Dubai Food Festival: Dubai’s Annual Citywide Culinary Celebration

Dubai Food Festival (DFF), Dubai’s annual citywide culinary celebration, will return from 22 February – 10 March 2018, offering the foodie in all of us a programme of events, activities and promotions.

Organised by the Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), an agency of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism), the 5th edition of DFF will bring together the best of Dubai’s gastronomy offering and shines a spotlight on the range of cuisine available throughout the city, from the most elite dining experiences to hidden eateries off the beaten track. Presenting the latest food trends and concepts, where award winning fine dining can be enjoyed for an exceptional price, Dubai Food Festival offers a feast of food related events and is sure to whet the appetite of foodies across the country.

Presenting the latest food trends and concepts, where award winning fine dining can be enjoyed for an exceptional price.

Residents and visitors will also be able to take advantage of exclusive offers by purchasing the DFF Pass on sale in early 2018 offering citywide deals and promotions throughout the DFF period. Highlights of the 2018 edition will also include Beach Canteen, Hidden Gems, Taste of Dubai, and Dubai Restaurant Week. Dubai Restaurant Week is a ten-day event—taking place from 22 February to 3 March 2018— that is set to provide both residents and tourists with the opportunity to experience a bespoke three- course meal at 15 of the city’s finest restaurants, for just AED 199 per person.

For those looking for a true taste of haute cuisine, the likes of Jean-Georges and Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen will be sure to live up to high expectations. Scape Restaurant and Bar, which sold out all seatings at last year’s edition, is also back to offer its exquisite Cali-fusion cuisine. Diners can embark on a culinary journey across the world – tour the Mediterranean when dining at Villa Beach; feast like a Maharaja at Jodhpur Royal Dining; and dive into authentic Asian flavours at Wakame. Meat lovers can sink into succulent Argentinian steaks at Asado, while Rockfish andThe Atlantic are set to bring together a variety of delicious seafood on your plate.

While tucking into sumptuous meals, diners can also feast their eyes on spectacular city views at the likes of folly by Nick & Scott at Madinat Jumeirah, Asia Asia at Pier 7, or Simply Italian at Club Vista Mare, Palm Jumeirah. While Dubai fine dining classics such as Pai Thai are a part of Dubai Restaurant Week, this year’s line-up also features new culinary gems like LIMA Dubai and Toro + Ko.

Bookings for Dubai Restaurant Week are now available online, exclusively on Roundmenu ( Each restaurant offers two dining times of 7:00pm and 9:00pm, with bookings possible for groups of 2 to 10 people. Seats are sure to fill up quickly, so diners are invited to book now to avoid disappointment.

Visit or follow the Dubai Food Festival social media channels for further information and event updates from across the city.

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