Expo 2020 Dubai to host the region’s first vegan food festival

Expo 2020 Dubai to host the region’s first vegan food festival

The culinary experience will be held in association with Veganuary and Vegan Days

Expo 2020 Dubai will host the Middle East’s first Vegan Food Festival in January 2022, presenting flavours from around the world. 

Taking place over three weekends (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) from 14 to 30 January at Expo 2020’s Festival Garden, the food fest will bring together the greatest plant-based food the region has to offer, giving visitors the chance to sample vegan food in a jovial atmosphere, courtesy of a diverse line-up of DJs.

Visitors will also be able to enjoy a marketplace filled with sustainable stalls, a vegan and organic spa, entertainment and chef talks, making Expo 2020’s Vegan Food Festival a fun and informative day out for the health-conscious, or even the health-curious.

Restaurants across the Expo 2020 site will also be participating in Veganuary. Alkebulan will be home to a 10-day pop up by chef Glory Kabe. Bread Ahead are hosting vegan baking classes for the month of January. There’ll also be vegan options at Adrift Burger Bar, Kutir, Long Chim, Café Milano, The Local Aussie Grill, Mangrove Philippines Cuisine, Melbourne Lane, Sky Market and XYST.


Veganuary is a non-profit organisation that encourages people worldwide to go vegan during January – and beyond. It’s free to take part in Veganuary and everyone who signs up at will receive all the tools and advice for an easy, delicious vegan lifestyle.

The event is also being held in association with Dubai Vegan Days (DXBvegandays), a series of events designed to bring the vegan community in the UAE together.

The Vegan Food Festival will take place at Expo 2020 Dubai every Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 14 and 30 January. Entry is included in the standard Expo ticket; no booking required. The festival takes place at Festival Garden, Wadi Avenue, Jubilee Park, near the Malaysia Pavilion. For more information, visit

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