Dubai Restaurant Week (DRW) returns from May 6 with specially curated three-course dinners or two-course lunches.

This year’s DRW also welcomes some of the city’s most recognised restaurants, including a few of those listed in MENA’s 50 Best Restaurants 2022, such as LOWE, Reif Japanese Kushiyaki and Indochine, as well as hotspots such as 11 Woodfire and Tamoka.

Diners will also be able to visit restaurants boasting iconic views and global names at special DRW prices, including 99 Sushi Bar and Restaurant, Hutong and Inti, to name a few.

Three-course from AED150 onwards per person or two-course lunch menus from AED95 onwards. Book online via Open Table. See the full list of restaurants here.


Foodie Experiences (May 2 to 15)

Calling all residents looking for distinct, one-of-a-kind food adventures across Dubai. DFF will welcome the return of Foodie Experiences, which will run for the entire duration of DFF and feature a curated series of Dubai’s most anticipated and prominent chef tables, masterclasses and culinary collaborations, as well as unique experiential dining concepts exclusive to DFF.

Highlights for this edition include a Sushi Making Class with Chef Tatsu at 1004 Gourmet, Multi-Course Menus from would-be food scraps at Lowe and a Paella Masterclass at Suq Restaurant (at the Four Seasons), among others.

Reservations required in advance. Contact the chosen restaurant directly.


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