Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 15 October 2019

A hummus festival is coming to Dubai

Al Maeda restaurant, in JBR, will be celebrating the famed chickpea dip for a limited time

Al Maeda is holding a five-day Hummus Festival. Facebook / Al Maeda
Al Maeda is holding a five-day Hummus Festival. Facebook / Al Maeda

Those who can't walk past the bowls of hummus at any brunch, iftar or deli will be happy to know the Levantine favourite will be the guests of honour at an upcoming foodie festival.

The chickpea dip, traditionally made using lemon, tahini and olive oil, will be the star at Al Maeda restaurant next week.

The eatery, located at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Dubai's Jumeirah Beach Residence, will be marking International Hummus Day (yes, that's really a thing) on May 13 with a range of flavours.

However, it won't be a one-day-only affair, with Al Maeda throwing a Hummus Festival from Monday until Friday, May 17.

The spread will form part of the Arabic restaurant's iftar offering, with options such as pistachio and a garlic-infused Beiruti, as well us six other new takes on the spread.

Al Maeda's iftar buffet is available throughout Ramadan from sunset to 10pm, and costs Dh139 per person, with a range of traditional Middle Eastern dishes on offer.

We've also rounded up more iftars throughout the UAE this holy month: click here for ones in Dubai, here for ones in Abu Dhabi, here for ones in Al Ain, and here for vegetarian-friendly options across the Emirates.


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Updated: May 8, 2019 01:47 PM