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DFF, a delectable showcase

Dubai Food Festival to line up gastronomic events and experiences

DUBAI, April 16, 2024

The 11th Dubai Food Festival (DFF) promises to tantalise taste buds and please even the pickiest of palettes when it gets underway from April 19 to May 12, 2024, across various venues in the city – from iconic malls and high-end restaurants to backstreet markets.

Promising a delectable showcase of the city’s dynamic dining scene with a citywide line-up of culinary experiences, special menus, events and much more, the festival is expected to draw visitors belonging to more than 200 nationalities that call the city home.

From fine dining to hidden gems, Emirati concepts to international Michelin-starred restaurants, and everything in between, there is something for everyone at DFF 2024.

The region's largest culinary celebration will feature an exciting programme of gastronomy events and experiences, celebrating the diverse culinary landscape of Dubai. It will also recognise the contributions of chefs, trailblazers, and tastemakers who shape and enhance the city’s culinary scene.

Organised by Dubai’s Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), this year’s DFF will feature returning favourites Dubai Restaurant Week, Foodie Experiences, e& Beach Canteen and 10 Dirham Dish as well as the all-new Chef’s Menu and Gault&Millau Culinary Innovators event.

In the lead up to this year’s launch, budding photographers have been tasked with showcasing Dubai's unique street food scene through the Food Focus Photography Competition in partnership with Gulf Photo Plus. Incredible cash prizes are up for grabs and the chance to display their work at a winners' gallery at e& Beach Canteen.

Ahmed Al Khaja, CEO of Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE) said: “The 11th edition of Dubai Food Festival will present the finest offerings of Dubai’s gastronomy scene at affordable prices while spotlighting the city’s top culinary talent.

“With each passing year, we continue to reinforce Dubai's standing as a global gastronomic destination, captivating taste buds and earning admiration worldwide. This edition signifies another significant milestone in our culinary journey, inviting both residents and visitors to savour the diverse flavours and immersive experiences that define our city's vibrant food culture.

“Featuring a blend of beloved favourites and exciting new events, this year is the perfect commemoration of the city’s culinary journey over the last decade and the valued contributions of our partners in the F&B industry.”

A showcase of the city’s vibrant and diverse culinary scene, festival favourite Dubai Restaurant Week will feature specially curated set menus from more than 60 of Dubai's most popular restaurants at unbeatable prices – from fine dining establishments to local concepts and hidden gems.

In addition to the specially curated festival programme, restaurants across Dubai will join the culinary celebration with their own special menus, dishes, unique experiences, and promotions. Select hotels and attractions will also host a citywide programme of events and activations, while retail promotions, flash sales, and exciting activities will take place both online and in-store at Dubai's renowned malls.

Food enthusiasts can also enjoy outdoor foodie markets, pop-up restaurants, music events, and a variety of engaging culinary experiences, bolstering Dubai’s position as the ultimate destination for food lovers. – TradeArabia News Service



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