The eighth edition of Qatar International Food Festival (QIFF) will be held at Hotel Park in front of The Sheraton Hotel Doha from 29 March—8 April 2017.
Participating restaurants and cafes will be offering a special QIFF Menu – featuring flavourful dishes at discounted prices. The new QIFF Menu will encourage visitors and residents to enjoy the festival experience at their favourite restaurants and to discover the exciting new culinary delights, which have entered the Qatari food scene since the last edition of the festival. With four set prices of QAR59, QAR99, QAR139, QAR179 and multiple cuisines represented, the QIFF Menu will offer something special for all taste buds.
Weekdays: 2 pm—11 pm (previously 10:00pm)
Weekends: 2 pm—1 am (previously 11:00pm)
Here is #MarhabaLive video from #QIFF2017 Day One.
Visitors to the 2017 edition of Qatar International Food Festival (QIFF) need not worry about taking shuttle buses to reach the venue. This year the main venue of the festival is the Hotel Park on the Corniche and there is ample underground parking.
Get more details here.
In another first for the Festival, a series of Chef’s Table events will also be held at select five-star hotel restaurants, giving residents and visitors an opportunity to enjoy special live cooking and dining experiences with internationally-acclaimed chefs. The events will offer diners exclusive access to their favourite renowned chef, giving them rare glimpses into their cooking rituals and a seat on the dish’s journey from raw ingredients to decorated plates.
Main Zone: Hotel Park
Hotel Zone – bringing the best of Qatar’s 4 and 5-star culinary experiences all at one place and at prices not higher that QAR 35
Cultural Zone – offering festival-goers with food experiences from all corners of the world
Food Trolleys and Trucks – QAR5 – QAR35
Unique Dining Experiences
Activities by Qatar Culinary Professional
Chef’s Table at 5-star hotels – QAR 1000 – 1500
Opening hours: 2 pm – 10 pm on weekdays and 2 pm – 11 pm on weekends
Event schedule for QIFF 2017 is available on the official website.
The first edition of QIFF was organised in 2010 at the Doha Exhibition Center. Over the years, QIFF has grown to become one of Qatar’s most popular festivals, receiving a record-breaking 200,000 visitors in its 2016 edition. During March 2016 – the month during which QIFF was held – Qatar welcomed 305,014 visitors, the highest number of visitor arrivals to be recorded in a single month.
Check out the highlights of QIFF 2016 edition here