Six years and counting – the Qatar International Food Festival is back.
Spread over five days from March 24-28, the event brings together Doha’s most delicious venues onto the sprawling grounds of the Museum of Islamic Art Park.
Here is all the info you’ll need:
Wednesday, March 25 – Saturday, March 28
Free shuttles from Old Airport arrivals terminal parking and Doha Club lot beside Sharq Village Hotel & Spa. MIA Car Park reserved for VIPs
Scarce, with very long lines. Prepare accordingly
Terms of Sale:
Cash finally accepted by vendors this year. Coupons system also available for nostalgic purposes
And should your device run out of juice, mobile charging stations are available around the park
Dining in the Sky – this year, the crane lifts you 60 metres into the air for an hour as you experience food served on board Qatar Airways Business Class. Tickets are QR500 a head, available only on-site, and can be purchased for future slots.
Qatar/Turkey Cultural Zone – to celebrate this year’s cultural exchange of both nations, a special section is devoted for one to delight in Turkish cuisine
High Tea – the recently opened Kempinski Marsa Malaz has mounted a two-storey pop-up restaurant serving scones and tea all day long.
Instagram Market – Qatari home cooks active on Instagram were invited to showcase their dishes for sale in a special section promoting local specialties. If you’ve never tried such creations as balaleet, a sweet vermicelli with egg and cardamom, this is your chance
Global Cuisine – all of Doha’s major hotels are out in full force to introduce their restaurants to the city, from the vibrant Marriott Doha’s salsa-themed stand to the W Hotel’s ingenious faux food truck, there really is something for everyone.