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*Confirms Dubai's position as the global capital of culinary arts and food tourism
* The number of restaurants in Dubai increases from 5,500 in 2013 to more than 13,000 in 2023.
A busy program of events and activities that will start on April 21 and continue until May 7, with the participation of hundreds of international restaurants and cafes.
* The event sheds light on new concepts in the world of cooking and offers a range of specialized interactive workshops and unique dining experiences.
* New events joining the festival, including "Beach Canteen", "Dubai Restaurant Week", "Chef's Table" and many others
The activities of the tenth session of the Dubai Food Festival, the largest celebration in the region in the field of food and culinary arts, will start on April 21 and will continue until May 7, 2023, confirming Dubai’s position as a global capital for this field, including this year’s edition of various activities and events, with the participation of hundreds of restaurants and cafes. And the most skilled chefs, to provide the audience with unique culinary experiences and innovative local and international concepts in the field of food preparation over a period of 17 days.
This comes at a time when Dubai continues to strengthen its position in the field of food tourism and the food and restaurant sector globally, as the food scene in the emirate has recorded remarkable development and significant growth over the past decade. This development was demonstrated by the doubling of the number of restaurants from 5,500 restaurants in 2013 to more than 13,000 restaurants in 2023, in keeping with the global nature of the city, which embraces communities of more than 200 nationalities with diverse cultures and multiple tastes.
Over the past decade, the food scene has evolved in Dubai, where snack carts and beach restaurants have spread, in addition to the emergence of many new concepts and events related to food and exceptional destinations, in addition to fresh food experiences and distinctive dining halls, which provide unique and varied experiences, which the Dubai Festival is keen on. Food to celebrate every year. Dubai is also home to prominent talents in the field of cooking, who have won international awards, and recorded a remarkable presence in the Michelin Guide, the Gault & Milo Guide, in addition to the 50 best restaurants in the Middle East and North Africa.
The Dubai Food Festival, which is organized by the Dubai Festivals and Retail Corporation, one of the institutions of the Department of Economy and Tourism in Dubai, includes many events, including the Dubai Restaurant Week, which launched in 2016 and continues this year to provide exclusive dining experiences in a number of the best restaurants in the emirate at affordable prices. competitive. New and emerging restaurants have also achieved remarkable growth, contributing to the consolidation of Dubai's position on the global culinary arts map. These developments reflect the extent of the prosperity achieved by the restaurant sector in Dubai.
The festival supports efforts to make Dubai the best city in the world to live, work and visit, as the restaurant sector and dining experiences are among the factors affecting the tourism performance of cities, while the diversity of food options also contributes to satisfying the different tastes of all visitors from all over the world, which is what Dubai has succeeded. In achieving it by attracting the most prominent and important international restaurant chains, and the most skilled chefs, to increase the great diversity in the food scene in the emirate, which mixes between Gulf and Arab food experiences, as well as the most famous international cuisines.
Ahmed Al Khaja, Executive Director of the Dubai Festivals and Retail Corporation, said: “The Dubai Food Festival consolidates Dubai’s international position in the food, restaurant and culinary arts sector, and this year’s edition is distinguished as the largest and best, with what it offers of the best dining experiences in the city at reasonable prices, as well as highlighting The potential and capabilities of the food sector as well as the best culinary talents in the Emirate.The tenth edition of the Dubai Food Festival, with its traditional favorites and new offerings, is an ideal opportunity to celebrate the festival’s journey that extends over the past ten years, and explore the diverse food offerings in Dubai, as well as Shining the spotlight on our partners in the food and restaurant sector.
Al Khaja explained that the Dubai Food Festival contributes, by encouraging entrepreneurs as well as restaurants to participate in it, to contribute to achieving the goals of the Dubai Economic Agenda D33, whether by enriching the scene of culinary arts, restaurants and food tourism in the city, or by providing opportunities for entrepreneurs from citizens and owners. Small and medium enterprises to participate in its various events and activities, which attract an increasing number of gourmets, whether from inside or outside the country.
Dubai Food Festival 2023 presents its largest program, allowing visitors to choose between a group of distinctive events and activities, including: "caviar", and others for peeling oysters, and cooking sessions for children, in addition to workshops for preparing "milkshakes" for children, in addition to food tasting tours and tables of the most famous chefs, delicious dinners, food tours for the festival and many others, which enhance the value of the festival as a family event that finds It is a fun and enjoyable experience for all family members of all ages.
The program also includes the famous Dubai Restaurant Week, which will take place between April 28 and May 7, and provides special menus at exclusive prices in 50 of the best restaurants in Dubai, including “3 Fils” and “Torno Subito” under the supervision of Chef Massimo Bottura, and “ Bread Street Kitchen by Gordon Ramsay, Damon Duck by Alvin Leung, Persian Kitchen by Ariana, Akira Back, Koya, Clip, Roca, Carnival by Tresind, and Reef Japanese Koshayaki".
This year, the festival also witnesses the return of the favorite event, the Beach Canteen, sponsored by Etisalat, which is held behind Sunset Mall, in the Jumeirah region, and includes a group of delicious local food and restaurants for 17 days.
In celebration of its tenth edition, the Dubai Food Festival offers a "special dish" for 10 dirhams, whereby guests can enjoy what restaurants and cafes offer from classic flavors and famous dishes for only 10 dirhams throughout the festival period.
The festival provides its visitors from inside and outside the country with the opportunity to enjoy Dubai’s distinguished offers of fine restaurants and diverse and unique dishes. The full program of the Dubai Food Festival will be announced in the coming weeks, with reservations open in early April.
More information about the Dubai Food Festival can be obtained through the website: www.dubaifoodfestival.com
or by following the festival account on social media @dubaieats on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.