I just got back from a brilliantly hectic week at the Dubai Food Festival - my feet are killing me and my jeans are particularly tight. Could FatSu finally be full? I'm writing this with a mug of hot water in one hand and a wafer-thin mint in the other.
The Dubai Food Festival is an annual, month-long celebration of the city's quality and variety of food; and, as with everything Dubai has ever done, they've done this big. The festival is spread out over hundreds of restaurants and venues, covering cuisines originating from the 200+ nationalities living in Dubai. Some of the most luxurious and renowned gourmet destinations in the city are fanfared, and the festival makes sure to give a shout out to a slew of cool new start-up foodie enterprises.
Over the next couple of days I'll show you my must-sees of the Dubai Food Festival - as much as I could cover and consume in five days. Lucky for you, there are new events and venues popping up throughout the month, so when you visit you can expect loads of good eating and that I didn't get, and will hate you for. Here's a few photo highlights from my week, including pop-up restaurants, mystery tours, celebrity chefs and exploding street food.