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What is Taste of Dubai?

Taste of Dubai is the city’s largest and most loved food, drink and music festival! The festival is jam-packed with exclusive new restaurants, world-class chefs, cooking classes, an incredible line-up of music and tantalizingly fresh features.

Taste of Dubai brings together not just restaurants, food and drink suppliers, but a host of innovative and interactive demonstrations. If you love food, drink, and music, you’ll love Taste of Dubai.

Where is Taste of Dubai 2019 held?

Dubai Media City, Amphitheatre.

What are the dates and timings of Taste of Dubai 2019?

Thursday, 7th March: 4pm-12am

Friday, 8th March: 12pm-12am

Saturday, 9th March: 12pm-11pm

How do I buy tickets?

Ticket are on sale now and can be purchased from the Platinum List

What types of tickets are available for purchase?

VIP tickets or standard tickets. Children under 12 go free!

What does my ticket include?

Thursday VIP Ticket:

  • Festival Entry
  • Access To All Features
  • Exclusive VIP Lounge Access
  • Headline Concert
  • 3 Food Vouchers Redeemable At Any Of The Participating Restaurants
  • 2 Drink Vouchers

Thursday Standard Ticket:

  • Festival Entry
  • Access To All Features
  • Headline Concert
  • 2 Drink Vouchers

Friday or Saturday VIP Ticket:

  • Festival Entry
  • Access To All Features
  • Exclusive VIP Lounge Access
  • 3 Food Vouchers Redeemable At Any Of The Participating Restaurants
  • 2 Drink Vouchers

Friday or Saturday Standard Ticket:

  • Festival Entry

How do I get there?

Dubai Media City Amphitheatre is adjacent to the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City. Details are HERE. Parking is available in and around Media City however, we suggest you take a taxi or the metro.

Where is the nearest metro?

Nakheel is the nearest metro station.

Does everyone accept Dirhams?

Yes, all restaurants, exhibitors and bars accept dirhams. Visitors can also pay by card at most stands and restaurants.

Will the event be affected by unfortunate weather circumstances?

Unless advised by the local authority, the event will proceed regardless of any adverse weather conditions. So rain or shine, Taste will thrive no matter what!

As this is an outdoor festival, please wear appropriate footwear as weather conditions may vary throughout.

Should the weather take a turn for the worse, there are many covered marquee areas at the event.

Where can I see when the chefs are performing in the Chefs’ Theatre?

Schedules will be released closer to the date.

Do I need to pre-book for a session in the Chefs’ Theatre or Cooking Challenge?

The Chefs’ Theatre operates on a first come, first served basis. You can sign up for a spot in the Al Ain Farms and Kibson’s Cooking Challenge 30 minutes in advance. All sessions are free of charge.

How much are each of the dishes at the restaurants?

The dishes range between AED 15-30.

Who are the organisers of Taste of Dubai 2019?

Taste of Dubai is run by One Communications and Marketing Group (One CMG). One CMG (formerly Turret Media) is a multi-award winning company and has conceptualised, developed and launched some of the most successful live events in the world and is a leading publisher within several market sectors in the Middle East. For more information, visit our website HERE.

Can I exhibit at Taste of Dubai 2019?

For information about exhibiting at the event, please click HERE.

How do I find the most up to date information on Taste of Dubai 2019?

Through this website and our social networks.

How do I sign up to the newsletter?

To sign up, CLICK HERE.

I have a press enquiry, who do I contact?

Please visit our PRESS page.

Do children under 12 require a ticket to attend?

No, but proof of identification may be required. Children 13 and above require an entry ticket.

Are there any age limits?

No! Everyone is welcome.

Are pets allowed? 

Pets are not allowed at the festival.

Are there car-parking facilities on site?

Dubai Media City Amphitheatre is adjacent to the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City. Details are HERE. Parking is available in and around Media City. Limited parking is available at a discounted rate using the code TASTEDXB on Nester App. However, we encourage visitors to take public transportation.https://www.nester.io

Can I bring my own food and/or drink?

No outside food or drinks are permitted into the site premises. A security check is carried out at the arrival gate.

Can I leave the festival site and come back in?

Yes, just ask the security to stamp you for re-entry.

Will there be ATM facilities on site?

Yes, ATM’s are located next to the main entrance.

If you have a query which has not yet been answered, please contact a member of the Taste team HERE.