06 Feb 2020

“Food is maybe the only universal thing that really has the power to bring everyone together. No matter what culture, everywhere around the world, people eat together.” – Celebrity Chef Guy Fieri.

Themed “Rethinking Food” and celebrating its 25th Silver Jubilee Anniversary, Gulfood Dubai 2020 is easily the world’s largest Annual Food & Beverage and Hospitality extravaganza, with a congregation of chefs, traders, food experts, distributors and foodies. This is where the best international flavours are showcased, harnessing the experience and knowledge, ideas and innovation of world-class brands.

Since its inception in 1987, the Gulfood exhibition has grown to promote Food & Beverage trade between more than 200 countries annually. Hosted in Dubai…the largest central trading hub in the Middle East, and providing a gateway to major emerging global economies between the East and the West, Dubai is the most accessible city between the regions of the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Europe. Held for 5 days from 16th to 20th February, 2020, the event will see over 5000 exhibitors and over 100,000 visitors from over 200 countries.

The primary goal of Gulfood is to entice buyers from throughout the Middle East and North African regions (MENA) other than that of only the Gulf region. UAE imports more than 80% of its food products, of which approximately 50% are then re-exported to the Gulf Cooperative Council countries (GCC), East African regions and the Indian subcontinent.

Gulfood Dubai is quintessentially the most highlighted and sought-after event of the year especially for Food Professionals, and is a perfect ‘melting pot’ for diverse people from a multitude of countries…. where the focus is on assisting brands and business owners to come together with their latest products, knowledge, innovation, inspiration, strategy and expertise. From captivating new flavours and cuisines to seeing mega-trends spring to life with industry-evolving inventions, innovative gadgets and multimillion-dollar export deals, Gulfood Dubai is the ideal venue for gauging Market Conditions and connecting with Global Suppliers in a continually changing and highly competitive industry.

Gulfood Dubai not only provides the means to access valuable resources inside the Food & Beverage and Hospitality Industry, but also glorifies world cuisines and the art of cooking by conducting seminars for entrepreneurs, training sessions and competitions, having live cooking demonstrations, tasting counters and assisting newly established businesses to gain insightful knowledge from highly trained professionals. This is where all the excitement happens…where the biggest deals are negotiated over the entire spectrum of Global Foods and Beverages and where the bridge between Eastern and Western markets are crossed.

Gulfood Dubai 2020 will exhibit products and services of over 5000 Global companies at Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre (DICEC) at the Dubai World Trade Center on Sheikh Zayed Road.

  • Dates – 16th to 20th February 2020
  • Venue – Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre (DICEC) at the Dubai World Trade Centre on Sheikh Zayed Road
  • Spread over 120,000sqm, including 3 new Halls and 2 multipurpose temporary structures
  • 5,000 Exhibiting Global Companies
  • Over 200 participating countries
  • Estimated more than 100,000 Visitors to attend Gulfood 2020
  • Showcase includes Meats, Fine Foods, Seafood, Fish, Sauces, Pastas, Spices, Soups, Oils, Teas, Food Additives and more.
  • So, if you want to witness and experience all the buzz and action of this mega event and all its key moments like no other, then be there at the ‘Rethinking Food – Gulfood 2020’. There’s a spell-binding line-up of programmes from fun to learning, from Zen café to street food, and from networking to innovation…it’s all happening right here at Gulfood Dubai! Taste, converse, absorb, examine, challenge, query and embrace the excitement like never before! Come, interact with some of the best professional minds in the industry! Savour international flavours by Michelin-star and world-famous Celebrity Chefs!

    In the words of François de la Rochefoucauld – “To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art.”