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Your Ultimate guide to make the most of Dubai Food Festival

It is that time of the year again when the people of Dubai are celebrating the spirit of gastronomy again. The Dubai Food Festival is a rare opportunity for locals and tourists alike to rejoice in the diverse cuisine and food opportunities this city has to offer. This time, the festival is bigger and better than ever before. So pack your bags and head to this amazing destination and experience this festival which takes place during the dates 21st February to 9th March.

One of the prime reasons why Dubai is rich in cuisine is attributed to the diverse mix pot culture of residents. A booming 75% of the population are foreigners and only the remaining 25% of the population are indigenous Emiratis. An amalgamation of food from all over the world as well as traditional Emirati cuisine, Food here is simply an expression of diversity and culture!

If you are a foodie, this is the absolute best time to visit the city of endless possibilities, Dubai! This blog will guide you with everything you will need to know and help you make the most of the Dubai Food Festival! Read on!

1.  Dinner at La Perle

Source: The National

La Perle by Dragone, one of the culture concentration points of Dubai is joining in the celebration by joining with restaurants close by to give rise to a package that is inclusive of a show and dinner! Enjoy captivating performances from this venue and take a small walk to Zoco, a Latin American favorite restaurant or choose to enjoy contemporary European delights by Babiole or you can opt for prime steaks at City Grill.

This mesmerizing aqua-theatre is filled with the presence of 65 talents who put up a mindblowing performance twice a night, five days a week! Book the tickets ahead and make sure you enjoy this show during your trip to Dubai!

Dates Available: 21FEB – 9MAR

2.  Enjoy the Great Outdoors

Source: City Centre Mirdif

It is hard to not have shopping as one of your top things to do in Dubai. This city, during winters, is one of the most pleasant and exciting places to be in the world. You can have the time of your life at City Centre Mirdif and take a break to visit the Great Outdoors here. A dynamic experience that is designed to cater to your senses, you can find an array of food kiosks and activities that hold wide amounts of choices related to cuisine in here.

Visit this open space that’s extra active during DFF and let your taste buds indulge! You can also enhance your experience with live entertainment by local talents and participate in some fun activities organized here!

Dates Available on 17JAN to 9MAR

3.  Spend an Evening at the Kite Beach

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Are you someone who loves food but is equally health conscious? If so, Kite place is the place to be at! One of the most happening beaches of Dubai, this sandy stretch will be home to a number of activities under the theme “Love your health – Live the Food” during the Dubai Food Festival. You can be a part of a boot camp session that will be handled by top trainers and break a sweat near the ocean or do some yoga with a breath of fresh sea air.

Kite beach is also a place you can indulge in some water sports such as Jet Ski, Bodyboarding, Stand paddle boarding and much more!  Ensure you make the most of your trip to Dubai by planning a day at this beach. Book activities ahead to ensure you make the most of your time!

Dates Available on 21FEB – 9MAR

4.  Beach Side Gastronomy

Source: Ready Cooked Traditional Italian & Peranakan Food

There is no argument regarding cooking being an art form. Take a trip to the Beach opposite JBR to experience Dubai Food Festival in the best possible manner. Here, the work that goes behind perfect plating, display, and presentation is celebrated and put on display. Watch international chefs work their magic to create art that can be plated, at workshops themed with “Experience the Art”. To complement the experience, there will also be a selection of live music, art, and installations!

Get ready to be swept away by the ambiance that awaits you here. If you’re lucky, you may even win some amazing prizes from the participating restaurants by showing off your food photography skills! This beach is definitely going to lift the spirits of the town by converting it to a hub of creativity and expression!

Dates available on 21FEB to 11MAR

5.  Try the Cheese Fest!

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A delicacy that finds its home in France, cheese tasting is an experience that’s not to be missed! Take a trip to Westin Mina Seyahi, where you can select and savor a wide variety of rare selections of cheeses. You can also attend some of the informative workshops organized here and participate in some of the exclusive activities arranged for the Dubai Food Festival!

This February marks the very first Cheese Fest in Dubai thanks to SOPEXA Middle East! Be sure to pay a visit and make the best out of this rare and amazing opportunity!

Dates available on 22FEB to 23FEB

6.  Explore the Taste of Dubai

Source: What’s On Dubai

Head over to the Dubai Media City Amphitheater during the last weekend of Dubai Food festival to experience a weekend filled with exquisite food and entertainment! Taste of Dubai is a weekend-long celebration conducted annually with top quality restaurant food, cookery workshops, tasting opportunities and lots of entertainment to keep you energized!

Be a part of this unique event and get to learn a lot about the culinary arts from the very best at this venue as it is common for some of the world’s best chefs to visit Taste of Dubai! Be sure not to miss this Dubai attraction!

Dates available on 7MAR to 9MAR

7.  Head to BoxPark with your little ones

Source: Cache Valley Family Magazine

Are you traveling with your kids to the Dubai Food festival? Then the event Live the food at BoxPark, is a must do! This activity is all about facilitating your little ones to learn where the food on their plate comes from. These farm-based workshops let children learn about the basics of farming, growing their plants and taking care of them adequately.

Kids who are a part of the “Know your ingredients – Live the Food” farm workshops will also get a green buddy- a plant to take home and care for. At the end of DFF, the proud parent of the healthier looking plant will have a chance to win three Meeras Gift cards and other giveaways!

Make sure you take plenty of pictures at the photography points, enjoy farm-themed face painting and enjoy this Dubai attraction in the best way possible!

Dates available on 21FEB – 11MAR


We are definite that you must have found an activity in here that is perfect for you & your family’s liking. Make sure you do not miss out on the grand celebration of cuisine celebrated in this magnificent country as the Dubai Food Festival. Book Dubai attractions ahead to ensure you have a grand trip and travel & explore with #NOREGRETS!

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