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Posted On: 21 March 2015 03:43 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 01:53 pm

Sixth Edition of Qatar International Food Festival 2015 Set to Entertain Families and Children with Amazing Activities

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Qatar International Food Festival (QIFF) 2015, co-organised by Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) and Qatar Airways, will host an exciting programme of entertaining activities focused on families and children.

Exciting shows and performances will be held throughout the festival at the “Stage Zone” which is equipped with the very latest state-of-the-art electrical and digital technologies to provide the highest quality entertainment.

Tarek Sidani, a pop artist and songwriter, will play a number of his most beautiful tunes during the festival; and guitarist, Sidani who is known for his great voice and ability to sing a variety of genres will perform too, while the "Drummers" band will stun the audience with their energetic beats.

Suitable for all family members, the live shows will provide an added component to enrich the festival's entertainment atmosphere providing it with an extra special flavour.

The activities on display will also include dancing shows representing different cultures and countries where skillful dancers will dazzle the audience with exciting performances, while solo break-dancers will showcase their skill.

In addition, the "Chef Orchestra" including a number of professional musicians, will play traditional tunes and perform original folk music using pipe instruments.

The Qatari Arda dance will also be strongly present at the festival, where male dancers from all ages wearing national dress will perform their traditional sword dance. Arda is a traditional sword dance originally designed to be performed in weddings and on special national occasions, and it always begins and ends with drum beats during which Gulf Mawawil, a traditional genre of vocal music, are performed.

A fireworks show is planned to be held at 6:00pm on 24th March, and 8:30pm on 25th, 26th and 27th March, while it is planned to be held at 9:30pm on the last day of the festival.

A key cultural and social event, QIFF 2015 will provide residents and guests in Qatar with vibrant entertainment for tourists and families focused around great tasting food and fun for all the family. It will also provide an opportunity for Qatar's hospitality sector to showcase its value offerings of food and beverages, as QIFF gathers visitors from different cultures from all over the world to take part in the various entertainment activities and competitions held on the sidelines of the event.