Dubai Food Festival 2016

The third edition of Dubai Food Festival starts from today the 25th of February to 12th March.  It is a citywide culinary celebration that showcases Dubai’s emergence as a gastronomy destination through a 17 day programme of food related consumer and trade events,activities, promotions and appearances by celebrity chefs.

The festival promotes the diversity, creativity and multicultural nature of Dubai’s culinary extravaganza. It showcases international brands to home grown concepts. It includes all kinds of culinary offering- from five star gourmet dining to everyday restaurants and cafes for all budgets. 

Dubai Food Festival offers a number of food related activities and experiences that will be enjoyed by everyone- from industry experts to foodies, families, friends and visitors to the city. 

Some of the events are:


Etisalat Beach Canteen-Feb 25th to March 12th

Location-Kite Beach

Free to attend

Fatafeat Kitchen-Feb 26 to Feb 27th

Location-Galleries Lafayette,Le Gourmet, The Dubai Mall

Free to attend

Global Village Street Food Celebration-Feb 25th to March 12th

Location-Global Village

AED 15 Ticket per person

Dine With The Stars-Feb 25th to Feb 26th

Location-Armani Pavilion, Downtown Dubai

AED 549 & AED 849


Dubai Restaurant Week -Feb 25th to March 5th

Three course menus at the city’s top fine dining restaurants. 

AED 189 per person 

For Booking

Master Class Series Presented By Al Islami-Feb 25th to March 12th

From AED 150 per person 


Eat The World DXB- Feb 25th to Feb 27th

Location-Burj Park,Downtown Dubai

From AED 25 per person 

For Booking


Dubai Long Table-Feb 26th

Location-Downtown Dubai

AED 160 per person 

For Booking 800 Dining/+97144238884

Yesterday I was invited to the food tasting event at Etisalat Beach Canteen with other media people. The media event was graced by H.E. Laila Mohammad Suhail, CEO of the Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment(DFRE) . 

I loved the Etisalat Beach Canteen, it is bigger and better than previous years. Etisalat Beach Canteen is also serving as the main ticket booking platform for all major Dubai Food Fesstival 2o16 events.

The whole place was lively and buzzing with fun activities. Talented young singers and musicians enthralled us with their music. We enjoyed an amazing array of delicious food and drinks.

I tried food and drinks from Mantoushe, WOFL, Barsalata, Khameer & Dough,Mokha 1450, Pinza,Moshi,Classic Burger Joint, Karak House,Ting Irie, Shawerma Station, Jambo Grill, Haagen-Daz, The Hot Dog Stand and Sugar Moo.

There will be lot of activities for the kids. You can expect live celebrity chef demonstrations as well as fitness classes, farmers market, storytelling by the sea, open-mic nights, music, fashion and design events. 

Come ‘Celebrate Taste’ at the third edition of Dubai Food Festival. A festival like no other in the region. Take your taste buds on a gastronomic adventure. I had a delicious start to the Dubai Food Festival 2016. Now you can start your culinary journey and make food memories.

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P.S- All pictures are taken by me except the first and fourth picture. Those two pictures are courtesy Dubai Food Festival.

Author: Meghana

I live in Dubai. I am passionate about traveling, food, reading, theatre, art, music, fashion, writing, tennis and photography. I love to explore new places, whether it is a country, restaurant, art gallery or a play. This blog will mostly cover food, lifestyle, travel and books. Come join me in my will enjoy the ride!

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