Bahrain Tourism & Exhibitions Authority (BTEA) launched the fourth edition of ‘Bahrain Food Festival’ at ‘The Park’ in The Avenues on February 28.
Held under the patronage of the Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, Zayed bin Rashid Al Zayani, the event will run until March 16.
Since its launch in 2016, the event has attracted residents and visitors from neighbouring GCC countries, further positioning the kingdom as a regional gastronomy destination. The festival will include fun-filled activities and stations including cooking demonstrations by international chefs, live musical performances, games and more.
“The festival is a highlight of BTEA’s extensive series of events and activities which continues to attract visitors from different age groups. The third edition of Bahrain Food Festival attracted more than 165,000 visitors from inside and outside the kingdom, further increasing the tourism sector’s contribution to the GDP. Such unique events and activities aim at promoting the various tourism components of the kingdom under the guidance of the wise leadership,” said Al Zayani.
The strategic partners of the fourth edition of Bahrain Food Festival 2019 include Batelco and Al Osra. Others partners include Awal Gas, GFH, Bahrain Bay, The Avenues Bahrain, House of Uniforms and Ikea.
Additionally, 108 vendors will be participating in this year’s edition, 73 of which are new vendors and 81 are local vendors. The festival will offer visitors varied cuisines including Middle Eastern, Western, Asian, Indian, Organic, and Healthy. The event is open from 5:00pm to 11:00pm daily.
Hosting the Bahrain Food Festival comes in line with the BTEA’s overall strategy aimed at developing and strengthening the tourism sector under the slogan of ‘Ours. Yours.’, which contributes towards the Kingdoms economy and the 2030 Economic Vision.
Source: Trade Arabia