What is Taste of Abu Dhabi? 

Taste of Abu Dhabi is the capital’s largest and most loved food, drink and music festival! The festival is jam-packed with exclusive new restaurants, world-class chefs, cooking classes, an incredible line-up of music and tantalisingly fresh features.

Taste of Abu Dhabi brings together not just restaurants, food and drink suppliers, but a host of innovative and interactive demonstrations. If you love food, drink and music, you’ll love Taste of Abu Dhabi.

Where does Taste of Abu Dhabi 2019 take place?

Taste of Abu Dhabi takes place at du Arena, Yas Island. The venue is easily accessible from Abu Dhabi and Dubai and offers over 3,000 FREE parking.

What are the dates and opening times of Taste of Abu Dhabi 2018?

Thursday, 7th November: 4pm – 12am
Friday, 8th November: 12pm – 12am
Saturday, 9th November: 12pm – 11pm

How do I buy tickets?

You can purchase your tickets on TicketMaster via our Tickets page.

What does my ticket include?

The Ultimate Taste Package:

  • Festival Entry
  • Access To All Features
  • Exclusive VIP Lounge Access
  • Headline Concert
  • 4 Food Vouchers Redeemable At Any Of The Participating Restaurants
  • 6 Drink Vouchers From The Private VIP Lounge Bar

VIP Tickets (Thursday/Friday):

  • Festival Entry
  • Access To All Features
  • Exclusive VIP Lounge Access
  • Headline Concert
  • 3 Food Vouchers Redeemable At Any Of The Participating Restaurants
  • 2 Drink Vouchers From The Private VIP Lounge Bar

VIP Tickets (Saturday):

  • Festival Entry
  • Access To All Features
  • Exclusive VIP Lounge Access
  • 3 Food Vouchers Redeemable At Any Of The Participating Restaurants
  • 2 Drink Vouchers From The Private VIP Lounge Bar

Thursday Standard Ticket:

  • Festival Entry
  • Access To All Features
  • Headline Concert
  • 2 Drink Vouchers

Friday Standard Ticket:

  • Festival Entry
  • Headline Concert

Saturday Standard Ticket:

  • Festival Entry

Visitors are advised to bring money to sample dishes from the participating restaurants. Each dish costs between AED 15 – 30.

How do I get there?

du Arena is located on the Yas Leisure Drive on Yas Island. Over 3,000 free parking spaces are available within a few minutes walk of the venue. Location map.

Does everyone accept cash?

Yes, all restaurants, exhibitors and bars accept cash in AED. Visitors can also pay by card at most stands and restaurants.

What if the event is affected by adverse weather conditions?

Unless advised by the local authority, the event will proceed regardless of any adverse weather conditions. So rain or shine, Taste will thrive no matter what!

As this is an outdoor festival, please wear appropriate footwear as weather conditions may vary throughout.

Should the weather take a turn for the worse, there are many covered marquee areas at the event.

Is the event wheelchair friendly?

Yes the event is wheelchair accessible however note that the venue is grassed so this could make moving around a little difficult. There are ramps for the toilets and the entrance of the event is paved.

At what times are the chefs performing in the Crate & Barrel Chefs’ Theatre?

Schedules will be released closer to the date.

Do I need to pre-book for a session in the Crate & Barrel Chefs’ Theatre , Al Ain Farms Cooking Challenge? 

The Crate & Barrel Chefs’ Theatre operates on a first come, first served basis. You can sign up for a spot in the Al Ain Farms Cooking Challenge 30 minutes in advance. All sessions are free of charge.

How much are each of the dishes at the restaurants?

The dishes range between AED 15-30.

Who are the organisers of Taste of Abu Dhabi 2019?

Taste of Abu Dhabi is run by One Communications and Marketing Group (One CMG). One CMG (formerly Turret Media) is a multi-award winning company and has conceptualised, developed and launched some of the most successful live events in the world and is a leading publisher within several market sectors in the Middle East.

Can I exhibit at Taste of Abu Dhabi 2019?

For information about exhibiting at the event, please click here.

How do I find the most up to date information on Taste of Abu Dhabi 2019?

Through this website and our social networks.

I have a press enquiry, who do I contact?

Please visit our Press page.

Do children under 12 require a ticket to attend?

No, but proof of identification may be required. Children 13 and above require an entry ticket.

Are there any age limits?

No! All are welcome.

Can I bring my own food and/or drink?

No outside food or drinks are permitted into the site premises. A security check is carried out at the arrival gate.

Can I leave the festival site and come back in?

Yes, just ask security to stamp your hand for re-entry.

Are ATM facilities provided on site?

Yes, ATM’s are located next to the main entrance.

If you have a query which has not yet been answered, please contact a member of the Taste team here.

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