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The 4th Edition of the Abu Dhabi Food Festival is back with a 17-day menu of culinary events featuring the world’s most delectable flavours from the region’s most celebrated chefs. Brought to you by the Department of Culture and Tourism, this year’s festival will take place between the 6th and 22nd of December, with over 50 restaurants taking part and enveloping more than 5 specialist events. Shining the spotlight on the city's diverse gastronomic offerings, a host of brand new foodie concepts will be unveiled, alongside the return of crowd favourites; World of Food, Big Grill, Festember and Abu Dhabi Restaurant Week: Powered by Time Out Abu Dhabi. This year, the Abu Dhabi Food Festival is also delighted to welcome Mexico as the 2018 Guest of Honour, embracing Mexican entertainment and epicurean delights from world-renowned Mexican chefs throughout the festival.

Culinary Events

The Abu Dhabi Food Festival’s smorgasbord of foodie events returns with a range of experiences tailored to all tastes.

Festival Program

A run down of what's going on every day at this year's Abu Dhabi Food Festival

5:50 PM
Louvre Abu Dhabi
Festember, Main Stage Entertainment
Dina Rabadi
5:50 PM
Louvre Abu Dhabi
Festember, Main Stage Entertainment
Omar Dean
7:30 PM
Louvre Abu Dhabi
Festember, Roaming Entertainment
Hover Board 10min
8:00 PM
Louvre Abu Dhabi
Festember, Main Stage Entertainment
Jay Abo
8:30 PM
Louvre Abu Dhabi
Festember, Roaming Entertainment
Pixel Poi 10 min
8:30 PM
Louvre Abu Dhabi
Festember, Main Stage Entertainment
Dina Rabadi
9:30 PM
Louvre Abu Dhabi
Festember, Roaming Entertainment
Hover Board 10min
10:00 PM
Louvre Abu Dhabi
Festember, Main Stage Entertainment
Omar Dean
10:30 PM
Louvre Abu Dhabi
Festember, Roaming Entertainment
Pixel Poi 10 min
11:00 PM
Louvre Abu Dhabi
Festember, Main Stage Entertainment
Jay Abo
5:50 PM
Louvre Abu Dhabi
Festember, Main Stage Entertainment
Omar Dean
6:00 PM
YAS Links
Big Grill
Kiza Entertainment
7:50 PM
Louvre Abu Dhabi
Festember, Main Stage Entertainment
Jay Abo
8:00 PM
Louvre Abu Dhabi
Festember, Roaming Entertainment
LED Tron Stilts 10 min
8:30 PM
Louvre Abu Dhabi
Festember, Main Stage Entertainment
Aman Sheriff
9:00 PM
Louvre Abu Dhabi
Festember, Roaming Entertainment
LED Tron Stilts 10 min
9:30 PM
Louvre Abu Dhabi
Festember, Stage Entertainment
Omar Dean
10:00 PM
Louvre Abu Dhabi
Festember, Roaming Entertainment
LED Tron Stilts 10 min
11:00 PM
Louvre Abu Dhabi
Festember, Main Stage Entertainment
Aman Sheriff
11:00 PM
Louvre Abu Dhabi
Festember, Roaming Entertainment
LED Tron Stilts 10 min
2:00 PM
YAS Links
Big Grill
DJ Set 1
4:00 PM
YAS Links
Big Grill
Workshop with Chef Aziz
5:00 PM
YAS Links
Big Grill
DJ Set with an MC
5:50 PM
Louvre Abu Dhabi
Festember, Main Stage Entertainment
Vera Ciocca
6:00 PM
YAS Links
Big Grill
DJ Set
7:00 PM
YAS Links
Big Grill
Abri
7:05 PM
Louvre Abu Dhabi
Festember, Main Stage Entertainment
Dina Rabadi
7:30 PM
Louvre Abu Dhabi
Festember, Roaming Entertainment
Hover Board 10min
8:00 PM
Louvre Abu Dhabi
Festember, Main Stage Entertainment
Danny Aridi
8:00 PM
Louvre Abu Dhabi
Festember, Roaming Entertainment
LED Tron Stilts 10 min
8:30 PM
Louvre Abu Dhabi
Festember, Roaming Entertainment
Pixel Poi 10 min
9:00 PM
YAS Links
Big Grill
Big Mountain
9:00 PM
Louvre Abu Dhabi
Festember, Main Stage Entertainment
Dina Rabadi
9:00 PM
Louvre Abu Dhabi
Festember, Roaming Entertainment
LED Tron Stilts 10 min
9:00 PM
Louvre Abu Dhabi
Festember, Roaming Entertainment
LED Tron Stilts 10 min
9:30 PM
Louvre Abu Dhabi
Festember, Roaming Entertainment
Hover Board 10min
10:00 PM
Louvre Abu Dhabi
Festember, Roaming Entertainment
LED Tron Stilts 10 min
10:30 PM
Louvre Abu Dhabi
Festember, Main Stage Entertainment
Danny Aridi
10:30 PM
Louvre Abu Dhabi
Festember, Roaming Entertainment
Pixel Poi 10 min
10:30 PM
YAS Links
Big Grill
DJ Set
11:00 PM
Louvre Abu Dhabi
Festember, Main Stage Entertainment
Vera Ciocca
11:00 PM
Louvre Abu Dhabi
Festember, Roaming Entertainment
LED Tron Stilts 10 min
2:00 PM
YAS Links
Big Grill
Kiza Workshop
3:00 PM
YAS Links
Big Grill
Influencers Competition
3:00 PM
YAS Links
Big Grill
Kiza DJ and MC
5:40 PM
YAS Links
Big Grill
ABBA
5:50 PM
Louvre Abu Dhabi
Festember, Main Stage Entertainment
Vera Ciocca
7:05 PM
Louvre Abu Dhabi
Festember, Main Stage Entertainment
Bannah Jazz & Blues Intl band
7:10 PM
Louvre Abu Dhabi
Big Grill
Kiza DJ and MC
8:00 PM
Louvre Abu Dhabi
Festember, Stage Entertainment
Aman Sheriff
8:00 PM
Louvre Abu Dhabi
Festember, Roaming Entertainment
LED Tron Stilts 10 min
9:00 PM
Louvre Abu Dhabi
Festember, Main Stage Entertainment
Vera Ciocca
9:00 PM
Louvre Abu Dhabi
Festember, Roaming Entertainment
LED Tron Stilts 10 min
9:00 PM
YAS Links
Big Grill
Big Mountain
9:30 PM
Louvre Abu Dhabi
Festember, Main Stage Entertainment
Bannah Jazz & Blues Intl band
10:00 PM
Louvre Abu Dhabi
Festember, Roaming Entertainment
LED Tron Stilts 10 min
10:30 PM
Louvre Abu Dhabi
Festember, Main Stage Entertainment
Aman Sheriff
11:00 PM
Louvre Abu Dhabi
Festember, Roaming Entertainment
LED Tron Stilts 10 min
5:50 PM
Louvre Abu Dhabi
Festember, Main Stage Entertainment
Danny Aridi
7:05 PM
Louvre Abu Dhabi
Festember, Main Stage Entertainment
Vera Ciocca
7:30 PM
Louvre Abu Dhabi
Festember, Roaming Entertainment
Hover Board 10min
8:00 PM
Louvre Abu Dhabi
Festember, Main Stage Entertainment
Bannah Jazz & Blues Intl band
8:30 PM
Louvre Abu Dhabi
Festember, Roaming Entertainment
Pixel Poi 10 min
9:30 PM
Louvre Abu Dhabi
Festember, Main Stage Entertainment
Danny Aridi
9:30 PM
Louvre Abu Dhabi
Festember, Roaming Entertainment
Hover Board 10min
10:00 PM
Louvre Abu Dhabi
Festember, Main Stage Entertainment
Bannah Jazz & Blues Intl band
10:30 PM
Louvre Abu Dhabi
Festember, Roaming Entertainment
Pixel Poi 10 min
11:00 PM
Louvre Abu Dhabi
Festember, Main Stage Entertainment
Vera Ciocca
6:00 PM
Al Bahar
World of Food
Semi Final - My Dad Can Cook
7:00 PM
Al Bahar
World of Food
Celebrity Chef Manel Alalem
7:00 PM
Al Bahar
World of Food
Kids’ Corner - Cup Cake Decoration
7:00 PM
Al Bahar
World of Food
Team Ice Carving
8:00 PM
Al Bahar
World of Food
Celebrity Chef World President Thomas Gugler, Modern Contemporary
8:00 PM
Al Bahar
World of Food
Kids’ Corner - Gingerbread House Decoration
9:00 PM
Al Bahar
World of Food
Celebrity Chef Claude - Taffarello
9:00 PM
Al Bahar
World of Food
Kids’ Corner - Tuna Sandwich Making
9:15 PM
Al Bahar
World of Food
Wedding Cake Decoration
10:00 PM
Al Bahar
World of Food
Celebrity Chef Emrah Koksal Sezgin - Turkey
10:40 PM
Al Bahar
World of Food
Celebrity Chef KK Yau - MALAYSIA
2:00 PM
Al Bahar
World of Food
Semi Final - My Dad Can Cook
3:00 PM
Al Bahar
World of Food
Celebrity Chef Manel Alalem
3:00 PM
Al Bahar
World of Food
Kid's Corner - Gingerbread House Decoration
3:00 PM
Al Bahar
World of Food
Team Ice Carving
4:00 PM
Al Bahar
World of Food
Celebrity Chef World President Thomas Gugler, Modern Contemporary
4:00 PM
Al Bahar
World of Food
Kids' Corner - Cookies Decoration
5:00 PM
Al Bahar
World of Food
Celebrity Chef Claude - Taffarello
5:00 PM
Al Bahar
World of Food
Kid's Corner - Healthy Lunch Box Making
6:00 PM
Al Bahar
World of Food
Kid's Corner - Ginger Bread Man Decoration
7:00 PM
Al Bahar
World of Food
Kid's Corner - Tuna Sandwich Making
7:15 PM
Al Bahar
World of Food
Special Theme Cake Decorating , Fruit & Vegetable Carving
7:30 PM
Al Bahar
World of Food
Celebrity Chef Dimuthu Kumarasinghe - Sri Lanka
7:30 PM
Al Bahar
World of Food
Team Ice Carving
8:00 PM
Al Bahar
World of Food
Kid's Corner - Cup Cake Decoration
8:30 PM
Al Bahar
World of Food
Celebrity Chef Nikolay Baratov - Russia
9:00 PM
Al Bahar
World of Food
Kid's Corner - Cooking Decoration
9:15 PM
Al Bahar
World of Food
Celebrity Chef Anil Grover - India
9:40 PM
Al Bahar
World of Food
Wedding Cake Decoration
10:15 PM
Al Bahar
World of Food
Celebrity Chef Thomas Haller
2:00 PM
Al Bahar
World of Food
Semi Final - My Dad Can Cook
3:00 PM
Al Bahar
World of Food
Celebrity Chef Manel Alalem
3:00 PM
Al Bahar
World of Food
Kid's Corner Sushi Roll Class
3:00 PM
Al Bahar
World of Food
Team Ice Carving
4:00 PM
Al Bahar
World of Food
Kid's Corner - Healthy Lunch Box Making
5:00 PM
Al Bahar
World of Food
UAE Culinary National Team “Modern Presentation”
5:00 PM
Al Bahar
World of Food
Kid's Corner - Ginger Bread House Decoration
5:15 PM
Al Bahar
World of Food
Special Theme Cake Decorating , Fruit & Vegetable Carving
5:45 PM
Al Bahar
Celebrity Chef
UAE Culinary National Team “Modern Presentation”
6:00 PM
Al Bahar
World of Food
Kid's Corner - Cup Cake Decoration
6:45 PM
Al Bahar
World of Food
Celebrity Chef Martin Kobald - South Africa, Classical Cooking Techniques
7:00 PM
Al Bahar
World of Food
Kid's Corner - Tuna Sandwich Making
7:30 PM
Al Bahar
World of Food
Celebrity Chef Domenico Maggi - Italy
7:30 PM
Al Bahar
World of Food
Team Ice Carving
8:00 PM
Al Bahar
World of Food
Kid's Corner - Cookie Making
8:30 PM
Al Bahar
World of Food
Celebrity Chef Iztok Legat - Slovenia
9:00 PM
Al Bahar
World of Food
Kid's Corner - Gingerbread Man Decoration
9:15 PM
Al Bahar
World of Food
Celebrity Chef Mike Lee - England
9:40 PM
Al Bahar
World of Food
Wedding Cake Decoration
10:15 PM
Al Bahar
World of Food
Celebrity Chef Alan Payen - Mauritis
6:00 PM
Al Bahar
World of Food
Semi Final - My Dad Can Cook
7:00 PM
Al Bahar
World of Food
Celebrity Chef Manel Alalem
7:00 PM
Al Bahar
World of Food
Kid's Corner - Sushi Roll Class
7:00 PM
Al Bahar
World of Food
Team Ice Carving
8:00 PM
Al Bahar
World of Food
Michelin Star Chef Julia Komp
8:00 PM
Al Bahar
World of Food
Kid's Corner - Fruit Kebab Making
8:00 PM
Al Bahar
World of Food
Kid's Corner - Gingerbread House Decoration
9:00 PM
Al Bahar
World of Food
Celebrity Chef Uwe Micheel “US Egg”
9:15 PM
Al Bahar
World of Food
Wedding Cake Decoration
9:45 PM
Al Bahar
World of Food
Celebrity Chef Hilmar Johnsson - Iceland
10:30 PM
Al Bahar
World of Food
Celebrity Chef Sultan Al Otaiba - United Arab Emirates
6:00 PM
Al Bahar
World of Food
Semi Final - My Dad Can Cook
7:00 PM
Al Bahar
World of Food
Celebrity Chef Manel Alalem
7:00 PM
Al Bahar
World of Food
Kid's Corner - Fruit Kebab Making
7:00 PM
Al Bahar
World of Food
Team Ice Carving
8:00 PM
Al Bahar
World of Food
Michelin Star Chef Julia Komp
8:00 PM
Al Bahar
World of Food
Cooking Decoration
9:00 PM
Al Bahar
Celebrity Chef
Michelin Star Chef Vineet Bhatia
9:00 PM
Al Bahar
World of Food
Kid's Corner - Ginger Bread House Decoration
9:15 PM
Al Bahar
World of Food
Wedding Cake Decoration
9:45 PM
Al Bahar
World of Food
Mexico
10:30 PM
Al Bahar
World of Food
Celebrity Chef Emrah Koksal Sezgin - Turkey
3:00 PM
Um Al Emarat Park
Fam Food Feast
My Own Little Pizza
4:00 PM
Um Al Emarat Park
Fam Food Feast
Food Tasting
3:30PM- 6:30PM
Um Al Emarat Park
Fam Food Feast
Pinkfong Interactive Sing and Dance Concert
8:00 PM
Um Al Emarat Park
Fam Food Feast
Jason Dy & Team Shraey Khanna
All Day
Um Al Emarat Park
Fam Food Feast
Interactive and Educational Activities
All Day
Um Al Emarat Park
Fam Food Feast
Pinkfong and Baby Shark Activities
3:00 PM
Um Al Emarat Park
Fam Food Feast
Chocolate Time
3:30PM- 6:30PM
Um Al Emarat Park
Fam Food Feast
Mother Goose Club Live Concert
8:00 PM
Um Al Emarat Park
Fam Food Feast
JK Labajo & WS Battleground All Stars
All Day
Um Al Emarat Park
Fam Food Feast
Pinkfong and Baby Shark Activities
All Day
Um Al Emarat Park
Fam Food Feast
Interactive and Educational Activities
3:00 PM
Um Al Emarat Park
Fam Food Feast
Cook It Top It
3:30PM- 6:30PM
Um Al Emarat Park
Fam Food Feast
Mother Goose Club Live Concert
8:00 PM
Um Al Emarat Park
Fam Food Feast
Whitney Houston Tribute by Belinda Davis" & "Team Shraey Khanna
All Day
Um Al Emarat Park
Fam Food Feast
Pinkfong and Baby Shark Activities
All Day
Um Al Emarat Park
Fam Food Feast
Interactive and Educational Activities
3:00 PM
Um Al Emarat Park
Fam Food Feast
My Own Little Pizza
3:30PM- 6:30PM
Um Al Emarat Park
Fam Food Feast
The Adventure of the Polar Bear
8:00 PM
Um Al Emarat Park
Fam Food Feast
TimaSax – DJ / Sax Player
All Day
Um Al Emarat Park
Fam Food Feast
Pinkfong and Baby Shark Activities
All Day
Um Al Emarat Park
Fam Food Feast
Interactive and Educational Activities

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