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Ready, Steady, Eat: Taste Of Abu Dhabi in Partnership With Kibsons Starts Tomorrow

It’s officially here! The much-anticipated return of Taste of Abu Dhabi in Partnership with Kibsonsis ready to welcome over 15,000 foodies, celebrity chefs and hosts, Michelin-recognized food and more. Are you ready?

If you’ve only just heard of Taste of Abu Dhabi, see below our must-know info to get you readyfor three exceptional days of food, experiences and family fun:

This year sees new ticket categories to further enhance the guest experience at Taste. Some categories include food and drink vouchers that can be redeemed at the event’s restaurants and bars. 

TOP TIDBIT: Buy today to save on the door and skip the box office queues.
This year’s ticket categories are:ndard ticket: Single day entry: AED 75
Advanced Ticket Prices (ends Thursday at midnight):
General Admission: AED 75 *children under 12 go free
Taster Package (includes 2 food & 2 drink vouchers): AED 180
VIP Package (includes Aldar VIP Lounge access, 3 food & 3 drink vouchers): AED 280

Sunday Brunch Package (includes 5 food & 5 drink vouchers): AED 360


Standard: AED 85 *children under 12 go free

Taster Package(includes 2 food & 2 drink vouchers: AED 195

VIP Package(includes Aldar VIP Lounge access, 3 food & 3 drink vouchers): AED 295

Sunday Brunch Package(includes 5 food & 5 drink vouchers): AED 390

When guests scan their ticket into the event, they’ll be given an RFID wristband pre-loaded with their vouchers. To redeem, they’ll simply order their drink food, and tap their wristband against the payment terminal. Voucher redeemed and food received!Food and drink can also be purchased throughout the event by debit/ credit card.
Food vouchers can be redeemed at any restaurant outlet.
Drink vouchers can be redeemed for house beverage, soft beverages and water at event main bars.
For Taster and VIP packages, 1 drink voucher may be redeemed for any RAW Coffee specialty product at the RAW Coffee truck.

Tickets can be purchased at: https://abu-dhabi.platinumlist.net/event-tickets/88253/taste-of-abu-dhabi

Guests are encouraged to check the digital guidebook at the event for all key event information at your fingertips, including schedules, cooking workshop registration and more.

Guidebook can be found here http://gogui.de/dv6ori7

Guests can also visit the event website for full details: https://tasteofabudhabifestival.com/


Yes, we know we’ve talked about it a lot – but it really is the best ever! Get ready for Michelin-starred quality and renowned celebrity chefs – including Marco Pierre White and John Torode!

TOP TIDBIT: each restaurant has created an exclusive specially designed for Taste of Abu Dhabi. This means Michelin quality dishes just for you and just for this weekend!

For all the restaurant details, their menus, and exclusive dishes, click here.


That’s right – free masterclasses with culinary icons. This is what Taste is all about.

Taking place over all three days, you could be brushing shoulders with the likes of John Torode & Lisa Faulkner, Marco Pierre White, and the vibrant Jenny Morris, along with UAE fafamily favourite hosts Priti Malik and Big Rossi.

Catch them through the weekend in our 3 cooking workshops:

Channel your inner creative chef as you partake in the Kibsons Cooking Challenge.

You’ll be guided through a fun and flavourful recipe led by a pro chef, with fresh ingredients provided by Kibsons. Once the dishes are ready for tasting, the chef will judge and pick a winner to receive an exciting prize from Kibsons.

Or head over to the flame-fuelled hotspot of Taste of Abu Dhabi, BBQ School by DXBBQ. This will be a roaring riot of theatrics and feasting. Learn from the best pitmasters around about how to fire up the grill like a pro, and learn how to make a crowd-pleasing recipe that you can take home, all while suing premium Weber BBQs.

Get personal cooking advice and feedback directly from the pros at the noon Food Cook School, where you can ask your culinary hero exactly how much salt they include in a pinch, how to properly quenelle a mousse, coddle an egg, and so much more!

Noon Food Cook School sessions will run throughout the weekend, where you can learn how to perfect a fun and flavourful chef-guided recipe. Best of all—you get to savour your masterpiece at the end!

TOP TIDBIT:*Note that sign-up to these classes is open for one hour before the start of the class via online registration at the event. For the full schedule for each masterclass, visit here and click the schedule tab in each section.


Kids can enjoy the Splash N Party kids Zone, where they can burn off steam on the trampolines, bunjee jump, food themed inflatables are more.
Plus Apron Stories Cooking Hub will be hosting kid friendly workshops throughout the weekend! Check the Digital Event guide for full schedule!
If your little chefs are hungry after all the excitement, you’ll be delighted to know that all participating restaurants are offering a kid friendly dish this year!

*All children’s activities are chargeable


Guests can enjoy any easy purchasing experience at the Taste Box Office with ADCB as our Box Office Partner. All tickets will be available on the day. 

Need cash? ADCB ATM machines will be located throughout the venue for your convenience.


Taste of Abu Dhbai is being histed for the first time at Gateway Park South, Yas Island.
(located opposite Sea World) Guests can park in 1 of 3 designated event carparks, (see the driving map). Spaces are limited. We recommend using Careem to go to and from the event as there will be a dedicated pick up/ drop off point. Even better, as the official mobility partner, Careem are offering an exclusive discount for rides to and from the event.
Here is everything you need to know to avail this awesome offer:

*Code name: TOAD
*15% off 6 rides
*Max discount: AED15 per ride
*Valid to and from the event
*Valid on Comfort, Executive, Max and Kids car types

The sun will be shining all weekend at Taste of Abu Dhabi, and you’ll need to make sure to replenish and refuel!
Taste of Abu Dhabi is proud to be selling Sangka water from all outlets within the event.
Carefully drawn from a unique natural alkaline spring, Sangka is deeply rooted in the rich traditions of Thailand’s royal ceremonies. Experience the captivating qualities of Sangka Natural Alkaline Water and embark on a journey towards balance, prosperity, and vitality! Guests can try Sangka water for the first time at Taste of Abu Dhabi, ahead of finding it available at restaurants around the city including at Desert Lotus.

Timings for the weekend are: Friday 10th November from 3pm-midnight, Saturday 11th November from 1pm-midnight, Sunday 12th November from 1pm-10pm.