First ever Dubai Restaurant Week reveals menus from 30 of the emirate’s hottest kitchens

Dubai Food Festival announced Dubai Restaurant Week at the BBC Good Food. Courtesy of Dubai Food Festival
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The table is being set for an almighty feast as the first-ever Dubai Restaurant Week reveals the bespoke menus to be offered from many of the emirate’s leading eateries.

Bookings are now officially open at 30 top restaurants participating in the inaugural event, which takes place for ten days from February 25 to March 5.

Among the celebrity chefs serving up special, limited-run three-course menus, priced at a set Dh189, are Gordon Ramsay (Bread Street Kitchen), Atul Kochhar (Rang Mahal), Heinz Beck (Social), Vineet Bhatia (Ashiana) and Alfredo Russo (Vivaldi).

The initiative is part of the upcoming Dubai Food Festival (February 25-March 12), which celebrates the city’s thriving culinary scene. Organisers expect venues to be fully booked during the promotional period.

“Restaurants participating in Dubai Restaurant Week are among the best in the city and we can’t wait for guests to try the delectable menus they have curated specially for Dubai Food Festival,” said Laila Suhail, CEO of Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), an agency of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) that organises the event.

Participating restaurants are: The Ivy, Thiptara, Rivington Grill, Social By Heinz Beck, The Croft, Alta Badia, Ashiana by Vineet, Atelier M, Boca, Bread Street Kitchen by Gordon Ramsay, Café Belge, Fogueira, Fume, Garden, Hoi An, Junoon, JW’s Steakhouse, Kiku, Mint Leaf of London, Okku, Pai Thai, Positano, Qbara, Rang Mahal by Atul Kochhar, Sea Fu, Seven Sands, The Hide, Vivaldi by Alfredo Russo, Yuan and Zheng He’s.

For further information see Bookings are now open at