18 - 22 February 2018

Dubai World Trade Centre

Gulfood 2018

Gulfood International Food Trade Show

World’s largest food event channels thousands of new product launches

Following a record 2017 edition that welcomed in excess of 97,000 visitors across 1 million square feet of exhibition space, Gulfood - the world’s largest annual food event is placing innovation at the heart of its 23rd edition.

As the global F&B community gears up for this principal opportunity to source the latest and best products at the best price, Gulfood is promising a wave of new services and innovations to reflect changes in consumer demand. The fully booked-out event will once again welcome more than 5,000 exhibitors showcasing products across 8 primary market sectors.



Increase your margins connecting with competitive suppliers of cutting edge product innovations as well as international household name brands. Spanning more than 1,000,000 square feet of F&B products and showcases, Gulfood 2018 welcomes over 1,000 new-to-show food and beverage producers and a wave of new product innovations and services in-line with consumer demand both regionally and internationally.

Key trading platform Halal World Food will further cement its standing as the world’s largest annual Halal food sourcing trade event. As international visitors continue to source a wide range of halal products for domestic markets, the vast majority of Halal-certified products at Gulfood will be showcased in a dedicated Meat & Poultry zone where buyers can easily locate and appraise produce relevant to their needs.



Celebrating world flavours and ingredients at a central point between east and west, Gulfood provides you with a unique opportunity to experience true culinary diversity. Welcoming master chefs and world class food producers from all corners of the globe, the exhibition floor is a veritable festival of live cooking demonstrations and fresh food sampling that no amount of desktop research could hope to emulate.

In addition to browsing dedicated halls segmented into eight of the largest commodity trading markets in F&B, visitors can also pay a visit to 120 national pavilions offering global fare from as far afield as Malta, Finland and Slovakia. 



Trends from around the world. Develop your buying plans in line with the hottest emerging consumer trends, as demonstrated by experts in international retail and food service.

With world fresh food sales set to rise by 13% by 2020 – equating 280.5 million tonnes in volume, opportunities in this fast moving sector are ripe across the globe.

Attend Gulfood to tap into geographical and sector-specific market trends that will assist your sourcing decisions in the short and long term.

Facts & Figures

Gulfood 2018 Key Stats

In Their Words

"Great experience, good location, very professional team... Gulfood is the 'East and West' meeting point and business hub for the five days." - Al-Taghziah

"Gulfood is an important show to meet and develop relationships in the Middle East, GCC, South Asia & Africa" - Almond Board Of California 

Show Timings

Sunday, 18 February 11AM-7PM
Monday, 19 February 11AM-7PM
Tuesday, 20 February 11AM-7PM
Wednesday, 21 February 11AM-7PM
Thursday, 22 February 11AM-5PM


Gulfood Exhibitor List

Travel & Accommodation

Alpha Tours

Convenient flight and accommodation packages are available through our official travel partner Alpha Tours.

As a Gulfood visitor, benefit from special hotel rates, visa assistance, tours and much more.

For all bookings, please contact:

Emirates Airlines

Emirates has excellent connections to all of the six continents via Dubai with more than 140 current destinations worldwide.

Gulfood visitors will benefit from a promotional fare. More information coming soon.


We are preparing a vast array of tools and services to make your travel arrangements effortless and visiting Dubai a fulfilling experience. Register your intent to visit and we will keep you informed!

  • Hotel Map
  • Gulfood Mobile App
  • Explore Dubai Guide
  • Special discounts on transportation and dining

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