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QFFF concludes its 13th edition as a culinary triumph

Exhibitions, Food, Entertainment Doha 02 Mar 24
QFFF concludes its 13th edition as a culinary triumph
Qatar International Food Festival wraps up its 11-day festival with lots of flavours, live classes, performances, and cultural fun.
Event Location
Qatar, Qatar
Start Time
02 March 2024, 12:00 AM
End Time
31 March 2024, 12:00 AM

The 13th edition of the Qatar International Food Festival (QIFF) concluded on Saturday after a successful 11-day run at the Family Zone Doha Expo 2023 at Al Bidda Park. This year, QIFF saw record-breaking numbers, with the highest number of visitors on a single day in its history – 24, 000 on Qatar National Sports Day (February 13) and the total number of attendees throughout the festival was an impressive 266,698 visitors.

The closing day was attended by Saad bin Ali AlKharji, Chairman of Qatar Tourism, and EngAbdulaziz Ali AlMawlawi, Chief Marketing and Promotion Officer of Qatar Tourism, among other dignitaries who took a tour at the festival.

During its course, the festival provided visitors ample opportunities to experience gastronomic activations, such as F&B stalls, live cooking shows, and children’s entertainment. QIFF 2024 hosted over 100 cuisines with a variety of different kinds of foods.

The ‘Dinner in the Sky’ program allowed visitors to have meals on a platform 40 meters high in the air three times a day at High Tea, Sunset Flight, and Dinner. Visitors were buckled into their seats, then elevated and served meals with some of the most scenic views of the city.

QIFF saw a large number of visitors every day with a few kiosks being the most popular. ‘Koshari Abou Tarek’, one of the international stalls this year from Egypt, saw one of the longest lines at QIFF, with over 40 people in line at a time. ‘Milky Ice’ sold Qatar’s tallest ice cream and had one of the longest waiting lines due to its popularity amongst children.

QIFF 2024 was packed with various entertainment shows suitable for families and people of different tastes. There were live musical performances by bands on the main stage, as well as individual performers embedded throughout the kiosk area. Several parades ran throughout QIFF’s open space, with an opportunity for visitors to take pictures with lively costumed characters. Other entertainment included cooking workshops, documentary and film screenings, as well as AFC Asian Cup 2023 screenings.

Hessa Al-Thani, Head of Marketing Planning at Qatar Tourism, said: “The Qatar International Food Festival (QIFF) is one of the longest-running events and the longest-running food festival in Qatar’s event calendar. QIFF 2024 has witnessed a large number of visitors from all ages, genders, and nationalities. In its 13th edition, the festival has proven once again how important and loved it is. For such legacy events, we strive to annually upgrade our programs, and introduce new attractions, and themes. We extend our gratitude to all participants, partners, and visitors for contributing to the festival’s triumph, and we remain committed to showcasing Qatar as a premier destination for culinary exploration on the world stage.”

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