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Posted On: 22 November 2022 02:45 pm
Updated On: 3 December 2022 01:13 pm

Embark on a culinary journey with Qatari chef Shams Al Qassabi with Mastercard

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Mastercard is bringing people closer to their culinary passions through this unique experience. Delight the taste buds and celebrate the art of creative culinary arts with an interactive cooking experience, led by the first female Qatari restauranteur, Chef Shams Al Qassabi.

Located at the heart of Souq Waqif – one of Doha’s busiest tourist destinations – immerse yourself in the flavors and spices of the region through a priceless experience at Shay Al Shoomos. Get a chance to cook alongside the owner herself, a true force to be reckoned with, and the visionary behind the renowned restaurant to learn the secrets of traditional local cuisine.

Following the culinary workshop, guests can tuck into the freshly cooked feast and then visit the spice shop next door to learn how to incorporate the wide variety of flavors that can be found in Qatari cuisine under the guidance of the renowned chef.

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Chef Shams Al Qassabi opened her own spice shop in 2004, becoming the first woman to run a business in Souq Waqif. Ensuring that guests have access to a unique cultural getaway, Chef Al Qassabi serves local traditional cuisine embedding a local essence into every corner. Shams participated in the first Qatar Family Exhibits in 2001 to promote her work and produced a cookbook, ‘The A to Z of Shoomos’ that gained massive recognition locally.

  • Offer: Enjoy a culinary workshop with Qatari chef and entrepreneur, Shams Al Qassabi
  • Price: USD 508 per couple
  • Duration: Approx. 2 Hours
  • Location: Shay Al Shoomos, Souq Waqif
  • Dates: 21 November, 27 November, 29 November, 07 December, 09 December, 14 December

To find out more about the offer or the ongoing Priceless Experiences served up by Mastercard, visit

Source and cover image credit: Mastercard Press Release