The 2014 Qatar International Food Festival (QIFF) will open for a fifth year on March 20 at the Museum of Islamic Art Park, the Qatar Tourism Authority has announced.
The four-day event, which concludes on March 23, will highlight healthy food and the Qatar-Brazil Year of Culture through cuisine and entertainment.
In a statement, festival organizers said:
“QIFF includes a number of areas that represent distinctive kitchens from around the world as the International Zone is divided into European, Arab, Asian and American lounges.
The Healthy Food Zone will be dedicated entirely to healthy food offerings which will include raw foods, salads, vegetables, fruits, steamed cooked seafood and meats accompanied by fresh juices and teas – all of which reflect the main message of the food festival – eat healthy food, adopt a healthy lifestyle and stay fit.”
This is the second year the festival will be held at the MIA Park. Previously, it took place outside of the Qatar Exhibition Center.
Last year, during the 2013 festival, there were several new features, including a “dine in the sky” option, live music and special performances. The lows included that parking was limited, and the voucher system for purchasing food did spark some confusion.
Opening hours and more information about the food fest are expected to become available in the coming weeks.