Dubai Food Festival returns in April
Dubai Food Festival, the largest annual culinary celebration in the Middle East, will return next month to celebrate its 10th edition with an exciting line-up of gastronomic events and experiences. From 21 April to 7 May 2023, the city will transform into a foodie paradise as hundreds of restaurants, cafes and eateries offer distinctive and exciting culinary experiences and home-grown concepts during the 17-day festival.
Dubai’s culinary scene has undergone an incredible transformation over the past decade, establishing the city as a leading global gastronomy hub and cementing its position as the world’s food capital. During this period, the number of restaurants in the city has more than doubled, from around 5,500 in 2013 to more than 13,000 in 2023, signalling a significant expansion of the catering sector.
A decade ago, foodtracks and seaside eateries may not have been part of Dubai’s gastronomic scene, but exciting dining concepts, pop-up dining events, hidden spots, farm-to-table restaurants and quirky food halls have since emerged. These diverse and unique gastronomic experiences are celebrated at Dubai Food Festival. In addition, the city’s exceptional culinary talent has been recognised with global awards such as the Michelin Dubai Guide, Gault&Millau UAE guide and MENA Top 50 Restaurants.
Dubai Restaurant Week debuted during Dubai Food Festival 2016, offering exclusive dinners at the city’s top restaurants and the opportunity to sample Dubai’s diverse culinary offerings at bargain prices. The gastronomic sector in Dubai is experiencing significant growth, particularly in the thriving domestic culinary industry that is putting the city on the global culinary map. These developments are a testament to the flourishing gastronomic sector in Dubai, and the upcoming 10th edition of Dubai Food Festival promises to be an exciting showcase of the city’s diverse and evolving culinary landscape.
The 2023 edition of the Dubai Food Festival is set to be the biggest and most exciting yet, with a variety of events and activities for culinary enthusiasts to enjoy.
– Culinary workshops: Master classes with renowned chefs, caviar and oyster classes, cooking classes for children, gourmet tours, top chefs’ tables, tasting dinners, DFF Food Tours and more.
– Dubai Restaurant Week: From 27 April to 8 May, 50 of the city’s top restaurants, including 3 Fils, Massimo Bottura’s Torno Subito, Gordan Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen, Alvin Leung’s Demon Duck, Ariana’s Persian Kitchen, Akira Back, Coya, Clap, Roka, Carnival by Tresind and Reif Japanese Kushiyaki will be offering exclusive set menus and discounted prices.
– Etisalat Beach Canteen: Located behind Sunset Mall, the popular canteen returns during the 17-day event, showcasing domestic gastronomic establishments.
– 10 Dirham Dish: To celebrate the festival’s 10th anniversary, participating restaurants and cafes will be offering their classic and signature dishes for just AED 10 throughout the festival.
During the festival, tourists and residents will have the opportunity to experience a variety of culinary masterpieces and exceptional catering venues. A full Dubai Food Festival schedule will be unveiled in the coming weeks, with reservations scheduled to open in early April.
To find out more about the Dubai Food Festival, visit www.dubaifoodfestival.com or follow the official @dubaieats social media account on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Source: Dubai Media Office
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