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DCT Abu Dhabi to roll out new Emirati Cuisine Programme


29-November-2020

Emirati authentic cuisine will be under the spotlight at Abu Dhabi’s hotels to help promote Emirati culture and traditions.

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT – Abu Dhabi)  is launching a new ‘Emirati Cuisine Programme’ that puts Emirati authentic cuisine firmly on the table in hotels across Abu Dhabi.

The aims of the Initiative are to raise the profile of local cuisine and promote Emirati culture and traditions, as well as increase the number of local dishes being offered at top hotels through a series of incentives, training courses, and promotions.

The initiative will be rolled out to coincide with the UAE’s 49th National Day celebrations, the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) announced.

According to DCT – Abu Dhabi, hotels will be able to participate in the programme by offering authentic Emirati dishes on their menus. Within its first year, the programme will target four- and five-star hotels in the emirate, with more hotel categories being incorporated in subsequent years.

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT – Abu Dhabi)  is launching a new ‘Emirati Cuisine Programme’ that puts Emirati authentic cuisine firmly on the table in hotels across Abu Dhabi.

The aims of the Initiative are to raise the profile of local cuisine and promote Emirati culture and traditions, as well as increase the number of local dishes being offered at top hotels through a series of incentives, training courses, and promotions.

The initiative will be rolled out to coincide with the UAE’s 49th National Day celebrations, the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) announced.

According to DCT – Abu Dhabi, hotels will be able to participate in the programme by offering authentic Emirati dishes on their menus. Within its first year, the programme will target four- and five-star hotels in the emirate, with more hotel categories being incorporated in subsequent years.

ONLINE COOKING VIDEOS

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DCT Abu Dhabi is set to oversee the training of hotel chefs through a series of virtual remote training videos, led by acclaimed Emirati chef Khulood Atiq, to ensure that the food meets the standards of authenticity and quality of true Emirati cuisine.

“Food is an intrinsic part of every culture,” said His Excellency Ali Hassan Al Shaiba, Executive Director of Tourism and Marketing at DCT Abu Dhabi.

“It can tell the story of a nation and express cultural identity in a way that transcends words. The inspiration to create the ‘Emirati Cuisine Programme’ came from DCT Abu Dhabi’s desire to give visitors the chance to experience the beauty and hospitality of Emirati culture through food.”

His Excellency Ali Hassan Al Shaiba went on to say how up to 50 chefs are interested to take part in the programme and training series.

Amongst the first initiatives launched by the programme will be a series of exclusive online cooking training videos, hosted by Chef Atiq, to show participating hotels chefs how to cook their very own authentic Emirati dishes, at their respective establishments.

The videos will be available on DCT Abu Dhabi’s media library with exclusive access for participating Abu Dhabi hotels.

Team Yalla will update you with further news on the initiative once we know more.

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