All you need to know about the Qatar International Food Festival 2023

All you need to know about the Qatar International Food Festival 2023

Qatar Living
By Qatar Living

The highly anticipated Qatar International Food Festival (QIFF 2023) returns this year with a wide variety of cuisines, events, activities and entertainment for everyone. Taking place at the Lusail Boulevard from March 11-21, 2023, this year’s festival features over 90 vendors, a Qatar Airways cooking theater and an opportunity to cook with world renowned chefs.

Ready to take your taste buds on a gastronomical adventure at QIFF 2023? Read on to find out all you need to know about QIFF 2023.

What to expect at QIFF 2023?

Taking place at Lusail Boulevard that has played host to world class events including the most recent F1 car demonstration, QIFF 2023 has stepped up its game this year to include an enviable variety of food and entertainment for everyone. The plaza between the iconic Lusail towers will be the site for a variety of activities and events including:

  • Qatar Airways cooking theater
  • A vegan section
  • Food related workshops
  • Roaming shows
  • Family-friendly activities
  • World Class DJ’s
  • Fountain shows
  • Street performances
  • Fireworks every day at 8:00 pm

What can you do at QIFF 2023?

  • Sample food from around the world: there will be more than 90 vendors at QIFF 2023 giving you and your friends the unique opportunity to dine around the world in one site.
  • Enjoy the daily entertainment: you can look forward to an exciting line up of entertainment throughout the day including roaming shows, street performances and performance by world class DJ’s.
  • Be a part of the live cooking demonstration by world renowned chefs: head over to Lusail Boulevard to enjoy the live cooking demonstrations by popular international chefs from around the world. Over the years, QIFF has brought down world favorites including the likes of Anna Olson and Wolfgang Puck.
  • Have fun at the kids activity areas (Aura Entertainment)
  • Revel in the spectacular fireworks display every day at 8:00 pm
  • Dance to the tunes of world class DJ’s
  • Get creative at the fun workshops on site.

How to reach Qatar International Food Festival?

You could reach the venue by the Doha metro or taxi. If you are planning on driving, public parking spots have also been allocated.

  • Doha Metro: Lusail QNB metro station (Red line)
  • Pick up & drop off point for Uber
  • Public parking for personal vehicles along Lusail Boulevard

Key information

Planning on heading over to the festival this year? Remember:

Year of culture: Indonesia

Date: March 11- 21, 2023

Timings:

  • Weekdays 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm
  • Weekends 4:00 pm – 1:00 am

Location: Al Saad Square (Al Nehem Whale Shark), Lusail Boulevard

Access: Free to attend 

Want a sneak peek from the festivals over the years? Check out our coverage of QIFF 2019 and QIFF 2021.

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