The Bahrain Food Festival 2019 wrapped up its fourth edition last weekend had welcomed more than 220,000 visitors since it opened to the public on February 28.
The Food Festival, which ran until March 16, served as a competitive platform for local Bahraini businesses to showcase their concept, highlighting their contribution to the development of the food startup ecosystem and local food businesses in the kingdom.
The Outlet participation hits record in this year’s edition, with a total of 108 participants, 81 of which were local along with other 73 outlets, boating a wide assortment with a variety of cuisines transporting visitors on a fun-filled culinary tour around the world for the whole family.
The fourth edition of Bahrain Food Festival also offered its visitors of all ages the opportunity to enjoy family entertainment shows which included live cooking shows, musical performances, and other fun games and activities.
“We are delighted to see so many promising and innovative local ventures in the food sector that exceed our expectations one year after the next. We look forward to hosting the next edition of the festival, which comes as part of our efforts to further strengthen the Kingdom’s tourism sector,” said the chief executive officer of BTEA, Shaikh Khaled bin Humood Al Khalifa.
The Bahrain food festival has continued to grow in popularity since its launch in 2016, attracting food enthusiasts within the kingdom as well as neighbouring countries across the GCC region.
Batelco & Al Osra teamed up as the strategic partners of the festival, the other significant partnership includes Awal Gas, Gulf Finance House (GFH), Bahrain Bay, The Avenues Bahrain, House of Uniforms and Ikea.
Hosting this event comes as part of BTEA’s long-term strategy to further develop the kingdom’s tourism sector on a regional and international level under the slogan ‘Ours, Yours,Bahrain’ adding contribution towards the Kingdom’s Economic Vision 2030.