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Dubai Food Festival 2024: All the Highlights You Can’t Miss

From highlights like Dubai Restaurant Week to hidden gems across the emirate, here’s everything you need to know about Dubai Food Festival 2024 taking place from April 19 to May 12.

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Dubai Food Festival, the annual gastronomic extravaganza has returned for the 2024 edition, and it promises to be as exciting as ever. With the emirate’s food scene expanding with each passing month, this year’s festival sees participation from both, old-time favorites, and brand-new spots, ensuring everyone gets to truly eat their way through the city.

Read on for all the various experiences to look out for at Dubai Food Festival 2024

Dubai Restaurant Week

A guaranteed unmissable highlight of the festival is Dubai Restaurant Week, which is bringing together 65 of Dubai’s finest luxury dining spots as well as local and homegrown eateries for a 17-day event. Kick-starting this year on April 26 and running until the end of the Dubai Food Festival on May 12, the event features a curated selection of restaurants offering up a set menu of their signature dishes at pocket-friendly prices. The two-course lunch menu is available for AED 125 while a three-course dinner will set one back AED 250.

E& Beach Canteen


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Another must-visit experience of the Dubai Food Festival is the E& Beach Canteen which offers a lot more than an array of mouthwatering dishes. Taking place at its usual location at Jumeirah Beach from April 25 to May 12, the pop-up is the place to be to check out an exciting lineup of dining concepts, live entertainment, and fun activities for all ages.

Chef’s Menu

A new addition to this year’s Dubai Food Festival is Chef’s Menu, taking place from May 1-12, and offering an opportunity for guests to immerse themselves in the fine dining experience. As the name suggests, the event calls on the head chef at a selection of fine dining restaurants to create an exclusive, five-course menu with their best-selling dishes. While tasting the essence of each restaurant, guests will also have the chance to get to know the chefs better and gain insights into the creation of the meals, making it an experience to remember.

Foodie Experiences

Promising to pack a remarkable culinary experience into every day of the festival, Foodie Experiences makes sure there is something for everyone. Each week, Foodie Experiences will focus on a different theme, with Week One (April 19-26) catered to fine dining experiences, Week Two (April 27 – May 4) dedicated to families and kid-friendly activities, and Week Three (May 5-12) aimed at couples and friends. Expect masterclasses, exclusive four-hands dinners, intimate chefs’ tables and groundbreaking collaborations, and much more.

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