The organisers of Dubai Food Festival 2016 have unveiled the full 17-day line-up of events, activities, celebrity chefs and promotions across the city, starting from 25 February.
The festival engages more than 1000 restaurants and 30 celebrity chefs showcasing Dubai’s culinary offering.
Now in its third year, the Dubai Food Festival is organised by the Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), an agency of Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM).
Hosted under the new ‘Celebrate Taste’ theme, the 2016 Dubai Food Festival will bring back the Etisalat Beach Canteen, the Masterclass Series presented by Al Islami and Taste of Dubai.
Additionally, there will be a number of new events this year, including Dubai Restaurant Week, Dine with The Stars and Eat The World DXB.
Programme highlights include:
- ‘Celebrate Taste’ at Etisalat Beach Canteen, Kite Beach (25 February – 12 March) – the revamped Etisalat Beach Canteen returns as the Festival’s free to attend destination that will serve as the Festival’s official hub and the main ticket booking platform.
- Dubai Restaurant Week (25 February – 5 March) will see 30 of the city’s fine-dining restaurants offer a three-course set menu at AED189 per person, with participating restaurants including Bread Street Kitchen by Gordon Ramsay, Okku, Pai Thai, Social by Heinz Beck and The Croft.
- Dine with The Stars (25 & 26 February) will offer guests the opportunity to enjoy a gala dinner with celebrity chefs. Well-known Middle Eastern chef Manal Al Alem will host the evening on the 25 February, then on 26 February, foodies will enjoy a five-course meal cooked by celebrity chefs George Calombaris, Gary Mehigan, Manu Feildel, Matt Moran and Shannon Bennett.
- At the Dubai Long Table presented by Dodge, (26 February) – 1,000 guests are invited to choose from six three-course menus from the chefs of The Addresss Hotels + Resorts and Vida Hotels and Resorts, and enjoy this at a long table, set up along Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard in Downtown Dubai.
- The Masterclass Series presented by Al Islami (26 February – 11 March) will take place at School of Culinary and Finishing Arts Dubai (SCAFA). The series kicks off with George Calombaris, Gary Mehigan, Manu Feildel, Matt Moran, Manal Al Alem and Shannon Bennett on 26 and 27 February, as well as MasterChef India winner Nikita Gandhi and MasterChef New Zealand winner Tim Read from 2-5 March.
- Eat the World DXB at Burj Park (25 – 27 February) is a food and music event with 15 international street food traders, including food trucks from London.
- The Big Grill, Emirates Golf Club (4-5 March) – restaurants from across the city will participate to serve up their BBQ offerings at this food and music event.
- Taste of Dubai, Media City Amphitheatre (10 – 12 March) – Returning for the ninth year, Taste of Dubai will welcome a line-up of fine-dining restaurants and celebrity chefs, including Tom Aitkens, Alfredo Russo, and Nathan Outlaw.
For more information on the Festival’s schedule and to buy tickets or register for events visit www.dubaifoodfestival.com/booknow