Abu Dhabi Flavors Festival, a 10-day food event will take place in Umm al Emarat Park from 30 March to 8 April.
The festival will feature over 150 food tents and street food trucks displaying local food by Emirati F&B brands and food businesses.
Organiser of Abu Dhabi Flavors Festival Majid El Hamamy, commented: “Through this initiative, we aim to bring much needed exposure to the UAE’s independent, locally-based home-grown F&B scene, help sustain the culture of entrepreneurship and contribute towards successful establishment of unique food concepts in the UAE.
“There are some fast-rising brands and some hidden away under all that sheen, so the festival is a good chance for the public to get to know what local brands are out there. It also provides an opportunity to families and children to engage with wider community and enjoy their spring break through truly delightful food experiences.”
A wide variety of food will be displayed ranging from burgers, kebabs, and shawarmas to sushi rolls, baked cookies, and crepes.
Other than food, there will be live comedy shows along with live cooking demonstrations and craft activities.
Local brands participating in the festival include Motorburger, Raclette DXB, Shawarma Code, Spheerz, Rock & rolls, Al Derwaza, Crepes & Poffs, Barbocoa, Extreme Burger, Churros Café, Monkey Cookies, Shish Shawerma, KeKe Sweets, Booth café, Rezz be Halib, Parata Guys, A’abali burger, Saj2Go and more.
Prior to the event, there will be multiple competitions across social media platforms offering participants the chance to win free food vouchers to use at the festival.
Words: Marouane Al Mandri