Dubai Food Festival 2022 | The Ultimate Guide: Dates, Location, Events & More

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Dubai Food Festival 2021, is an annual culinary extravaganza that takes place in the city of culture and luxury, Dubai. People from across the world will be a part of Dubai's culinary diversity celebration. We have made a complete guide around Dubai food festival 2021 to get you covered.

When Is Dubai Food Festival 2021?

Dubai Food Festival is an annual event and is estimated to take place around the third week of February 2021.

Dubai Food Festival 2021 Dates: 21st February 2021 - 9th March 2021

Where Will Dubai Food Festival 2021 Take Place?

The Dubai Food Festival takes place in the heart of Dubai.

Dubai Food Festival 2021 Location: Jumeirah beach, behind the Sunset beach.

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Dubai Food Festival 2021 | All You Need To Know

Dubai Food Festival first took place in the year 2014. Since then, the famed food festival has been growing exponentially in terms of quality, and quantity. With crowds coming from every corner of the world, Dubai Food Festival has become the most prominent food festival of the Middle East. The idea behind the food festival was to promote Dubai’s culture and tourism. It is organized by Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE) which is an agency of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM).

Entry Fee

The entry is absolutely free for street food events.

Dubai Food Festival 2021 Tickets

You have to book the tickets for the Dubai Restaurant Week deals online and the prices range from 75 AED – 150 AED per person.

Estimated Expenditure

There is no estimate of how much a person spends on the entire food festival of Dubai. It totally depends on the food you eat and the things you do.

Additional Details

You could enjoy the festival with minimum spending by eating in pop-up chains and restaurants and you can go full-fledged on the money with top chef culinary.

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Dubai Food Festival 2021: Event Highlights


Giving the best of Dubai’s food culture, Dubai Restaurant Week will kick start at a very minimal price. Foodies will get a chance to experience the world-class food at budget-friendly prices.


Experience Dubai’s seasonal food with high-quality ingredients. 

Location: Al Barari, Dubai

Price: 75 AED – 150 AED

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2. Hell’s Kitchen

Famed chef, Gordon Ramsay, Hell’s Kitchen is among the popular attractions in this festival. The restaurant will be serving signature Gorden Ramsay dishes, much inspired by his reality show.

Location: Caesars Palace, Bluewaters Island, Dubai

Price: 100 AED – 250 AED

3. The MAINE street eatery

The restaurant will be designed with a vintage atmosphere and would be sticking to its brand. Foodies are advised to give European cuisine a try which would include Steakhouse, and Seafood cuisines.The wholesome Maine staples are a must-try.

Location: Studio One Hotel, Studio City Ground Floor, Dubai

Price: 75 AED – 180 AED

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The ‘Hidden Gems’ event is going to be another major highlight of the Dubai Food Festival. Ten unpopular restaurants will participate and win through maximum diner-votes. Hoggers can also be a part of this enthralling, budget-friendly event to vote for the top 10 restaurants from a bunch of underrated and undiscovered restaurants from the streets of Dubai.

The prices start from as low as AED 35.

Top 10 HIDDEN GEMS are:


Cuisines & Specialities

Al Damyati & Iskandaron, Al Karama

Famous Meats

Bosnian House, Umm Suqeim

Kebabs of Global standing

Indian Summer, Al Karama

Family-focused dining

Himalaya Restaurant, Oud Metha

Affordable Indian street food

Mana'esho, Dubai Investment Park

Oven-baked Lebanese treats

Mantoushe, JLT

Your Lebanese food favorite

Saudi Kitchen, Jumeirah

Arabic Cuisines

Seedology, Al Safa

Urban vibes and healthy nibbles

Thushanis, Discovery Gardens

Asian Food

Wise Kwai, Barsha Heights

Tantalisingly Thai


Ever since it started in 2019, the event has managed to garner a gigantic success. The foodie experience consists of everything from the top culinary experiences, Masterchef classes to themed tours, and workshop.

Visitors will get a chance to experience a wide array of food-related activities like food photography and tasting dishes in the desert to get the essence of Dubai. The foodie experience has something for everyone.


Don’t just taste the food but also learn how to make it. With masterchef classes, food enthusiasts will learn the best from Margarita Vaamonde-Beggs, the head chef at Millennium Place, Dubai Marina. Get a chance to cook a wide range of dishes under her guidance or pick an interesting challenge from the mystery box.


Pizza Tasting

What’s a food festival without a pizza being involved? Get the best pizza experience in the Dubai Food Festival 2021. Taking place at Akiba Dori in Dubai Design District, presented with Japan fusion style Neapolitan pizza.

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Savour your sweet tooth

If your meal does not end with a classic dessert, is it even an end of the meal| How does the idea of three-course dessert sound to you? We’ll introduce you.

Brix by 3 Fils restaurant offers a complete three-course dessert experience, what a perfect ending to your three-course meal.

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If you’re a coffee lover or a coffee enthusiast then this event is for you. Limited Coffee Edition arranges several collections of gourmet coffee from around the world. The organisers of this exclusive event hunt down coffee-heads to give them the best dose of caffeine.


A paradise for all the cheese lovers out there, The Cheese Festival is an irresistible attraction of the Dubai Food Festival 2021. The Festival will be exhibiting various cheese-filled delicacies making the Dubai Food Festival all the more delectable.

Dubai Food Festival 2021: Activities And Events

Swyp Beach Canteen, the flagship of the Dubai Food Festival, takes place at the Jumeirah Beach behind the Sunset Beach. A great place to have some laid-back time with friends and family, the Jumeirah Beach seafront comes alive with food trucks, live music, activities for kids and adults, informative workshops, and cooking demos.


Dubai always comes up with the most exciting and uniting festivals that not only give you a great time but hold an integral part of your memory. The Dubai Food Festival 2021 will be one such event that would carve its special place in your experiences! Come and join this massive celebration of food and goodness!

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