Abu Dhabi Expands Emirati Cuisine Programme with 20 More Hotels

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi expands the second phase of the Emirati Cuisine programme with 20 more hotels and new fusion dishes. In order to make Emirati food more accessible, the chefs are being virtually trained by Emirati culinary talent Chef Khulood Atiq. Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas will host the filming of the classes, in which Chef Khulood will teach authentic Emirati recipes including favourites such as the luqaimat dessert and machboos.

Inspired by the UAE’s diverse population, the second phase of the programme will feature new fusion recipes that intertwine Emirati cuisine with classic dishes from other cultures. The culinary experiences will be created by chefs from some of the emirate’s favourite restaurants, such as Fouquet’s Abu Dhabi at Louvre Abu Dhabi, Punjab Grill at the Ritz-Carlton Grand Canal, and OSMO Lounge & Bar at Hilton Yas Island.

The second phase of the Emirati Cuisine Programme will run until the end of December, while the fusion dishes at participating restaurants will be offered for a limited period of three months until 30 November 2021.