The DFF is back, bigger and better than ever! The countdown is on for the 10th anniversary of the much-anticipated Dubai Food Festival.
21 April 2023, 12:00 AM
07 May 2023, 12:00 AM
For foodies in Dubai, there is a never-ending list of new restaurants to visit, and here to add to your culinary experiences is the return of the Dubai Food Festival.
Now in its 10th edition, the much-loved food festival returns with a jam-packed culinary schedule. It runs for 17 days from Friday, April 21 to May 7.
During the 17-day event, you will see the return of the popular Etisalat by e& Beach Canteen showcasing homegrown foodie fun, and Dubai Restaurant Week with delicious set menus at 50 of Dubai’s top restaurants. DFF will also feature a host of events, pop-ups and so much more.
The goal is to showcase the depth, diversity and creativity of Dubai’s gastronomy offering through a huge programme of events and activities, celebrating home-grown concepts, as well as Emirati and international cuisine.
We also can’t wait for the launch of the Dhs10 Signature Dish initiative where restaurants and cafes will roll out classic flavours and tasters for an affordable price across 300 participating restaurants.
Here is what you can expect this Dubai Food Festival:
Etisalat Beach Canteen: Go and support our city’s homegrown foodie outlets at the ever-fun Etisalat Beach Canteen. It’s back for all 17 days and features a huge list of popular cafes and restaurants. This outdoor carnival, located behind Sunset Mall at Jumeirah Beach, is a 17-day celebration of non-stop food and fun.
This year’s Etisalat by e& Beach Canteen is inspired by nostalgic beachside scenes and vibrant pop-art colours. Visitors can take a stroll down an actual Memory Lane area which showcases how the city’s food scene has evolved over the years.
10 Dirham Dish: Dubai Food Festival has collaborated with various restaurants throughout the city to present thoughtfully crafted dishes at an affordable price of Dhs10 per plate. In celebration of DFF’s 10th-anniversary edition, the 10 Dirham Dish initiative aims to make the culinary culture of Dubai more accessible than ever before.
You can try unique recipes from both renowned dining establishments and lesser-known, but equally remarkable street food vendors. With an extensive range of both sweet and savoury options, and the opportunity to explore new and exciting flavours, you are bound to find a Dhs10 dish that satisfies your taste buds.
Dubai Restaurant Week: This popular festival favourite returns from April 27 to May 8 with exclusive set menus and discounted prices at 50 of the city’s top restaurants. The list includes 3 Fils, Torno Subito by Massimo Bottura, Gordan Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen, Demon Duck by Alvin Leung, Ariana’s Persian Kitchen, Akira Back, Coya, Clap, Roka, Carnival by Tresind, and Reif Japanese Kushiyaki.
Culinary Workshops: Take a masterclass with acclaimed chefs, go on foodie tours, indulge at degustation dinners, and much more. For little ones, there are even children’s cooking sessions.
Reservations for these events are set to open in early April and the complete schedule for Dubai Food Festival will be disclosed in the coming weeks. And of course, guide2dubai.com will share the top deals you don’t want to miss out on.