Dubai Food Festival 2022 dates announced

This year's event will run for 14 days and will include Dubai Restaurant Week and Foodie Experiences

Dishes from 21grams, which is participating in the event. Antonie Robertson / The National
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The Dubai Food Festival is making a comeback.

The 14-day event will run from May 2 to 15 and will highlight different culinary offerings around the emirate. This year’s festival will shine a spotlight on home-grown concepts, fine-dining restaurants and masterclasses by leading chefs.

Dubai Restaurant Week and Foodie Experiences will both once again return with special dining experiences. Bookings are now being taken, with limited spaces available.

Although more details are still to come, here's a look at some of what you can expect.

Dubai Restaurant Week (May 6 to 15)

In partnership with 40 of the city’s top restaurants (including 21grams, Coya, The Maine Street Eatery, Miss Tess, Clap and The London Project), there will be special three-course dinner menus starting from Dh150 per person or two-course lunch menus from Dh95 per person.

Other outlets taking part include those named in the inaugural Mena’s 50 Best Restaurants list, such as Lowe, Reif Japanese Kushiyaki and Indochine, as well as newly opened restaurants 11 Woodfire and Tamoka. The full list is available on the Dubai Food Festival website.

To book, visit

Foodie Experiences (May 2 to 15)

This event is for those who are looking to do more than simply eat. Food Experiences will host masterclasses, culinary collaborations and out-of-the-box experimental dining concepts exclusive to the festival.

There will be a sushi-making class with chef Tatsu of 1004 Gourmet, a paella masterclass at Suq Restaurant and Lowe will be serving a multi-course menu created using food scraps that would otherwise be wasted.

The Dubai Food Festival will also be celebrating Eid Al Fitr with its Eid Big Breakfast event — which will offer authentic meals for dine-in and delivery.

Celebrity chefs and more specially curated menus for the event will also soon be announced.

More information is at

Updated: April 22, 2022, 1:29 PM