Around 80 foodstuff outlets to provide world cuisines as QIFF commences


Readers enjoy a presentation by Stilt Walkers through the opening of the Qatar Intercontinental Meals Competition at Lusail Boulevard. All shots: Amir Diab

Doha: The considerably-predicted Qatar Global Food stuff Festival (QIFF) kicked off its 12th edition yesterday at a new venue – the Al Sa’ad Plaza on Lusail Boulevard and organisers expect to bring in more than 7,000 website visitors a working day. The opening was attended by Chairperson of Qatar Museums H E Sheikha Al Mayassa, Chairman of Qatar Tourism and CEO of Qatar Airways H E Akbar Al Baker, and Ambassador of Indonesia to Qatar H E Ridwan Hassan. 

This year, QIFF, established to operate until March 21, will spotlight Indonesian cuisine as section of its partnership with the Qatar-Indonesia Year of Lifestyle. The Competition will also see above 80 meals sellers whip up delicious delicacies from Qatar and worldwide for people. QIFF will run day-to-day from 4 pm to 11 pm on weekdays and from 4 pm to 1 am on weekends.

Chairperson of Qatar Museums H E Sheikha Al Mayassa, Chairman of Qatar Tourism and CEO of Qatar Airways H E Akbar Al Baker, and Ambassador of Indonesia to Qatar H E Ridwan Hassan attend the opening of the Qatar Intercontinental Foods Competition yesterday.

Opening the Pageant yesterday, Al Baker called QIFF the country’s headline occasion in its yearly social calendar, incorporating that this year’s version is staying held at the Al Sa’ad Plaza for the reason that it “beautifully showcases both our country’s purely natural landscape and its modern day creative imagination.”

“It is below that we will be internet hosting for the incredibly first time QIFF, the country’s much cherished and very predicted food stuff competition. For the following 11 days, this Plaza will arrive alive with a showcase of the very best cuisines the environment has to provide and visitor appearances from some of the most highly regarded chefs from all over the earth. 

“QIFF has shown an worldwide highlight on Qatar’s flourishing and various culinary scene for about a decade. This giving has only been strengthened in the latest months by the abundance of entire world-top restaurant openings with far more varied and enjoyable developments planned for 2023 and outside of. Qatar’s gastronomic landscape is now indisputably amongst the most effective in the world,” he included. 

According to Al Baker, the joint celebration with the Qatar-Indonesia Year of Lifestyle 2023 will see a committed section to discovering Indonesian cuisine. He also disclosed that some of the most renowned, dependable world learn chefs would complete interactive cooking displays on the Competition centre phase day by day.

In the course of the QIFF, guests will appreciate a host of special eating principles, like an interactive 3D mapping working experience, Le Petit Chef, and a specialised location for vegan and healthy foodstuff options. Website visitors can working experience a variety of energetic and household-welcoming enjoyment at this year’s Pageant, which include roaming acts, a magnificent firework display screen each day and a tailor made-designed skating rink. Little ones will also enjoy a committed location with activities organised by Kidzmondo.

QIFF has been held at MIA Park, the Resort Park about the legendary Sheraton Hotel, and very last yr, Al Bidda Park, which hosted the FIFA Lover Competition all through the Entire world Cup, performed host to QIFF.

Talking to The Peninsula right after the opening, Maha Al Marzoqi, PR Consultant at Qatar Tourism, explained Al Sa’ad Plaza was selected since Qatar has so several beautiful areas to supply.

“So we’re seeking to showcase the desired destination. This time we’re highlighting Lusail Boulevard, in particular Al Sa’ad Boulevard, for the first time for visitors to take pleasure in a distinctive experience at the vacation spot,” she stressed.

On the event’s sideline, organisers introduced a partnership among Qatar Airways, the Ministry of Tradition and Qatari chef Aisha Al Tamimi to showcase Qatari cuisines throughout the Competition.

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