Dubai’s ultimate gathering of the culinary world and the most popular al fresco food event. Dubai offers plenty of festivals throughout the year for those who come from afar to experience and enjoy its multiculturalism and traditions. Taste of Dubai is one of Dubai’s biggest food festivals and the city’s most appetizing affair where food lovers and food aficionados come to explore and enjoy both local and international food culture. The three-day festival that runs through March 9 – 11, celebrates diverse tastes, the international food scene, drinks and plenty of good music.
Where Food is the Star of the Show
Taste of Dubai is centred on taste and offers a delicious way to taste the best from the culinary world. The festival will let you in on some fabled kitchen secrets from the best chefs, current food innovations and tasty delights from some of the best restaurants around, local and global food vendors, as well as appearances by celebrity chefs.
Going Beyond Your Palate
Whether you are a dedicated diner or an adventurous food lover, Taste of Dubai 2017 offers plenty to choose from. You can learn something new each day of the three-day festival from world-class chefs in the region and be inspired by their innovative cooking demonstrations and bespoke dishes, or if you are sure-handed you can take part in a live cookery class. You can also take your taste buds on a journey of high spirits by participating in beverage tasting, or spend the afternoon rubbing your shoulders with Dubai’s VIP socialites in the luxurious VIP lounge. In addition, there will be plenty of musical performances and live entertainment at the venue, including South Africa’s favourite band, 4The Music; homegrown musical talents, The Maplejacks; a band of Scottish Canadian musicians, The Boxtones; Caribbean singer and R&B artist Billy Ocean and many others.
Where to Dig in and What to Expect?
Taste of Dubai will take place in Dubai Media City Amphitheatre. Tickets to the event are on sale now and you can book either Standard tickets or VIP tickets (which entail you to three food and two drink vouchers) on the official website.
Advance Standard Entry tickets – AED 75
Advance VIP tickets – AED 240
At the door Standard entry tickets – AED 90
VIP tickets – AED 260
With a standard ticket, you can access the Chefs’ Theatre, Cookery School, Kids’ Zone, enjoy some contemporary music live from the Entertainment Stage, and sample dishes from the city’s finest eateries. A VIP ticket will entitle you access to all general entry areas of the festival, an all-exclusive VIP experience at the VIP Lounge next to the Entertainment Stage, 2 beverages (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and a selection of three signature dishes from any of the participating restaurants of your choice. If you are lucky, you can win the ‘Ultimate Dining Experience’ that entitles you to a unique opportunity to win Dh500 gift vouchers to the restaurants participating at the event.