Qatar: Asian food festival runs until Nov. 16
The inaugural DC Asian Night Market opened at Aspire Park Children’s Play Area with a large number of foodies and families in attendance sampling scrumptious cuisines offered by over various restaurants in the month-long culinary event.
More than 30 food stalls offering Filipino, Indian, Korean, Pakistani, Thai and Turkish and Arabic specialities as well as non-food vendors offering an array of apparel, cosmetics, toys and kitchenware, among others are taking part in the event.
The market is aimed at showcasing and celebrating Asian cuisines and products through an event catering to families, foodies and residents across communities, while promoting cultural exchange between Asian communities and Qatari and other expat communities through food, products and traditional songs and dances. In addition, it provides a platform for Asian businesses in Qatar of varying scales to promote their ventures, especially among Qatari and expat communities.
On weekends, the event highlights street dancing and cultural presentations of students from various Asian schools with performers garbed in colorful costumes and props to recreate the ambience of Asian festivals.
During the opening programme, it was announced Welfare and Services with Hospitality-Qatar (WASAHQ) culinary Arts will be holding free cupcake making for children aged five to 12. Photo booth, henna and face painting are among the other features of the market.
The market is open every day from 5pm to 12 midnight until November 16. Entry to the market is free of charge.