ETW STAFF – Mumbai
Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) partnered with Qatar Airways to launch the fourth edition of the annual food festival in Doha. Renamed as Qatar International Food Festival (QIFF) the four-day event took place at the Museum of Islamic Art Park from March 28-31, 2013. This year, QIFF had two main themes: healthy food and a healthy lifestyle, as well as focused on the Qatari UK Year of Culture by highlighting traditional dishes from both the UK and Qatar.
HE Eng Issa Al-Mohannadi, chairman, QTA, said, “We at QTA, are honoured with the partnership with Qatar Airways, as we consider Qatar Airways as a key partner in promoting Qatar as an upscale touristic destination. This year the festival showcased excellent quality food from some of the world’s best hotel and restaurant brands that have established outlets in Qatar, confirming its growing reputation as an international gourmet capital, that appeals to tourists from anywhere in the world.”
Dishes at the Healthy Food Zone included raw foods, salads, vegetables, fruits, steamed cooked seafood and meats accompanied by fresh juices and teas – all of which support the key message of the food festival – eat healthy food, adopt a healthy lifestyle and stay fit.
Akbar Al Baker, CEO, Qatar Airways said, “Qatar Airways was pleased to be partner with Qatar Tourism Authority on what has become a great annual family event here in Doha. We were extremely excited by the initiatives that we would be featuring in this years’ festival.”