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Qatar International Food Festival to open to public on Thursday

The fifth Qatar International Food Festival (QIFF) is all set to kick-start on Thursday at the Museum of Islamic Art Park, and all preparations for the same are now complete, said organizers of the festival, the Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) and Qatar Airways.

This four-day annual event will enable visitors to enjoy a unique, fun-filled experience that is rich in international flavours.

This year’s festival focuses on Qatar’s cultural diversity, and will showcase the five-star hospitality and food services available in the country. It will also emphasize on the friendship between Qatar and Brazil by throwing light on the traditional cuisine and entertainment in both countries, which form a part of the 2014 cultural programme.

Internationally renowned chefs from various countries will celebrate the fine dining with fresh ingredients and latest food trends, taking visitors on a delightful culinary journey across continents.

There will be the family zone which permits visitors to sample eclectic cuisine in an entertaining and vibrant atmosphere amidst live music and fun activities for children. Several creative programmes and zones will also add to the joy of fine dining.

The festival features 11 general zones, including four food zones, 55 food stalls, a live cooking zone, five kiosks of restaurants and exhibitors.

According to the QTA Director – Marketing and Promotion, Rashed Al Qurese, the QIFF will bring together world’s culinary cultures in a unique event which reflects Qatar’s diversity and rich culture. The festival will permit QTA to promote Qatar in the region and in the world as a world-class hub with deep cultural roots.

The festival has Qatar Museum Authority, the Ministry of Culture, Arts, and Heritage and Qatar Events Diary as strategic partners. Among the other partners are Doha Film Institute, Al Rayyan, BBC Good Food, QF, Radio, Baraem TV, Jeem TV, Qatar Brazil Year of Culture, Philips and Crown Plaza Hotel.

The signature activity ‘dinner in the sky’ will be catered by Renaissance hotel.

The festival will remain open from 5pm to 11pm on Thursday, 1pm to 11pm on Friday, 1pm to 10pm on Saturday and 2pm to 10pm on Sunday. Entry is free for all.

Posted on 18/3/2014

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