Qatar International Food Festival to kick off on March 20

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The tenth edition of Qatar International Food Festival (QIFF) will be held from March 20 to 30 at Qatar Foundation’s (QF) Oxygen Park, officials from Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC) and QF announced.

The festival is Qatar’s longest-running food and beverage tradition, combining culinary arts with family entertainment, and this year it celebrates its milestone edition at the heart of Education City, offering a whole new format and exciting festivities for residents and visitors of all ages.

Over the last decade, QIFF has grown as a festival and so has its contribution to the country’s thriving dining scene by attracting international chefs to open local outlets and support local businesses. This year, the festival has dedicated 15% of its space to up-and-coming entrepreneurs and local SMEs to provide them with a suitable platform to introduce their F&B offerings in this market.

All participants interested in booking a stall at QIFF 2019 (including hotels, restaurants, SMEs and others) can register online through this link: http://qiff2019.live/english. The deadline for registration is February 23.

QIFF, first organised in 2010 as part of Qatar’s strategy to grow and diversify its tourism offerings in partnership with the private sector, has gained popularity and gone from strength to strength, receiving over 400,000 visitors last year.

So far, the festival has been hosted at numerous scenic venues across Qatar including Katara Cultural Village, MIA Park, Hotel Park, and The Pearl-Qatar.

This year, residents and visitors from all over the world attending QIFF will get a chance to explore the impressively designed and landscaped Oxygen Park, also referred to as ‘green lungs of Education City’, as well as other amenities within the premises, including Qatar National Library, the Minaretein building (Education City Mosque), Qur’anic Botanic Garden, and Torba Farmers Market.

Published on 19 February 2019

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