Dubai Food Festival 2022
The upcoming Dubai Food Festival (DFF), an annual culinary celebration, promises to plate up something to suit every palate. Taking place from 2nd to 15th May 2022, DFF will be dishing out activities that put a spotlight on the dining scene, from bespoke gourmet meals to intimate cooking showcases featuring world-famous chefs. It will also be offering up regular favourites like set price meals at Dubai Restaurant Week and immersive Foodie Experiences. Patrons will discover homegrown concepts, neighbourhood spots and value-for-money Hidden Gems, as they embark on delicious journeys through the diverse cuisines that a city of over 200 nationalities has to offer.
New Restaurants To Try
We’ve already highlighted a few new additions to the culinary scene in this edition, but here are a few more we think you’ll want to check out over the coming months.
Wazuzhu, located a Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah. This swanky Asian restaurant offers live entertainment, Pan-Asian dishes and exciting show line-ups.
Lucia’s, adding some Italian flare to the culinary scene, Lucia’s, located at the Address Sky View, transforms into a late night hotspot.
Shi, the menu is largely focused on Chinese cuisine, although you will find a small selection of Japanese sushi and sashimi. Plus, a trip to Bluewaters Island is always welcomed.
tashas Mirdif, needing no introduction tashas continues to solidify itself as one of the UAE’s most accomplished dining brands. The new opening will mark its 6th branch.
Sirali, located in Al Habtoor City, master butchers serve up centuries-old recipes, bringing the best and most authentic flavours of Turkey to Dubai.
Inti, boasting Burj Khalifa views and an expansive open-air terrace, this Peruvian-Nikkei restaurant is just another great dining option at the recently opened The Dubai EDITION hotel.
Tàn Chá, located at JW Marriott Marquis, Tàn Chá offers contemporary Chinese dishes paired with delightful beverages and live music.
A new chapter in the Ossiano journey has begun, helmed by celebrated chef Gregoire Berger. Offering a progressive fine dining cuisine paying homage to the riches of the ocean and coastal land, the 9 to 11-wave tasting menu is guided by Berger’s lifelong respect for seasonality, terroir and sea foraging, with all ingredients sustainably sourced from the oceans or within 50km of a coastline. Ossiano’s debut menu, will be available until summer 2022, and will focus on Berger’s memories of travel and childhood, starting off in the oceans of Brittany and moving through several coastal cities across the world.
Le Petit Chef
Taking theatrical dining to a whole new level, expect a virtual realm for an animated whimsical performance, right on the dining table. The little chef, who is hardly the size of one’s palm, takes guests along a culinary journey across the regions visited by the legendary traveller Marco Polo. Le Petit Chef is exclusively available at Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers.
The InterContinental Ras Al Khaimah Mina Al Arab Resort & Spa has opened its doors, and its looking like the perfect getaway! Situated between the rugged Al-Hajar Mountain range and the calm, azure waters of the Arabian Gulf, guests can choose from Classic Sea View Rooms to Family Villas. A dining destination in itself, the resort is also home to six all-new culinary outlets.