The Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA) is gearing up to host the Eighth edition of the Bahrain Food Festival 2024 in Marassi Al Bahrain, Diyar Muharraq, from February 8-24, 2024, with the participation of over 100 restaurants, cafes, and local and international hospitality vendors.
On the occasion, BTEA’s CEO, Sara Ahmed Buhejji, said: “BTEA is pleased to announce the details of the Eighth edition of the Bahrain Food Festival, which has become a prominent tourism destination in the Kingdom, offering an exceptional blend of flavours and gastronomy.“
She added that BTEA will continue its unwavering commitment to elevate the gastronomy sector, being one of the supportive sectors to achieve the objectives of the tourism strategy (2022-2026).
Throughout the 17 days, the festival will feature different entertainment events, including live shows. In addition to showcasing Bahraini artists and local bands performing on the main stage at Marassi Beach, these include the Ismael Dawas Band, The Ravens, AQ Jazz Experience, DJ Swif, Oracle Project, Relocators, Five Star, and others.
The festival will see the return of the traditional village, offering a diverse range of delectable dishes that celebrate Bahraini flavours. It will also introduce a kids zone with activities for youngsters to enjoy.
The Food Festival will also host a live cooking event with the participation of recognised chefs across the Kingdom. In addition to organising two cooking competitions: the Great Island Chef 2024, for cooking enthusiasts aged 18 and above and the Little Chef 2024 competition for those between the ages of 12 and 17.
It is worth mentioning that the Seventh edition of the Bahrain Food Festival attracted 168,000 visitors in 2023 over a period of 14 days. It is expected that this edition will attract more visitors, especially from the GCC.