Rising Flavours, a bespoke dining experience inspired by the countries of the GCC, will whet the appetites of visitors to Expo 2020 Dubai, allowing them to taste the flavours of the Middle East while experiencing the region’s cultures and unique takes on international cuisines.
Foodies can expect to taste a gastronomical variety of dishes from UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman and Saudi Arabia at the food hall.
Its ground floor is home to a regularly rotating line-up of culinary pods, with a celebrated cast including UAE-based Spanish pastry chef Carmen Rueda, known for combining comfort tastes with exotic flavours such as karak, strawberry cheesecake, and hazelnut popping candy; Douha Al Otaishan, Saudi Arabia’s first female executive chef; Hattem Mattar, the world's first Arab pit master and founder of The Mattar Farm; Turkish chef Zulfikar Cambaz; and Bahraini restaurateur Roaya Saleh.
The first-floor hosts a licensed, full-service fine-dining restaurant, with a chef’s table and a theatrical cooking show. Diners can expect to savour dishes such as carrot, coconut and black bass tartar; risotto with assorted mushrooms, blueberry and truffle oil; and beef tenderloin accompanied by foie gras, khubiz (Arabian bread), black lime and charcoal.
As Expo 2020 Dubai opened its doors to the world, crowds flocked to the spectacular site, eager to witness first-hand the first day of the first World Expo in the region
A glittering line-up of stars helped welcome the world to Expo 2020 Dubai, decorating an Opening Ceremony that will be remembered forever
Thursday’s ceremony, featuring Andrea Bocelli, Andra Day, Ellie Goulding and more, will be streamed live at virtualexpo.world and Expo TV
Expo 2020 Dubai’s all-women orchestra, conducted by Yasmina Sabbah, is made up of 50 musicians from 23 countries across the Arab world