Dubai Food Festival 2020: What are the top things to do?

DFF 2020

Have you already made plans for February and March? Is a trip to Dubai on the cards? If not, it definitely should be. If you are wondering why we will tell you. The biggest culinary extravaganza the Dubai Food Festival 2020 is on! If you love all things food, this event is a must-attend for you! It celebrates food like nothing else.

Food Festival in Dubai is a huge event that brings people together. You will find everyone from a foodie looking to try something new, the popular chefs, the traditional restaurants, the five-star hotels, and the celebrities come together to eat, party and chill. Along with the Dubai Food Festival, you can also visit the major attractions in Dubai for a wholesome experience!

What is the Dubai Food Festival 2020 all about?

The Dubai Food Festival is a yearly event organized by the Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE). It is a small part of a bigger strategy to organize year-long events boost tourism in the emirate. Food Festival 2020 is one of the most awaited events in this year. In 2020, the event includes gaming zones, live events and more to keep you enthralled!

Last year the event was a huge hit, with 40 of Dubai’s hidden gems came out shining and the famous restaurants offered people samples of their delectable dishes. Here is a list of the events that you can attend during the 17 days of the food festival in Dubai!

Where to visit during the Dubai Food Festival 2020?

Beach Canteen

Beach Canteen

One of the hottest attractions of the Food Festival makes a comeback this year. The Beach Canteen transforms a portion of the beach to a culinary paradise for DFF 2020.
A large part of the crowd at the Beach Canteen comprises of tourists. Last year’s event had witnessed a turnout of 156000 people and about 175000 people are expected to become a part of it. The Canteen will be returning this year at Sunset Beach for one of the most anticipated events at this year’s food festival. 
Whether you want to try the homegrown concepts of food or try eateries from different parts of Dubai, the Dubai Food Festival satisfies every taste and budget easily.

Entertainment, Fun & Games

Entertainment, Fun & Games

Sunset Beach will transform into an incredible and gleaming hotspot for dining, entertainment and chilling. You can experience some mind-blowing beachside activities, watersports, entertainment, culinary experiences, farmer’s market and open mike nights! A beach cinema under the starry ceiling is another incredible experience and all this while you will smell the heavenly fragrance of the food around you!

Kids Club

Kids Club

The Beach Canteen also has a club exclusively for the kids. Your kids can also sign up for some exciting culinary classes. This will keep them busy while you explore and taste some more dishes.

Miami Vibes makes a comeback!

Miami Vibes

Considered to be the most instagrammable in the DFF, the Miami Vibes makes a comeback at the City Walk. Starting from the neon sign at the entrance to the huge ice- cream cone, almost everything at this pop-up event is worth clicking. The food is also perfect for the ‘gram with creatively presented shakes and rainbow cheese toasties being a part of the menu. It gives you all the Miami feels that you need in Dubai!
The Miami-themed food festival is open every day until March 1st. You can find Miami Vibes in City Walk 2 in the Green Planet parking area. With the cute food trucks and pink benches, the festival is impossible to miss!

  • Location: City Walk 2, Downtown Dubai 
  • Timings: 03:00 pm to 12:00 am (Saturday to Wednesday), 03:00 pm to 01:00 am (Thursday and Friday)

Dubai Restaurant Week

This event takes place from 24th February to 4th March. In this event, you can taste a three-course meal at 15 places around the city for as little as 199AED per person. You can become a part of this event at Social by Heinz Beck and Rhodes W1 and Marina Social.

Dine and Win

Dine and Win is the event that takes place in over 1000 restaurants during the Dubai Food Festival. Each person who spends more than 30 AED to enter the competition. The winner of the contest gets a new apartment. Also, there are many goodies to win on the spot as well. Exciting… right?

Unlimited Food Competitions

Can you devour 10 chicken wings in one sitting? Or finish a whole bucket of crisps in 15 minutes? We are imagining what kind of competitions can there be! These types of competitions take place throughout the city. You can win some amazing prizes and also dining at popular restaurants as the prize. So, put your competition shoes on and go out there and enjoy yourself with your friends!

Cookery Lessons

Do you want to learn some cool tips from Internationally celebrated chefs? You can do that at the Islami Masterclasses, where you will get to know some amazing cooking tips from celebrity chefs. Additionally, you can meet famous local food bloggers, local chefs and noteworthy people at this event behind Sunset Beach.

Hidden Gems

This event celebrates the city’s restaurants that are hiding away and are still to be discovered by the public. It is your chance to explore the restaurants in the backstreets of the city. You can try some amazing dishes without emptying your pockets and the serving size is also great! Last year, 40 of the city’s undiscovered culinary possessions competed to earn a spot on the list of Top 10 Hidden Gems of Dubai.

At the DFF 2020, everything is on offer and at great prices! From the five-star restaurants to street food; the less pricey cafes to popular eateries, everything is available at the best price. The festival celebrates the evolving Middle Eastern food concepts and also embraces the diversity in the culinary scene of the city. The event also encourages the emergence of independent restaurants across the city and initiating new concepts for the food. It is a truly unifying factor for the culinary community in Dubai and it also promotes the traditional cuisine of the city. Do not miss out on the Food Festival in Dubai this year!

What are the Dubai Food Festival 2020 dates?

This year the best food festival in Dubai promises to be bigger than ever before. The festival will run for 17 days and each day you can enjoy a new culinary experience!

Dubai Food Festival 2020 Dates: February 26th to 14th March

What is the Dubai Food Festival 2020 location?

The Dubai Food Festival 2020 location is not a fixed venue. It is going to take place in different locations across the city. So, keep your schedule free to go around the city to enjoy the tempting offers and become a part of the events happening at the restaurants.

To know the top things to do in February in Dubai, read our blog! Expo 2020 Dubai is just a few months away, get all the information about Dubai Expo 2020 here! We also have the top events in Dubai listed out for you, check them out to see what’s happening around Dubai!

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