Manama, Bahrain, 20 February 2020: As part of its efforts to launch an exciting calendar of events to further develop the Kingdom of Bahrain’s tourism sector while highlighting the milestone title of Manama as the “Capital of Arab Tourism 2020”, the Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA) launched the 5th edition of Bahrain Food Festival on Thursday 20 February 2020. The Festival will be held over two periods, with the first taking place until February 29th, and the second from March 5th to March 14th at Bahrain Bay.
With more than 200 participating food vendors split across two periods, the festival will offer a variety of F&B options, and feature a creative and diverse selection of vendors, ranging from healthy and organic food, to street food and gastronomic delicacies; and will also include fun activities and entertainment suitable for the whole family. This year’s edition is especially distinguished since it will be held in an even large space which will be divided into several sections.
The food festival, which will take place every Sunday to Wednesday from 4pm to 11pm and Thursday to Saturday from 4pm to 12am; will also feature a long line of entertainment, including a children’s educational play area, Candy Land, a traditional village which will offer local food and live cooking stations, fun competitions, musical performances totaling to more than 150 live acts on stage throughout the duration of the festival.
“By hosting the 5th edition of Bahrain Food Festival, we aim to offer visitors of all ages the ultimate experience by hosting a variety of activities, entertainment, musical performances, competitions and dedicated play areas for children. We are delighted to be supporting promising and innovative local ventures in Bahrain by providing them with the ideal platform to introduce their concepts to a wide audience. At BTEA, we will continue to focus on family entertainment by continuously expanding our calendar and variety of events in order to create unforgettable experiences for tourists in line with our long term tourism strategy under the umbrella of ‘Ours.Yours.’”, said the CEO of BTEA, Mr. Nader Al Moayyed.
The sponsors and supporters of Bahrain Food Festival 2020 include stc, Lulu Hypermarket, Bahrain Duty Free, Ithmaar Bank, Kuwait Finance House, Alosra Supermarket, GMI, Bahrain Bay, IKEA, Awal Gas, Park Point, AA Car Rental and Food Bank.
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.