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Dubai Food Festival DFF, from 21 April to 7 May 2023. Timetables

Dubai Food Festival

WHERE: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
WHEN: from 21 April to 07 May 2023

Dubai, the city of dreams, large resorts and skyscrapers. The place of unbridled luxury and compulsive shopping. Artificial islands and spectacular fountains… and great cuisine.

For over two weeks, the Arab city hosts one of the most important exhibitions in all of the Arab Emirates.
Dubai Food Festival (DFF) is an international festival focused on gastronomy. An event that celebrates, and promotes, the diversity, creativity and multicultural offer of the city; from the proposals of the local tradition, to those of over 200 different nationalities. There really is something for everyone. This year we celebrate the tenth anniversary of the birth!

Created by British food artist Paul Baker, the Dubai Food Festival has become a particularly anticipated annual event. A paradise for lovers of food and entertainment. A review that involves large Gourmet restaurants, world-renowned chefs, small restaurants and cafes, and even shopping centers.

Dubai World Trade Center. Burj Khalifa. Burj Al Arab. Palm Jumeirah and Dubai Creek. These are just some of the names in the city involved in the initiative.

Dubai Food Festival and gastronomy

Photo ©, Land Rover MENA



If you were to set foot in the city of the Arab Emirates for the first time, you might be surprised by the incredible efficiency of public transport. Between metro, tram, bus and even small boats, there is only the embarrassment of the choice to move around the city. With the metro, you can move around without difficulty, and reach the various locations of the Dubai Food Festival. All the info, timetables and tickets, from this link.


This year the event will take place between April and May. Throughout the FDF period, at the famous Etisalat beach, there will be numerous events and initiatives for everyone. Fascinating performances, waiting for the sunset. Gastronomy and street food. Masterclasses. Live music. Family events

Dubai Mall, and many other malls, throughout the period, host many gastronomic initiatives. Special events, exclusive menus and many discounts await you. At the Mall restaurants, instant sweepstakes to win fantastic stays at the Palm Jumeirah.


From 28 April to 07 May, 50 of the best restaurants in the city will offer delicious fixed-price menus for extraordinary culinary experiences. Among the prominent names there will be, as usual, Bread Street Kitchen, Lima Dubai, Scape Restaurant, Asado or Asia Asia by Gordon Ramsay at Pier 7.

You can choose between the 2-course menu for 95 AED, and the 3-course menu, some costing 150 AED .


Dubai Food Festival is an appointment for everyone. Not just for a select few. From Bur Dubai, to the quieter neighborhoods of Jumeirah and Umm Suqeim, you will be able to taste the authentic delicacies of old and new Dubai, at decidedly affordable prices. 10 Dirham Dishes offers you the opportunity to taste a dish at a cost of 10AED in many places scattered everywhere. Whether you’re looking for something sweet or savoury, an old favorite or a leap into the unknown, you’ll always find a plate from 10 AED.

For 17 consecutive days, Etisalat Beach Canteen will be the place where food and entertainment come to life, from morning until late evening, along Memory Lane.

There will also be competitions, children’s areas, and the RAKBANK RAKfoodie Entertainment Stage: a large dance floor to rock out for 3 nights with international DJs.

*All contents are for indicative purposes only. For all information, dates and times, please refer to the official channels of the organization.


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