Iftar at Azkadenya Restaurant Mercato Mall

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A seamless fusion of Middle Eastern Tradition & Urban Modernity.


At Azkadenya you will experience a feast of soulful Middle Eastern cooking. Enjoy the aroma of freshly baked bread coming up from Oven in a casual & friendly atmosphere. And as they say, all dishes are done with locally sourced & fresh ingredients.


This so popular Middle Eastern restaurant with its contemporary touch has spread its branches at various locations.
We were invited for iftar at its Mercato Mall branch. Your iftar & post iftar relaxing hours are well sorted out at one great spot. Which also makes it easier to shop for Ramadan & Eid at Mercato Mall. Restaurant has an inviting décor with murals on walls & graphics on crockery.


Iftar Buffet has a lot of Traditional Arabic Food variety. It includes a rich selection of Salads, mezzehs & Main Dishes. Azakadenya Malfouf Salad, cold appetizers like Muttabal, Hummus, Fried Cauliflower, fasouliah Bel Zeit etc. hot appetizers include Roasted Potatoes with Zaatar, Fried Kibbeh, Smbousek, Chicken Skewers & Vegetables.


Main Dishes have a lot of variety too. For meat options you can enjoy the Arabic Rice with soft lamb chunks Majbous Lahem, Mixed Grill Platter, Kibbeh Bel Laban, Roasted Chicken with Tarragon is another must try dish and so is the Fried Fish Fillet with Tahini Sauce.



As side dishes they have good options as well. Rice Steamed Vegetables & Foul Live Station.

The Sweet Counter is welcoming too with a a lot of options in Arabic Sweets, Mini Cakes, Namouretna, Umm Ali Azkadenya Style, Atayef, Fresh Fruit Platter, Luqaimat, Muhalabia & delicious Apple Crumble.


All traditional Ramadan Drinks & hot beverages are also part of the menu.
Don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy this sumptuous iftar where you can also sit back & relax in their outdoor setting for shisha.


Iftar buffet is Priced at AED 129 per person.

Iftar at Hawthorn Suites By Wyndham – JBR Dubai

Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham has offered a perfect setting to make your  Ramadan evenings memorable. They have an ample indoor arrangement as well as a fantastic outdoor setup , where it is still comfortable these days to break your fast in a relaxing atmosphere outside & enjoying the well maintained space of JBR.


The newly appointed Chef at Flavours restaurant has created a quality menu featuring mixed buffet consisting of traditional as well as International cuisine.


The selection is rich at the Salad Counter to choose your favorite healthy salads & mezehs which include choices from Arabic Salads & starters as well.


Menu for their Main Dishes  carries special recipes, as Chef has shown his expertise in Chicken Tikka by making it so lip-smacking, chicken pieces are coated with flavorful thick masalah.


So is the Lamb Rice & Salmon in delicious Thai styled Gravy. Breaded Chicken has never been so tasty, soft & the fresh crunch which I found it to be here. Rice varieties are found including Burgal Rice. Okra lamb is also not to be missed. A few vegetarian options are also in the menu.



The colorful dessert station is lined up with many types of cakes like, Red Velvet, Carrot, Black Forest to name a few. Fresh Fruits, Umm Ali, Kunafeh, assorted Arabic sweets & nuts.



Traditional Ramadan drinks & hot beverages all are available to enjoy with your favorite Arabic sweets.


Iftar Buffet priced at AED 79 per person from sunset to 10:30 pm.

Suhoor AED 69 from 3 am to sunrise.

Middle East mega brands STARZPLAY and Sharaf DG enter partnership to offer free annual subscriptions to customers


Leading Middle East SVOD entertainment platform and powerhouse regional electronic retailer have joined forces to offer unrivalled content to DG Member Programme


  STARZPLAY, the leading subscription video on demand (SVOD) service in the MENA region, has entered into a strategic alliance with Sharaf DG, one of the region’s most successful electronic retailers, to offer a free annual subscription to DG Member Programme members.

The DG Member Programme is an annual subscription that comes with a renewable one-year validity and offers discounted shopping across Sharaf DG’s stores in the UAE, Oman, Bahrain and Egypt as well as its online shopping portal http://www.sharafdg.com.This programme would soon be available through online portal in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In this latest partnership, DG Members will now be able to access the best of online entertainment including Hollywood, Bollywood and Arabic favourites via STARZPLAY.


Sharaf DG is offering its membership of discounted shopping benefits and a free annual STARZPLAY subscription at a price of AED 239. The annual subscription of STARZPLAY costs AED 480.

Nilesh Khalkho, CEO at Sharaf DG, said: “Unlimited entertainment and unmatched discounts are now the two key offerings of DG Member Programme. We are excited to have partnered with STARZPLAY, as the DG Member Programme has become a more delightful experience that takes shopping at Sharaf DG to the next level.”

Maaz Sheikh, CEO at STARZPLAY, added: “Our latest strategic partnership makes perfect sense – as leaders in our own respective fields, STARZPLAY and Sharaf DG share a customer-centric approach that drives benefits and enhances value for our customers. DG Members can now enjoy access to STARZPLAY’s content as we continue to expand and diversify our viewing options for subscribers according to regional demand.”

The news represents the latest move in STARZPLAY’s growth story as it continues to expand its regional footprint and product offering to its expanding customer base. STARZPLAY made a multimillion-dollar investment in programming content during the first quarter of 2019, curating series and movies tailored to its demographically diverse viewer base.



Celebrate Ramadan at Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai

A True Taste of Iftar at Loumi


Discover the treasured traditions of Ramadan at Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai with a variety of exceptional experiences. Arabic décor and flawless service, authentic homegrown hospitality and sumptuous selection of Ramadan Iftar and Sohour packages are combined to create a memorable Ramadan celebration for your family, friends and colleagues.


Who wouldn’t want to try innovations in dishes & specially desserts. Plan your iftar evening here to enjoy each & every course of meal like Date Panna Cotta, Lamb Tagine, Seafood Biryani, Mixed Grill, Chicken Harees,  The extensive spread with so many meat & seafood options is surely a treat for meat fans.


Other than the traditional Arabic Menu, Loumi also serves variety like Sushi, a separate Sushi & seafood counter, Seafood Mancurian is another must try dish in the menu.


Shawrama is offered at Shawarma Station. Lamb Ouzi  & a wide variety of salads, mezzehs & soups.


Plenty of assorted dried nuts, Arabic sweets & dates are available. Traditional Ramadan drinks, fresh juices & hot beverages are available  to break your fast.



Mr. Simon Moore, General Manager of Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai, said, “The Holy Month of Ramadan is the time when families and friends come together to break their fast and share their blessings. To make the Ramadan celebrations truly special for our guests, we have created a host of exclusive offers and unique dining experiences that will allow people to discover the Arabic traditions in our relaxed and beautiful surroundings.”


Buffet packages include Arabic juices, soft drinks, water, coffee & tea

AED 169 per adult   I     AED 89 per child ages 5 to 12 years old

Children 4 years old & below dine free

Continue the night with a shisha at the outdoor terrace of Loumi, Biggles & Cactus Jacks with a variety of shisha flavors to choose at additional cost.

Iftar buffet timing from sunset – 8:30pm.

Packages include 7% municipality fee & 10% service charge.

Packages are subject to 5% Value Added Tax.

Offers cannot be combined with any other discounts or promotions.

Valid throughout Ramadan 2019. Other terms & conditions apply.

For reservation, call 04 702 8888 I email: dining.mahd@millenniumhotels.com

Asateer Tent Atlantis The Palm

If you want to experience a top-notch Ramadan Tent either for Iftar or Suhoor, Asateer Tent is the only address in Dubai with all its magnificence & classy arrangements. Be it be Iftar or Suhoor. The luxury, comfort & food are at its best at Asateer Tent.


The luxurious Tent attracts huge gathering every year as they open up for Ramadan.And as a result the whole month is fully booked & packed. But the spaciousness & vast arrangement done at the venue will not make you realize any crowdedness or discomfort.


The imperial style, glory of décor & color scheme along with the best food on offer & quality in service are the reasons you should not miss this experience!


At Iftar they offer a lavish Buffet spread which consists of all traditional Arabic  & Middle Eastern menu & continental dishes are also included alongside.Variety of salads & starters ,soups, dates & traditional  iftar drinks are lined up  to break the fast.



Meat stations offer Lamb Ouzi, Lamb Roast, Arabic Mixed Grills, Lamb Makloubeh with Nuts, Chicken Biryani, Butter Chicken to name a few. Pasta Station serves fresh pasta at the spot. Sushi lovers can enjoy assorted sushis at Sushi Counter.So much more is on offer both veg & non veg can have an indulgent time by trying from this splendid menu.



Desserst section gives an impression of a mini Dessert Town. A Sweet Mart is set with assorted Arabic sweets & other mix variety of Cakes, Tarts, Puddings, Muhalabia, Macaroons, Fresh Fruits, Chocolate Fountain, Kunafa, Umm Ali & so much more.



Iftar Rates:

AED 220 per person Adults 12 years & above.

AED  110 Kids 4 to 11 years.

Iftar Timings: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Suhoor offer a fix sumptuous a la carte menu to wind up & enjoy during the late hours of Ramadan nights. Shisha is also available.

Suhoor Rates : AED 160 per person

Suhoor Timings:  9:45 pm – 3 am ( Sun – Sat)

Minimum spend of AED 160 per person excluding Shisha (only Thursday and Friday). Entry for 21 years and above only. Pregnant women not allowed.

Iftar at The Podium Grand Millennium Business Bay

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If you need some suggestions & recommendations for a delicious Iftar Buffet & true Arabic hospitality, Grand Millenium Business Bay is in the line of those restaurants to make your Iftar a memorable one!


Had a chance to try their Iftar buffet menu. They have arranged their Iftar set up at The Podium restaurant.The chefs have delivered a true Arabic styled set menu keeping in mind the traditions of Arabic cuisine with authentic flavors along with a contemporary touch some where in the menu.


Break your iftar in a clam ambiance with a platter filled up with assorted nuts is offered on your table.

Which is then followed by Ramadan drinks, soups, lined up healthy salads, hot & cold mezzehs.


The mains include Lamb Ouzi , traditional main dishes which consists of Hammour Hara with Pine Nuts, Dawood Basha with Potato & Pine Nuts, Arabic Mix Grill like Shish Taouk, Kofta, Shish Kabab etc.Chicken Kabsa with Dokkous, Fusilli Pasta with Pink Sauce, Vegetable Lasagne.

A closer look at this mouth watering selection ……….



Luscious desserts section includes all Arabic sweets, variety of cakes, Tarts, Umm Ali, Muhalabia, & Fresh Fruits & Chocolate fountain to entice kids & adults both.




Celebrate the Holy Month of Ramadan in peaceful & welcoming setting at Podium Restaurant. For bookings & more information call 04 8733333

Scoopi Café  Jumeirah Beach Dubai

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Scoopi Café opens its new branch in Jumeirah Beach Road. You can now try the scooplicious ice creams from the home grown brand.

 A special charcoal menu has been introduced with unbeatable flavors of ice creams served with Charcoal Tacos & Charcoal Waffles. Tempting Charcoal Platters are served with variety of ice creams of your choice & drizzled with lip smacking sauces. The new menu with its Mexican touch paired with ice creams is promising to be delightful.

Nachos are served with a twist, either topped with Dark Chocolates & Berries , Nutella & Strawberry or Blueberry & Cream Cheese flavors & more innovative combinations.

Charcoal Belgian Waffles , Charcoal Bubble Waffles are some great additions too!  Freshly done waffles paired with icecream make blissful bites.


We also had Charcoal Tacos with icecream, would recommend to try this.

The prices for these items are ranged between 30 to 50 Dirhams.

 Scoopi Café is guided by the basic values that they began with, and always will be including, Originality: Being fresh, creative and innovative, and always one surprising step ahead. Authenticity: Keeping it real, they create their own chocolate and ice cream recipes. Scoopi devote extraordinary attention to the quality of their products guaranteeing delivery of the most excellent and fresh range of flavors. Their production teams use meticulous artisan skills combined with the latest in modern manufacturing, high levels of training, equipment and techniques to create chocolates and ice creams that both look and taste delicious.

Arab Fashion Week expected to thrill fashionistas in Dubai


Over 27 designers will strut the catwalk between April 24 and 28

Over 70 designers from the Middle East, Europe and Asia will come together for Arab Fashion Week from April 24 to 28 in City Walk, the design-inspired open-air lifestyle neighbourhood by Meraas. Celebrating a wide calendar of fashion shows, pop-ups, presentations and private trunk show, which will be held at the world’s first Ready Couture store and the region’s first ever designer acceleration hub, 1422, at City Walk.

1422, which stands for “1 Council For 22 Countries” is an iconic space specifically created and dedicated for luxury shopping, custom made fashion and lifestyle experience. It is the brainchild of the Arab Fashion Council in partnership with Meraas and Umdasch.This year’s Arab Fashion Week is celebrating its new permanent home in City Walk by Meraas. A catwalk incorporating cutting edge technology built permanently in 1422 that has attracted record participation from the region’s most talented designers whose designs are set to spark a new wave of fashion and lifestyle trends.

According to the Arab Fashion Council chief executive officer, Jacob Abrian: “The Arab Fashion Week is a powerful platform for local, regional and international fashion designers and design houses to show the rest of the world how fashion is evolving in the Middle East. We are proud to see the event evolving to become an international attraction hosting brands, media and buyers from around the world.

“It is absolutely a superb platform for designers around the world to showcase their design prowess. This year’s event is expected to be disruptive. We expect to see new design and lifestyle trends being showcased throughout the event and we are welcoming a premium group of buyers from around Europe, China and Russia.”

Meraas’ Chief Malls Officer, Sally Yacoub, said: “We are delighted to host once again the Arab Fashion Week. The event does not only offer a conducive platform for all designers to shine, but it also cements Dubai as the fashion hub of the Middle East.”

Under the themes, See-Now; Buy-Now Spring Summer 2019 and Ready Couture Fall Winter 2019, the eighth edition of the Arab Fashion Week is largely expected to feature trend-setting designs, covetable creations and capsule collections. Some 26,000 guests are expected to attend the event and will have the opportunity to view the runway directly at

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1422 Store. When the show concludes, the store will open permanently to the public as the world’s first Ready-Couture store.













A.O.C. All Day Dining - Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


Sofitel JBR invites guests to share the ceremonial breaking of the fast with loved ones in the relaxed, family-friendly setting of AOC Restaurant or the grand Monte Carlo Ballroom if you like to celebrate with a group of friends or colleagues. Located in the beautiful Jumeirah Beach Residence, less than five minutes from Dubai Marina, the hotel offers a deliciously authentic Iftar buffet captivating Arabic traditions with a modern flair.


The Iftar menu highlights Turkish and Moroccan delights such as Turkish Shawarma ( Yaprak Doner), Freshly prepared cheese Kunafa and live cooking station for guests to learn how to make their own Arabic dishes. The guests may conclude the meal with a variety of decadent Arabian French fusion sweets with a certain “Je ne sais quoi”.

The traditional Ramadan drinks and assorted nuts are lined up to break the iftar followed by a wide variety of hot & cold mezzeh & starters.


Enjoy healthy salads & freshly prepared Fatayer, Moroccan Chicken Pastilla & Quiche etc. While you enjoy these bites request for your favorite grills to be done at the live grill station.



Chef prepares flavorful mix barbeque platter as per your choice & on the other hand enjoy hot Shawarmas delivered at live Shawarma Station.



Who would miss the most delicious Lamb Ouzi with oriental rice? It is the most capitvating item huge lumps of lamb are a treat for meat fans.

Arabic & Moroccan main dishes offer a wide range of meat & fish dishes like Samak Tagine, Chicken Molokhia, Kofta Tagine, Lamb Tagine, Potato Hrra, Mahashi, khoddar Couscous, Steamed Vegetables & Vermicelli Rice.



In one of the corners, few top favorite Indian dishes are served like Seafood Biryani, & for vegetarian options Dal Fry & Paneer Do pyaza.


Your will be attracted towards the most enticing section which is arranged separately for desserts.



Again the mix of Arabic & Moroccan delicacies done by Chef Akil Ahmed together make a remarkable addition to their Iftar menu. You will find assorted Arabic sweets, katayef Kachta, Fatayer with Cheese, richly done dates in milk are so mouth watering, Cardamom Crème brûlée combining Arabian spices with the French glamor, Shubiat, Mafrouke, Date Éclair, Date Cardamom Delight, Znoud Alsit, Fresh Fruits, Chocolate Fountain & a lot more.


Hospitable staff offers you hot & cold beverages according to your choice.
A.O.C restaurant offers Iftar for a special price of Dhs 160 per person, and Dhs 140 for groups of 10 or more guests. For more information or to make a reservation, please contact restaurant reservations at +971 44 484 733 or email dining.jbrdubai@sofitel.com

Beneath high ceilings, glowing lanterns, surrounded by intricate wooden carvings, guests can experience a magical blend of Arabian hospitality and sophisticated splendour in Monte Carlo ballroom through the beautiful melodies of a Kanoon player. For groups of 40 or more people, the ballroom transforms into an Arabic mirage with coloured silks, antique lanterns and exquisite food for private buffet service. For more information or to make a reservation, contact +971 55 287 1704 or email H6146-SL10@softiel.com

Say Yo! to sushi and so much more

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The brand-new menu will entice return guests and convert first-time visitors.


Dubai’s most popular spot for Japanese street food has added lots more colourful plates of delicious non-veg and even more tasty vegetarian dishes to the roster. And they have an all-new menu design, making it so much harder for you to choose just one!


With 11 exciting new additions to their already amazing menu, Yo! Sushi has just made eating more fun.
This what we experienced at an afternoon spent at Yo Sushi’s Dubai Mall branch where we were served with a generous flow of Sushi, Nigiri & other veg & non veg Japanese street food selections from their new menu.

Take a seat right next to their signature kaiten conveyor belt, and reach out for the scrumptious Mixed Maki rolls. Pick the Prawn Star to enjoy delicious bites of Prawn Cocktail or Chicken Avocado rolls or grab any dish & you won’t repent tasting it! On Chicken Avocado Rolls, topping of garlic, mayonnaise & parmesan doubles the delight.


Your vegetarian friends need not fret. The Glazed Aubergine and Avocado Nigiri are finger-lickingly good, and will have you reaching out for more. Teriyaki glazed Aubergine on Sushi Rice wrapped with a nori band are just amazing. Not to miss Tenderstem steamed Broccoli on a bed of Sesame Sauce. Stir Fried Pak Choi & Garlic is another vegetarian treat.

Give your palate a unique hit with the Chunky Tuna pieces, rolled in coriander and quickly seared to perfection. Or try the Shichimi Seared Salmon, with just a touch of lemon juice. Yum!



There’s also the Tenderstem Salad, served on a rich sesame sauce, and the Stir Fried Pak Choi and Garlic.


If you think vegetarian food cannot make a meal, the Shiitake Mushroom Ramen dish is a game-changer for sure. Noodles go great in vegetable broth & bites of tofu.


Stack your table with bright colours as you fill your tummies with delicious food. And don’t forget to ask from the luscious selection of desserts. We had Carrot Cake & Strawberry Mochi, mouth melting rice balls with a rich strawberry ganache centre.


You can wash it all down with their selection of beverages. We had the Chamomile Tea.
You can enjoy your favourite dishes at any Yo! Sushi outlet in the UAE, or find them on popular Online Ordering Apps with delivery across the UAE.