Culinary events, cookery awards mark Dubai Food Festival
DECCAN CHRONICLE | DC Correspondent
Hyderabad: A 17-day-long Dubai Food Festival (DFF), which is the largest annual culinary celebration in the Middle East, has been successfully celebrating its 10th edition with a thrilling line-up of gastronomic events and experiences. The Celebrations has started from April 21 and would be celebrated till May 7 in Dubai.
Dubai’s food scene has undergone an incredible transformation over the last decade, establishing the city as a leading global gastronomy hub and reinforcing its position as the food capital of the world. The number of restaurants in the city has more than doubled during this period, from approximately 5,500 in 2013 to over 13,000 in 2023, indicating the significant expansion of the food sector.
Food trucks and beach-side eateries may not have been a part of Dubai’s gastronomy scene ten years ago, but the destination has since witnessed the emergence of exciting food concepts, pop-up dining events, hidden gem locations, farm-to-table dining experiences, and quirky food halls. These diverse and unique gastro experiences are celebrated at DFF. In addition, the city’s exceptional culinary talent has been recognised by global awards such as the Michelin Guide Dubai, Gault and Millau UAE guide, and MENA’s 50 Best Restaurants.
Ahmed Al Khaja, CEO of Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), said that the 2023 edition of the Dubai Food Festival is the biggest and best yet. As it seeks to highlight Dubai as a global gastronomy hub, the festival showcases the best of Dubai’s gastronomy scene, offering affordable prices and shining a spotlight on the city’s top culinary talent and food capabilities. The 10th edition of the festival is featuring a mix of old favourites and new features, providing the perfect opportunity to celebrate its journey over the last decade and explore the city’s diverse culinary scene while highlighting our partners in the F&B industry." For more details, can visit www.dubaifoodfestival.com