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Bahrain food fest draws over 150,000 visitors in first week

MANAMA, March 12, 2019

The Bahrain Tourism and Exhibition Authority (BTEA) has announced that the Bahrain Food Festival has attracted more than 150,000 visitors since it opened to the public on February 28.

The fourth edition of the festival, which will run until March 16 at ‘The Park’ in The Avenues, serves as a platform for participating Bahraini businesses to showcase their concepts.

On this occasion, the chief executive officer of BTEA, Shaikh Khaled bin Humood Al Khalifa, said: “The festival contributes in positioning Bahrain as the tourist destination of choice for food lovers, and also supports various other food-related sectors, thereby fueling the development and growth of local enterprises which contributes to the local economy as a whole.”

Hosting the Bahrain Food Festival comes in line with the strategic vision of Bahrain Tourism and Exhibition Authority (BTEA), which seeks to enrich the tourism sector by organising a variety of tourism initiatives which work towards enhancing Bahrain's position as a regional destination in the culinary world.

Since its launch in 2016, Bahrain food festival has continued to attract food enthusiasts from the both the Kingdom and the neighbouring GCC countries, in light of the sheer variety of the fun-filled activities and entertainment suitable for the entire family, including world-class live demonstrations by internationally acclaimed chefs, live musical performances by various bands, and a variety of games, to name a few.

In this year’s edition, a total of 108 participants took part, ranging from restaurants and cafes to nutrition and culinary equipment; 81 of which are local along with 73 up-and-coming outlets. The festival offered visitors an assortment of cuisines such as Middle Eastern, Western, Asian, Indian, Organic, and Healthy.

The strategic partners of the fourth edition of Bahrain Food Festival 2019 include Batelco and Al Osra; the others partners include Awal Gas, Gulf Finance House (GFH), Bahrain Bay, The Avenues Bahrain, House of Uniforms and Ikea. - TradeArabia News Service


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