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Dine around the world in Dubai: Dubai food festival

What are your plans in the summers of February and March? If Dubai is on your cards then you have made a perfect choice. If not, you would be on missing some great. Still, wondering why? Let me tell you. The biggest, the craziest and the most delicious extravaganza – The Dubai Food Festival happens here! If you are a food lover then its time you celebrate food like never before at the Dubai feed festival.

What is the Dubai Food Festival 2020 all about?

The annual 18-day fest is a culmination and celebration of business from all over the world. You will find everyone here, from foodies looking to explore the array of delicacies, master chefs, traditional restaurants, five-star establishments, to celebrities all coming together to dine, party and chill! This is not all, many enthusiasts look forward to the curated experiences, including masterclasses by top chefs, culinary workshops, themed experiential tours, exclusive tasting lists from the most exquisite restaurants and so much more.

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Is the entry to the Dubai Food Festival free?

The entry tickets to the popular food streets events are generally free. But, the food is paid while charges depend on the restaurants and the dishes you choose from the endless options provided.

Where is the Dubai Food Festival held?

The Dubai Food Festival is usually an 18-day long celebration and does not always have a fixed venue. Every year it usually takes place in different locations across the city. So, make sure you are updated on the latest schedules so that you can plan your trip to Dubai plus enjoy the exciting offers and mouth-watering food.

Not that you are eager to find out about the foodie treats that await you, let’s take a tour around the Dubai Food Festival.

Top things to do at the Dubai Food Festival

1. Etisalat Beach Canteen

Tasty treats by the beach sound like a perfect start. This is one of the hottest spots of the DFF with food trucks lined across the Jumeirah beach. Whether you want to try out homegrown food samples, street food, or quirky desserts, the canteen satisfies foodies of all tastes and budgets. So make sure you get early and reserve your spot across the shores because you also have the pop-up shops, live events and Dubai Food Festival Fireworks to look forward to.

Location: Jumeirah Beach Dubai

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2. Hidden gems of Dubai

There are always these small outlets that serve authentic food at affordable rates which might go unnoticed by the large chunk of people. The DFF gives its visitors a chance to have a taste of the traditional delicacies without emptying their pockets while awarding them the status they deserve. Discover these treasures in the neighbourhoods of Deira, Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim and other parts of the city. You can also put your favourite one on the spotlight by voting for them. So here’s your chance to make your favourite restaurant popular and if you are in the lucky 20, you stand a chance to win a cash prize of AED 500 with a Zomato Gold membership. Sounds exciting, doesn’t it?

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3. Steet food at City walk

While hosting one of the top glamours events, DFF also hosts a couple of City Walk’s in popular department stores like the Le BHV Marais and Galeries Lafayette wherein they set up their own street food fairs. Giving the visitors an opportunity to have a taste to international dishes from some of the city’s signature restaurants. The vibe of the place with the festive jazz, entertainment and live music is something that shouldn’t be missed. So, keep hogging and walking!

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4.Endless food competitions

Can you gulp 10 chicken pops in one sitting? Or finish a full bucket of fries under 15 minutes? Or maybe devour a mystery box. Well, if you already feel that you can, these are just a few of a whole lot that awaits you. These competitions take place at multiple locations across the city. So gear up because you have the chance to win some exciting prices and dining coupons of popular restaurants. Moreover, make sure you take your gang along for some motivation!

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5. Dubai restaurant week

Adding to the glam of the DFF, the Dubai restaurant week stars an impressive line-up of fine dining restaurants. Foodies get an opportunity to enjoy the unique curated two- and three-course set menus of some of the most sought after restaurants of Dubai. This mainly features, the creative food scene while allowing diners to take a culinary tour around the world at the most subsidized prices. Thus, you wouldn’t want to miss this golden opportunity when in Dubai.

Top restaurants in the Dubai restaurant week: Al Nafoorah, Scalini, BOHO, Masala Library by Jiggs Kalra, Bread Street Kitchen and Trattoria Toscana

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6. Cookery Lessons

Not only does the DFF provide you with an endless list of food options, but this extravagant gala also gives you an opportunity to learn your favourite dishes by conducting masterclasses with top chefs of the world. Learn the art of Sushi making or maybe learn some Vietnamese rolls and make it for your loved ones back home. You can also get to know the world-class techniques and secret ingredients that culminate into a flavoursome dish.

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7. Dine & Win

Its time for the big win! The DFF organises a Dine & Win contest which gives its visitors a chance to win exciting goodies, tickets to live shows and a lot more. All you have to do is, spend a minimum of AED50 on the food stalls or any restaurant and get hands-on the scratch card that might be the lucky one. The scratch card comes with enticing deals, coupons, vouchers, Zomato memberships and a much more. The big win contestant of DFF 2019 zoomed off with the of a brand new GAC GA8, valued at AED140,000! YESS, that is massive!

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I am sure that you are all ready to indulge in this unique and fantastic food festival in Dubai. So check the dates and block your calendars because you wouldn’t want to miss these irresistible delights. A blissful celebration of everything gastronomic, The Dubai Food Festival awaits you!

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