There are more than 200 nationalities that make up the expatriate community of Dubai, making it one of the most culturally diverse cities in the Middle East and to a greater extent, Asia.
These nationalities that now call Dubai home now have the opportunity to showcase their cuisine to the rest of Dubai at this food festival. The festival will kick off with the return of Miele Dubai Restaurant Week, where for 10 days, gourmands can enjoy a three-course prix fixe menu.
There will be 30 restaurants participating this year, including Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen, Heinz Beck’s Social and many more. A fun activity to get the family involved in is by heading to Etisalat Beach Canteen at Sunset Beach. There will be Al Islami Masterclasses, farmers’ markets, popup stalls, entertainment for the whole family and even a beach cinema. Rounding off the festival is Taste of Dubai, where visitors can catch live cooking demonstrations by celebrity chefs.
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Dubai Food Festival 2017 runs from 23 February to 11 March. Find more information on other activities and details of specific events at visitdubai.com/en/dff.
After filling up on world-class cuisine, head home to a world-class hotel at the new La Ville Hotel & Suites CITY WALK Dubai from Marriott’s Autograph Collection. The first hotel to grace CITY WALK is an urban metropolis with open social spaces, including three restaurants, a lobby cafe and rooftop bar to feed hungrywanderers (from US$320 per night; livelaville.com).