Dubai Design District Is Hosting Its First Ever Restaurant Week

    Listen up foodies! So what if the Dubai food fest is over, here’s yet another massive food fest that’s coming to the city. Dubai’s Design District will soon host its first ever restaurant week. The ‘yummy’ fest will celebrate independent chefs, cafes and restaurants that make d3 a truly unique district.

    The event is scheduled to take place between Sunday 30 June to Saturday 6 July 2019 and will feature a global range of cuisines, handpicked menu options and eclectic in house spaces.

    What’s It?

    The food fest will feature eight eateries, each offering a one-off menu bringing together dishes created by in-house chefs. Prices vary between 99 AED – 150 AED, with the special menus available all day.

    Participating restaurants include:

    The Lighthouse – Mediterranean
    Akibadori – Japanese street food
    Molecule – International
    Chez Charles – French
    Larte – Italian
    Frame – Japanese
    One Life – Wholesome restaurant and café
    Mohalla – Indian

    Khadija Al Bastaki, Executive Director at d3 commented: “D3’s first ever restaurant week will allow visitors to try exclusive dishes created by the in-house chefs whilst enjoying the surrounding creative community.”

    What Else?

    Meanwhile, the Dubai Municipality has now launched a new rule which urges restaurants to mention the calorific value of each dish on the menu. Talk about healthy eating habits! Restaurants with over five branches across the city will carry the calorie of each dish on the menu starting November this year.

    Other catering agencies will implement the rule from 2020. The new initiative is an effort to provide healthy and delicious food to the residents while letting them choose food that will do them good.

    Dubai Municipality director-general Dawoud Al Hajri said: “ “It is an innovative program of Dubai Municipality, through which the Municipality will encourage restaurants to provide healthy and tasty meals to consumers to achieve Dubai Municipality’s vision of developing a happy and sustainable city.”

    Vaishnavi Venkataraman
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