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  • 6-8 April 2020 
  • Dubai World Trade Centre

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Co-located with

 Speciallity Food Festival


Useful Information, Q & A

Useful Information, Q & A

What is GulfHost?

GulfHost is the Gulfood hospitality and Foodservice Expo that welcomes international hotels, restaurants, retailers and traders to source all manner of kitchen and dining equipment and services over 3 days. The Foodservice solutions that were previously showcased under the hospitality profile at Gulfood have since evolved into this separate, dedicated platform for the fast-growing MENA Foodservice and hospitality industry.

When and where does GulfHost take place?

GulfHost is an annual event, with the second edition taking place on 6-8 April 2020 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

Who exhibits at GulfHost?

More than 2,500 brands showcase their solutions at GulfHost, including kitchen, dining and bar equipment manufactured across The Americas, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East. The industry’s global bellwether brands form an integral part of the GulfHost line-up, including ALI S.p.A, Gruppo, Cimbali Spa, PreGel S.p.A. and MEC 3 to name a few. Click here to view the exhibitors.






Does GulfHost offer any opportunities for learning?

Yes, GulfHost partners with major culinary Associations to provide certified training alongside interactive cooking and serving demonstrations onsite, keeping visitors at the cutting edge of Foodservice preparation for the year ahead. You will also be privy to entrepreneurial case studies as more than 60 seasoned experts converge to share their experiences with more than 800 delegates at the GulfHost Restaurant Development Conference.

Why should I visit Dubai?

Convenience: GulfHost brings together the biggest international buyers and suppliers at a central destination between East and West. Dubai is strategically positioned to serve both established and emerging markets, making it more accessible than other competitive events taking place in Europe or America.

Business Opportunity: There is a marked rise in hotel development and renovation taking place in the lead up to Dubai World Expo 2020, creating exceptional networking potential. The Middle East and North Africa region as a whole is in the midst of exponential tourism growth, with operators openly exploring destinations in the Middle East, where tourism is booming.

What sectors does GulfHost serve?

Exhibitors Showcase equipment across Front of House, Back of House and Tableware alongside sub-sectors covering Café & Bar, Gelato & Bakery and HORECA.


Who are the visitors?

More than 25,000 visitors attended the inaugural GulfHost event in 2017, and expectations are even higher for this year’s edition. The event serves international chefs, GMs, F&B Managers and procurement heads from the biggest names in Foodservice such as Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Unilever, Starbucks, Intercontinental Hotels & Resorts, Burger King, Nestle Professional, Hilton Hotel Group and many others.

How much does it cost to visit GulfHost 2018?

GulfHost is free to attend. Visitors who register online at will also receive fast track entry to the event.

Is my visitor badge valid for all 3 days of the show?

Yes, your visitor badge admits you to GulfHost for all 3 days of the show.





Do I need a visa to travel to Dubai for GulfHost 2020?

This depends upon which country you are travelling from and your nationality. If you are looking for travel packages (flight, visa assistance, hotel etc.), our official travel partner, Alpha Tours, is on hand to advise you further.

Mr. Anis Aridi

27th Floor , Burlington Tower, Business Bay, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, P.O.Box 25718 - Office: +971 4 701 9111, Toll Free: 800 25742 929. Email:

Note: The time it takes to process and issue a visa to the UAE varies from country to country. Please ensure you apply in good time to avoid disappointment.

I would like to exhibit at GulfHost 2020.

Please send an email to to be considered as an exhibitor at the 2020 event. If you are interested in 2020 sponsorship opportunities please e-mail

How can I enter GulfHost Awards?

Send your specific enquiry about GulfHost Awards to to be guided further.

What are the other events in the Gulfood portfolio?

On 17-21 February 2019 the world’s largest annual food event Gulfood will once again trade under eight distinct commodity sectors including Beverages, Dairy, Fats & Oils, Meat & Poultry, Pulses, Grains & Cereals, Health, Wellness & Free-From, World Food and Power Brands.

On 29-31 October 2019, The Speciality Food Festival showcasing gourmet and fine food fare, SEAFEX showcasing seafood and yummex Middle East showcasing confectionery and snacks will take place alongside Gulfood Manufacturing showcasing all the latest ingredients, processing, packaging and logistical F&B solutions and the inaugural Private Label and Licensing Middle East (PRIME).  Your  entry pass admits free entry to all co-located events.






Registration is compulsory for entry and visitors have 2 options for registration:

Online Registration: This is the most convenient registration option that helps you avoid standing in queues, waiting and filling up forms to enter the exhibition. Click here to register.

On-site Registration: On the days of the show, registration counters and writing desks will be placed outside select halls. Please note your business card is mandatory in order to gain entrance.The exhibition is only open to trade visitors.

Terms & Conditions

  • Registration is compulsory for entry.
  • Badge holders must not allow their badges to be worn by anyone else. Anyone obtaining visitor or exhibitor badges by theft, deception or other illegal means may be asked to leave the event.
  • Anyone attending the exhibition should carry some form of photo ID (passport, photo-ID driving license, national identity card) or other identification acceptable to the Organiser, which the Organiser may ask to see.
  • Anyone attending the exhibition must not take part in any canvassing, leafleting, demonstrations, objectionable behaviour or any activity which may disrupt the exhibition or conference.
  • The Organiser reserves the right to exclude or remove anyone from The Events for Speciality Food Professionals and from Dubai World Trade Centre who does not comply with this policy, or whom they reasonably consider to be likely to break these rules.
  • Trolley bags will not be permitted inside the exhibition halls.
  • Important: Children below the age of 21 are not allowed to enter the exhibition halls

Sponsors & Partners

A big thank you to our valued sponsors and partners for being a part of the show. 


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