Dubai World Hospitality Championship: October 30, 31 - November 1 @ DWTCUnder the directive of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, the Government of Dubai and Zaabeel Palace Hospitality are proud to introduce the inaugural Dubai World Hospitality Championship 2014. It will be held in Dubai from October 30, 2014 to 1 November, 2014 at the Sheikh Saeed Hall of the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). The three day event features a number of competitions designed to highlight the cuisine, heritage and culture of the United Arab Emirates.

This key platform has been developed to educate the masses and preserve the culinary traditions of the country for future generations. Visitors to the event will witness professional and amateur chef’s battle it out as they prepare authentic Emirati Cuisines which showcases the techniques and ingredients behind the taste of UAE.

During a press conference at Zabeel Palace Hospitality on 20 October,  Dubai World Hospitality Championship (DWHC) has revealed that out ofDubai World Hospitality Championship: October 30, 31 - November 1 @ DWTC the original 3385 would-be participants that applied for registration in June, the DWHC has revealed a list of 2588 qualified participants. After a series of evaluations, 532 participants from the UAE have been qualified to compete in the ‘Emirati Competition”.

In what concern the “International Competition”, 12 teams from the GCC and Arabic countries will take part in this event; countries represented include United Arab Emirates (UAE), Kuwait, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), Kingdom of Bahrain, Qatar, Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Tunisia, Kingdom of Morocco and Algeria. Meanwhile, 308 will participate in the “Gulf Products Competition”, which will feature 50 participants from the GCC and ten participants per countries of Kingdom of Bahrain, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, and Sultanate of Oman.

H. E. Ahmed bin Hareb, President of DWHC, explained that the DWHC has developed a platform for the exhibition aimed at showing support for the Gulf region’s outstanding talent—further encouraging them to put their products in the market, including household products, Oud and Perfumes.

Ahmed Sharif , Vice President, DWHC, said, “We are looking forward in particular to reviewing the skills of the Emirati chefs who have the potential and the qualifications to compete on an international level. The public will also have opportunity to witness and experience a wide range of flavors from the dishes to be prepared by the local and regional chefs. The DWHC has become one of the major international events that specialize in the local and international hospitality industry.”

One of the main highlights of this year’s edition of the Dubai World Hospitality Championship is the International Competition, which will seeDubai World Hospitality Championship: October 30, 31 - November 1 @ DWTC strong participation from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and Arab countries. The event will feature programs, activities and competitions highlighting the authentic cooking style that represents the true Emirati culture. The championship is designed to introduce the UAE’s culinary traditions on a global level as well as promote the GCC hospitality culture among future generations. The Dubai World Hospitality Championship will be an interactive platform that will provide visitors with a chance to watch the best cooking displays and activities, as well as witness the massive competition between amateur and professional chefs as they prepare the most delicious and tastiest Emirati and international dishes. The championship will include Competitions in Food Creations, the Gulf Products Competition, and the Hospitality Sector Competition, among others. The Gulf exhibition will include homemade products; oud and perfumes products.

Dubai continues with its preparations for the second edition of the Dubai World Hospitality Championship, where International, Arab and the GCC teams will compete for ultimate honours.

The Emirati Competition is open to amateur and professional chefs and centre around specially selected out of 96 Emirati dishes. At theDubai World Hospitality Championship: October 30, 31 - November 1 @ DWTC event, visitors will gain the opportunity to learn from the traditional masters and experience authentic cuisine prepared by talented chefs. Arabian cuisine in the UAE reflects the diversity that is embedded in its culture. The fact that the UAE has traditionally been a centre for all types of trade since ancient times has now accounted for a phenomenal fusion of tastes. The massive repertoire of food that is produced locally has successfully contributed to positioning the nation as a destination for the ultimate gastronomic experience.

The Hospitality Sector Competition invites all hotels and restaurants from the UAE and also from other countries to take part in the competition. Competing hotels and restaurants will aim to highlight their technical and aesthetic capabilities in various fields, including ice carving, shapes made from sugar, chocolate sculptures and wedding cakes. Competitors will also ge t the opportunity to compete in preparing Emirati and GCC dishes.

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