Dubai Food Festival has been introduced as an overarching event bringing together Gulfood, Taste of Dubai and the inaugural Dubai Food Carnival and The Big Grill.
The festival, launched by DTCM agency Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishments (DFRE), will see events, industry conferences and appearances from world-renowned chefs take place throughout Dubai from 21 February to 15 March.
DTCM director-general, Helal Saeed Almarri commented: “Dubai’s status as a culinary destination is one that has risen considerably in recent years and the creation of a city-wide food festival will contribute to enhancing this further. The Festival works on a number of levels; it creates a real reason to visit and to extend a stay in the Emirate for the growing number of global travellers seeking food experiences.
“The festival is a platform on which to showcase our leisure and business events sectors, as well as the world-class restaurants and chefs in our city. It allows us to further extend our lead as the region’s leading family tourism destination and it provides a chance for us to share Emirati culture, cuisine and hospitality with the world.”
Created for residents of Dubai and visitors to the Emirate, the Dubai Food Festival will showcase Dubai’s diverse food offering, from Michelin starred chefs to street food, drawn from the cuisines of more than 200 nationalities.