Thai Food Festival

7 March 2021 Written by Staff Writer

Dubai is hosting a Thai Food Festival this March, aimed at promoting the diversity and rich flavours of Thai cuisine. Some of Dubai’s best Thai restaurants are participating in the festival, offering up mouthwatering delicacies from the 1st to the 14th of the month. Dining at these restaurants, you will receive a free Tom Yum Soup, a special menu designed by the respective chefs, plus a chance to win giveaways and participate in food-related challenges. Here are the places you can celebrate Thai cuisine and culture for the next two weeks.

1. Benjarong


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Located in Dusit Thani in DIFC, Benjarong embodies a contemporary Thai aesthetic with bold geometric shapes and vibrant colours. Large hand-woven lanterns adorn every table and booth, adding an element of rustic warmth to the decor. The flavours are authentically Thai with a modern facelift, and as a bonus you get to enjoy views over the Dubai skyline with your meal.

2. Charm Thai

Charm Thai

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This seemingly unassuming restaurant in the Crowne Plaza at Dubai Marina features a look inspired by Asian street markets, with wooden flooring and furniture plus warm lighting. The food combines the best of Northern and Southern Thai cuisine while adding a contemporary touch, and a live kitchen at the centre of the restaurant ensures you never have a dull meal.

3. Mango Tree Thai Bistro

Mango Tree thai Bistro

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Enjoy refined Thai cuisine with a stunning seafront view at Mango Tree. The restaurant is part of the Hilton JBR, located along the scenic Walk hat is right along the beachfront and enjoys views over the stunning Bluewaters Island. The interiors are done up in warm hues accented by splashes of bold colours, and the food provides a modern take on classic Thai comfort foods.

4. Miss Tess

Miss Tess

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Part of the Taj Dubai in Business Bay, Miss Tess offers a dynamic contemporary dining experience that takes its inspiration from Asian street food and elevates it to fine dining levels. The space is urban and edgy in terms of style, with a generous splash of the traditional Thai warmth, and the food follows suit by mixing bold flavours and playful presentation. The restaurant also holds special themed nights with their own special menus.

5. The Royal Budha

The Royal Budha

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This is the sort of restaurant that that term ‘hidden gem’ was coined to describe. Located in the Holiday Inn Al Barsha, it’s not an eatery with the eye-catching presence of the others on this list, but it is well worth seeking out. The Royal Budha treats you to a truly authentic Thai experience with its very regal decor (the highlight of which is a large golden Buddha statue), and punchy, straightforward Thai flavours.