Taste of Abu Dhabi 2017 returns to the Du Arena

(Last Updated On: 19th September 2018)

Taste of Abu Dhabi returns to Du Arena and FoodeMag is proud to be the Media Partner!


Taste of Abu Dhabi returns, this year, to Du Arena on Yas Island for three days of family fun, live music and food extravaganza from 9-11 November. Experience the city’s most loved restaurants and cafes, as they serve up gourmet dishes, while you enjoy a fantastic lineup of local and international musical talent at the capital’s leading food, drink and music festival. FoodeMag is proud to be the Media Partner for this prestigious event – one of the most popular food events in this region!

Headline Act

The festival will kick-start on Thursday evening with British Pop Star Tony Hadley, former Spandau Ballet lead singer, performing classic hits including ‘Gold,’ ’Only When You Leave’ and ‘True,’ as he sets the stage for a weekend of gastronomic fun with family and friends.

Taste The World

Etihad Airways will be flying in a brand new international lineup of the world’s finest chefs who will be serving up culinary delights to give visitors another chance to ‘Taste the World’. The stellar group of talent from London to Sydney includes Dean Parker from London restaurant The Manor, Hong Kong eatery Café Gray Delux’s Eric Raty, Gregory Marchand from Paris’ Frenchie restaurant and Nathan Sasi from Sydney’s Mercado to name a few.

Taste of Abu Dhabi Favorites

Joining them will be Taste of Abu Dhabi favourites Sanjeev Kapoor, Reza Mahammad and the much-loved South African chef Jenny Morris alongside Shelina Permalloo, 2012 winner of BBC’s Masterchef, making her Taste of Abu Dhabi debut as she joins them to give master classes at the Etihad Chef’s Theatre.

Bring out your inner Chef

Put your creative cooking skills to the test with the chance to cook alongside one of our celebrity chefs in the Al Ain Dairy Cooking Challenge.



FoodeMag dxb Tips :

We’ve compiled some of our tips to help your day go smoother.

Timing Is Everything – If you want to see certain Chefs, take part in the Beverage Theatre or join in a cooking class, plan – ahead and get there with good time to either sign up, or get a good seat.  We find that it’s often better to plan the trip over a few different days/timeslots to get the best out of the weekend and to not end up frazzled at the end.

Foodie Research – Wanna try some new dishes, or check out a new restaurant? This is the perfect place to do this, with smaller size portions available from 15/AED. Do your research on food, there will be plenty of different dishes to buy and try, we plan our food stops seriously, and walk along the entire line checking out the dishes on offer before going back to buy and try the dishes that have peaked our interest.

Don’t be Shy! – this is a perfect opportunity to say hi to some fantastic Chefs from across the world. Our experience is that they are usually friendly and have time to stop for a quick photo opportunity etc particularly if you approach them with a smile.

Parking – there will be 1000 car parking spaces available on site. Be prepared for a walk in the heat to get to the gates.

Taking the Kids? – Carriage Premier Lounge will offer a family-friendly area next to the Kids Zone for anyone bringing along children. “One area to avoid if you don’t have kids” says, Editor Debbie!

Take Plenty of Cash – There’s usually lots to buy whilst you are there from ingredients and gadgets through to books and kitchen equipment etc. Thankfully there’s an ATM on site for those unexpected purchases too!

Stay Hydrated and Cover Up – drink plenty and stay hydrated, wear sunscreen at daytime, unless you want crazy tan lines, and take a wrap or jumper for the evening, it can get chilly.

Have fun! And See you there?


Taste of Abu Dhabi will be at the Du Arena, Yas Island 9-11th November.

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