The Grove Restaurant – Al Zorah Ajman

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The Grove, a Levantine restaurant is situated in Al Zorah Pavilion Ajman. This hidden spot offer spectacular sunset view with an Arabic menu on offer & a classy ambiance with both indoor & outdoor dining arrangements where you can spend your time overlooking Mangroves.

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Families can have a relaxing time with dinner & Shisha while your kids enjoy their time & are well taken care of in Kids Play area. Indoor setup has refreshing vibes with greenery & floral décor perfect for Summer time.

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Middle Eastern cuisine has always been my favorite. My option from the menu were the top favorite few items which are widely consumed in every Levantine restaurant ……… Hummus, Fattoush, Spicy Potaoto & Mixed Grill Platter.

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These delectable options were not less in portion, quality & taste at all. If you are new to try Levantine Cuisine , do give a try to these cubed Spicy Potatoes.

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Mix Grill consists of soft , juicy Chicken Shish Taouk, Lamb Kebab Orfali, Tikka Meat, Chicken Wings, Lamb Chops served with French Fries & Garlic Mayo. Enjoy the freshly baked hot bread with Hummus & Fattoush.

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These above mentioned dishes are commonly found in Emirati restaurants, although taste & presentation varies. Another recommendation from the menu at ‘The Grove’ which made me to add this spot in the best restaurants list experienced so far is their Lamb Shank Biryani.

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Do not miss this if you are looking for a soft & flaky Lamb Shank Biryani with flavors so well immersed in meat & rice.
Not spicy like an authentic Biryani, but still mild as in Emirati Cuisine they do not use much spices.

Other than he traditional items they also offer Pizzas, Pastas & an interesting portion for Kids Menu.

They also have innovative & Fusion dessert options which include Valooda, Chebab, Arabic ice creams, cakes , Kunafa, Umm Ali etc. We had Lotus coated & Chocolate dipped ice cream lollipop.
And another hit item in the dessert menu which is Saffron Milk Cake.

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After having our meals, we opted to spend our evening hours at the outside with Shisha & Arabic Coffee.
You can have hot & cold beverages of your choice. Fresh Juices are also available.

A very reasonable place with a peaceful atmosphere to enjoy your weekends. The place is a great value for money & was obvious from the gathering of families & customers as the evening hours started.
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HARD ROCK INTERNATIONAL DEBUTS ITS MOST EXTENSIVE MENU INNOVATION HEADLINED BY AWARD-WINNING STEAK BURGERS

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Last week we were part of the electrifying event held at the famous Hard Rock Café. This dynamic spot situated in Dubai Festival City covers a vast area with an offer of shopping & food together. Moreover, the classy wide spread interior has plenty of dining capacity & a stage for live DJ performances.

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We were in at the Media launch of their new menu which included variety of Starters, Salads, Shareables , Shakes, Steak Burgers & Desserts.

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The new menu offers delicious One Night in Bangkok Spicy Shrimp to Bacon Jam Sliders and Three Cheese and Roma Tomato Flatbread. The fresh crispy bites of Tomato Flatbread are not to be missed.

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Grilled Fajita Steak with fresh greens , crunchy bites of shoestring onions & crumbles of blue cheese is great combination too!

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The star of the show, Hard Rock Cafe’s new and award-winning Steak Burgers, were created with a blend of fresh, 100 percent Certified Angus Beef.

The 24-Karat Gold Leaf Steak Burger was the shining star of the lineup, fresh Steak Burger topped with 24-Karat edible gold leaf with cheddar cheese, leaf lettuce, vine-ripened tomato and red onion. It’s glitz, glamour and pure gold – a legendary bite only available at Hard Rock!

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This innovative & rich beef burger is full of flavors & a treat for meat fans. A portion of all proceeds from the 24-Karat Gold Leaf Steak Burger will benefit Action Against Hunger to assist in the fight against world hunger.

Others include The Original Legendary Burger , The Big Cheeseburger , BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger, Double Decker Double Cheeseburger – A tribute to Hard Rock’s 1971 “Down Home Double Burger” and the iconic double decker buses synonymous to the brand’s London roots, this consists of 454g of two stacked 227g fresh Steak Burgers with accompaniments.
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We also got to try the shakes with brightly colored toppings along with a twist on classic flavors like Strawberry Cheesecake and Cookies & Cream.

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In dessert we had the creamy Strawberry New York Cheesecake with strawberry sauce.

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Those looking to dine at Hard Rock Cafe can find their local Cafe and make a reservation by visiting http://www.hardrockcafe.com/locations.aspx.

ARE YOU READY FOR BARASTI’S ‘HOUSE OF WHATEVER’?

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Prepare to get your mind blown as Barasti brings Bud Light’s epic House of Whatever concept to Dubai. Packed with ever changing interactive experiences, impromptu parties and amazing drinks deals, it’s guaranteed to be the most exciting and unpredictable destination in the region, this summer.

Barasti has been pushing boundaries in the region for well over a decade and is set to pull off something unprecedented this summer with the House of Whatever, launched on the 7th of June and will run until the 28th of September, promising almost four months of spontaneity.

“Expect the unexpected” is pretty much the mantra, with a line-up of exciting, unpredictable and jaw-dropping experiences, giveaways and parties coming to the House of Whatever. Will you get whisked away on an impromptu staycation, enter a full-blown foam party, get the chance to see one of your favourite acts perform live (for free!), get your groove on at a silent disco, rub shoulders with a celebrity, or be taking home some incredible giveaways… who knows, but come Ready For Whatever!

One thing’s for sure – the line-up of performances, activations and giveaways will remain top secret – meaning you’ve got to BE there or be prepared to experience the ultimate FOMO.

Bud Light’s unique ‘House of Whatever’ activation has previously popped up in multiple locations across the US, and most famously gained world-wide recognition when it threw the epic invite-only ‘House of Whatever’ party for the Super Bowl XLVIII in 2015. Famous for surprising guests with celebrity appearances, money-can’t-buy experiences and insane giveaways – this is both a unique activation and a game changer for the region.

While the beach bar won’t divulge many details on what to expect this summer, Phil Hardie, Assistant Director Food and Beverage at the Mina Seyahi Complex said: “Barasti’s House of Whatever is going to offer a spur-of-the-moment impromptu nature, with pop-up performances and plenty of memorable experiences and stunts that you have to see to believe.

Our mission is to be the most talked-about experience that has ever happened in the region. Mark my words, this is going to be a disruptive experience that will shock, awe and excite the masses.”

So, are you Ready for Whatever?

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Iftar at Kenza Restaurant – Ramada by Wyndham Downtown Dubai

Get restored from day’s fasting with generous and healthy food options. Sharing my recent iftar experience of another iftar evening to remember  with food  indulgence & ambiance. The buffet comprises of Arabic & International cuisine along with outdoor arrangement of live Barbeque.

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Healthy salads, soup & starters for Iftar followed by delicious veg & non veg curries, & Lamb Ouzi.

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Soft flaky whole lamb in Rice ………..  a perfectly done Lamb Ouzi.

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Curries are delicious too. Grills are crispy bites of mutton, chicken & kebabs.

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Desserts  counter is colorfully filled with Assorted Arabic Sweets, Cakes, Gulab Jamun & Umm Ali.

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Guests can also experience outside dining arrangement with Burj Khalifa View.

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Iftar from sunset to 10 pm

Eid Brunch starts at  10 am First day of Eid only , International & Arabic buffet with beverages.

Live outdoor Charcoal Barbeque Grill with Ouzi AED 179 per adult.

AED 89 for kids.

 

 

Chinese Business Council hosts its annual charity Iftar for labourers in association with Emirates Red Crescent

As part of the Council’s CSR initiative, the charity Iftar served meals to more than 1,000 hardworking labourers

The Chinese Business Council in the UAE, in association with the Emirates Red Crescent, hosted a charitable Iftar for more than 1,000 workers at the Emirates Red Crescent tent in Dubai International City area.

Her Excellency Tan Li, Acting Consul-General of the People’s Republic of China in Dubai; Zhou Guangyao, Secretary General of the Chinese Business Council in the UAE; Mohammad Abdullah Al Haj Al Zarooni, Director of the Emirates Red Crescent – Dubai centre graced the occasion with their presence at the tent.

The event sponsored by Chinese Business Council along with more than 100 volunteers from major Chinese companies based in the region also received attendance from VIP’s, dignitaries and key officials from the Chinese business community in the region.

“There are more than half a million labourers in the UAE and being able to reach out to at least a portion of them in the Holy Month of Ramadan to embrace the spirit of giving is our way of sharing our blessings with the community,” said Her Excellency Tan Li, Acting Consul-General of the People’s Republic of China in Dubai.

Chinese Business Council, a non-profit social organization composed of Chinese-funded enterprises and institutions and Chinese companies based in the UAE, aims to enhance the position of Chinese companies based in the region, attract more participants from major companies to invest in the UAE market and to increase their overall market share in various sectors.

“We are honored to associate with Emirates Red Crescent and support their Ramadan initiative. Since the UAE has declared 2019 as the Year of Tolerance, we decided to associate with like-minded organisations ready to contribute considerable resources to benefit the less fortunate and embrace the country’s pioneering initiatives to emerge as a global capital of tolerance,” said Zhou Guangyao, Secretary General of the Chinese Business Council in the UAE

“It is heart-warming to witness the gratefulness expressed by our brothers towards our initiative. This is the second year we have conducted this charitable Iftar as a token of appreciation by developing Chinese companies based in the region and we aim to continue doing so annually,” added Zhou Guangyao, Secretary General of the Chinese Business Council in the UAE.

“Ramadan is a time to express compassion and share your blessings with those in need. We are extremely thankful to the Chinese Business Council and various members of the Chinese business community in the UAE to come forward and join hands in supporting our Ramadan initiative. We are constantly inspired by our visionary leaders to do more and give more to the local community, as they are the ones who have put in all their hard work to position the country where it is today in the international arena. It gives us great pleasure to sit with these workers on the same floor and share an Iftar with them regardless of their ethnicity, cultural background or religious beliefs, and that is the essence of tolerance and co-existence between all nations; its love and peace,” said Mohammad Abdullah Al Haj Al Zarooni, Director of the Emirates Red Crescent – Dubai centre.

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Iftar at B&B Restaurant Dubai

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B&B restaurant situated in Sultan Centre has been refurbished with a wide arrangement, traditional décor & classy touch.

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The restaurant takes you to a culinary journey of true Pakistani flavors. If you are missing deliciousness & authenticity of Pakistani Cuisine , then must head over to this place for one of your Iftars. The buffet is lined up with an aromatic spread of curries & grills.

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Break your fast with lip smacking starters like Dahi baray , Pakoray ,Samosay, Fruit Chaat, Dates & Rooh Afza.

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After a long time, I enjoyed devouring on Haleem , Muton & Nihari which were done to perfection where chef has poured in all his expertise. Hot & freshly baked naans add delight to these curries.

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Same goes for variety in grills like Chicken & Mutton Tikkas, & Seekh Kebabs both Chicken & Mutton.
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Both options of Biryani & Pulao are available. I tried both , & felt like getting over stuffed as each & every dish is irresistible.

Mix Vegetable Curry, Aloo & Channa, along with the combination of Halwa Puri is also on offer to satisfy your craving for this famous desi combo.

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Variety of desserts like Fruit Custard, Gulab Jamun & the very famous Rabri Kheer. Need to keep an extra space in your stomach just to enjoy this extra rich dessert.
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End up your meals with Karak Chai.

Iftar Buffet is priced at AED 70 per person
From 6:15 pm to 8:00 pm ( Mon, Sat , Sun)
Suhoor AED 45
From 2:00 am to 5:00 am ( Mon, Sat , Sun)

Iftar at ClayPot Restaurant  Citmax Hotel Bur Dubai

Claypot restaurant hosted a grand Iftar last week with a great mix menu of Indian & International dishes. Fresh, Desi & authentic flavors in veg & non veg dishes were lined up.  This was my second visit to experience their iftar, & like before the quality & variety  are the highlights. So Don’t miss out the great variety available in restaurant.

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The colorful Cart inside the restaurant  delivers crispy, tangy, spicy all sorts of Chats . Chef is ready at your service to offer dahi Puri, Bhel puri Chana Chat etc.

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Have your plate filled with starters like Falafel, Cheese Sambosak & Crispy  Chicken Spring Rolls. Great options for healthy salads & cold mezzehs are also on offer.

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If you fancy vegetarian items you will be delighted with lip-smacking Dal Makhani along with hot Tandoori Roti, Pasta in Tomato Sauce, Cauliflower Manchurian , Mix Vegetables, & Vegetable Fried Rice.

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And for your craving of meat here is the list of flavorful  meat items……….. Chicken Vermicelli, Lamb Kofta Kebab, Grilled Fish with Lemon Garlic Sauce, Chicken Shish Tawook, Seafood Marinara & on top of all Mutton Biryani. Do try biryani if you are missing the authentic flavors from back home.

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Lamb Kofta Kebabs are just perfect too, Fish with Lemon Garlic Sauce is another must try dish.

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Desserts include Baklava, Awamat, lab-e-Shireen, Fresly sliced fruits, Luqaimat, Kheer, Umm Ali & Gulab Jamun which you will keep asking for more!

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End up your meals with hot beverages of your choice. Enjoy assorted mixed nuts & special Ramadan drinks as well.

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Iftar : sunset to 9 pm daily  AED 69 per person.

Suhoor : 2:30 to 5 am daily.

To book your table call 0501007065  /  0556181198

Chicken Cottage – The Mall Jumeirah

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Who wouldn’t want to indulge in a healthy & guiltfree lifestyle while still fulifilling your craving for fast food. This is now possible at Chicken Cottage.The UK’s first Halal fast food casual Chicken chain has arrived in the UAE serving fresh Grade A , Hormone & Antibiotic free chicken.

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You can have Chicken Burgers, Grilled Chicken Breast , Grilled Half or Full Chicken, Grilled or Crispy Fried Chicken Wings, Healthy fresh Salad along with grilled Chicken Chunks & Kids Meals.

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Fast food for Iftar could be a second option for me, but here when I was invited at Chicken Cottage, the fast food concept turned healthier with chicken in many varieties in the menu.

Richly stuffed burgers like the one which we had was Mountain Burger Meal with combination of Chicken & Hash Potato. And if you want to stay a bit lighter with wraps, they have vegetable as well as Chicken options in wraps. Grilled Wings & Half or Full Grilled Chicken are just too delicious & done with perfection.

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The flavors is present deep inside in each & every bite. Chicken is fresh & taste matters here. You can opt for Crispy, Grilled & BBQ wings. Simillarly Half or full Chicken is available & the sauces are served according to your choice which are Peri Peri, Lemon Herb, Peri Peri Hot & Garlic.

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Fresh juices are also available & desserts in the menu are Apple Crumble with Ice Cream, Chocolate Brownie with Ice Cream, Chocolate Cookies. Variety of flavors in milkshakes are also on offer.
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The restaurant is inviting with a style in décor & calm ambiance. It is conveniently situated in The Mall Jumeirah at Jumeirah Beach Road. They also offer home delivery.

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A memorable Iftar experience at La Maison Royal Central Palm Dubai

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Situated in the heart of Palm Jumeirah , Royal Central Hotel offer unparallel views and an ideal location to wind down for hours while enjoying Palm & Marina views besides its outdoor dining arrangement & welcoming hotel interior along with delicious food being offered at its restaurants.

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This was my second visit to the property & like before it never failed to impress with its exceptional arrangement & food. This time I was invited for a grand iftar at La Maison.

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The restaurant serves a huge spread of buffet with enormous variety in salads, cold & hot mezzehs, appetizers, continental salads, & soups. Salad & starters include veg , non veg & seafood options with superb presentation & taste.

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During Iftar, the guests enjoy the heart-warming Arabic hospitality that Central Hotels is known for. Amongst the staples were Harees, lentil ‘harira’ soup, oozy, machboos and grilled meat and fish dishes as well as a variety of decadent Oriental desserts ranging from mouth-watering halvas to indulgent mohalabias and glistening luqaimat and zalabis.

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Simillarly Main dishes include Vermicelli Rice, Dawood Basha, Grilled Seafood with Coriander Sauce, Chicken Schnitzel on Mushroom Ragout, Beef Steak in Mushroom Sauce, Vegetable Lasagna, Mixed Grill, & Grilled Vegetables.

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Desserts are also lined up with a wide range of Arabic & Internaional sweet delicacies. You can have Cakes, Tarts, Umm Ali Arabic sweets, Fresh Fruits to name a few. Also enjoy traditional Arabic drinks & hot beverages.

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An intimate ambiance set the stage for the beautiful evening where the relaxing vibes of Oud music entertained the guests against the stunning backdrop of Palm Jumeirah as they played traditional games and relished Arabic coffee after the indulgent Iftar.
If you would like to enjoy the same experience for Iftar and Suhoor, then here’s what’s on offer at Royal Central Hotel The Palm this Ramadan:

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IFTAR
Indulge in a delicious Iftar featuring a variety of Arabic and international specialities in the elegant surroundings of the Royal Central Hotel The Palm. Awaiting guests will be a rich buffet of the finest Middle Eastern and international delicacies including a wide assortment of delectable desserts.

Royal Central Hotel The Palm
• Iftar Buffet: AED 160 per person
• At La Maison
• From Sunset to 10.30pm
• Special rates for groups of 10 people and more
• Live Oud music and traditional Arabic games including backgammon
• Children under 6 years dine free and those between the age of 6 & 12 years enjoy 50% discount.
• All prices are inclusive of 5% VAT, 7% municipality fee and 10% service charge.

SUHOOR

Royal Central Hotel The Palm
• AED 120 per person
• AED 150 including Shisha with breath-taking views of Palm Jumeirah
• At La Maison & Ya Bahr
• From 10pm to 3am
• Children under 6 years dine free and those between the age of 6 & 12 years enjoy 50% discount.
• All prices are inclusive of 5% VAT, 7% municipality fee and 10% service charge.
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GROUP IFTAR
Treat your family, friends or colleagues to an exclusive Iftar at the Royal Central Hotel The Palm or Canal Central Hotel Business Bay. Choose from our tailor-menus offering a selection of traditional Arabic and international flavours for an unforgettable experience. Book now and take advantage of the ‘Early Bird’ offer to enjoy special group rates.

• AED 125 per person. Special rates for groups of 10 and more
• Children under 6 years dine free and those between the age of 6 & 12 years enjoy 50% discount.
• All prices are inclusive of 5% VAT, 7% municipality fee and 10% service charge.

For reservations at Royal Central Hotel The Palm
Call +971 4 873 9300 or email fb.rc@central-hotels.com

Iftar Al Waha Restaurant – Gulf Court Hotel Business Bay

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Feast on Arabian Iftar Buffet in a perfect Ramadan ambiance. Al Waha Restaurant at Gulf Court Hotel is offering Traditional & scrumptious delights to break your fast.

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Gulf Court Hotel welcomes you with its wide & inviting lobby & takes you to a culinary journey of Arabic feast in Al Waha restaurant.

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The restaurant is set in true Ramadan style. Traditional Lanterns & all what makes it a memorable iftar is available. The staff in traditional dresses offer Arabic & Moroccan tea. Traditional Ramadan drinks & other hot beverages are also served.

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Lined up buffet has separate salad, main dishes & dessert stations where you can have your favorite Arabic as well as International dishes & salads. Hot & crispy Cheese Rolls & Spinach Fatayer are served fresh.

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The main dishes consist of lip smacking meat & vegetable dishes, rice & mix grill. Don’t miss to try the soft flavorful chunks from the whole lamb in your plate.

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At dessert station you will find Umm Ali, Lemon Tart, Pastries, Muhalabia, Fresh Fruits & Assorted Arabic Sweets & Nuts.

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Iftar Buffet Price AED 95 per person
AED 75 per person for groups of minimum of 30 people.
Sunset ( Maghrib) to 10 pm.
Advanced reservations required.
Contact : +97142473333