Don’t miss out as Expo 2020 Dubai reveals award-winning chefs and brand-new dining concepts across 200-plus eateries

Don’t miss out as Expo 2020 Dubai reveals award-winning chefs and brand-new dining concepts across 200-plus eateries

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DUBAI, UAE, 4 November 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/-  Hedonists, foodies and gourmand’s can rejoice, savor gastronomic delights and fuel their appetite for culture with a culinary extravaganza, as Expo 2020 Dubai opens its doors, this October, to award-winning chefs and brand-new, never been seen before dining concepts across over 200 eateries. Experience non-stop openings of the world’s greatest food concepts. With food central to Expo 2020 Dubai’s multi-cultural experience, visitors can try everything including local gems, authentic street food and fine dining tasting menus.
With iconic openings, international chefs and live music throughout the month, it’s not hard to create reasons to visit every day of the week. Book your ticket and come back again and again for experiences including ADRIFT Burger Bar from Gypsy Chef, David Myers and Long Chim, a concept from Chef David Thompson.
Expo’s curated concepts, pavilions and outlets include the best food and drinks the world has to offer. Expo 2020 Dubai is a stage for the globe’s hottest chefs, with a stellar cast featuring the most talked-about restaurants and buzziest bars. Cleanse your palette and join us to eat your way around the world. From 1st October, experience the likes of Talabat Kitchen, Iris, Hunter & Barrel, Al Baik, Bussola, Arabian Tea House, VEG’D and Mudrá by Matthew Kennedy.

Here is just a taste of what is to come this month and a reason to visit Eat at Expo every single day:

Introducing Rising Flavours – celebrating the best of the Gulf’s culinary heritage 
The Rising Flavours Food Hall is inspired by the countries of the GCC, shining a light on the region’s cultures and unique take on international cuisines. The three-storey dining hall highlights the range and creativity of the Gulf region’s vibrant and ever-evolving food scene and celebrates of the talent born or nurtured in the GCC. Each chef-led pod will represent the 9 countries, with rotating guest chefs and live cooking shows led by eminent names. Conceived by industry figureheads from the region, the ground floor is home to a regularly rotating line-up of culinary pods, featuring chefs and restaurants that demonstrate the gastronomic variety of each GCC country, including concepts from the UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman and Saudi Arabia.
Dates: Open from 1 October
Opening times: Saturday-Wednesday 10:00am – 00:00
Thursday-Friday: 10:00-1am
Location: Jubilee, Food Hall 1

Alkebulan, the world’s first African dining hall
African dining hall Alkebulan will make its debut at Expo 2020 Dubai. Alkebulan – the oldest name for Africa and translating to ‘Mother of Mankind’ or ‘Garden of Eden’ – is a culinary concept curated by award-winning chef Alexander Smalls, a classically trained opera singer-turned-restauranteur. The dining hall is a celebration of African cuisine, designed as a showcase of contemporary African food and music from across the continent. Each counter and concept – 11 in total – has its own unique design that honours the individuality of the region, cuisine and chef.
Dates: Bookings open from 1 October
Opening times: Saturday-Wednesday 10:00am – 00:00
Thursday-Friday: 10:00-1am
Location: Jubilee, Food Hall 2
For more information here

The Jubilee Gastronomy Restaurant, dining room, lounge and rooftop barDining redefined at Expo 2020 Dubai as Jubilee Gastronomy presents a schedule of unique gastronomy experiences at their signature Chef’s Table concept. Hosting an intimate lunch and dinner degustation experience every Tuesday throughout Expo 2020 Dubai, 26 of the world’s greatest chefs will create a signature four and nine-course menu, followed by appearances from celebrated local chefs twice weekly. Jubilee’s signature menu by Chef Guilherme will be available throughout. Visiting names for October include Indian chef Vineet Bhatia, behind restaurant’s Zaika and Rasoi, London and Thomas Buehner, behind three Michelin star restaurant, La Vie in Osnabruck, Germany.
Dates: Bookings open from 7 October
Opening Times: Saturday-Wednesday 10:00am – 00:00
Thursday-Friday: 10:00-1am
Location: Al Wasl, Rooftop, Parcel C
Book here

The National by Geoffrey Zakarian – a contemporary, grand café
US-based chef Geoffrey Zakarian brings to life his vision of a contemporary grand café at The National. The menu offers Zakarian’s signature modern American cuisine – a style of cooking that has earned him critical acclaim. It’s fresh and accessible concentrating on fresh ingredients prepared with classic techniques.
Dates: Bookings open from 7 October
Opening times: Saturday-Wednesday 10:00am – 00:00
Thursday-Friday: 10:00-1am
Location: Al Wasl – Ground Floor, Parcel A
Book here 

The National by Geoffrey Zakarian

Learn the skills of artisan baking with London-based bakery, Bread Ahead 
London-based bakery Bread Ahead makes its UAE debut at Expo 2020 Dubai. With a cult-following with Londoners and food fanatics across the globe, Bread Ahead will bring its signature doughnuts – try the classic vanilla or salted honeycomb and caramel combination. Sourdough pizzas will also be sold by the slice, created the Bread Ahead way, using fresh, seasonal ingredients. Bread Ahead will also run a series of baking workshops with their on-site bakery school, led by masterful tutors. Join Bread Ahead this October for an insight into the art of artisan baking, and perfect your sourdough loaf.
Dates: Bookings open from 9 October
Opening times: Saturday-Wednesday 10:00am – 00:00
Thursday-Friday: 10:00-1am; Bakery School Classes 13:00 and 18:00
Location: Mobility District, Ground Floor, MS 07 Right Side
Book here

Others include Scarpetta’s first-ever Burrata Bar, Kojaki, Rohit Ghai’s Kutir, Baron, Canvas by Coffee + Culture, Alif Café by farm2table and local favourites Ravi’s, Dampa Seafood Grill, Chicken Tikka Inn, Al Farwania, Grand Beirut, Maraheb, The Majlis Café. Don’t miss international dining from DA by Crab Chic, Irish Village, Fish Beach Taverna and over 100 restaurants representing country pavilions. See the full Eat At Expo list here


Book your AED 95 ticket here .

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About Expo 2020 Dubai 
From 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022, Expo 2020 Dubai will welcome visitors from every corner of the globe to join the making of a new world, as it brings together the planet in one place to reimagine tomorrow.
• With the purpose of ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’, Expo 2020 will be the world’s most impactful global incubator for new ideas, catalysing an exchange of new perspectives and inspiring action to deliver real-life solutions to real-world challenges
• Expo 2020 will be the biggest cultural gathering in the world, presenting a visually striking and emotionally inspiring 182 days, as more than 200 participants – including nations, multilateral organisations, businesses, and educational institutions, as well as millions of visitors – create the largest and most diverse World Expo ever
• Expo 2020’s subthemes of Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability will inspire visitors to preserve and protect our planet, explore new frontiers and build a better future for everyone
• For six months, Expo 2020 will be a must-visit family destination, with thousands of events, amazing exploratory experiences, and free entry for children up to age 18
• Expo is committed to building a more equitable and just world for everyone, while keeping visitors safe by following the latest guidance of the world’s leading medical, science and health experts
• Expo 2020 is the first World Expo to take place in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region, located on a 4.38 sqkm site adjacent to Al Maktoum International Airport in Dubai South
• Built with a meaningful and measurable long-term legacy in mind, the Expo site will transform into District 2020 – a model global community that will rethink the cities of the future – after Expo 2020 closes its doors

How to cover Expo 2020 Dubai in person at event time or report on the event remotely

To attend Expo 2020 or cover Expo 2020 remotely using content and assets generated by Expo, you must be accredited.

To kick off your journey with Expo 2020, please ensure that you:
1. Register to access our Media Information System, Tawassul at https://media.expo2020dubai.com.Tawassul is regularly updated, providing the latest content assets, including press releases, photographs, audio and video, the electronic media kit, and information on broadcast and photography operations. It also provides you with important information and updates on facilities and services such as media accreditation, visa information for international accredited media, and permits. Access to other media-related systems (Media Asset Management System and Media Bookings System), which will be launched in Q2 2021, will only be permitted to accredited media (see below). Information about these systems can be found on Tawassul.

2. Once registered, submit an Expo 2020 Media Accreditation expression of interest.Within this expression of interest, please appoint an Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO) from within your organisation who will act as the single point of contact with Expo 2020 for media accreditation. Following this, approved media organisations will be provided login details and instructions for the accreditation system to enable them to submit applications.

For support, contact Expo 2020 Dubai’s Media Services team at media.services@expo2020.ae or +971 (0)56 689 2101.
Visit: www.expo2020dubai.com

About World Expos
In 1851 the Crystal Palace was the centrepiece of London’s Great Exhibition – the first World Expo. It celebrated the man-made industrial wonders of a rapidly changing world. Architecture, contents and a theme, ‘Industry of All Nations’, were combined to create a big idea of nations meeting nations in shared technological and commercial progress. In more recent years, participants in World Expos, including governments, international organisations and companies, have gathered to find solutions to universal challenges and to promote their achievements, products, ideas, innovations, their national brand, and their nations as destinations for tourism, trade and investment.

World Expos are held under the auspices of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), the intergovernmental organisation responsible for overseeing and regulating international exhibitions (‘Expos’) and for fostering their core values of Education, Innovation and Cooperation. Today, four types of Expos are organised under the BIE’s auspices: World Expos, Specialised Expos, Horticultural Expos and the Triennale di Milano.

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