Dubai loves its food. The Middle East has a rich and diverse palate when it comes to culinary delights, which is why you’ll find food festivals that cater for food professionals and amateur food lovers alike. Here are some of the best.
Taste of Dubai
The taste of Dubai claims to be the region’s favourite food, drink and music festival. This year more than 26,000 people attended, including Nicole Sherzinger. With celebrity chefs, restaurants from across the city and workshops to take part in as well as a line-up of live entertainment, it is easy to see why it’s among the favourites. Head down to the chef’s theatre to see top chefs take part in culinary challenges, demos and Q & A sessions. Alternatively, if you have kids that you want to embroil with a love of food, then have a look at the Kids Zone and what they have on offer.
Next year’s festival will likely take place in March, but no details have been confirmed yet.
Dubai Food Carnival
The United Arab Emirates’ largest food festival, the Dubai Food Carnival offers a feast of food, entertainment and family fun. The carnival brings in a variety of different food experiences and products that the region has never seen before, making it a festival not to be missed. From British to Indian to Arabic, if you love food then you need to go. It also has lots to offer for people whose interests fall outside of food (who are those people?!) but if you have to drag one along, then there’s comedy, music and last year, there was even wrestling to keep them entertained!
2015’s Dubai Food Carnival has been extended to three days, from the 12th to the 14th of February.
Dubai Food Festival
This festival celebrates the culinary diversity of the city itself. With an array of 200 different countries represented, it’s easy to see why Dubai loves its food so much – there’s so much to choose from! Check out the gourmet food trail, where Dubai’s experts reveal the best place to eat and buy food from across the city.
No details have been announced about the Dubai Food Festival 2015 yet, but keep your eye on the website for information when it appears.
The beauty of Dubai is that it has so much to offer, even if you got bored of food festivals (as if!) there is always lots to see and do. It’s not as expensive as you might first think either, cheaper companies like The Holiday Place offer some great deals, so you can save your spending money for the food!