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Dubai Food Festival 2024

Dates, timings, line-up and all the information you need for the Dubai Food Festival 2024

Gourmands in Dubai and beyond, it’s that time of the year when culinary journeys get levelled up!

That’s right, the Dubai Food Festival has been ongoing in full swing – bringing you the best of global cuisine at your doorstep. Offering everything from curated dinners to hands-on masterclasses with the experts themselves, don’t miss out on a very exciting line-up this time around.


What is the Dubai Food Festival?


Celebrating all things gastronomy, this delectable carnival is a yearly citywide celebration of all, from delicious meals at fine dining restaurants to street food stops and hidden gems.

The 10th-anniversary edition in 2023 also brought diners amazing Foodie Experiences with limited-edition menus, guided food tours, cooking masterclasses by top chefs and unforgettable themed feasts.


When and where is the Dubai Food Festival taking place?


Taking place throughout the city, the Dubai Food Festival is your ultimate excuse to feast your way through the city’s culinary scene from 19 April to 12 May.


What can you expect as part of the festival this year?


Apart from bringing back some gorgeous Foodie Experiences, this year’s Dubai Food Festival will also see Gault&Millau’s inaugural Culinary Innovators event taking place with limited tickets. Explore and get your calendars organised for some epic feasts.


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19 April to 5 May


There’s something perfect for everyone in the family at this iconic beachside pop-up at Jumeirah Beach, located just behind Sunset Mall.

Enjoy an amazing line-up of diverse dining concepts, live entertainment and exciting activities during these 17 days of non-stop food, fun and fiesta. Whether you want to indulge your inner foodie, dig your toes in the sand while watching gigs or tire your little ones in the kids’ zone, you’ll be able to tick all the boxes.

Foodie Experiences

19 April to 12 May

Bringing back the excitement of last year’s experiences, you can once more expect an unparalleled line-up of masterclasses, exclusive four-hands dinners, intimate chefs’ tables and groundbreaking collaborations.

Themed feasts are back again, with the first week focusing on fine dining, week two all about families and the final week aimed at couples and friends.


Dubai Restaurant Week

26 April to 12 May

In keeping with Dubai Food Festival’s promise, traverse across 50 of the city’s best restaurants and discover specially curated set menus. Choose between delicacies priced at AED 125 for a two-course lunch and AED 250 for a three-course dinner. Either way, it’s going to be amazing to say the least!


Gault&Millau’s Culinary Innovators event

25-27 April

Gault &Amp; Millau Awards 2024

The inaugural Gault&Millau’s Culinary Innovators event is a flagship pop-up of the Dubai Food Festival 2024, and you don’t want to miss out!

Running over three consecutive evenings at ICD Brookfield’s “The Space”, there are only 100 tickets available each night, so watch this space to know when tickets go live.

According to Gault&Millau, the event will unfold each evening as an 11-course, roaming tasting menu. So you get one dish and beverage pairing from each chef’s stall. The talent currently includes the likes of Grégoire Berger (Ossiano), Himanshu Saini (Trèsind Studio), Hisao Ueda and Takashi Namekata (TakaHisa), Jason Atherton (Row on 45), Kelvin Cheung (Jun’s), Mohamad and Wassim Orfali (Orfali Bros. Bistro), Roberto Torre (L’Atelier Robuchon), Ruben Guerrero (99 Sushi Bar & Restaurant), Saverio Sbaragli (Al Muntaha) and Tom Allen (Dinner by Heston Blumenthal).

For more information, head to Visit Dubai



19 April to 12 May




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