Dubai Food Festival 2015 preview

Annual foodie celebration to come back bigger and better next year

Details of the 2015 Dubai Food Festival have been released and the city’s foodies can expect more guest chefs, more pop-up restaurants and more food events than the inaugural event this year.

The 23 day festival will see a return of the most popular activities from the 2014 edition of the Dubai Food Festival as well as a new focus on Emirati cuisine.

The Beach Canteens, a pop-up favourite of the original festival, will return to Kite Beach with nine temporary restaurants as well as a revolving line-up of celebrity chefs and look to be a favourite once again.

Other highlights include a food truck lunchtime market at locations across Dubai, mystery dining tours, the Dubai Food Carnival, a Taste of Peru festival and street food events.

The four key themes running across the event are Emirati cuisine, homegrown restaurant concepts, multicultural dining and international chefs in Dubai.

Speaking at the launch of the 2015 Dubai Food Festival Her Excellency Laila Mohammed Suhail, said ‘Along with celebrating the diversity, depth and talent of Dubai’s culinary community, Dubai Food Festival 2015 further reinforces the Emirate’s position as the gastronomic capital of the region and its emergence on the global scene.

Celebrity chefs already confirmed to appear at the Dubai Food Festival are Dubai’s own Silvena Rowe, Palestinian Manal Al-Alem, Sanjeev Kapoor and Jason Atherton.

Keep an eye on Time Out Dubai and see www.dubaifoodfestival.com for more information.

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