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Gulfood Exhibition

Gulfood Exhibition

Dubai, UAE
Food & Beverage, Wines
Dubai World Trade Centre
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Gulfood Exhibition
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Event Update

Dubai World Trade Centre will accommodate the 2023 face-to-face format of Gulfood between February 20th and February 24th. Organisers have shared the international trade show will be held as a physical edition and have confirmed that the venue will not feature prevention measures against coronavirus. This is because of the Emirate of Dubai removing its pandemic-related restrictions. Additionally, the country at present does not have travel limitations in place.


Gulfood Exhibition revolutionizes the best practices in catering and hospitality, while pushing the standards for foods and beverages.

Established in 1987, the international exhibition’s a noteworthy leader in the food and beverage industry as it gives its audience access to all the major markets as 120 country pavilions showcase the richness of global flavors. In its 26-year history, Gulfood Exhibition has always been an unrivaled platform for companies, both established and start-up, to claim their own corner in the hospitality and food industry.

Gulfood covers the entire value chain with product groups extending to fine foods, fish, food additives, dairy products, meat, kitchen equipment, coffee, catering equipment, meat processing equipment. In addition, the F&B industry is in for colossal growth as current market estimates place the fresh food sales to reach over 280.5 million tonnes in volume in the next year.


Gulfood Exhibition marks the beginning of the industry season as this annual event takes place at the start of February and editions run for a grant total of five days. Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre - Dubai World Trade Centre performs a dual function of organiser and venue, which admits guests from 11:00 am in the morning until 19:00 pm in the afternoon, except for the last day, which wraps up at 17:00 pm.

Dubai, UAE has one of the most modern metro systems in the world, which services the Dubai World Trade Centre and your commute is reduced to minutes. If you don’t wish to use public transport, there is a taxi service and private taxi services like UBER to deliver you quickly as the exhibition grounds are easily reached by car.

What You Can Expect as an Exhibitor

  • First and foremost, Gulfood Exhibition is an event of a global scale so you have the biggest and most diverse assortment of buyers that will be looking for new flavors and experiences – a perfect position to generate business and represent your region;
  • A secondary benefit of Gulfood Exhibition being the natural meeting point of so many professionals, decision makers, experts and innovators is that you are at the front seat of the cutting-edge advancements in your sector. If there’s anything new and noteworthy, it will be unveiled here;
  • You can supplement your business opportunities with deeper understanding of markets and best practices through the educational conferences, training sessions and industry-focused events.

Audience & Statistics

When we say Gulfood Exhibition is a massive exhibition that you can’t afford to miss, we mean it. There are more than 5000 international exhibitors and the audience has grown to over 98,000 trade visitors from 193 countries.

Because Gulfood Exhibition is sponsored chiefly by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce, exhibitors have the chance to interact and network with powerful people like international ministers and government officials. Other sponsors include Cevital, Supple Tek Industries, India Salaam, Phoenix and Wilmar.

You have a high concentration of buyers from the UAE and the Middle East, but visitors come from as far as East Asia (South Korea, Thailand and Japan) and South and Central America (Brazil and Mexico). Europe is also present with interest from Germany, Finland, France, UK, Sweden and more.


Attending is a fantastic opportunity to attract new business, so it’s crucial to do it right. Trade Fair Trips ltd provides you the best hotel prices for Gulfood Exhibition. We have spent years working with exhibitors and know our way around Dubai.

No matter how big or small your budget it, Trade Fair Trips ltd delivers accommodation for exhibitions that keeps expenses in check and places you close to public transport. If you wish to book hotels near Dubai World Trade Centre, come to us and we will send you a list with suitable deals by the end of the day.

After you’ve make your online hotel booking for Gulfood Exhibition, you can supplement your stay with additional services. You can place reservations for meeting facilities through us or completely delegate the installation of your exhibition booth!

Past Editions

Edition 2022 

The Gulfood Exhibition 2022 was held as a live trade show at the Dubai World Trade Center. A total of 4000 companies from 120 countries took part in the edition. The venue had stringent Covid-19 safety protocols in place to ensure the attendees' safety. The implemented safeguards included the requirement that participants wear surgical masks and present 3G entry documents. Despite its compact format, the edition was an immense success.

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How to get to Gulfood Exhibition
On foot
On foot:

Dubai Airport – not advisable

Global Village 1 Station – not advisable

By car
By car:

Dubai Airport – 10 mins via Sheikh Rashid Rd/E11

Global Village 1 Station – 20 mins via Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Rd/E311 and  Al Ain - Dubai Rd/E66

By public transport
By public transport:

Dubai Airport – 15 mins via transport MRed

Global Village 1 Station – not available

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