Dubai Food Festival 2020

  • Let’s go to the beach!

    DATES - 26 February 2020 to 14 March 2020

    WHERE - Jumeirah Beach, behind Sunset Mall

    The widely popular Etisalat Beach Canteen will be a highlight of this year’s exciting Dubai Food Festival. The event will bring together some of the best homegrown and international food concepts at a fun-packed family event right on the beach. Visitors can look forward to incredible food trucks, pop-up shops, live music on the beach and family-friendly events. It's the perfect opportunity to combine a weekend at the beach with a festive atmosphere, or to grab a bite while watching the sunset after work during the week.

    Foodies will relish the opportunity to sample delicious dishes from top restaurants and join a variety of food-themed competitions and activations.

    Visit the Etisalat Beach Canteen website for more information.

    Weekly Highlights

    Week 1
    Coco Asia
    Ciao Bella
    Week 2
    The Roost Rotisserie
    Coco Asia
    Week 3
    The Roost Rotisserie
    High Joint X Kitch & Ko

    New Kids On The Beach
    Todd English
    Motorino Pizzeria
    La Patrona
    Maras Turka

    Star Comebacks
    Senor Gonzales
    Sausage Fabrique
    House Of Pops
    C'est Cheese
    High Joint

    Asian Flair
    Channel 9 By Origami
    Khun Chai
    Crazy Fried Chicken By Hooked
    Khun Chai

    Gourmet Market
    Coffee Planet
    Freakin' Healthy
    California Walnuts

    Dessert Gallery
    Choco Fondue
    Wafflypops Sweets
    Loopitas Churrerias

    Healthy Helpings
    Cali – Poke
    Acai & Co
    Spill The Bean

    Slurps Up!
    Coffee Lab
    Churros Café

    Fast ‘N Furious
    Bagel Yard
    Hola Delights
    Num Nom
    Koshari Square

    Burger Town
    Dallas Burger
    Moylo's Burgers
    The Butcher Dubai
    Shake Shack
    Aballii Burger

    For The Meat-Lovers
    Choma Choma
    Hadoota Masreya
    SMK - Smoked Meat Kitchen
    BBQ Box

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  • Try out the best of Dubai’s fine dining restaurants for less

    A star-studded line-up of restaurants returns as part of Dubai Restaurant Week 2020. From 5 to 14 March, food lovers all over the city will be able to enjoy exclusive set menus created especially for the festival for an incredible price.

    Up to 35 of Dubai’s finest restaurants are taking part, offering delicious lunches starting from just AED75 and gourmet three-course dinner meals from only AED150 per person. Whether it’s Thai treats at Pai Thai, French fare at Un Dimanche à Paris or Latin American tastes at COYA, diners will be able to embark on a diverse culinary journey over 10 days.

    Browse through the list of participating restaurants and book your spot today.

    DATES - 26 February 2020 to 14 March 2020

    1. 3 BK – Dinner

    2. Al Nafoorah – Dinner

    3. Alta Badia – Lunch & Dinner

    4. Atlier M – Dinner

    5. Ba-Boldly Asian – Dinner

    6. Bleu Blanc – Dinner

    7. BOHO – Lunch & Dinner

    8. Bread Street Kitchen – Lunch & Dinner

    9. Bull & Bear – Lunch & Dinner

    10. Carnival By Tresind – Dinner

    11. Chicago Meatpackers – Dinner

    12. Coya – Lunch

    13. Hell’s Kitchen – Lunch & Dinner

    14. Hotel Cartagena – Dinner

    15. Kayto – Lunch & Dinner

    16. Khaymat Al Bahar – Dinner

    17. Kinara By Vikas Khanna – Dinner

    18. Kizmet – Dinner

    19. La Parrilla – Dinner

    20. Lowe – Lunch & Dinner

    21. Masala By Jiggs Kalra – Dinner

    22. Pai Thai – Dinner

    23. Paru By Akira Back – Dinner

    24. Phoenicia, JBR – Lunch & Dinner

    25. Phoenicia, Jebel Ali – Dinner

    26. Pierchic – Dinner

    27. Prime68 – Dinner

    28. Puerto 99 – Dinner

    29. Roberto’s Dubai – Dinner

    30. Rockfish – Lunch & Dinner

    31. Rue Royale – Lunch & Dinner

    32. Scalini – Dinner

    33. Taikun – Dinner

    34. The Maine Street Eatery – Lunch & Dinner

    35. Trattoria Toscana – Dinner

    36. Un Dimanche a Paris – Dinner

  • Unique experiences and masterclasses at the city’s trendiest restaurants

    After an incredibly successful run last year, Foodie Experiences is back for a second serving, presenting unique insights into the city’s culinary dynamism. There’s lots to savour, with over 20 limited-time events to choose from, curated exclusively for DFF.

    Book your spot now on Platinumlist for masterclasses with top chefs, experiential dining, chef's tables, themed tours, gourmet tasting menus and so much more.

    DATES - 26 February 2020 to 14 March 2020

    1. 1920s-style mystery dinner

    2. Tokyo-style Neapolitan pizza at Akiba Dori

    3. Treat yourself to a Bedouin culinary adventure

    4. BB Social Dining Experience

    5. BOCA's Tapas Forward

    6. Give into dessert cravings at Brix

    7. Charlotte Tilbury Afternoon Tea

    8. Italian classics at Cleo's Table

    9. Culinary Boutique's chef series

    10. Tasting tour and Emirates Bio Farm dinner

    11. Food styling photography workshop

    12. LAO's healthy highlights

    13. An immersive menu of Dubai dishes

    14. Become a MasterChef champion

    15. DIY Korean and chocolate dinner

    16. Unseen Trails food and photography tour

    17. Dinner Under the Stars at Al Fahidi

    18. Relish a retreat

    19. An Insta-worthy, modern fine dining journey

    20. Vegan dessert cooking course at Culinary Boutique

    21. Wakame sushi masterclass

    22. Zhen Wei’s Chinese Cooking class

  • The city's best secret foodie hotspots revealed

    Dubai Food Festival celebrates the city’s wide selection of culinary attractions. As part of the occasion, we are teaming up with Zomato to shortlist 40 of Dubai's unsung culinary heroes and ask you to vote for the best restaurants and cafes off the beaten track. Bonus – there will be a prize for those who vote, as 20 winners will each be treated to AED500 and a Zomato Gold membership to use on dine-ins across the best eateries in the city for less!

    1. Al Damyati & Iskandaron - Middle Eastern food with authentic tastes - Middle Eastern
      Al Fareej Restaurant & Bakery - Mouthwatering local delicacies and kebabs - Middle Eastern

    2. Al RomansiahWholesome must-try Emirati eatsMandi, Emirati

    3. Aroos Al Bahar - Succulent traditional meals with Marina views - Seafood, Arabian, Middle Eastern

    4. Bharna - Savour fresh local seafood platters - Seafood, Arabian, Middle Eastern

    5. Bosnian House - Flavourful flame-grilled kebabs and more - European

    6. Bulwagang Filipino Restaurant - Hearty home-style food in Old Dubai - Filipino

    7. Daikan Restaurant - Relish decadent ramen bowls and other delights - Japanese

    8. Durban Curry Café - South African curries that pack a punch - African

    9. FEL - A healthy selection of Californian treats - American

    10. Hako Sushi - Japanese favourites in a trendy setting - Japanese

    11. Harput - Home of tasteful Turkish delicacies - Turkish

    12. Haru Robatayaki & Sushi - Indulgent servings of sushi and sashimi - Japanese

    13. Himalaya Restaurant - Flavour-packed vegetarian platters and more - Street Food, Indian

    14. Indian Summer - Sample succulent meats and treats - Indian

    15. Khair Darbar - Aromatic specialities from the subcontinent - Pakistani, Chinese, Indian

    16. Khaleej Tacos - Mouthwatering Mexican food with a vibrant vibe - Fast Food, Mexican

    17. Lan Kwai Fong - Nostalgic Chinese classics, rich in flavor - Chinese

    18. Magic Shrimp Cafeteria - Indulgent burgers and seafood goodness - Fast Food

    19. Mamak - A hotspot for heartwarming Malay cuisine - Malaysian, Indonesian

    20. Mana'esho- A wide selection of Lebanese snacks and bites - Lebanese

    21. Manoushe W Nos - Layer up on Mediterranean bakery delights - Lebanese, Mediterranean, Bakery

    22. Mantoushe - Classic Lebanese flatbreads and hearty wraps - Lebanese, Mediterranean

    23. Mazaree Al Sham - Levantine cuisine with tasty oven-cooked dishes - Arabian, Middle Eastern

    24. Picnic Home - Pocket-friendly Middle Eastern comfort foods - Arabian, Middle Eastern

    25. Red Box Restaurant - Sri Lankan eats and East Asian inspired dishes - Sri Lankan

    26. Rossovivo - Artisanal pizzas with an authentic taste - Pizza

    27. Saudi Kitchen - Laidback dining with staple Middle Eastern fare - Arabian, Middle Eastern

    28. Seedology - Urban vibes with healthy bowls and juices - Cafe, Healthy Food, Salad

    29. Shabu Shabu - Casual eatery for tasty East Asian delicacies - Japanese, Filipino, Thai, Chinese

    30. Single Fin - Cafe with healthy breakfast and speciality coffee - Cafe, International

    31. South St. Burger Co. - Crispy comfort eats and fast food favourites - American, Fast Food, Burger

    32. Special Kabab - Succulent grilled meats and Iranian fare - Kebab, Iranian

    33. Thushanis - Spicy Sri Lankan flavours in a cultural ambience - Sri Lankan, Chinese

    34. IL Lago by Chef Andrea - Casual breakfast and lunch with terrace views - Healthy Food, Mediterranean

    35. UZB Avenue - Savour succulent Eastern European delicacies - Uzbek, Russian

    36. Vietnamese Foodies - Hearty Vietnamese dishes and lakeside views - Vietnamese

    37. Wadi Doan Restaurant - Tender meat servings in authentic mandi dishes - Mandi

    38. Wildflower - Delicious poke bowls and healthy meals - Healthy Food

    39. Wise Kwai - An array of wholesome and aromatic Thai eats – Thai