Marriott International looking for the next big food blogger in Dubai

The hotel chain is looking for the next big thing in food blogging

Restaurants, Food bloggers, Marriott international

Marriott International has started a competition to find the next big thing in the world of food blogging.

It is searching for a talented enthusiast who can be the voice of what’s trending on the dining and social scene in the Emirates. The winners will become exclusive insiders for sharing their experiences of eating out and socialising across Marriott International’s hundreds of destinations in the UAE.

To be in with a chance you need to post a 30 second video entry showing what makes you the right person for the job using the hashtag #MoreCravingsMEA.

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Christian Abell, vice president of F&B operations, Middle East and Africa, Marriot International said: “We are on the hunt for the nation’s hidden foodies, talented local residents who can share and critique their first-hand experience of our vibrant restaurants and bars across the UAE. It’s exciting to be launching a campaign to champion this talent - their reviews will have the power to inspire international visitors and local residents on where to book their next great experience with us.”

The grand prize for the final winner is a two night culinary experience for two to a mystery destination including flights and accommodation at one of Marriott International’s Hotels.

Launched on November 20, the competition will run for eight weeks in three phases, with successful entrants to the first phase shortlisted for the second phase where they will be able to review restaurants or bars in one of the five categories: luxury dining and fine casual, family friendly, brunch, casual and cafes, and bars.

The competition is open to all UAE residents and the deadline for the first phase submissions is November 27. For more information visit:

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