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In pictures: SIAL Middle East 2016 in Abu Dhabi

Take a look at some moments from SIAL Middle East, which took place from December 5-7 at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre

In pictures: SIAL Middle East 2016 in Abu Dhabi
SIAL Middle East took place this week, from December 5-7, at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.
In pictures: SIAL Middle East 2016 in Abu Dhabi
SIAL Middle East is the fastest growing event for the region’s food, drink and hospitality sectors.
In pictures: SIAL Middle East 2016 in Abu Dhabi
More than 1,000 chefs competed in the La Cuisine by SIAL competition.
In pictures: SIAL Middle East 2016 in Abu Dhabi
One of the creations competing at the La Cuisine, which organised by the Emirates Culinary Guild of Abu Dhabi, in collaboration with the World Association of Chefs' Societies.
In pictures: SIAL Middle East 2016 in Abu Dhabi
Dates.
In pictures: SIAL Middle East 2016 in Abu Dhabi
Deals worth AED3.8 billion were signed during SIAL 2016.
In pictures: SIAL Middle East 2016 in Abu Dhabi
Over 22,000 trade visitors attended industry showcase.
In pictures: SIAL Middle East 2016 in Abu Dhabi
Chefs perfect their entries.
In pictures: SIAL Middle East 2016 in Abu Dhabi
There were more than 900 exhibitors and 30 national pavilions.
In pictures: SIAL Middle East 2016 in Abu Dhabi
Regional Coffee Championships took place.
In pictures: SIAL Middle East 2016 in Abu Dhabi
Some of the judges watching baristas in action.
In pictures: SIAL Middle East 2016 in Abu Dhabi
Coffee demonstrations took place at the event.
In pictures: SIAL Middle East 2016 in Abu Dhabi
SIAL is organised in cooperation with Strategic Partner, Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority and supported by Abu Dhabi Chamber as Host Sponsor and in collaboration with Abu Dhabi Food Festival.
In pictures: SIAL Middle East 2016 in Abu Dhabi
Cakes ready to be critiqued.
In pictures: SIAL Middle East 2016 in Abu Dhabi
The event provided a chance for buyers to meet suppliers.
In pictures: SIAL Middle East 2016 in Abu Dhabi
One of the entries for a category at La Cuisine.
In pictures: SIAL Middle East 2016 in Abu Dhabi
About 65% of the exhibitors were new to the region.
In pictures: SIAL Middle East 2016 in Abu Dhabi
The judges working to assess the entries.
In pictures: SIAL Middle East 2016 in Abu Dhabi
One of the entries for a category at La Cuisine.
In pictures: SIAL Middle East 2016 in Abu Dhabi
There are wide-ranging categories for entrants in La Cuisine.
In pictures: SIAL Middle East 2016 in Abu Dhabi
A judge notes his assessment.
In pictures: SIAL Middle East 2016 in Abu Dhabi
Desserts.
In pictures: SIAL Middle East 2016 in Abu Dhabi
One of the entries for a category at La Cuisine.
In pictures: SIAL Middle East 2016 in Abu Dhabi
SIAL Middle East 2016 was the seventh annual edition.
In pictures: SIAL Middle East 2016 in Abu Dhabi
SIAL Middle East is part of SIAL Group, the world’s largest network of professional B2B food exhibitions which include SIAL Paris, SIAL China, SIAL Canada, SIAL ASEAN Manila and SIAL InterFOOD Jakarta.
In pictures: SIAL Middle East 2016 in Abu Dhabi
SIAL Middle East 2016 took place at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).
In pictures: SIAL Middle East 2016 in Abu Dhabi
A selection of desserts.