‘Dine With the Stars’ creates two magical nights for DFF 2016
Fun , laughs, food and music with Celebrity chefs at Armani Hotel
Dubai Food Festival 2016 introduced the first ever ‘Dine With The Stars’ concept on Thursday and Friday, 25th and 26th February, to a sold out crowd. The two magical nights at Armani Pavilion at Armani Hotel saw food lovers gather to taste the most delicious dishes prepared by top chefs from across the world.
The ‘Queen of Arabian Kitchen’ chef Manal Al Alem took centre stage on Thursday and presented 3 delicious dishes from her favourite recipes, while Friday night saw the top five Australian chefs gather for the first time in the world at one banquet. Apart from the amazing five dishes that they jointly created for the evening, the chefs had a blast on stage together as they engaged in some good-natured banter and answered all the questions from the guests.
Within the great ambience of the Armani Pavilion, the attendees that included the who’s who in Dubai along with local, regional and International media representatives expressed their delight at the two memorable evenings dished out by the celebrity chefs, an acknowledgement that Dubai is truly the gastronomic capital of the Middle East.
About Dubai Food Festival
Dubai Food Festival is a citywide culinary celebration that showcases the Emirate’s emergence as a gastronomy destination through a 17-day programme of food-related consumer and trade events, activities, promotions and appearances by food celebrities. The Festival promotes the diversity, creativity and multicultural nature of Dubai’s culinary offering – from five-star gourmet dining to everyday restaurants and cafés for all budgets; international brands to a burgeoning scene of home-grown concepts influenced by traditional Emirati cuisine and the flavours of the 200 nationalities that live in Dubai.
For more information visit www.dubaifoodfestival.com or find DFF on social media, using the hashtag #DubaiFoodFest:
· Instagram: http://instagram.com/dubaifoodfest
About Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment
The Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), an agency of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, Government of Dubai, was established in 1996 with the objective of positioning Dubai as a world-class tourism destination offering unique and enriching shopping experiences. DFRE is responsible for developing the festivals and retail sectors based on the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai to position Dubai as a year-round family tourism, leisure, shopping and events destination.
DFRE is a pioneer organizer of world class festivals and events, and annually organizes the internationally renowned Dubai Shopping Festival, the Dubai Summer Surprises, which is a festival aimed at promoting Dubai as a Family holiday destination during the summer, Dubai Comedy Festival, one of the biggest annual comedy events in Dubai that brings the world's local comedians in the city, Ramadan in Dubai, a campaign that includes unique cultural events during this important month in the Islamic calendar, showcases Emirati hospitality and traditions, and the Islamic values of giving and sharing, Eid in Dubai, which aims to promote Dubai as a destination for celebrations covering the Eid al Fitr and Eid Al Adha, Dubai Motor Festival, which promotes Dubai as the motoring capital of the region, Dubai Food Festival that focusses on the great gastronomy experience that Dubai offers, and Modhesh World, an in-door edutainment and entertainment park for the entire family that becomes operational every year during the summer months.
About Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing
With the ultimate vision of positioning Dubai as the world’s leading tourism destination and commercial hub, Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing’s (DTCM) mission is to increase the awareness of Dubai to global audiences and to attract tourists and inward investment into the Emirate.
DTCM is the principal authority for the planning, supervision, development and marketing of Dubai’s tourism sector; markets and promotes the Emirate’s commerce sector; and is responsible for the licencing and classification of all tourism services, including hotels, tour operators and travel agents. Brands and departments within the DTCM portfolio include Dubai Convention and Events Bureau, Dubai Calendar, and Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (formerly known as Dubai Events and Promotions Establishment).