Qatar’s 2015 food festival to kick off on March 24

Qatar International Food Festival 2014

Updated to reflect Turkey will be guest of honor

The annual Qatar International Food Festival will open next month on Tuesday, March 24 and run through Saturday, March 28, the Qatar Tourism Authority has announced.

The event, now in its sixth year, will once again be held at the Museum of Islamic Art Park. In a statement, QTA said that the festival will feature internationally renowned chefs, the latest food trends and healthy eating options.

In a statement, QTA said:

“For the sixth edition of QIFF, the festival has been extended to fill five full days of different activities. It is expected that this will increase the number of visitors, food kiosks, live cooking shows, participants, social media events, engagements, surprises, featured celebrity chefs, and new media partners. The Qatar Turkey ‘Year of Culture’ will be the central feature for this year’s festival.”

Over the past few years, organizers have been experimenting with the best ways to serve the large crowds that turn up for the food fest.

Qatar International Food Festival 2014

Last year, booths began accepting cash payments, eliminating a voucher system that had left many confused during previous iterations of the event.

Live entertainment has also become a big focus of the five-day affair, as well as options such as “dining in the sky” and in boats in the water.

Opening hours and more information about the food fest are expected to become available in the coming weeks.



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