Heaven is a place on Earth, Food Heaven that is. For the next three weeks, the Dubai Food Festival will celebrate the culinary expertise of the Emirate with activities, tastings, offers and entertainment, from Michelin starred chefs to street food, and everything in between.

Set to become an annual spectacular, this inaugural edition kicks off on February 21 with the first of 10 individual events (see for yourself below) targeted at both consumer and business – Gulfood and Taste of Dubai, as well as new events such as the Dubai Food Carnival and The Big Grill – most of which feature at least one celebrity chef. The likes of John Torode, famed for his role on BBC show Masterchef, Sanjeev Kapoor, whose restaurant Signature at Melia Dubai is one of Dubai’s most popular for high-end Indian cuisine, and Jean Christophe Novelli, the charismatic Frenchman will all be appearing.  

Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, March 4-8
Michelin-starred chef Greg Malouf – famed for his Middle Eastern cuisine – will appear at the literature festival to discuss the art of food writing.

Gulf Photo Plus, March 7-14
Food photographer Matt Armendariz of mattbites.com will share his tips with aspiring foodie bloggers.

Taste of Dubai, March 13-15
Celebrity chefs, cooking classes, live entertainment, and gourmet food galore.

Dubai Food Festival

For more information on all the events and how you can get involved, visit dubaifoodfestival.com.