21 - 25 FEBRUARY 2021


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Rethinking Food by Gulfood 
21-25 February 2021
Dubai World Trade Centre

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One Truly Global and Inspirational Food Celebration & Expo

Gulfood is not just one of the most impactful food shows in the world, it is also one of most foresightful. 

In line with its constant evolution to deliver an unparalleled experience for exhibitors and visitors alike, this edition Gulfood will equip the entire food industry to prepare for the inevitable changes and surge of demand that have bestowed upon us rapidly - online and at the event. 

Governments will focus on adopting modern agricultural technologies and utilizing renewable natural resources in food production.

Source: Emirates News Agency

Missed our latest webinar?

As the world opens back for business, restaurant owners are facing steep costs to reopen, including hiring back staff, paying off invoices and replacing spoiled ingredients, sometimes refurbishing entire dining areas to accommodate safe distances between diners, and investing in sanitizing products and technologies. 

This session will reveal opportunities not only for the businesses still standing after an unexpected and brutal culling, but also for the entrepreneurs and pioneers willing to set up in an uncharted territory.

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Hear it from the Hospitality Professionals:

"Together we can redefine the future of travel" - Helal Saeed Almarri, Director General, Dubai Tourism

Dubai to welcome tourists from July 7

Dubai to welcome tourists from July 7

The Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management added that the emirate's airports would start receiving residents stranded abroad from June 22, 2020.

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Guidelines for Tourists

Guidelines for Tourists

The committee announced new protocols and conditions for citizens, residents and tourists travelling into or out of Dubai airports. There is a detailed guidelines shared by the Dubai Media Office

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Hear from the Gulfood Community


The foodservice industry is one of the hardest working and most active during these uncertain days trying to meet demands and keep people safe. As the industry navigates through times of uncertainty, companies have shown resilience through innovative initiatives and we want to support the local independent businesses for their dedication to benefit the entire community.

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Watch. Learn. Look Forward

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EXPLORE World Class Global Exhibitors 

Covering the F&B Market on One Show Floor

Gulfood facilitates connections between F&B manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, retailers, hoteliers and much more. Gulfood showcases the best products, launches and innovation that over 5000 local and international exhibitors have to offer.

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  • Akbar
  • AlWatania
  • Iffco
  • Oasis
  • phoenix
  • Wilmar
  • Al-Jameel
  • Supple Tek
  • Qualiko
  • Mezzan
  • PK-Overseas
  • Parliament
  • Americana
  • Dilmah
  • Flavour
  • Kilcoy-Global-Foods
  • Les-Vergers-de-la-Silve
  • Manna-Foods
  • Egmont-Honey
  • Langnese-Honig

Nearly 5,000 of the World’s Most Innovative F&B Products


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Who You Could Meet Only at Gulfood



Immersive Learning and Live Experiences

Tastes of the World

Tastes of the World

#1 visited feature at Gulfood 2020
23 Michelin Stars total held by chefs
55 Celebrity Chefs local and international
20 International Cuisines
8 live culinary experiences

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Gulfood Innovation Summit

Gulfood Innovation Summit

There is no stage as aesthetically capturing, mind blowing and insightful as the Innovative summit stage and 2020 was overwhelmingly rich in speakers and content all Rethinking Food.
3 days of high-level, curated content
70+ speakers & 30+ trailblazing Food Topics

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Gulfood Startup Programme

Gulfood Startup Programme

With an inspiring agenda that includes international industry speakers, startup companies pitch their businesses to potential investors, food professionals and visionaries. At Gulfood 2020:
Over 300 applications - 25 shortlisted - 50,000 AED cash prizes

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  • One of the most important exhibitions for us as we get to meet our customers based in the GCC and network with potential customers. This year has been successful, had the opportunity to meet with more professionals within the industry and have been able to form meaningful connections.
    Ben Marwen, Vice Exporting Director -
    Big Brands Group
  • We debuted at Gulfood in 2019 with only three customers in the UAE. We’re back in 2020 with over 300 customers across all seven Emirates. While we are very aggressive in terms of driving sales locally, our 2019 Gulfood Innovation Award win certainly had a big positive impact on our growth.
    Ihab Leheta, Director International Sales -
    Beyond Meat
  • We have been exhibitors at Gulfood for 10 years and will continue to return, as this exhibition allows us to network with customers within the GCC and expand our opportunities in new markets. This year, in keeping with the theme of ‘Rethinking Food’, we have introduced a live cooking station at our stand.
    Mohamad Hajj Ali, General Manager -
  • We constantly look to enhance our consumer’s experience and this year we are launching new products based on research that we’ve conducted on our consumer’s eating habits. Gulfood is an important platform as it not only helps us meet with our clientele, but it also helps us gauge the upcoming trends in the industry.
    Racha El Aawar, Marketing Manager -
    Del Monte Fresh Produce (MENA)

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