TINGLE YOUR TASTE BUDS AT THE 4TH QATAR INTERNATIONAL FOOD FESTIVAL, HOSTED BY QATAR TOURISM AUTHORITY AND QATAR AIRWAYS
Sample Delicious Cuisines From Around The World
Enjoy An Expanded Range Of Food Zones For Kids And Families
Feast On Fabulous Fare From Doha’s Finest 5 Star Dining Outlets
27 March 2013
Doha, QATAR – Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) and Qatar Airways are staging a feast for the senses with the 4th Qatar International Food Festival, taking place throughout the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) Park on Doha’s waterfront from March 28 – 31.
As in previous years, visitors will be able to sample various cuisines from around the world and enjoy tantalising signature dishes from some of Doha’s best 5 star eateries.
New for 2013 will be an expanded range of zones for kids and families, new restaurants from Doha’s latest hotel openings and a great line-up of music and entertainment.
This year’s festival was redesigned to incorporate amazing zones to keep visitors’ palates satisfied for hours on end. A total of no less than 40 food stalls, including 16 in the Snack Zone, 16 in the International Zone, 5 in the Qatar UK Zone and 5 in the Healthy Zone.
The 2013 Festival offers a huge choice to whet the appetite with delectable cuisines from all over the world for a truly immersive foodie experience.
As this is the year of Qatar UK, there will be an entire zone dedicated to these two great cultures. To celebrate Qatar UK Year of Culture 2013, the Qatar UK Zone will feature British food, as well as traditional Qatari tents offering Qatari food and hospitality. Visitors can indulge in Arabic sweets and high tea courtesy of Hilton Hotel, St. Regis Hotel Doha and the Ritz Carlton.
For those who wish to have more of a VIP experience, they can purchase a ticket to the VIP Zone which entitles guests to a 3 course meal catered by Babig Restaurant.
The Healthy Zone will be a draw for those who want to indulge, but still want to watch their waistline! Indulge in salads, smoothies and delicious low fat treats. Perrier will also have a tent set up for those who wish to quench their thirst.
The International Zone will offer 16 stalls of country-themed food courts covering European, Arabic, American and Asian cuisines.
For family entertainment there is the Family Zone with playgrounds, kid’s entertainment areas as well as snack kiosks.
Entry to the event is free. Vouchers for food and drink at the festival will be sold on site at the event.
QIFF Opening Hours:
Thursday 28 March 6pm – 11pm
Friday 29 March 1pm – 11pm
Saturday 30 March 1pm – 10pm
Sunday 31 March 2pm – 10pm
For more information visit: www.qifoodfestival.com
About Qatar Tourism Authority
Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) manages Qatar’s burgeoning tourism industry and develop it through establishing high profile international and local exhibitions as successful annual calendar events in Qatar..
QTA’s mission is to promote Qatar as a world class tourism destination for business, leisure, culture, education and sport. Its role is to showcase the country’s unique cultural heritage and highlight its tourist attractions.
Acknowledged as the fastest growing economy in the world, Qatar has taken its place on the world stage by hosting global sporting events such as the upcoming 2022 World Cup. As a world class business hub Qatar is where visitors can also enjoy some of the finest hospitality in the world with uber luxury leisure facilities and abundant tourist activities.
Qatar Airways currently has orders worth over US$50 billion for more than 250 aircraft, including Boeing 787s, 777s, Airbus A350s, A380s and A320 Family of aircraft. In addition to winning Skytrax’s prestigious Airline of the Year 2011 and 2012, Qatar Airways was named Best Airline in the Middle East for the seventh year in a row, and its Premium Terminal at Doha International Airport was named Best Premium Service Airport for the second consecutive year in 2012. Skytrax is the only global independent passenger survey monitoring airline standards and is considered the ultimate benchmark for excellence in the airline industry. In October 2012, Qatar Airways became the first of the major Gulf carriers to announce plans to officially join a global alliance having been invited into the oneworld group. For more information, visit www.qatarairways.com