Qatar International Food Festival returns in March


Qatar Airways and Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) have announced the return of the Qatar International Food Festival (QIFF) in March.

The seventh edition of Qatar International Food Festival will be extended to seven days and expanded to more locations.

With the theme ‘A Different Side of Food’, the annual culinary event will be held from March 22 to 28 at Museum of Islamic Art Park in addition to satellite festival experiences at other landmarks and eateries, including the Pearl-Qatar and Katara Cultural Village.

Chinese food lovers will also have plenty to look forward to, with Chinese cuisine featuring as part of Qatar-China 2016 Year of Culture celebrations.

Showcasing culinary offerings

“The festival showcases our country-wide five-star culinary and hospitality offerings, giving visitors a taste of the most authentic experiences. We look forward to welcoming residents and visitors to the festival,” said Rashed Al Qurese, Chief Marketing and Promotion Officer, QTA.

Participants can look forward to the return of the festival’s signature events, including QA’s Dinner in the Sky and Cooking Theatre featuring celebrity chefs from Doha and around the world.

Salam Al Shawa, Senior Vice- President, Marketing and Corporate Communications, QA, said: “The festival has proven to be one of the most popular city-based events in the world, and QA is pleased to join with QTA to create an experience for residents.”

“We are very proud of our role in bringing the world to Doha to taste the country’s finest culinary and cultural offerings,” he added.

According to organisers, it  attracted about 170,000 visitors during its five days in 2015.


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