It’s the time of the year once again to get our appetites ready for yet another massive foodie events. The food-loving community of Qatar will once again be treated to two grand annual food festivals. Prior to this, Qatar had food bazaars almost every where in Qatar during the FIFA World Cup festivities. Here are the schedules so you can all book your calendar:
MARCH 2-11 | CTC Festival – Al Bidda Park
Starting March 2 until March 11, coffee, tea, and chocolate (CTC) lovers will be experiencing the most delightful festival with the most delicious CTC products from different shops Qatar. As in previous years, also featured are Asian restaurants to cater to food demands during the CTC Festival.
MARCH 11-21 | Qatar International Food Festival – – Lusail Boulevard
As part of QATAR TOURISM’s “Celebrate Winter In Qatar” program this 2023, residents are invited to experience extravagant fun, festivities, performances and events. From the dreamy Hot Air Balloon Festival and the live Disney Princesses Concert to the unmissable Doha Jewellery & Watches Exhibition and the most loved Qatar International Food Festival, Winter in Qatar has something incredible for everyone. Source: https://visitqatar.com/intl-en/events-calendar
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QIFF is the country’s biggest culinary celebration, which also presents various workshops and daily entertainment for the whole family, along with live cooking classes by award-winning chefs.
FOOD FESTIVALS IN QATAR
With events like these albeit outdoors are proof that we have already moved past the Pandemic era. People have now found its way back to their normal activities and it’s a good development not only to the residents but especially to the business community.
Few years back, food festivals in Qatar served as an opportunity for residents to sample on hotel foods that we normally can’t afford or aren’t easily accessible. I still remember literally doing a hotel-hopping for bite-size food at very affordable prices. It’s also the opportunity of business establishments to introduce their products and reach out to new markets.
I hope we see more of these so that people can also get to try more food items in one go, while discovering something new and exciting in the growing food industry of Qatar. We’d be looking forward to small serving at affordable rates… that would be nice to see again.