7 Food Festivals in Dubai 2019 - Explore the Taste of Dubai
A striking feature of every country is their culinary culture as it is the best way to explore a place to the fullest. Dubai is one of the greatest culinary destinations for its wide array of Middle Eastern cuisine along with a touch of the global flavours. What can be better than planning a trip to Dubai during a time that would coincide with a few of the best food festivals in the world? Here is the foodies’ calendar sorted for you listing Dubai’s must-visit food festivals.
1. Dubai Food Festival
Explore the authentic flavours of Dubai at the Dubai Food Festival, the largest Emirates food celebration. A two-week long delight for culinary enthusiasts, the Dubai Food Festival showcases the unique food culture of the city. Ranging from the best fine dining experiences to exploring the hidden gems in Dubai, you have got it all covered. The best part of the Dubai Food Festival is that it provides the opportunity to explore Dubai streets as well!
Dubai Restaurant Week The Dubai Restaurant Week, a part of the Dubai Food Festival composes of exclusively curated three-course menus from the best restaurants in Dubai at affordable prices.
Best Part of The Dubai Restaurant Week Top chefs from across the globe converge to provide visitors with a brilliant experience along with masterclasses, workshops, themed tours as well.
Date: Around February-March Tickets: Free Entry, pay-as-you-go for what you eat Must try: Fido’s Food Truck Alley at Beach Canteen, Grills and Indian Food at the Street Food Fair
2. Flavours of Dubai
The ‘Taste of Dubai’ held during March is yet another gourmet delight exhibiting the city’s best restaurants, popular food and drink brands and culinary delights from the top chefs. Taste of Dubai is an annual event hosting over 25,000 visitors from across the world. At the Taste of Dubai, you have the chance to catch world-class chefs in action.
Date: March Venue: Dubai Media City Ampitheatre Tickets: VIP - AED 255 Standard - AED 80-155
3. Dubai Hummus Festival
Hummus lovers, Al Maeda, a Dubai restaurant in Dubai organising a special hummus festival on the International Hummus Day shouts out to you! If you can spread across your favourite hummus with any bread at any time of the day, the Dubai Hummus Festival is the place to celebrate your love for hummus. Held for over a week, this festival offers you a wide range of hummus flavours to dip your pita or to just eat right off the plate. Apart from hummus, the Dubai Hummus Festival would host an elaborate Iftar buffet offering you a range of Arabic and Middle Eastern cuisines as well!
Date: Around 13th May Venue: Al Maeda, Double Tree by Hilton Dubai, Jumeirah Beach Tickets: AED 139 for the Iftar Buffet Must try: All the distinct flavours of hummus, including pistachio and Beiruti
4. Dubai Cheese Festival
If you are a cheese devotee eating, sleeping and dreaming in cheddar, parmesan and gouda, the Dubai Cheese Festival is your pitch! Organised by the Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi the Dubai Cheese Festival is the largest of its kind across the Middle East. Offering an array of cheese from across the world, you could also witness traditional Indian, Italian, Greek and Latin American cheese based cooking sessions at this fromage fest.
Date: February Venue: The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort and Marina
5. Miami Vibes Food
Think of the burgers, doughnuts and Churros from Miami, and imagine indulging in all of it in Dubai. A three-week festival, City Walk in Dubai gathers all food connoisseurs from across the world at the Miami Vibes Food Festival.
The festival puts together the best eateries in town serving the Miami flavours in the Middle East. A delight for Instagrammers, the Miami Vibes is set within the picturesque surrounding. Dive into the world of Churros, milkshakes, burgers and frozen yoghurts and experience the unique dishes from the food trucks in Dubai at the Miami Vibe Food Festival
Date: December Venue: City Walk, Dubai Must Try: Churros by YBRd, Rock & Rolls, Retro7 Cafe
6. Speciality Food Festival
The gastronomic capital of the Emirates, Dubai hosts the Speciality Food Festival with leading Middle Eastern chefs and exclusive retailers showcasing their best palates under one roof. From delicious vegetarian food to Halal products, the Speciality Food Festival has a lot to offer. Apart from quality delicacies, there are country-specific events such as cooking competitions hosted by celebrity chefs at this exhibition.
Date: 6th to 8th April, 2020 Venue: Dubai World Trade Centre Tickets: Free Entry, Options of Online/Offline Registration
7. Tawlet X Inked
Looking for Lebanese flavours in Dubai? The cooks of Tawlet associated with INKED host the Tawlet X Inked, an exclusive Lebanon-based food festival during the month of Ramzan. A week-long event, the Tawlet X Inked offers a lavish range of Lebanese home cooking with regularly changing Iftar and dinner menus. Drive down to the Alserkal Avenue and experience this food roller coaster indulged in a collection of Lebanese flavours.
Date: Second Week Of May Venue: Inked, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai Tickets: Children (5 to 11 years) - AED 130 Adults - AED 275
Apart from the culinary festivals, Dubai is undoubtedly one of the best places to visit during Ramzan. Try out their delectable Iftar spreads at any restaurant in the city and it will surely be one of your best experiences.