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Dubai Food Festival 2019 – What type of foodie are you?

25 February 2019

Dubai is a food lover’s paradise, with a range of cuisines and fusion flavours available in every corner of the city for every budget. With the Dubai Food Festival running from 21st February – 2nd March 2019, it’s time to discover delicious food, regardless of what type of foodie you are.


The Fancy Foodie

Are you a princess? Do you eat your burgers with a knife and fork? If yes, this one’s for you.

Sushi at the Dubai Food Festival

Want to dine at the best restaurants for less? During the entire Dubai Food Festival, the hottest restaurants located all over town are offering delicious meals at just AED 199 per person, so make sure to book your tables! Participating restaurants include Carnival by Tresind, Basta and Pai Thai. 17 days of awesome food – the possibilities are endless!


The Street Foodie

Consider yourself the real OG? Craving fuss free delicious grub?

Beach Canteen at the Dubai Food Festival

Looking for some street food? Fancy street food of course – it IS Dubai after all…
Head to the City Walk Street Food Fair from 28th February – 2nd March 2019 to sample street food from around the world while enjoying upbeat music and live entertainment. The street food truck festival is totally free to enter with food stalls selling delicious treats including sliders, pari puris, parathas and pizzas!

If you love the winter sunshine at the beach as much as we do, you won’t want to miss the SWYP Beach Canteen at Jumeirah Beach behind Sunset Mall! Eateries from across the city will cater to hungry foodies at this backstreet market, and kids will be entertained at the activity zone with workshops, obstacle courses, games and a Nintendo Switch lounge. The beach canteen runs from 21st February – 9th March and is free to enter.


The Chef

There’s foodies that love to explore new restaurants, and then there’s the master chefs that learn to make the delicious meals themselves!

Learn to cook at the Dubai Food Festival

Roll up your sleeves to learn the art of sushi at Miyabi Sushi in La Mer, where the restaurant’s trained chefs will teach you their sushi secrets between 1st-6th March 2019. The interactive lesson also includes portrait drawings for each participant along with face painting and crafts for kids. Sign up here for only AED 100.

Bake the perfect loaf of fresh Italian bread with Eataly’s trained bakers at The Dubai Mall on 7th March 2019. There are only 15 spots per class, so make sure to book in advance for AED 129 to guarantee your place.


The Insta Foodie

If you didn’t Insta it, did it even happen?

Instagram Worthy Street Food at the Dubai Food Festival

If you’re someone that loves to take stunning pictures of your food (before you gobble it down), this guided food photography tour is for you! Discover new sights and flavours in old Dubai when you sign up for Unseen Trails and discover hidden gems and unexplored eateries. This five hour Dubai Food Festival tour is on 4th March 2019 and the starting venue is Al Ras Metro Station 1. The workshop costs AED 595 and is ideal for food photography enthusiasts above the age of 18 and allows you to savour delicious meals with like-minded foodies while you learn to capture Dubai in a new light.


The Healthy Foodie

Do your friends hate how you nag them about their unhealthy eating habits? Make sure to bring them to this fun fitness event!

Get fit at Kite Beach this Dubai Food Festival

Food is awesome, but staying fit to balance all that indulging is important too. Get your fitness fix at Kite Beach and crunch away the carbs at a challenging bootcamp session with top trainers, or stretch it out by the sea at a relaxing yoga class. Fitness experts will be available to offer health advice, and beachgoers can enjoy music from the band and DJ. Classes will take place on all weekends during the Dubai Food Festival.


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