Dubai Food Festival  run from 25 February – 12 March 2016. The event promotes the diversity, creativity and multicultural nature of Dubai’s culinary offering – from five-star gourmet dining to everyday restaurants and cafés for all budgets; international brands to a burgeoning scene of home-grown concepts influenced by traditional Emirati cuisine and the flavours of the 200 nationalities that live in Dubai.

Beach Canteen

Families, foodies, fitness fanatics and fashionistas are in for a treat this year when the Beach Canteen returns to Kite Beach as the official hub of Dubai Food Festival.Hosted from 25 February – 12 March, the Beach Canteen will offer a brand new look, high profile celebrity chefs and a whole host of entertainment and activities. The revamped and free-to-attend destination will be considerably bigger in size with more seating and new raised dining areas. Visitors will enjoy more greenery with trees and grassy areas for families and friends to relax on, as they soak up the friendly Festival atmosphere.

First-ever Dubai Restaurant Week

Launching on the first day of the Festival for 10 days, the all-new Dubai Restaurant Week will see Thirty of the city’s most sought after restaurants have unveiled bespoke three-course set menus at the exceptional price of AED 189 for the inaugural Dubai Restaurant Week, which debuts over 10 days from 25 February – 5 March during the Dubai Food Festival. Offering an eclectic mix of cuisines and flavours, Restaurant Week participants include: Alta Badia, Ashiana by Vineet, Atelier M, Boca, Bread Street Kitchen, Café Belge, Fogueira, Fume, Garden, Hoi An, Junoon, JW’s Steakhouse, Kiku, Mint Leaf of London, Okku, Pai Thai, Positano, Qbara, Rang Mahal, Rivington Grill, Sea Fu, Seven Sands, Social By Heinz Beck, The Croft, The Hide, The Ivy, Thiptara, Vivaldi by Alfredo Russo, Yuan and Zheng He's.Bookings for Dubai Restaurant Week, running from 25 February until 5 March 2016, are now available in partnership with  official booking partner Round Menu at

The Dubai ‘Hidden Gems’ campaign

New campaign will see Dubai Food Festival highlight the often undiscovered food scene in Dubai. Foodies can nominate their own ‘Dubai Hidden Gem’ at Dubai Hidden Gems is not only an opportunity for people to celebrate food culture but also encourages them to support local business in the area. The 10 finalists from the nominations will give an authentic reflection of the cultures and cuisines of the 200 nationalities that call Dubai home.

Fatafeat Kitchen

For the 2nd year in a row, Fatafeat Kitchen returns to Galeries Lafayette Le Gourmet: This year with ten of the channel’s favorite chefs, on Friday 26th and Saturday 27thFebruary, at Galeries Lafayette, The Dubai Mall. 

Fatafeat Kitchen at Galeries Lafayette Le Gourmet 2016 dates:

Friday 26th February and Saturday 27th February 2016
Free of charge and open to public. 
Location: Galeries Lafayette, 2nd floor, The Dubai Mall.

Street Nights

Street Night is back with a new venue for one weekend during the Dubai Food festival. Bay Avenue in Business Baywill host an array of activities for the entire family which include Night Bazaar, emirate's new trucks, street art, live performance from home grown talents.


Visitors to the festival, running 25 February to 12 March 2016, will have multiple opportunities to get up close to the stars, whether at the highly-popular and exclusiveDining with the Stars events, the family-friendly Beach Canteen on Kite Beach or at the interactive chef MasterClasses at distinguished cookery school, Scafa in JLT. Serving up a mouth-watering epicurean showcase for Dubai Food Festival will be Australian legends and stars of the critically acclaimed Australian MasterChef series,George Calombaris and Gary Mehigan. Also joining them is the French-born star of ‘My Kitchen Rules’ Manu Feildel; television favourite and restauranteur Matt Moran and the hugely popular restauranteur and author, Shannon Bennett.