Immerse Yourself in a Culinary Extravaganza: Qatar International Food Festival 2023

The Epicurean Extravaganza: Qatar Airways and Qatar Tourism Unveil the 12th Edition of the Qatar International Food Festival (QIFF)


Get your taste buds ready for a gastronomic adventure like no other as Qatar Airways and Qatar Tourism announce the 12th edition of the Qatar International Food Festival (QIFF), taking place from March 11 to 21. Set against the backdrop of the picturesque Lusail Boulevard, between the magnificent Lusail towers, this year's festival promises to tantalize visitors with a new waterfront location, the Al Saad Plaza, and a stunning array of global cuisines.


Embark on a culinary journey that transcends geographical boundaries, starting with Qatari cuisine, which offers a blend of flavors from the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia. The festival will serve up traditional delicacies such as machboos, a spiced rice dish with meat or fish, and balaleet, a sweet vermicelli pudding.


Beyond Qatari cuisine, there's an array of international flavors that visitors can relish. Expect a mouth-watering variety of cuisines, including Italian, Japanese, Indian, and Mexican. Visitors can indulge in gourmet burgers and pizzas, exotic spices, and street food delights.


The festival offers more than just food. Visitors can participate in cooking demonstrations and workshops to learn new culinary skills and techniques. Live music performances and cultural shows will showcase the rich traditions and customs of Qatar and the region.


The event is a fantastic opportunity to rub shoulders with renowned chefs from around the world. Visitors will have the chance to sample signature dishes and learn from the best culinary experts.


The stunning location of the festival offers an unparalleled dining experience, with magnificent views of the city skyline and the stunning Lusail Boulevard.


The Qatar International Food Festival 2023 is an essential event for all food lovers. The festival's diversity of cuisines, activities, and attractions ensures an unforgettable culinary adventure that will linger in visitors' memories for a lifetime. Mark your calendars and get ready to indulge in some of the world's most delicious food. We look forward to welcoming you there!

Why rent remains high in Qatar?

According to the latest data by Global Property Guide, Qatar recorded the highest average monthly rent for two-bedroom apartments in the Middle East. BUNYAN explores why the prices remain elevated and keep rising gradually and when they are expected to decline. 

Rents for apartments and villas in residential areas in Qatar’s major cities including Doha, Lusail, and Al Wakrah skyrocketed during the World Cup and were expected to decline post-tournament. However, that is not how things turned up. BUNYAN explores why the prices remain elevated and keep rising gradually and when they are expected to decline. 

According to the latest data by Global Property Guide, Qatar recorded the highest average monthly rent for two-bedroom apartments in the Middle East. The report showed that Qatar topped the list with an average rent of $3,742 (QR13,625) on a monthly basis followed by the United Arab Emirates with $2,208 (QR8,043), an immense difference of $1,534 (QR5,582) between the top two countries. Several factors affected the housing market as the transaction volumes increased rapidly by 36 percent in the previous years. During the third quarter of 2021, Muaither, Al Wakrah, and Al Khor recorded the highest volume of transactions in the market.

Argentinian Stage Show: "Malevo" at Mall of Qatar

Event Details:
Location: Mall of Qatar
Date: 18 November 2022 - 26 November 2022
Time: 03:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Discover the beauty of Argentinian folklore in a unique and captivating way with the famous Argentinian dance group Malevo! Hold on to your seats as this group performs the Malambo in a thrilling display of precision footwork, rhythmic stomping, and drumming.

Date and Timings:

  • 18 - 26 November
    3 pm | 6:30 pm | 9 pm

  • 20 November
    3 pm | 5 pm | 9 pm

Location: Oasis Stage, Mall of Qatar

FIFA Fan Festival

The FIFA Fan Festival will feature:
  • Live broadcasts of every match on giant screens, with views of Doha’s futuristic skyline in the background
  • Concerts starring top global and local music acts and live works by internationally acclaimed performance artists
  • A food court offering unique culinary experiences featuring local cuisine and international delicacies
  • Football matches featuring FIFA Legends and interactive physical and digital football gaming stations for fans of all ages
  • A Fans Cup featuring all 32 qualified nations for Qatar 2022
  • Innovative sponsor activations, as well as an official FIFA Store with licensed FIFA World Cup™ products

To access the FIFA Fan Festival, fans must show their Hayya Card, a mandatory requirement for FIFA World Cup ticket holders. The Hayya Card provides access to stadiums – with a valid match ticket – and the FIFA Fan Festival, as well as free public transport during the tournament. For international fans, the Hayya Card also acts as an entry permit to Qatar during the tournament.

FIFA Fan Festival opening times:

Date Time

  • 20 November 4 pm to 2 am
  • 21 November 4 pm to 2 am
  • 22-29 November 11 am to 2 am
  • 30 November to 18 December 4 pm to 2 am


Al Bidda Park is close to three Doha Metro stations:

  • West Bay Qatar Energy (Red Line)
  • Al Bidda (Red & Green Lines)
  • Corniche (Red Line) – exit from FIFA Fan Festival only

Dedicated shuttle buses will transport fans between the FIFA Fan Festival and stadiums.

Taxi and ride-hail drop-off/pick-up locations are available.

Fans can also walk to Al Bidda Park from the Corniche.

Corniche Water Show for World Cup Qatar 2022

Event Details:
Location: Corniche opposite to Al Bidda Park
Date: 20 November 2022 - 18 December 2022
Time: 03:00 pm - 09:00 pm
Ticket Purchase: No tickets needed
Price: Free - It's free!

Get ready for the biggest special effects water show in the world during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022!

🕒 3:00 pm
🕞 3:30 pm
🕓 4:00 pm
🕟 4:30 pm
🕔 5:00 pm
🕠 5:30 pm
🕠 9:00 pm

Aspire Zone Pavilion activities for FIFA World Cup 2022

Event Details:
Location: Aspire Park, Qatar
Date: 19 November 2022 - 18 December 2022
Time: 03:00 pm - 11:00 pm

"Aspire Pavilion at the Heart of the Game" sports events and performances will be held at Aspire Park from November 19 until December 18, 2022, from 3 pm to 11 pm.

Aspire Pavilion features 10 sports events, 7 artistic theatrical performances, and a sports exhibition on the Qatari football journey from 1960 to 2022.

Sports events:

  • Foot Golf: Players try and kick a ball into a hole in as few shots as possible.
  • Target Wall: Players have to kick the ball through holes with different values – each player will get three chances to amass as many points as possible.
  • Connect 4 – Kick and Aim: Kick the ball accurately into the right pocket to win.
  • 4 In A Line: Like the game of ‘Connect 4’ the aim is to get 4 balls of the same color in a row to win.
  • Skee Ball: The player must kick the ball into the pockets. The player with the highest number of points wins the game.
  • Foose ball Tables: A tabletop game based on football. The aim of the game is to control players on a rob to score goals while preventing your opponent from scoring.
  • Foot Pool: The player uses a white ball to strike other colored balls in order to put them in pockets. Players of each batch will get 2 chances to play.
  • VR Game: Virtual Reality football-based games with screens and WIFI.
  • Sub Soccer: Sit and enjoy playing football just by using your feet.
  • Jump Like Ronaldo: Can you jump as high as Ronaldo?


  • Tanoura Dance: 2 shows daily – except on weekends
  • African Dance: 2 shows on weekends
  • Philippines Dance: 2 shows on weekends
  • Mascots Parade: 2 shows daily – except weekends
  • Football Juggler: 2 shows daily
  • Bollywood Dance: 2 shows on weekends
  • Traditional Ardha: 2 shows on Qatar National Day

The Aspire Pavilion will highlight the Foundation's continuing role in rising the quality of sports in Qatar, and the community health awareness by Aspetar which features the "Healthy Lifestyle Awareness and Education Zone", "Health Medical Check Up Zone", and "Physically Active Zone".

The event aims to give visitors an exceptional experience that will be remembered by the public during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.

Note: The tickets/entrance fee are to be confirmed.


QetaiFAN Beach Fest

Event Details:
Location: Qetaifan Island North in the new City of Lusail
Date: 19 November 2022 - 18 December 2022
Time: 10:00 am - 04:00 am
Ticket Purchase:Online

There has never been an entertainment event quite like QetaiFAN Beach Fest. Organized by Qetaifan Projects and UVentures, together with Madaeen Al Doha Group and in strategic partnership with Fusion Hospitality and Exhibitions, the best fest is an independent entertainment zone at the iconic beachfront of Qetaifan Island North in the new City of Lusail – home to the stadium that will stage this Qatar’s 2022 World Cup Final.


The festival brings together people from different cultures and all walks of life through the "International languages" of music and football. In addition to a premium fan camp alongside the beachfront site, the event offers a variety of attractions and entertainment.

Date and Timings:

  • November 19 - December 18, 2022, from 10 am to 4 am

Check out the international stars who will take the center stage at the forthcoming, month-long QetaiFAN Beach Fest – at the iconic Qetaifan Island North in Lusail during the Qatar 2022 World Cup.


  • French Montana - 24 November 2022
  • Ryan Castro - 30 November 2022
  • Oxlade - 7 December 2022
  • CeeLo Green - 10 December 2022
  • Alex Sensation - 8 December 2022

More artists announced

QetaiFAN Beach Fest have confirmed five additional exciting artists for the much-awaited festival experience on the beachfront at Qetaifan Island North in Lusail, Qatar including worldwide recognized Latin talent.


  • Mariah Angeliq - 26 November 2022
  • Dimelo Flow - 27, 28, 29, 30 of November and 1 December 2022
  • JQuiles - 29 November 2022
  • ChocQuibTown - 9 December 2022
  • CKAY - 11 December 2022

Ticket prices:

  • General Admission (USD 65) - QR 237 (Early bird)
  • Premium (USD 500) - QR 1820
  • VIP (USD 1500) - QR 5462

Group purchase discounts:

  • General Admission (groups more than 10 people): (USD 10) - QR 36.4 per ticket
  • Premium Admission (groups more than 10 people): (USD 50) - QR 182

With one month to go and the excitement building up, QetaiFAN Beach Fest promises to be the best immersive entertainment experience for the fan journey in Qatar!

Arcadia Electronic Music Festival 2022

Event Details:
Location: Near Ras Bu Fontas metro station
Date: 19 November 2022 - 19 December 2022
Time: 10:00 am - 05:00 am
Ticket Purchase: Online

Alchemy Project Entertainment, in association with the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC), is proud to reveal the first line-up names for the Arcadia Electronic Music Festival.

Over 150 of the most renowned global artists are coming to Doha to fire up 3 iconic stages of Arcadia, Doha’s most anticipated electronic music festival, starting from 19 November to 19 December 2022.


  • 19 November 2022 until 19 December 2022
  • Location: Ras Bu Fontas, in front of Ras Bu Fontas metro station
  • Minimum age: 21+ years old

Timings: 10:00 am - 5 am | Doors open at 10:00 am


Arabian Night Lusail

Event Details:
The venue opened recently with a soft launch that will see its gates open from 6 pm until midnight. The timings will change from 12 pm to 2 am, starting Thursday, November 17, 2022, when the grand opening happens. The fan zone will charge an entry fee of QR20 per person. 

Every day they will have different types of entertainment, musical & cultural



Panda House Park, Al Khor Park

Panda House Park (Al Khor) is now open to visitors as announced by the Ministry of Municipality.

This is your chance to visit the giant panda pair Suhail and Thuraya!

Terms and regulations:

  • Tickets must be booked via the Oun application (the only way to purchase tickets as of now).
  • The ticket is valid for one day only, specifically for the day and time the ticket has been booked for - it cannot be used on another day.
  • The ticket is not refundable.
  • Location: Al Khor Park
  • Timings: 10 am to 6 pm
  • Tickets: Adults - QR 50 | Children under 14 years - QR 25