Expo has a wide variety of street food stalls, fine dining and pop-ups. It is a must-see destination for all foodies.
You can have a dinner from any continent, whether you’re looking for a Spanish Michelin-starred Chef or the authentic flavors of Dubai institutions.
Expo offers more than 200 different cuisines to satisfy your taste buds. We bring you the best and most unique cuisines for a trip around the world, without you ever having to leave Dubai.
BARON, a Beirut neighborhood eatery, brings passion to the table with fresh ingredients from the farmland as well as the oceans. Charcoal-roasted beef brisket, tender lamb rack, fresh scallops and meaty monkfish are all on the menu. They’re served on sharing plates. Other than meat and fish, there are many exciting flavour combinations like asparagus with soya-tahini and pine nuts fried eggs and pepper butter, halloumi with hot sauce, herbs, and pistachio butter.
Al Wasl Plaza
As part of a series premium chef’s tables, Xanty Elias (a global Michelin-starred chef) and Sergio Bastard will visit Dubai in the final weeks of Expo 2020. Both Spanish-born chefs will be presenting their top-quality cuisine to diners on Tuesdays ending March 2. Special nine-course dinners as well as four-course lunches will be served at Al Wasl Plaza. Five of Dubai’s top chefs will be joining forces to create a special ten-hands meal on 16 March. The Sofitel Dubai The Obelisk’s executive chef Russell Impiazzi, Brasserie Boulud’s chef de cuisine Nicolas LeMoyne, The Nine’s chef de cuisine Michael O’Shea, Taiko Dubai chef of cuisine Guido Wesselman, and Romain Castet, the hotel’s executive pastry cook, are some of the chefs.
Al Wasl Plaza
RAVI, a Pakistani restaurant that has been serving traditional Pakistani cuisine from its humble Satwa location for decades, is a Dubai landmark. The no-frills restaurant radiates charm, from the tablecloths made of plastic and polystyrene cups used to place orders to the friendly waiters who will take your order and not even write a note. You can choose from authentic curries made with chicken, mutton or tasty veg. Enjoy every bite with freshly baked naan bread.
The intoxicating aromas coming from the kitchen and the vibrant and diverse dishes that make up the meal are all part of Middle Eastern cuisine. There’s no better place to learn about Middle Eastern cuisine than Rising Flavours Food hall. Rising Flavours offers 11 unique menus created by the best regional chefs. You can explore the rotating culinary pods located on the ground floor, or see the theatrical chef at work in the first-floor restaurant.
Oasis Food Hall and Jubilee Park
This traditional Syrian restaurant offers a glimpse of ancient Damascus, a far cry from the bustling Dubai. The traditional dishes are made using authentic ingredients and techniques that have been handed down from generations. They combine incredible flavours with a home-cooked, homemade taste. Enjoy smoky grills and kebbeh, as well as freshly baked pasties, for a taste of Syrian cuisine.
Burrata is sweet, creamy, fresh, and delicate. It’s a mainstay of Dubai’s fine dining scene. But until now, there has never been a dedicated bar to this Italian soft cheese. Expo 2020 will feature Scarpetta Mercato, an Italian restaurant that serves burrata, lobster, burrata, fig, burrata, and heirloom tomatoes. You can also enjoy fresh pasta, bruschetta and salads as well as seafood, at the restaurant.
Street food lovers from all over the world will find their favorite street foods at the new Street Food Night Market, which runs every night until 31 March at Festival Garden. There are ten food stands that offer everything from delicious smoked meats to fresh baked doughnuts. On 27 March, a Not Just For Vegans stand will be offering plant-based cuisine. Pickl, a renowned smoky wood cook, and Local Fire by the Mattar Farm are some of the highlights. Bread Ahead is a colourful bakery that offers artisan baked goods and Bread Ahead has delicious burgers.
Full Irish breakfasts, crispy fish and chips, traditional stews, meat pies and full Irish breakfasts – The Irish Village offers endless options for hearty food from the Emerald Isle. The garden setting and live music offer a little bit of Ireland right in the middle of Expo 2020 Dubai. Although the portions are large and lively, a quick snack here can easily turn into an hour.
Geoffrey Zakarian, an Armenian-American chef, is the current head of The National, a contemporary grand cafe that brings to life his vision for modern cuisine in a chic bistro setting. The menu is delicious and easy to navigate, and features classic recipes such as burrata with truffle, homemade pappardelle and lamb.
You can enter the home of several plant-based restaurants, which are mostly run by Matthew Kenney, a vegan celebrity chef. There are several options: XYST Middle Eastern and Mediterranean restaurant, Veg’d casual all-day dining restaurant, and Mudra rooftop bar, which offers stunning views and delicious plant-based dishes.