Qatar International Food Festival QIFF 2024: Complete Guide

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The Qatar International Food Festival (QIFF) 2024 is a Qatar Tourism initiative celebrating the country’s diverse food, beverage and hospitality offerings.

The festival offers a unique opportunity to explore the culinary traditions of Qatar and the world, against the backdrop of a picturesque outdoor venue.

Here is everything you need to know about Qatar International Food Festival (QIFF) 2024 including dates, timing, location, how to reach, major attractions and entry requirements.

About Qatar International Food Festival

Qatar International Food Festival (QIFF) is a celebration of diverse culinary traditions from around the world. From high-end cuisine to street food, the festival features a wide range of cuisines that are sure to tantalize the taste buds of visitors.

The country’s biggest culinary celebration also presents various workshops and daily entertainment for the whole family, along with live cooking classes by award-winning chefs.

QIFF 2024 Dates, Location & Timings

The 13th edition of Qatar International Food Festival (QIFF) 2023 is being held from 7 February to 17 February 2024 at Family Zone of Expo 2023 Doha at Al Bidda Park.

QIFF 2024 Timings

  • Sunday to Wednesday: 4 pm to 11 pm
  • Thursday to Saturday: 4 pm to 12 am


Spanning over a sprawling venue, the 13th edition of the festival boasts an impressive lineup of over 100 food and drink kiosks, showcasing an eclectic mix of international, Mediterranean, Asian, and Arabic cuisines. From savoury street food to exquisite haute cuisine, attendees are in for a flavourful journey around the globe.

Beyond the array of dishes, the festival transforms into a hub of culinary experience, hosting renowned chefs and presenting unique dining experiences. Attendees can indulge in live cooking shows, interactive workshops, and nightly paramotor fireworks displays, accompanied by live entertainment that adds to the festive atmosphere.

Dinner in the Sky

One of the festival’s most anticipated attractions is the return of “Dinner in the Sky,” an elevated dining experience that suspends guests 40 metres above ground. Guests can savour a luxurious three-course meal while enjoying breathtaking views of the surrounding skyline.

The elevated restaurant can accommodate up to 22 people. The 3-course meal costs QR499, while the Moonlight Flight offers snacks and soft drinks at QR190. 

Year of Culture

This year’s festival honours the Qatar-Moroccan 2024 Year of Culture and features popular chefs and personalities from the world of international gastronomy. Qatar Museums developed the annual Years of Culture initiative in 2012 — an international cultural exchange that deepens understanding between nations and their people. 

Brought to you by Qatar Tourism, this world-class feast for the taste buds gathers the biggest names in hospitality and serves up unique culinary experiences, cooking theatre, nightly fireworks shows and live entertainment. From the latest food trends and local delicacies to spicy street food and haute cuisine, prepare to savour a world of flavours as part of the ongoing Doha Expo 2023 – running until 28 March 2024.

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