Qatar Tourism Authority and Qatar Airways, organisers of last week’s 4th Qatar International Food Festival (QIFF) in Doha, expressed delight at the success of the event which attracted a record 72,000 visitors.

The four day festival was held at the Museum of Islamic Art Park, offering a stunning backdrop to the family friendly activities.

Entertainment and a host of signature activities were enjoyed by everyone as they feasted on the wonderful 5 star dishes served up some of Qatar’s finest hotels and restaurants.

A huge crowd pleaser was the Qatar Airways Cooking Theatre which was filled with enthusiastic audience members, happy to participate in cooking demonstrations conducted by a number of chefs over the four days, including Chef Ramzi Choueiri and Chef Vineet Bhatia, both of whom are culinary ambassadors for Qatar Airways.

QTA and Qatar Airways launched a contest on twitter to promote the event on social media. The response was enthusiastic with close to 2,000 tweeters participating from Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. The three lucky winners; Linzi Gaston, Ahmed Fahed Al Kuwari and Jason Suen, each won a ticket to Dinner in the Sky, where they enjoyed a 3 course meal catered by W Hotel Doha seated at a table suspended 50 metres above ground.