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– Star-studded chef line-up includes Gary Rhodes, Michel Roux Jr, Aldo Zilli, Eric Lanlard, Jean-Christophe Novelli, Mohammad Orfali and Tarek Ibrahim, Tim Anderson, Atul Kochhar and Paolo Pettenuzzo

-Tickets on sale from today via www.tasteofdubaifestival.com

19 January 2017 – Dubai, UAE: The UAE’s favourite food, drink and music festival is celebrating its 10 year anniversary with the best ever line up of chefs, 24 of the city’s hottest restaurants and music icon Billy Ocean headlining the Entertainment Stage!

Since launching in 2006, the 3 day festival has grown alongside the city’s flourishing culinary scene to become an essential part of the social season for foodies, families and friends alike.

For this special milestone event, on 9th – 11th March the festival is playing host to the most impressive chef line up the festival has ever had, including international and local celebrity chefs including: Michel Roux Jr, Gary Rhodes, Aldo Zilli, Eric Lanlard, Jean-Christophe Novelli, Mohammad Orfali and Tarek Ibrahim, Tim Anderson, Atul Kochhar and Paolo Pettenuzzo

Legendary soul and motown singer Billy Ocean will be headlining on the opening night and will be performing all of his top hits including Love really hurts without you, Caribbean Queen, When the Going Gets Tough and Get Outta my Dreams, Get into My Car.

Taste of Dubai is the only place in the city where visitors can enjoy tasting their way around 24 of the city’s hottest restaurants for as little as AED15 per plate.  This year sees the return of some of the festival favourites as well as a number of new eateries including Ramusake, Weslodge, Big Easy Bar and Grill, Aubaine, Burger and Lobster, Carnival by Tresind, Catch, Namu, J&G Steakhouse, Cook Hall, Sonamu, Olea, The Gramercy, Fratelli La Bufala, , Abyat, Royal Orchid and Spice&Ice.

“We are delighted to be part of the Dubai Food Festival again this year and once again Taste plays a pinnacle role in being the closing event, and this year will be extra special as we celebrate Taste of Dubai’s 10-year milestone,” said Chris Fountain, Managing Director of event organisers Turret Media. “With invaluable support from sponsors such as Electrolux and Etihad Airways, this event has grown in size and popularity to become the city’s favourite food, drink and music festival.”

Taste of Dubai’s 10 years of success is a tribute to the city’s evolution into an international culinary destination, attracting international chefs, restaurants and entertainment each year,” he added.

Electrolux is delighted to continue its partnership with Taste of Dubai in this its 10th anniversary.  This year we will be bringing our new ‘Make life delicious’ programme to Taste of Dubai which will give visitors the opportunity to both learn, share and be inspired to try new ways to bring food to life.

Alongside our partner chefs we are also delighted to announce our new partnership with Zahra Abdalla who will be sharing her insights into family gatherings with a twist on traditional Middle Eastern cuisine.

The Electrolux Chef’s Theatre will host live demonstrations from a selection of the world’s best chefs, including Tim Anderson, Atul Kochar and Paolo Pettenuzzo. Guests will be inspired as they transform simple ingredients into world-class dishes.

Ensuring the event is even more of a success, leading sponsors have been confirmed including Electrolux, Etihad, BBC Good Food, Acqua Panna and San Pelligrino , deVere Acuma, MMi, Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau, Choithrams, Careem, ICCA, OSN, Pyrex and Dubai 92.

Taste of Dubai will return to the Dubai Media City Amphitheatre for its milestone 10th edition from Thursday 9 to Saturday 11 March 2017. Taste of Dubai will run from 4pm – 12am on Thursday, 12pm – 12am on Friday and 12pm – 11pm on Saturday.

Tickets are on sale via www.tasteofdubaifestival.com or www.platinumlist.net Standard tickets start from as little as AED49.50, VIP tickets start from as little as AED199.50 Kids under 12 can enter for free.


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About Taste of Dubai  

Taste of Dubai is now in its 10th year and is the City’s favourite food, drink and music festival. The festival is a 3 day food extravaganza, with exclusive fine-dining restaurants, world class celebrity chefs, and incredible line-up of international music. Food lovers can watch live cooking demonstrations, learn culinary tips and cook along with tops chefs; sit back, relax and soak up the sounds of live entertainment; or enjoy shopping for unique gifts and culinary products.


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Marija Plavska
Four Communications

Tel: +971 55 985 3378

Email: tasteofdubai@fourcommunications.com