Gahwa Championships 2021
Gahwa (Arabic coffee) is an integral part of Arab hospitality and the region’s heritage. The tradition of preparing and serving Gahwa represents a symbolic act of generosity. Due to its significance in Arab culture, Gahwa was inscribed on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2015.
Given Gahwa’s cultural importance in the region, the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi established the Gahwa Championships in December 2019. The Championships build on the success of the Bait Al Gahwa initiative, which aims to document and protect Gahwa as an important part of Emirati tradition.
The Championships will test participants’ knowledge of Gahwa, including its heritage, bean selection and preparation methods. The Championships will also feature the Gahwa Roaster Award and the Gahwa Beverage Concept Award.
The Championships will challenge participants across five categories, testing their knowledge of Gahwa’s heritage, their skills in selecting and roasting beans, as well as their preparation methods. The Championships will also feature the Gahwa Roaster Award and the Gahwa Beverage Concept Award.
SANE’ AL GAHWA CHAMPIONSHIP
GAHWA ROASTER AWARD
Gahwa Beverage Concept Award
Al Hosn Site
The Championships will be part of Al Hosn Festival. The Festival is a cultural experience that reflects and reimagines Abu Dhabi’s heritage. this event brings together historic traditions, contemporary culture and newly emerging artistic perspectives across the cultural landscape of the Al Hosn site.
Daily from 04:00 am to 11:00 pm.
Entry to the event is 30 AED per visitor.
-Free entry for children under 5
-All tickets include admission to Qasr Al Hosn, the House of Artisans and Bait Al Gahwa
-Tickets valid only for the date shown on the ticket
” All Jubilee Pass holders, Senior Citizens and Fazaa Frontline Heroes card holders are entitled to a 25% discount. Discounted tickets are available at the ticket booths by showing the appropriate accreditation. “
Yes, special access for people of determination will be provided at the entrance to the venue. Should further or more specific support be required, please notify the organisers prior to the event by email at: email@example.com
You can get in touch with by visiting www.gahwachampionships.ae, emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling us on +971 (0)503310265.
The event is open to people of all ages; however, those under the age of 16 years must be accompanied by an adult.
• Show a green status on Al Hosn App.
• Show a negative PCR test result within 96 hours at the time of entry to the festival.
• Commit to wearing a face mask at all times.
• Kids below 16 years need to show only green status on Al Hosn App
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There is no minimum age for participants; however, all participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Yes, special access for people of determination will be provided at the entrance to the venue. Should further or more specific support be required, kindly notify the organisers prior to the event.
You do not need to be a recognised Gahwa specialist or practitioner to enter, but you will need to demonstrate a passion for this intrinsic Arab cultural heritage.
Each category is evaluated differently. For example, Sane’ Al Gahwa categories evaluates participants on their knowledge of Gahwa, bean selection and preparation, the roasting process or creativity in beverage preparation and design.