Need to be seen if this event is worth visited this weekend. For Families Only!
Qatar Tourism Authority – Taste & Fun Food Festival – February 4-6, 2010
Gulf Times. The three-day food and entertainment festival will be held in the outdoor tent behind the Doha Exhibitions Centre.
“We are pleased to organise this event as part of the celebration of Doha as the capital of Arab Culture 2010. It is a celebration of history, food and culture,” QTA chairman Ahmed al-Nuaimi said.
He said visitors will not only enjoy good food and fun entertainment, they will have the opportunity to taste dishes from other cultures which will promote cultural exchanges and awareness.
Some 48 restaurants and food vendors as well as hotels operating in Qatar will showcase the wide cultural variety of their exclusive dishes during the three-day event.
QTA organising local exhibitions head Lahdan al-Mohannadi said: “We are very pleased with the support and participation we received from the hospitality community when we presented the idea of holding a food festival for the local residents and families of Qatar. The positive responses were overwhelming.”
The festival will feature live music including shows by an Arabic group and a jazz band, apart from children’s play area with games, face painting and other activities.
Visitors will be able to participate in a raffle draw for the chance to win prizes.
The selection of a grand prize winning restaurant with the ‘best food’, determined by public interest, will be announced at the end of the festival.
The sponsors of the event are Al Baddad International and Seqlia Exhibition and Conference Organisers.
The timing of the food fest is as follows: Thursday opening day from 4–11pm, Friday 2–10pm and Saturday from 11am–10pm.
Entry is free and coupons are available to purchase the dishes priced between QR5 and QR15