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Hospitality championship gets cooking in Dubai

Hundreds of Emirati cooks stepped in on Thursday to introduce their country’s hospitality and culinary arts in one of the competitions at the Dubai World Hospitality Championship (DWHC), which runs till Saturday at Dubai World Trade Centre.

The second edition of the three-day championship, which is being held under the directives of Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince, and is organised by Zabeel Palace Hospitality in cooperation with the World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS) and The Emirates Culinary Guild (ECG), aims to continue to preserve the legacy of Emirati hospitality and also support the talents of renowned chefs and culinary professionals from Arab nations.

As many as 2,588 contestants from different countries are participating in this year’s championship which is divided four competitions — an international competition, Gulf products competition, Emirati competition and hospitality sector competition, including a photography competition running during the festival. The day started off with a strong Emirati presence and a competitive atmosphere with different exhibitors showcasing their products for the Gulf product competition, and with also talented chefs cooking in front of visitors and offering them samples of their products.