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30 OCTOBER - 1 NOVEMBER 2018    Dubai World Trade Centre

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is The Speciality Food Festival?

The Speciality Food Festival is the original artisan and gourmet food event for the MENA region. The event welcomes international traders, wholesalers, importers, retailers and Foodservice professionals to connect with niche international suppliers of fine food and beverage products over 3 days. The Speciality Food Festival trades under six distinct sectors covering artisanal & gourmet, organic & fresh, fair trade & ethnic, bakery & cereals, nuts, seeds & dried fruits and speciality beverages.

When and where does The Speciality Food Festival take place?

The Speciality Food Festival is an annual event, with the 9th edition taking place on 30 October to 1 November 2018 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

Who exhibits at The Speciality Food Festival?
More than 130 exhibitors showcase their products and services at The Speciality Food Festival, from established fine food producers such as Bridgeport Trading and Coffee Planet, to lesser known startups and wholesale producers such as Lime Tree Café in Dubai.  Visit Speciality.ae for the full list of exhibitors.

 

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Does The Speciality Food Festival offer any opportunities for learning?

Yes, in partnership with major culinary Associations, The Speciality Food Festival delivers interactive cooking and serving demonstrations onsite, keeping visitors at the cutting edge of Foodservice preparation for the year ahead. The Speciality Food Festival Features are developing on an annual basis, please contact Speciality@dwtc.com for details of what’s new for 2019.

 

Why should I visit Dubai?

Convenience: The Speciality Food Festival brings together the key international buyers and suppliers at a central destination between East and West. Dubai is strategically positioned to serve both established and emerging markets, making it more accessible than other competitive events taking place in Europe or America.

Business Opportunity: There is a marked rise in hotel development and renovation taking place in the lead up to Dubai World Expo 2020, creating exceptional networking potential. The Middle East and North Africa region as a whole is in the midst of exponential tourism growth, with operators openly exploring destinations in the Middle East, where tourism is booming.

 

What sectors does The Speciality Food Festival serve?

Exhibitors Showcase equipment across six distinct sectors covering artisanal & gourmet, organic & fresh, fair trade & ethnic, bakery & cereals, nuts, seeds & dried fruits and speciality beverages.

In addition, The Speciality Food Festival is co-located with 3 complementary trade events showcasing seafood at SEAFEX, confectionery & snacks at yummex Middle East and Foodservice equipment at GulfHost. Your Speciality Food Festival entry pass admits free entry to all co-located events.

Who are the visitors?
15,000 F&B Buyers from more than 100 countries make their journey to The Speciality Food Festival every year. The event serves some of the biggest brands in the region including Carrefour, Spinneys, Waitrose, Jumeirah Group, Starwood Hotels, Hilton Hotel Group, Emirates Flight Catering and Dubai Duty Free, to name a few.

 

How much does it cost to visit The Speciality Food Festival 2018?
The Speciality Food Festival is free to attend. Visitors who register online at speciality.ae will also receive fast track entry to the event.

 

Is my visitor badge valid for all 3 days of the show?
Yes, your visitor badge admits you to The Speciality Food Festival 2018 for all 3 days of the show.

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Do I need a visa to travel to Dubai for The Speciality Food Festival 2018?

This depends upon which country you are travelling from and your nationality. If you are looking for travel packages (flight, visa assistance, hotel etc.), our official travel partner, Alpha Tours, is on hand to advise you further.
 
Mr. Anis Aridi
anisa@alphatoursdubai.com
Office: +971 4 701 9111 
Toll Free: 800 25742 929

27th Floor, Burlington Tower
Business Bay, Dubai
(ALPHA WAY)
United Arab Emirates
P.O. Box 25718

Note: The time it takes to process and issue a visa to the UAE varies from country to country. Please ensure you apply in good time to avoid disappointment. 

 

I would like to exhibit at The Speciality Food Festival 2018.

Please send an email to speciality@dwtc.com to be considered as an exhibitor at the 2018 event. If you are interested in 2018 sponsorship opportunities please e-mail Hossain.Ossamah@dwtc.com. 

What are the other events in the Gulfood portfolio?

On 30 October -1 November 2018, The Speciality Food Festival will take place alongside SEAFEX showcasing seafood, yummex Middle East showcasing confectionery and snacks and GulfHost showcasing Foodservice equipment. The Speciality Food Festival entry pass admits free entry to all co-located events.

 

On 6-8 November 2018 Gulfood Manufacturing will showcase all the latest ingredients, processing, packaging and logistical F&B solutions at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

 

On 17-21 February 2019 the world’s largest annual food event Gulfood will once again trade under eight distinct commodity sectors including Beverages, Dairy, Fats & Oils, Meat & Poultry, Pulses, Grains & Cereals, Health, Wellness & Free-From, World Food and Power Brands.

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