Have a look at our first-look at what to expect from the 6th edition of the Qatar International Food Festival, which is only a few weeks away.
UPDATE FOR QIFF 2016 see Qatar Eating’s feature Qatar International Food Festival 2016
Expect food, chefs, entertainment, family activities and competitions…and even more food from the Qatar-Turkey Year of Culture 2015.
WHEN: Tuesday 24th March, 5pm – 10.30pm
Wednesday 25th – Saturday 28th March, 1.30pm – 10.30pm
WHERE: Museum of Islamic Art Park, see Map for MIA. Please note that parking will not be available at MIA or MIA Park during the event. There will be alternative parking locations with shuttle buses connecting visitors to the event.
ENTRY: Entry to QIFF 2015 is free. Food kiosks, and certain attractions, will be individually priced.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
Cuisines of the World:
Last year there were over 55 food kiosks covering international food from meat dishes to desserts from many of Qatar’s restaurants and hotels – you can expect more of the same this time around.
Qatar-Turkey Cultural Zone:
Qatar Museum will be bringing a zone filled with the traditional cuisines of both Qatar and Turkey – check it out for a taste extravaganza.
Dinner in the Sky:
Qatar Airways have arranged a spectacular gourmet food experience with amazing views of Doha’s cityscape from 60m in the air. It was a popular attraction last year despite the windy weather. Try Afternoon Tea (2-5pm) at QR 250 per person or Evening Dinner (5-10pm) at QR 500 per person.
Delicious Dhow Cruise:
Dine on-board a traditional Dhow, admire the Doha skyline, and enjoy a menu of either Afternoon Tea or Evening Buffet with live barbecue as catered for by Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels. The Afternoon Tea cruise (QR 25 per person) will be every 30 minutes from 2pm – 5.30pm, whilst the Dinner Cruise (QR 70 per person) will be at 6.30pm and 8pm.
BBQ on the Bay:
The Diplomatic Club’s floating ‘BBQ Doughnut’ can hold 8 guests and provides barbequed delights. You can enjoy Afternoon Tea for QR 50 per person (1 – 5pm), or Dinner for QR 250 per person (5-10pm).
Qatar Eating is looking forward to the food show and the amazing food options that will be available during the five days of the festival.