Al Araimi hosts hospitality & tourism exhibition

28th Mar 2011
Al Araimi hosts hospitality & tourism exhibition

National Hospitality Institute (NHI) and Al Araimi Complex have once again teamed up to bring one of the most exciting culinary events to town. Starting on 28 March, the four-day event at Al Araimi Complex will have NHI chefs and students as well as reputed chefs from prominent international hotel chains in Muscat, conducting live demonstrations and offering tips to a keen audience.

The official opening will take place at 7pm on 28 March and subsequently until 31 March, a plethora of events will be held every evening from 5pm - 10pm. This would include presentations of cake decoration, vegetable carving, mocktail competition and bed making competition to mention a few as well as the popular Waiters’ Race with a twist that will cover the basement and two floors of Al Araimi Complex. There will also be an English language quiz organised for the first three days and a Travel Quiz on the last day, courtesy E-Travel. The winners will be selected by daily draws and will receive exciting gifts and certificates. All the ongoing events will also be displayed on a large LCD screen, courtesy Talentz Centre LLC.

Chefs from leading hotels and prominent chains will be showcasing their talents in the exhibition. These include Al Bustan Palace Muscat, Muscat InterContinental and Crowne Plaza Hotel from InterContinental Hotels Group, Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa, Grand Hyatt Muscat, the newly opened City Seasons, Bamboo Kitchen and Illy Coffee.

“We often admire a chef’s talent on a buffet table, but rarely come across an opportunity to get a glimpse into the dedication and patience that goes into conceiving these ‘creations’. We are happy to be hosting the event once again and look forward to welcoming guests who are sure to be inspired by the culinary display of experts,” stated Uttam Kotian, Manager Advertising-Marketing, Al Araimi Complex.

Opened on 26 November 1994, Al Araimi is centrally located in the heart of Qurum with a footfall of about 25,000 customers a week. The mall houses 90 retail outlets that include some of the most prestigious brands in electronics, antique furniture and accessories, fashion and lifestyle, food outlets and cafes over three floors covering an area of 15,000 square metres. It offers 1,100 free parking slots for visitors, a key element to a great shopping experience. The strategic location, selection of retail outlets and innovative promotional activities throughout the year has proved to be a winning combination for Al Araimi, making it one of the favourite haunts.


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