first_imgThe Abu Dhabi Food Festival (ADFF) 2016 welcomed more than 29,000 visitors and food lovers from the region, contributing to positioning Abu Dhabi as a global culinary hub.Organised by Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi), the food festival ran from December 5-23, 2016 across the emirates. It incorporated an outstanding line-up of food and beverage events, including the Gourmet Abu Dhabi experiences, Street Feast and for the first time, the SIAL trade fair, the fastest-growing trade fair events in the MENA region for the food, beverage and hospitality sector.Sultan Al Dhaheri, Acting Executive Director-Tourism Sector, TCA Abu Dhabi, said, “This year’s ADFF was once again a resounding success that highlighted the emirate’s culinary excellence and diversity. ADFF has become one of the significant offerings on our annual calendar of events and we are adding more elements to it annually to further distinguish what we will offer.”The food festival featured a range of exciting and interactive events for children and families to enjoy. For the first time ever, ADFF welcomed Hollywood celebrities John Cusack and Jesse Metcalfe to the emirate for exclusive dining appearances.last_img