Doha foodies

A whiff of QIFF 2017: What’s new at Qatar’s top food festival

The eighth edition of the Qatar International Food Festival (QIFF) is coming to tickle your taste-buds at the end of March, and ILQ’s Wajeeha Malik brings you all the details on the tastes, sights, smells, and sounds!

A cultural celebration of food: 10 years of Eataly

A lot can happen in a decade, so it’s a good thing then that the generations-old traditions of Italian cuisine only get better with time. In the ten years since Eataly opened its first shop, it’s been filling the hearts and bellies of its customers with flavours that represent a taste of home – from their Italian kitchen to yours!

Brunch re-imagined at The Ritz-Carlton, Doha

Looking for a new take on that most hallowed of Friday traditions – a quintessential Doha brunch? ILQ recently headed over to The Ritz-Carlton, Doha to experience its newest incarnation, the Carnival Picnic Brunch, where the food, atmosphere, and ambiance has us rediscovering our inner child.


You scream, I scream, we all scream for pasta!

You don’t have to travel to Italy to take your taste buds on a flavor-filled vacation. Eataly, located in the Mall of Qatar, is the perfect place to experience pasta in all of its varieties and get a taste of Italy itself!

La Mer Bistro brings the French connection

The jewel of casual-dining at The Ritz-Carlton, Doha, La Mer Bistro continues to tease the senses through a reimagined take on French culinary tradition with a Mediterranean influence, as ILQ discovers.


Why the Marriott Marquis Doha’s Shisha Terrace is your summer hotspot

In need of a big-city break to beat the after-work crowd? Or perhaps a languid retreat to while away those long Ramadan nights? Look no further than the new Shisha Terrace at Aqua Lounge at the Marriott Marquis City Center Doha. With a lush location overlooking the pool and the surrounding bright lights of West Bay to guide you home, come for the ambiance and stay for an invigorated menu of light bites, inspired beverages and more! Click here for our full review.

Ramadan recipes: Simple sweet syrup from Qatari dates!

With Ramadan just around the corner, Mama Baba Ganoush gets back in the kitchen to whip up a super simple, healthy, and delicious date syrup – a sugary staple for any iftar or sohour!