Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council
UAE, October 30, 2014 – Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, and in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, international dignitaries, renowned global chefs and leading sports and media personalities, an operetta was organized on October 30, 2014 on the sidelines of the Dubai World Hospitality Championship 2014.
The operetta, which included four different shows and performances, attracted huge participation from school children, youth and Emirati artists. The show displayed a colorful canvass that successfully captured the true essence of authentic Emirati hospitality and promoted unique heritage and culture of the UAE. School children and youth performed on different traditional Emirati folk arts and dances that highlighted the UAE’s rich history and its most authentic and popular cultural expressions.
The UAE singers – Balkis and Hazaa – performed the songs of the operetta, reflecting the UAE’s heritage and culture amidst an extremely positive and enthusiastic atmosphere where the audience expressed their satisfaction with the performances. The championship has so far witnessed an overwhelming participation from GCC nationals along with regional and international entrants, as it celebrated the UAE’s culinary traditions in front of a global audience to promote the GCC hospitality culture among future generations.
The second edition of Dubai World Hospitality Championship is organized by Za’abeel Palace Hospitality in association with the Emirates Culinary Guild and the World Association of Chefs Societies, and is supported by Mohammed bin Rashid Establishment for Young Business Leaders, Dubai Press Club, Emaar Properties, and flydubai. The three-day event will occupy 25,000 square meters of prime space and four halls of Dubai World Trade Centre, namely Sheikh Saeed Hall 1, 2 and 3, and the Arena Hall which has the capacity to welcome over 10,000 visitors a day.
About Dubai World Hospitality Championship 2014:
Under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohamed bin Rashed Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Za’abeel Palace Hospitality organises the Dubai World Hospitality Championship 2014, an initiative that seeks to spotlight Dubai amongst the finest multicultural culinary destinations of the world.
In its second edition, the Dubai World Hospitality Championship 2014 will take place from 30 October to 1 November at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The event comprise of four main competitions: The International Competition, The Emirati Competition and The Hospitality Sector Competition. The GCC Products Competition. The championship will witness12 globally renowned culinary masters, Emirati professional and amateur chefs and more than 700 chefs vying for top honours through showcasing their creativity, mastery and professionalism in crafting international and Emirati cuisine. More importantly, DWHC is the first and only event of its kind that highlights the rich and intricate traditions of Emirati cuisine and hospitality to the world.
Supported by the World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS), the Emirates Culinary Guild (ECG) and Dubai World Trade Centre, as well as the support of the strategic partners "Emaar Properties" and "SME", the diamond partners "Dubai Mall" and "At the Top Burj Khalifa", the Official Airline Carrier
"Fly Dubai", the Official Media partners "Dubai Press Club" and "DMI" and the Official Hospitality partner "The Meydan Hotel", in addition to CPI, DIWA and Dubai World Trade Center. The debut edition of the championship will host a culinary museum and a model heritage village displaying traditional handmade products and offering popular Emirati food for sampling. The event will offer free access to the public.