Abu Dhabi Culinary Season, the emirate’s annual six-week food festival, taking place once again across the UAE capital from November 1 to December 15, is designed to shine a spotlight on the destination as a global dining hotspot home to a geographically-expansive and culturally-unique culinary landscape. In its second year, the celebration continues to elevate dining experiences throughout the capital. Through a diverse and innovative programme led by local and international chef talent, limited edition menus, exclusive offers and engaging competitions offer something for all palettes and price points.
With scavenger hunts spotlighting Abu Dhabi’s best independent and local restaurants, elevated fine dining offerings and city-wide themed food campaigns, Abu Dhabi Culinary Season 2020 features dozens of opportunities to explore culinary arts and craftsmanship, coffee expertise, sweets and desserts and a raft of hidden F&B gems to uncover.
This season will feature five culinary events:
1 November – 15 December
Abu Dhabi Culinary Season teams up with Best Bites to bring the very best of hidden gems in Abu Dhabi. Discover Hidden Gems, featuring reviews and photos. Take part in the exciting promotion and download the Scavenger Hunt application for a chance to win great giveaways and prizes.
13 November – 28 November
In partnership with Time Out Abu Dhabi, concepts across the capital are offering dessert connoisseurs a chance to enjoy an array of experiential sweet treat offerings.
More Cravings by Marriott Bonvoy
1 November – 30 November
In partnership with Abu Dhabi Culinary Season, More Cravings by Marriot Bonvoy is offering diners the chance to enjoy a number of discounts in restaurants across the city, including buy one get one free on main courses, as well as 25 percent off brunches.
8 November – 28 November
Restaurants across Yas Island, the emirate’s leisure and entertainment destination are highlighting the gastronomic diversity on offer as 39 of the district’s trendiest restaurants offer three-course menus for AED 99, AED 129 and AED 149 per person.
3 December – 15 December
Time Out Abu Dhabi will be bringing together cooking classes for all tastes and experience levels, led by industry experts including the cities most talented chefs.
Chef’s Table – Art on A Plate
1 November – 15 December
Restaurants will be hosting exclusive menus throughout the six-week campaign include French-Mediterranean fare at LPM, modern Cantonese 10th anniversary celebration at Hakkasan, Leonardo DaVinci-inspired dishes at Villa Toscana and a Japanese Watercolour tribute at Li Jiang