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11th Edition of Dubai Food Festival to Serve up a Delicious Showcase of Dubai’s Dynamic Dining Scene

11th Edition of Dubai Food Festival to Serve up a Delicious Showcase of Dubai’s Dynamic Dining Scene 

  • DFF 2024 to take place from Friday 19th April to Sunday 12th May.
  • A 23-day celebration of the city’s culinary excellence, DFF will offer up a diverse city-wide line up of exclusive menus, activations, events and more.
  • DFF to drive Dubai’s position as a global gastronomic hub.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 5 March 2024 –Mark your calendars and prepare your tastebuds for a feast like no other; the 11th edition of the much-anticipated Dubai Food Festival (DFF) is just six weeks away.

Taking place from Friday 19 April to Sunday 12 May 2024, Dubai will host an epic celebration of the city’s vibrant and dynamic dining scene. For 23 delectable days, Dubai’s melting pot of cuisines – drawn from the 200 plus nationalities that call the city home – will come to life across an enticing array of activations, special menus, events, competitions and more. From authentic Emirati and homegrown concepts to international fine dining, family hotspots and every bite in between, DFF will offer delicious experiences for every age, palate and budget.

As Dubai continues to establish itself as a leading global gastronomic hub – in line with its broader vision to double the size of its economy by 2033 and solidify its position as one of the world’s best cities to live, visit and work in – DFF serves as an important platform to showcase Dubai’s culinary excellence. This year, the festival will shine a spotlight on the city’s gastronomic ingenuity through a myriad of immersive experiences including MICHELIN-starred menus with celebrity chefs and sustainable dining. It will also recognise the contributions of chefs, culinary trailblazers, gourmet influencers, and tastemakers who consistently shape and enhance Dubai’s culinary landscape.

Among the festival highlights are returning favourites Dubai Restaurant Week – exclusive set menus at exceptional prices across more than 50 of the city’s top restaurants; the iconic 10 Dirham Dish – the chance to tuck into affordable fare from diverse venues across Dubai; and e& Beach Canteen – the city’s beloved family-friendly dining pop-up that showcases and celebrates new homegrown concepts. Additionally, visitors can check out Foodie Experiences – a carefully curated collection of diverse culinary activations at different locations across the city only available during DFF. There is also the all-new Chefs’ Menu – specially crafted dishes at a limited-time set price from some of the city’s top fine-dining restaurants, including the chance to meet and chat to the talented chefs.

Stay tuned for further updates as we unveil the full lineup of exciting events and participating venues for this year’s festival in the coming weeks. For more information, visit


About Dubai Food Festival 2024

Created to bolster Dubai’s position as a global gastronomic hub, Dubai Food Festival (DFF) is a 23-day showcase of the city’s ever evolving dining scene and culinary prowess. Taking place from 19th April to 12th May, DFF 2024 will feature an action-packed city-wide programme of activations, special menus, events, competitions, promotions and more that will bring to life Dubai’s diverse, authentic, value for money and experiential food offering. From fine dining to unique hidden gems, Emirati and home-grown concepts to restaurant pop ups – and everything in between – there is something for every palate and price point. Organised by Dubai’s Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), this year DFF is celebrating its 11th edition and will feature returning favourites Dubai Restaurant Week, Foodie Experiences, e& Beach Canteen and 10 Dirham Dish as well as the all-new Chef’s Menu.

About Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment:

Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), an agency of Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism (DET), is responsible for developing Dubai’s retail and festival sectors and supporting the positioning of Dubai as a world-class tourism destination with year-round family entertainment, shopping and events.

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