What To Do At The Dubai Food Festival 2016

What To Do At The Dubai Food Festival 2016

Too many events, too many activities and too many places to go… we tell you what to look forward to at the ongoing Dubai Food Festival


Beach Canteen

What to expect: This is the festival’s free-to-attend, go-to destination that is DFF’s official hub that boasts of about 15 delicious home-grown restaurant concepts. Theme nights, chef demonstrations, fitness classes… the action is still on so catch it before it’s too late.

WHERE: Etisalat Beach Canteen, Kite Beach



Dubai Restaurant Week

What to expect: You will see 30 of the city’s best fine dining restaurants offer a three-course set menu at a price of Dhs189. The participants include Alta Badia, Ashiana by Vineet, Atelier M, Boca, Bread Street Kitchen by Gordon Ramsay, Café Belge, Fogueira, Fume, Garden, Junoon etc. Book early via the official booking partner Round Menu at www.roundmenu.com/DRW.



Signature Tastes

The participating restaurants throughout the city will offer a “taste of their best” with limited edition signature dishes or menus. Order a Signature Taste from a participating restaurant and enter the draw to win incredible pre-loaded ADIB cards with an overall value of AED250,000. Visit www.dubaifoodfestival.com for more information.



Global Village Street Food Celebration

One of Dubai’s most popular family attractions, the Global Village marks its milestone 20th season by offering authentic street food dishes throughout the festival at its restaurants, cafes and kiosks. Visit www.globalvillage.ae


MARCH 6, 8, 10

Hidden Gems’ Tour

The Top 20 unsung heroes of the Dubai food scene was announced recently which came at the end of the ‘Hidden Gems’ campaign that was held in conjunction with the festival. Some names included Mannaland, Bu Qtair, Ustadi Special Kabab, Al Ibrahimi, The Hot Dog Stand, Nar, Yakitate, Arooos Damascus, Serena's Seafood, Al Samad Al Iraqi, etc. Experience a one-of-a-kind Gulf Photo Plus and Frying Pan Adventures of the Hidden gems on the above mentioned dates. Should be a lot of fun! www.gulfphotoplus.com/dubaihiddengems





City Picnics

City Walk introduces City Picnics that encourages everyone to bring along their friends and families. The event unfurls a variety of food choices in the dedicated picnic areas surrounded by endless games and activities. Shoppers will be given a picnic basket to purchase the meal of their choice at City Walk’s F & B outlets and proceed to the picnic area for fun and entertainment.

·         Gumball Park

Box Park celebrates Dubai Food Festival with an exciting ‘Spend & Win’ competition which features ‘a Gumball Park’ in which customers spending above Dhs200 will either win a Gold Gummy bear worth Dhs30,000 or an instant prize free meals at Box Par restaurants or offers put together by stores and restaurants.

·         Spend and earn

Spend Dhs100 in any food and beverage outlet at Ibn Battuta Mall and get a chance to win a holiday package and dining experience in Atlantis Dubai every week. So enjoy live cooking demonstration by international and regional chefs and give your kids the opportunity to participate in baking activities and workshops every weekend during the festival at Ibn Battuta from 5pm to 10pm.

·         Dine and Win

Spend over Dhs49 at a participating restaurant in Dubai International Airport and get the chance to win a five-night stay at the newly opened luxury hotel St. Regis Dubai, including Business Class flights and five of the city’s best dining experiences.






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