Sri Lanka Tourism holds ‘Taste of Abu Dhabi’ in collaboration with Sri Lanka Embassy in UAE

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs Secretary Ravinatha Aryasinghe lighting the oil lamp with Enoka Gayathri, the Officer handling the Middle East market from SLTPB 

The Sri Lankan delegation posing for a photo with the traditional dance troupe

 At the Sri Lanka stall

Sri Lanka Tourism Bureau (SLTPB) in collaboration with the Sri Lankan Embassy in Abu Dhabi organised a Sri Lankan tourism promotion event titled ‘The Taste of Abu Dhabi’ at the du Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE, from 7 to 9 November. 

The festival was officially opened by Ministry of Foreign Affairs Secretary Ravinatha Aryasinghe, Ambassador of Embassy of Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi Majintha Jayesinghe, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sri Lanka Environment and Climate Change Director/Ocean Affairs Dilani Weerakoon, Embassy of Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi Second Secretary Harsha Ruparathne and Enoka Gayathri from SLTPB by lighting the traditional oil lamp.

‘Taste of Abu Dhabi’ is a food-lover’s fantasy, with three days of Abu Dhabi’s latest, greatest and most exciting restaurants, world class chefs, an incredible line-up of music, tantalising fresh features and over 45 exhibitors. A wide variety of authentic cuisine identical to each country or region can be experienced at this event. 

Authentic Sri Lankan food were served at the event which included coconut roti with lunumiris, kiribath , isso wada, kadala and egg rotti with seeni sambal , where the food was highly embraced by the visitors. A traditional Sri Lankan dance troupe also performed at the event which the visitors enjoyed to their hearts’ content. 

Taste festivals such as these have set a new benchmark for food and drink events worldwide. It is important that SLTPB to engage in adequate consumer promotional activities among the expatriates (especially European and USA) Arabian travellers to make them aware about the destination and also to inspire those who are planning new destinations.