Dubai Food Festival is back for 2020

Get ready for ten days of restaurant deals, family-fun, masterclasses and more

Dubai Food Festival is back for 2020
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Dubai Food Festival is back and we can’t wait to check out what’s happening this year.

It’s the seventh year of the massive city-wide foodie fiesta and there’s heaps to explore around Dubai.

It all kicks off next Wednesday (February 26) and if you’re a foodie in Dubai, sit tight.

More than 200 restaurants will be getting involved and there will be 15 events to look forward to during Dubai Food Festival, which runs until Saturday March 14.

Dubai Food Festival celebrates the city’s “culinary diversity”, drawn from the 200 nationalities that call Dubai home.

Back for another year are public favourites the Etisalat Beach Canteen, Hidden Gems and Dubai Restaurant Week. Events include masterclasses, chef’s tables, cooking competitions and more at restaurants including Zhen Wei, BB Social Dining, Trèsind Studio and many more.

“Now in its seventh year, Dubai Food Festival (DFF) is a magnificent platform for the city to demonstrate what it has to offer when it comes to food,” said Ahmed Al Khaja, CEO of Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE).

“A powerful name in the industry, the festival showcases Dubai as a gastronomy leader on the world map. For 2020, we are set to continue delivering on the DFF concepts that put it firmly on the annual calendar – plus new initiatives to celebrate the citywide event. We look forward to welcoming both residents and tourists, of all nationalities and cultures from across the world to celebrate Dubai Food Festival 2020.”

Highlights include Etisalat Beach Canteen, which runs throughout the entire festival. It will return to Jumeirah Beach behind Sunset Mall, and showcase some of Dubai’s best food concepts. There will be a family-friendly vibe with a dedicated kids’ zone, as well as chance to take part in working shops and attend live cooking sessions.

Dubai Restaurant Week runs from Thursday March 5 until Saturday March 14 and will offer ten days of bargain menus at some of Dubai’s top restaurants including Paru, COYA, Hell’s Kitchen, Scalini and more. Prices start at Dhs75 for a two-course lunch and Dhs150 for a three-course dinner.

You can also explore Dubai’s “Hidden Gems” and vote for your favourites, as well as go on special one-of-a-kind “Foodie Experiences”.

Dubai Food Festival culminates with the popular Taste of Dubai from Thursday March 12 to Saturday March 12 – click here for more information. There’s even a special deal for ladies this year.

Watch this space and prepare your appetite, foodies of Dubai.

Love restaurants, tonight (Wednesday February 20) we reveal the very best restaurants in the city at the Time Out Dubai Restaurant Awards 2020, in association with Dubai Food Festival. Click here for the nominees.

Want to win a trip to the Maldives? We want to know how you eat. Click here to fill in Time Out Dubai’s first-ever What’s Cooking? dining survey.
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