Emirati Cuisine flourish at inaugural Dubai World Hospitality Championship

Emirates Food Culture

Emirati Cuisine

Emirati Cuisine in focus

1st Dubai World Hospitality Championship
With Emirati culinary culture and friendly hospitality in focus, the first Dubai World Hospitality Championship was held from 16th to 18th November 2013 at the Dubai World Trade Centre and was open to general public with the aim to boost traditional Emirati cuisine and promote local produce.

Za'abeel Palace Hospitality

Za’abeel Palace Hospitality

Under the directive of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, the Government of Dubai and Za’abeel Palace Hospitality the inaugural three day event featured a program of competitions designed to highlight the cuisine, heritage and culture of the United Arab Emirates.

Chef Competition

Chef Competition

Visitors to the event witnessed professional and amateur chef’s battling it out as they prepared authentic Emirati Cuisines which showcased the techniques and ingredients behind the taste of UAE.

Ice Statue - Competion at Dubai World Hospitality Championship 2013

Ice Statue – Competion at Dubai World Hospitality Championship 2013

Twelve countries participated in the International Tournament. The International Competition teams of renowned chefs from different countries prepared a five-course gourmet menu for judges and 54 seated guests. Top chefs from Germany, Russia, Brazil and Canada showed their culinary skills while the second day brought Wales, Hong Kong, South Africa and Slovenia to the competition hall. On the last day Australia, US, Singapore and the UAE where contending for top honours.

Live Cookery Shows by Celebrity Chefs 

Suzanne Husseini

Suzanne Husseini

45-minutes live cookery demonstrations conducted by celebrity chefs served as the highlight of each day’s programme. International chefs including Silvena Rowe, Sanjeev Kapoor, Nermine Hanno, Martha Yanci, Suzanne Hussini, Osama, Tarek Ibrahim, Marco Pierre and Joe Barza demonstrated their favourite recipes.

Emirati Chef Musabbeh Al Kaabi

Emirati Chef Musabbeh Al Kaabi

Chefs Bader Al Awadhi, Musabbeh Al Kaabi and Ali Salem are some of the leading Emirati highlights .

UAE Nationals display their traditional Emirati Food

UAE Nationals display their traditional Emirati Food

745 UAE Nationals competed in Emirati Competition and displayed their traditional food, bringing out Emirati talent who cook Emirati food — whether they cook at home or in public kitchens. Dubai World Hospitality Championship helped them to refine their talent to bring it to the local scene and in the future to the international scene.


Editors Pick: Largest chocolate truffles mosaic by Minilicious

Largest chocloate truffles mosaic

Largest chocolate truffles mosaic

The Largest chocolate truffles mosaic resembling the logo of the Expo 2020 Dubai created by Minilicous

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