Dubai Food Festival returns from 2 – 15 May

Celebrating Dubai’s status as a global gastronome, the 14-day citywide food festival will return from 2-15 May 2022 to showcase Dubai’s most exciting culinary offerings.

This year’s festival, now in its ninth year, will take guests on a fascinating journey through a city that is home to over 200 nationalities and is renowned for its rich culinary diversity. DFF will showcase the best authentic home-cooked meals and concepts created by local Dubai food heroes, as well as world-renowned haute cuisine restaurants, experiences and masterclasses by leading chefs overlooking Dubai’s iconic locations.

Festival favourites, Dubai Restaurant Week and Foodie Experiences, will once again headline the Dubai Food Festival with exclusive dining experiences. Reservations are now open and, as space is limited, we advise visitors to reserve their seats now. Here’s what to expect at the major DFF events:

Dubai Restaurant Week (6 – 15 May)

In partnership with 40 of the city’s top restaurants, Dubai Restaurant Week (DRW) resumes on 6 May with a specially selected 3-course dinner menu from AED150 per person or a 2-course lunch menu from AED95. Visitors to the city’s restaurants will be able to enjoy irresistible dishes made from the freshest ingredients – all at an attractive price that will save up to 50 per cent when they visit the restaurant.

This year’s DRW will feature some of the city’s best-known restaurants, including some of those on the MENA 2022 Top 50 Restaurants list, such as LOWE, Reif Japanese Kushiyaki and Indochine, as well as hotspots opening in 2021/22, such as 11 Woodfire and Tamoka.

Visitors will also be able to enjoy restaurants with iconic views and global names at special DRW prices, including 99 Sushi Bar and Restaurant, Hutong and Inti, among others.

Reservations can be made via Open Table.

Foodie Experience (2 – 15 May)

For those looking for unique, one-of-a-kind culinary adventures across Dubai, DFF is delighted with the return of Foodie Experiences, which will run throughout DFF (2 – 15 May) and will feature a curated series of tables from Dubai’s most anticipated and renowned chefs, master classes, culinary collaborations, and off-the-wall experimental food concepts that are exclusive to DFF.

Highlights of this edition include a sushi masterclass with Chef Tatsu at 1004 Gourmet, a multi-course menu made from food waste at Lowe, and a paella masterclass at Suq (Four Seasons) among others.

For all Foodie Experiences, reservations must be made in advance by contacting the chosen restaurant directly.

If that’s not enough to entice the most discerning foodie, more Dubai Food Festival 2022 events are expected in the city soon, including performances by celebrity chefs and specially designed menus from Made in Dubai restaurants. DFF will also celebrate Eid al-Fitr with a Big Breakfast, which will offer authentic breakfasts both in restaurants and with delivery, catering to different nationalities and cultures in the city.

There will also be one-off promotions in shopping malls across the city, and in the new year for Dubai Food Festival 2022, residents can identify their favourite ‘Hidden Gem’ restaurants in the city as part of DFF’s Social Meals competition for a chance to win!

The Dubai Comedy Festival will also be raffling off exclusive dining deals as well as lunch deals, experiences and entertainment for the whole family at Time Out Market and Ripe Market and much more!

For more information and full details on DFF events, visit www.dubaifoodfestival.com and @dubaieats on social media channels.

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