5 Best Catering Services in Dubai
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6 Best Catering Services in Dubai

Have an upcoming event and need catering services? You’ve come to the right place. 

In this article, we rounded up our top picks of caterers in Dubai that you can choose from. We also discussed the usual prices of catering services for your reference. 

How much does catering services cost in Dubai? 

There is no set price for catering services. The cost for catering will depend primarily on the catering company you choose, your menu, and quantity of food needed. 

Still, to give a rough estimate, you can expect to pay around 50 AED-500 AED per head. For more specific pricing, consult your chosen caterer and ask for a quotation, as it really is wildly variable. 

Top Caterers in Dubai

We evaluated the following catering companies based on the criteria below: 

Accessibility – We made sure the caterers we included are easy to reach and accessible in all ways. 

• Operating hours – We checked their hours of operation so you don’t have to. 
• Overall responsiveness – We also looked at their ability to respond to queries and concerns.
Expertise – We also assessed only the most experienced caterers who can provide quality service to their customers. 

• Years of experience – We included this because this is a factor into the general expertise of a caterer.  
• Efficiency – We also checked their overall ability and efficiency to provide catering to an event.
Professionalism – Aside from expertise and efficiency, it’s also important that the caterers are helpful, friendly, and easy to coordinate with.
Client satisfaction – Lastly, who’s best to comment on a caterer’s performance than previous customers who have experienced and tasted the results? 

1. Al Hamra Street

ADDRESSProduction city, h39 building, shop 9 and 10
CONTACT DETAILS+971 50 509 4060 / [email protected]
1. ACCESSIBILITY★★★★☆ (4/5)
        1.1 Operating hours★★★★☆ (4/5)
        1.2 Overall responsiveness★★★★☆ (4/5)
2. EXPERTISE★★★★★ (5/5)
        2.1 Years of experience★★★★★ (5/5)
        2.2 Efficiency★★★★★ (5/5)

Al Hamra Street is a company that provides its clients with diversified and professional event catering and planning solutions for all sorts of gatherings and events.

With over 15 years of experience and over 2000 events organized, we like that they have exceptional attention to detail alongside organizational skills to make each project better and well-executed.

Aside from this, they also have an excellent array of chefs and staff knowledgeable in the field to be able to provide clients with comprehensive signature menus and create unique fusions as well.

Whether your event is happening in Dubai or in Abu Dhabi, Al Hamra Street, tops our list on Catering Dubai! It is one of the most professional catering companies in Dubai; no wonder it is trusted by many famous companies and TV channels, such as Mbc Group, Dubai TV, or Discovery, among others.

You are sure to receive a 5 star service at your own place, villa or boat thanks to their team of professional waiters, cleaners, chefs, etc. Al Hamra Street caters to all types of events at affordable prices. These may include weddings, corporate events, production houses (with full set-up, tents, mobile kitchen, tables, etc.), birthdays (event planning is available), private dinners (live cooking), Ramadan Iftars and more!

Note though that packages and rates of their services aren’t readily available and interested clients may need to inquire further for more information on this matter.

Overall, with their experienced and competent personnel, a wide array of events accommodated, and organized take on event planning, we highly recommend interested clients to check them out.


  • Customizable options available
  • Able to fuse menus and cuisines for their menus
  • Extensive experience in the field


  • Rates not readily available online

Client Reviews: 

Here are some reviews from their clients:

“Al Hamra Street catering out did themselves with a office lunch buffet we had today – the food was great, everyone enjoyed it. service was really 5 stars from the time of enquiry to the service of the buffet. thank you!” – Charlene Robinson

“Amazing service and staff.
The food was delicious.
Special thanks to Anna Christina for all the efforts.” – Christina Haddad

2. Taste Studio Catering

Taste Studio Catering's Homepage
ADDRESSMina Jebel Ali - Jebel Ali Freezone - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
CONTACT DETAILS+971 55 409 5540

Saturday (9 AM-6PM)

Sunday (2-6 PM)

1. ACCESSIBILITY★★★★☆ (4/5)
        1.1 Operating hours★★★★☆ (4/5)
        1.2 Overall responsiveness★★★★☆ (4/5)
2. EXPERTISE★★★★☆ (4/5)
        2.1 Years of experience★★★☆☆ (3/5)
        2.2 Efficiency★★★★★ (5/5)

Taste Studio was established in 2015, and since then, they have made their name known in the catering industry. They’re a contemporary and full-service caterer with extensive experience in events big or small. 

What we like about Taste Studio is the passion of their team. Based on our experience, their food, presentation, and attitude are all worth noting, and to add to that, they have a wide range of services. 

We noticed that they can cater to corporate and institutional events as well as private events and parties. They also have a bistro and cafe, facilities for renting, a bakery, and the ability to prepare packed meals if necessary. 

We like how versatile they are. From what we’ve seen, they’re fully capable of handling any type and size of event. 

In fact, they have prior experience catering to parties ranging 20 to 2000 people, which is impressive. 

As for the quality of their food, we did a poll on their previous clients and the majority of them praised the taste and freshness of the food. 

In particular, their cakes and salads seem to be crowd favorites. Overall, Taste Studio seems to be a caterer that’s qualified, professional, and very efficient. 

We just wish they had more information on their site, as it can be quite limited. This makes looking through their services inconvenient. 

If you do book them for your event, take note that they have inconsistent hours, so make sure to check them on the day itself to avoid scheduling conflicts. 


  • Wide range of services 
  • Capable of handling small or big events (has catered for a range of 20-2000 pax)
  • Good general client feedback on quality of food 


  • Inconsistent operating hours 
  • Not a lot of information available on site

Client Reviews: 

Amazed by the quality of food served

We have used Taste Studio for our daughter’s birthday  and I was amazed by the quality of food served. Even the hot dogs were made by the team, and all the kids and their parents were content with the variety and the quality. This is to be added to the fact that ordering for 40 people was enough to feed 60. I definitely appreciate the punctuality, the setup, the advice I got before the event, the food quality and the service… It goes without saying I highly recommend  Taste Studio. -Rana Fares

Food and presentation was spot on

I hosted a tea party at my new residence today and I chose Taste Studio for catering.I believe it was the best decision. Food and presentation was spot on. From snacks to desserts everything was delicious and my guests were very impressed.Staff also gave good service and attended to the guests very well. Will surely call the taste studio for my future events. Thank you guys. Keep up the good job. Special thanks to Margery for coordinating everything. -Seena Hashim

3. Epicure Catering Services LLC

Epicure Catering Services LLC's Homepage
ADDRESSWarehouse # 26 Street # 22 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
CONTACT DETAILS+971 4 347 3808

Closed on Fridays

1. ACCESSIBILITY★★★★☆(4/5)
        1.1 Operating hours★★★★☆(4/5)
        1.2 Overall responsiveness★★★★☆(4/5)
2. EXPERTISE★★★★★ (5/5)
        2.1 Years of experience★★★★★ (5/5)
        2.2 Efficiency★★★★★ (5/5)

Epicure Catering has been in the catering industry since 2006, so they have extensive experience with different types of events. Their expertise and established clientele must be why they have an outstanding reputation as a corporate and event caterer in Dubai.  

Epicure Catering is operating with around 120 employees, so they’re a pretty big company. We’re impressed to know that they have international chefs on board with years of experience and expertise. 

They also adhere to strict HACCP guidelines, which is very reassuring to know as a client. You get the assurance that they’re frequently being checked for quality control. 

What we love about Epicure Catering is their attention to detail, amazing customer service, and delicious food. We don’t seem to be the only ones who think they have these things: most of their previous clients also comment on their great menus and reliable service. 

They mostly cater corporate events, private events, and yacht parties, by the way. As you see they’re very versatile and can adapt easily to different kinds of functions. 

In fact they can do school lunches, healthy meal plans, and even provide food for cafes and kiosks. That sort of range is probably to be expected from a company of this size and experience, though.


  • Big company (120 employees)
  •  Adheres to HACCP guidelines 
  • Wide range of available services 


  • Closed on Fridays

Client Reviews: 

The food was excellent and beautifully presented

Epicure did a fabulous job with the catering for our anniversary. The food was excellent and beautifully presented, my guests loved it. The staff were very good and attentive too, taking care of all our needs. I will surely be using them again for my other functions. -Aniysha Seyfferdt

They were great to work with and very service oriented

We had a two day corporate event with 30 people each day.  I had the pleasure of working with Savio D’Souza at Epicure to review and select the perfect menu for each day.  They delivered a great selection of hummus, salads, sandwiches and desserts. All was excellent; both, at lunch and for the breaks.  They were great to work with and very service oriented.  I highly recommend this company and plan to use them again. -Thomas Cauthen

4. Basil & Spice Catering

Basil & Spice Catering's Homepage
ADDRESSDP World OSR Facility Jebel Ali Freezone - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
CONTACT DETAILS+971 50 557 7960
1. ACCESSIBILITY★★★★★ (5/5)
        1.1 Operating hours★★★★★ (5/5)
        1.2 Overall responsiveness★★★★★ (5/5)
2. EXPERTISE★★★★★ (5/5)
        2.1 Years of experience★★★★★ (5/5)
        2.2 Efficiency★★★★★ (5/5)

Basil and Spice Catering has over 14 years of experience catering in Dubai, so they have good insight and understanding of the market. Their extensive experience and great-tasting food make them a caterer to watch out for. 

What we love about them is how personal they are, as they really listen to their clients and coordinate to ensure a successful event. Most previous clients also rave about the taste and quality of their selections. 

The presentation of the food is also noteworthy, as it looks professional and elegant. They’re very attentive to details, based on our experience. 

They can cater to a wide range of functions and events, with different menus appropriate for each one. They can do catering for the following: 

  • Meetings and conferences
  • Cocktail receptions
  • Corporate functions
  • Business lunches
  • Yacht parties 
  • Office canteen management 
  • Corporate staff catering 
  • Private parties 
  • Kids party catering 
  • Iftar and suhoor

They’re also very accessible: they’re open 24 hours, 7 days a week. So if you’re in a pinch and looking for a reliable caterer, they’re a good choice. 

It can be a little inconvenient to browse through their website because of the lack of information. They’re also a very busy catering business, so it might take time to contact them, based on experience. 

So we highly suggest giving them a call directly for inquiries or visiting them at their office instead. They’re pretty active on social media too, by the way, so you can even ask them queries about stuff they post on their accounts. 


  • Can cater to a wide range of functions
  • 14 years of experience


  • Lack of information on website
  • Might take time to contact them

Client Reviews: 

All my guests raved about the food

This is long overdue testimonial for the excellent service and food catered by Basil & Spice.

In the month of November, I catered from Basil & Spice for my daughters birthday party of 20 Pax. The main dietary note was to ensure no nuts were part of the dishes ordered since we had a child at the party extremely allergic to them.They not only ensured that the food was free of nuts but the taste was absolutely delightful where all my guests raved about the food. The service staff provided were also professional and polite and we as hosts did not have to worry about anything. Thank You Basil & Spice team and Yash for the amazing food and providing top quality service to ensure the party was a memorable one. I will always recommend Basil & Spice for any catering needs. -Milan Beeru

Words won’t do justice to the service, setup, and food

So instead of the usual let’s do lunch at X place, we opted to do home catering for a recent personal event. Words won’t do justice to the service, setup and food served to our guests at home. The setup was incredible and the WOW factor had everyone taking pictures and queuing up to get lunch. The food was well portioned, good flavor, excellent ingredients like hammour for fish, creative desserts and salads. Lovely service and nothing to fault about! I would recommend them to anyone and everyone to impress your guests! -Jobin Solomon

5. Cedar Tree Hospitality

Cedar Tree Hospitality's Homepage
ADDRESS21 9b Street - Al Quoz - Al Quoz Industrial Area 3 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
CONTACT DETAILS+971 4 346 7022
OPERATING HOURS Monday-Saturday (8AM-5PM)

Closed on Sundays

1. ACCESSIBILITY★★★★☆ (4/5)
        1.1 Operating hours★★★★☆ (4/5)
        1.2 Overall responsiveness★★★★☆ (4/5)
2. EXPERTISE★★★★☆ (4/5)
        2.1 Years of experience★★★★☆(4/5)
        2.2 Efficiency★★★★☆ (4/5)

Starting out as a restaurant in 2007, Cedar Tree Hospitality evolved into a catering company in 2012. Since then, they have made a name for themselves due to their outstanding service, delectable food choices, and affordable prices. 

We like that they’re very professional and experienced, with a wide range of clients. They have experience serving companies, schools, public and private sector entities, and yacht companies. 

Based on our experience, they’re very hands on, with a keen eye for detail. They also hold a HACCP & ISO 22000:2005 certification that shows us that they adhere to a very strict standard when it comes to food safety and hygiene. 

We love that they provide an appetizing array of menus that include canapés and finger food, breakfast, salads, main courses, live stations, and desserts. You can browse their full menus on their website in PDF form for your convenience.   

We had a poll of their previous customers and they all agreed that the food and presentation were superb. They also commented on the professionalism and service of the company. 

We also like that they have an easy online booking system that’s intuitive and fast. We find that they’re very responsive here and on Whatsapp. 

We did note that they’re closed on Sundays. So, keep that in mind when you book their services to avoid scheduling conflicts. 


  • Intuitive online booking system 
  • Ample experience as a restaurant and catering business (since 2007)
  • HACCP and ISO certified 
  • Public menus 


  • Closed on Sundays 
  • Closes early

Client Reviews: 

Their full service was really commendable

I hired Cedar Hospitality last time for my wedding and they did a fantastic job. Their crews were very helpful and the food was so nice. Their full service was really commendable.Special mention to Queenie who had been so accommodating all throughout the process. Super smooth. Kudos Team! Keep it up! -Jose Tibayan

The food preparation and presentation were impeccable

We hosted a gallery opening event on the 29th of January with the Cedar Tree catering team. The team arrived prepared and on time for the setup; the preparations were seamless and professional. The hostess team was friendly and accommodating when asked for assistance throughout the evening. Zeus, the team lead, was organized and incredibly helpful throughout the evening. The food preparation and presentation were impeccable! Each item served was flawless and tasted amazing! We received great feedback from our guests! 🙂 Thank you again, Cedar Team, for an amazing evening. We will definitely love to work with you again for another exhibition opening. -Heleriin Hein

6. Royal Treat Catering Service

Royal Treat Catering Service's Homepage
ADDRESSDubai Investments Park - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
CONTACT DETAILS+971 4 885 6709
1. ACCESSIBILITY★★★★☆ (4/5)
        1.1 Operating hours★★★★☆ (4/5)
        1.2 Overall responsiveness★★★★☆ (4/5)
2. EXPERTISE★★★★☆ (4/5)
        2.1 Years of experience★★★☆☆ (3/5)
        2.2 Efficiency★★★★★ (5/5)

Royal Treat Catering Service has over 7 years of experience as a catering service, so they’re a bit younger compared to the other caterers on our list. Still, we included them because of their good track record and established clientele. 

We like how they’re very transparent with their menu, you can access their full offerings on their website. They offer the following cuisines: 

  • Chinese
  • Continental 
  • Arabic
  • Tandoor
  • Asian 
  • Filipino 
  • Bangladeshi
  • African
  • Indian

They’re the perfect catering service for foreigners who are craving food that reminds them of home. In fact, most of the previous clients comment on how reminiscent their food is of home cooking, which is very comforting for them. 

However, we do note that their cuisine options are a bit limited. If you’re looking for other cuisines outside of their list, it might be best to check out other catering businesses we mentioned in this article.

We personally like that they can serve an event with twenty people to a big function of over 50,000 people. We noted their efficiency and versatility in all types of events. 

We wish their website provided more information, however. It’s a bit inconvenient to check out their services. 

They’re also not that active online, so we think it’s better to just call them directly or visit their branch for better communication. 


  • Full menus on website
  • Good for foreigners missing home style cooking 
  • Can cater up to 50,000 people 


  • Limited cuisines 
  • Not much information on website
  • Not that active online

Client Reviews: 

Good value and will never let you waste time and money

Taking Royal treat catering services will give you satisfaction for their food quality, good value and will never let you waste time and money..good job! -Mauee Labro

Range of mouth-watering dishes

Royal Treat gave us a great service, the best thing about them is their range of mouth-watering dishes, I will be more than happy to contact them again. -Robert James

FAQs About Catering in Dubai 

That concludes our guide on the best catering services Dubai has to offer. We hope we were able to help you select the best one for your event. 

Did we miss out on any good caterers in the city? We’ll be happy to hear about your experience in the comments! 

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