Thomas Mackie25 Feb 2019 AT 11:38 AM

Dubai Food Festival is back

And there's something new in the water...
Thomas Mackie25 Feb 2019 AT 11:38 AM
Dubai Food Festival is back
© swyp Beach Canteen

Dubai Food Festival is back for another year and the line up is bigger and better than ever before.

Taking place until Saturday March 9, there's a whole load of edible entertainment on offer.

Visit the swyp Beach Canteen where the best home-grown food concepts showcase their best dishes, discover wallet-friendly Hidden Gems across the city or simply savour a meal to remember at exclusive culinary hotspots during Dubai Restaurant Week.

From highlighting culinary hidden gems to offering once-in-a-lifetime dining experiences, Dubai Food Festival’s jam-packed line-up of events will showcase the city’s extensive and diverse food scene.

One of the highlights of the Dubai Food Festival gives all you foodies the opportunity to enjoy three-course set menus at the city's best restaurants, in the shape of Dubai Restaurant Week.

They are curated especially for the event, and there's a full list available now on the Visit Dubai website.

Cooking up a storm at this year’s Dubai Food Festival for the first time ever is the Foodie Experiences.

This offers a unique insights into the city’s culinary dynamism.

Food lovers and gastronomy enthusiasts will have more than 20 curated experiences to choose from, including masterclasses with top chefs, themed tours, workshops with nutritionists, exclusive tasting menus from the finest restaurants in Dubai and much much more.

For Hidden Gems 2019, Dubai’s food lovers will be invited to vote for their secret dining spots, with the top 10 finalists offering special menus for up to AED35 throughout Dubai Food Festival.


The swyp Beach Canteen will transform a stretch of beach into a culinary hotspot for the duration of the festival. Visitors will sample dishes from around the world - from Mexican and Polish street food to authentic Middle Eastern cuisine.

Also on offer. Thousands of the city’s food lovers will make their way to Dubai Media City Amphitheatre to savour dishes from dozens of the city's best fine-dining restaurants.

And foodies in search of old favourites or new flavour-packed hotspots have the chance to win big as part of Dubai Food Festival 2019 with the return of the city-wide Dine & Win programme.

For every AED50 spent on food at a host of participating restaurants across Dubai, diners are entered into a big prize draw where with every nibble, bite, munch and feast be in with a chance to win amazing prizes.