Ten to try: Iftars this Ramadan

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Ritz-Carlton, DIFC, Dubai\n\nLocated in the bustling business hub of the UAE, The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC will host Dubai International Financial Centre’s Ramadan Majlis, offering an idyllic destination for an unforgettable Ramadan experience.\n\nThe majestic Majlis, situated on the ground floor of the luxury hotel, will serve a sumptuous Iftar buffet (AED 175 per person) and an à la carte Sohour providing an intimate yet ambient setting for an authentic Arabian feast.\n\nBreak your fast with a refined array of traditional Arabian fare, and enjoy the atmosphere of the live cooking stations, interacting with the team of talented chefs, on-hand to serve a range of classic specialties, tailored to your individual tastes.\n\nGuests can dine against the backdrop of a colorful spice souk, or on the exquisite air-conditioned terrace, enjoying daily live entertainment. The resident Shisha Sommelier will also be available to recommend innovative combinations of fruity flavors and unique tastes.\n
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Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain Hotel & Spa\n\nAt dusk every evening, guests can choose from a delightful Iftar Buffet including Ramadan juices, followed by Ghabgha, served in the elegant atmosphere of the Arabian tent Al Khayma. Authentic Middle Eastern specialties, classic salads, desserts and live cooking stations for Fetir and Manekish are on offer. \n\nAl Khayma is especially themed for the occasion and the resplendent setting is complemented with an original performance of a Lebanese band accompanied every night by Najma Abdulla, one of Arabia’s most popular singers, widely known as the “Star of the Eastern Gulf” for her renditions of Umm Kulthum’s classic songs.” \n\nFor groups or families of up to six guests, Al Khayma provides the privacy of secluded pergolas. Operating hours: Iftar from sunset to 8 p.m. and Ghabgha from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. with live entertainment.
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Ritz-Carlton, Dubai\n\nReconnect with friends and family during Ramadan. The Lobby Lounge with its high, vaulted ceiling and crystal chandeliers is transformed for the occasion with Bedouin-style tents and low, comfy seating.\n\nEnjoy the delicious buffet of Middle Eastern classics, and settle in for an evening of good conversation over a glass of fragrant mint tea, as our Arabic duo of oud and table set the mood with their haunting melodies. \n\nA lavish buffet showcases regional delicacies, with hot and cold mezze, pasta and salad stations. Specialties include falafel and manakeesh cooked on the spot and everyone’s favorite: a traditional slow roasted lamb ouzi. Price includes unlimited Ramadan juices.\n
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Ritz-Carlton, Doha\n\nThe Ritz-Carlton, Doha opens the grand doors of the Al Wosail ballroom and welcomes families, guests, and companies to break their fast in a detailed Ramadan tent décor of authentic fanoos lanterns, fine drapes, Arabic cushions and carpets.\n\nA dedicated Shisha Butler prepares an almost unlimited variety of aromas. Once comfortably settled inside the most timeless ballroom, or in one of the gracious Majilis, guests will be entertained by live oriental music performers, skillful lines of our hennah artists.\n\nWith a focus on traditional Arabic delicacies, the lavish Iftar and Suhour showcase over 45 dishes, among which the sought-after Mezzeh, Shawarma, Seafood Tajein, and Grilled Lamb Kofta, to ensure that guests remain pleased as they leave their pearled seats and sofas. \n\nThe adjacent bar creates Ramadan juices such as lrksus, Jallab, and Laban to help guests succumb to the mouth-watering dessert selection: Umm Ali, Mochabak and Baklava, not to forget Western classics such as Vanilla Crème Brûlée, Strawberry Tarts and Macaroons. Hot beverage stations are also available to purify themselves before the sun rises. \n\nThe Lagoon will open its doors for Iftar at QR 180 per person \nRamadan tent for Suhour at QR 220 per person.\nSpecial Ramadan room package is available throughout the entire Holy Month of Ramadan, excluding EID, starts from QR 1000.\nThis year’s Ramadan tent is sure to be a successful one with the support of Qatar Airways, Zoom and Al Arab.\n
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Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh\n\nShare these magical moments with Family and friends and indulge in a feast of traditional & international food at The Ritz-Carlton ballroom or enjoy the idyllic Arabian Iftar or Sohour at Al Orjouan Restaurant with abundant range of Ramadan specialties with a unique and relaxing atmosphere. \nWith the widest range of cuisine and the palatial Ritz-Carlton vibes topped with the legendary service that Ritz-Carlton is world famous for providing, guests are guaranteed a gastronomic experience to remember.\n\nThe Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh will redefine Ramadan luxury celebrations with style and legendary service and make the holy month one to truly remember.
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Sharq Village and Spa, Doha\n\nSharq Village and Spa celebrates the Holy Month of Ramadan with an array of seasonal festivities. Exquisitely decorated tents at Al Dasha, and Al Sonbok ballrooms feature private Majlis seating, serving flavoured Shisha and live entertainment. Comfortably accommodating up to 190 guests in traditional majlis settings with traditional Ramadan fayre served in an extravagant buffet setting. \n\nGuests may also enjoy the evenings with family and friends at Al Liwan restaurant. Chef Ali Hadla showcases exquisitely prepared traditional hot and cold dishes, whilst Persian cuisine aficionados may sample chef Moghadam’s culinary creations\n\nFeel the spirit of Ramadan immersed in the traditional and stunning architecture of the Sharq Village & Spa, a Ramadan memory to stay with you forever.
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Al Bustan Palace, Muscat\n\nThe gardens of Al Bustan Palace, with their swaying palms and gentle sea breeze, are a beautiful setting for our sea-front Ramadan tent. Ramadan tent will be open for Iftar and Sohour from sunset onwards and are priced at OMR 16++ per person including Ramadan beverages. The fully air-conditioned tent will host up to 275 guests. A number of private lounges and a separate shisha tent will be available as well. Lebanese duo will be performing live after Iftar.
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Ritz-Carlton, Jakarta\n\nHoly month is approaching. The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Mega Kuningan will present five years in a row a cultural performance of “Tanoura” directly flown from Egypt to accompany the break fasting while enjoying Iftar delights in Asia Restaurant from July 20 – August 18, 2012.\n\nTanoura dance is a feast for the eyes. Tanoura means “skirt” in English. It is a dance performed\nby an Egyptian guy, usually a Sufi guy who is wearing wide, long and beautiful colorful skirts\nthat make a beautiful image when swirling around to reach purity, to manage to reach God’s satisfaction. Each color on the skirt represents one Sufi order. Swirling and turning, the\nmulticolored dress of the dervish creates the illusion of a human kaleidoscope.\n\nA series of Middle Eastern Iftar has been prepared by Asia Restaurant culinary team led by\nExecutive Chef Rudolph Blattler. Guests can gather and celebrate together with friends, families\nand business associates after a long day of fasting in a warm ambiance. They can start their Iftar with an abundant Tajil- special sweets and snacks eaten when fasting is broken- followed by a lavish selection of Middle Eastern cuisines at the vibrant-island and interactive buffet. Iftar is available everyday from 6.00pm–10.00pm at the price of Rp.288,000++ per person inclusive of hot tea, ice tea dan tajil.
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Six Senses, Zighy Bay\n\nSix Senses Zighy Bay will have its Iftar in the heart of its resort at Spice Market. \n\nThe Ramadan Sense of Flavours menu offers guests a large selection of mezzes served family-style, followed by the popular lentil soup and fatta laban, before a selection of main courses and Omani desserts.
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Hotel Missoni, Kuwait\n\nGuests at Hotel Missoni can enjoy their Iftar in a different selection of venues including Luna restaurant and Choco Café Ramadan Tent. For corporate and private Iftar events, the hotel presents the Missoni Ballroom. \n\nDuring Ramadan, Missoni wants east delicacy to meet art from the west.
Thu 19 Jul 2012 04:12 PM