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Katch the Spirit of Ramadan as Dubai Celebrates Moments of Togetherness throughout the Holy Month

by Ashraf Ibrahim | 7th March 2024 | Communication,Food and Beverage,Hospitality,Public Relations
Ramadan lanterns

As Ramadan is nearly upon us, Dubai springs to life to welcome the sacred month with open arms, offering a myriad of enchanting experiences waiting to be discovered

As the crescent moon illuminates the sky, Dubai is about to transform into a captivating wonderland to welcome the holy month of Ramadan. A city known for its unique approach to festivities and its penchant for setting trends, Dubai beckons residents and tourists every Ramadan with its dynamic fusion of contemporary flair and timeless tradition. At Katch International, we’re excited to shed light on some of the most enchanting Ramadan celebrations in the city, offering a rich tapestry of experiences that define this special time of year.

Iftar in Dubai: A World of Eclectic Flavours

As the sun dips below the horizon, Dubai awakens with the call for iftar, the breaking of the fast. Iftar experiences in Dubai are designed to cater to every preference, whether an intimate family gathering or an extravagant corporate banquet. As one of the world's top cities for culinary excellence, Dubai’s dining venues offer a tantalising array of flavours and cuisines to delight even the most discerning palate, creating the perfect ambience to celebrate togetherness and unity during this sacred time.

People seeking a traditional yet opulent feast can head to Palace Downtown, which promises a sumptuous Arabic-inspired iftar complemented by melodic tunes from an Arabic singer and soul-stirring sounds from an oud player. Address Dubai Mall, a luxury hospitality destination nestled in the heart of Dubai Downtown, is elevating the iftar experience with its awe-inspiring views of Burj Khalifa, where guests can enjoy a lavish buffet and relish the fresh taste of BBQ, Lamb Ouzi, and Shawarma prepared on a series of live stations. Just a few steps from Address Dubai Mall lie Address Downtown and Address Sky View, two iconic properties, each preparing rich iftars laden with Arabic and Middle Eastern delicacies against the backdrop of stunning views of Burj Khalifa and the cityscape.

Ramadan at Palace Downtown

Offering a new take on alfresco dining is Hakoora, a timeless oasis of modern flavours that recently launched its enchanting outdoor concept - View by Hakoora. Featuring a set menu jam-packed with mouthwatering culinary creations, guests are invited to an indulgent iftar affair amid a harmonious blend of nature and modern elegance. Ladies seeking a more grandiose experience can head to Rixos The Palm Dubai Hotel & Suites, which is hosting exclusive dining experiences available only for private bookings. Taking place at the Executive Grand King Suite Penthouse, diners can enjoy breathtaking panoramas from the floor-to-ceiling windows, a special VIP buffet bursting with taste sensations from Turkey and the Middle East, and a tantalising array of flavourful hubbly bubbly.

Taking the corporate iftar experience to new heights this Ramadan is Rixos Premium Dubai, catering to every palate with an exquisite array of Turkish and Middle Eastern creations such as Cerkez Tavugu and Omani Lobster alongside sweets like Umm Ali and Halawa Bil Jebin. At the lobby level of this captivating hotel, you can find Asil, an iconic restaurant known for fusing the cuisines of Turkey, Lebanon, and Morocco. During Ramadan, Asil will be creating an unforgettable iftar where families and friends can savour the unique taste of Su Bourek, Manti, Imam Bayildi, Lebanese Shish Barak, and many other innovative dishes. For an iftar immersed in nature, people can head to Al Habtoor Polo Resort, which will be preparing an inimitable iftar experience for individuals, families, and corporate clients.

Iftar Spread at Al Habtoor Polo Resort

At The H Dubai Hotel, Eat & Meat restaurant will extend into the lobby to create a unique haven for iftar inspired by traditional Arabian souks. Guests can indulge in an array of global and traditional delicacies and wander through a series of Arabian-inspired merchants’ stalls where small business will be selling their wares. Centring the souk will be an authentic majlis, where you can capture unforgettable memories in a photo booth, or delight in the intricate henna artistry to embellish your hands with creative designs.

Scintillating Suhoor Experiences: Midnight Feasts and Serene Reflections

The spirit of Ramadan in Dubai extends far beyond iftar. As the night deepens, the city awakens once again during the small hours to embrace the captivating tradition of suhoor. Unlike iftar, suhoor is a pre-dawn meal enjoyed before the fasting begins, serving as a time for nourishment and preparation for the day ahead. Amidst the bustling streets and dazzling skyline, Dubai's restaurants and hotels create a suhoor haven where tranquil moments of reflection, the aroma of freshly prepared delicacies, and the distinct flavours of hubbly bubbly intertwine to provide a serene sanctuary for spiritual rejuvenation.

Near the magnificent Burj Khalifa, Address Dubai Mall will set you on a delightful gastronomic journey, where a rich suhoor awaits featuring Arabic, International, and Indian set menus available alongside an additional a la carte menu for ultimate customisation. Hubbly bubbly connoisseurs can head to Deck Too at Address Sky View to savour an unparalleled suhoor with an a la carte menu offering Ramadan specials and international culinary delights, followed by aromatic hubbly bubbly to indulge the senses. Diners seeking an extra touch of palatial opulence can visit Palace Downtown’s Ewaan, as this exceptional venue will showcase a spread of delectable Arabic and Oriental dishes every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday during Ramadan.

Suhoor at Address Dubai Mall

If you want to enjoy a unique suhoor away from the city bustle, the Equestrian Lounge at Al Habtoor Polo Resort has everything you need for a distinctive experience of elegance and tranquillity. This incredible venue invites guests to savour a delectable a la carte menu on the terrace overlooking the polo field, creating a haven for embracing the spirit of Ramadan amidst an equestrian-inspired ambience. For large groups seeking to experience limitless gastronomic options in a sophisticated ambience during suhoor, Rixos Premium Dubai will provide a sweeping spread of Turkish, Arabic, and international delicacies from a lavish buffet, ensuring that every palate is perfectly catered for.

To embrace the spirit of Ramadan in the most exquisite fashion, Asil is preparing two tempting offers, including a superb a la carte selection and a signature Ramadan set menu, recommended for parties of 4 and above. While savouring the range of taste sensations on offer, guests can enjoy the terrace view of the majestic Ain Dubai, enhanced by the enchanting sounds of a clarinettist and background music from a DJ.

Ramadan Staycations: Tranquil Retreats and Nourishing Hospitality

For a deeper immersion into the spirit of Ramadan, hotels across Dubai and other Emirates offer a sanctuary of serenity and hospitality. During this sacred month, many hotels are inviting guests to enjoy unparalleled comfort and extraordinary experiences with special Ramadan staycation packages. Boasting luxurious accommodations accompanied by excellent iftar and suhoor feasts, Dubai’s hotels provide a tranquil retreat amidst the city's bustling atmosphere.

Address Downtown view

Residents and tourists searching for an unforgettable Ramadan getaway can enjoy luxurious stays coupled with a complimentary iftar at many hotels from Address Hotels + Resorts, comprising Address Dubai Mall, Address Downtown, Address Sky View, Address Grand Creek Harbour, Palace Downtown, and Palace Beach Resort Fujairah.

Vida Hotels & Resorts is also welcoming everyone to savour an enchanting escape with its incredible Ramadan staycation package. Guests who book a stay of 3 nights or more during Ramadan can enjoy a superb 15% discount on all room types in addition to a complimentary suhoor or iftar. The hotels included in this offer are Vida Dubai Marina and Yacht Club, Vida Emirates Hills, Vida Creek Harbour, Vida Creek Beach, and Vida Beach Resort Umm Al Quwain. For a more authentic stay offering the pinnacle of Emirati traditions, you can escape to Al Seef Heritage Hotel, a hospitality gem nestled in the heart of Dubai's historical charm where you can save up to 20% on the best available rate during Ramadan.

Ramadan in Dubai is a time of profound significance, where traditions are upheld, unity is celebrated, and world-class hospitality knows no bounds. This year, like every other year, the city embraces the sacred month in the most splendid fashion, inviting everyone to partake in its rich tapestry of experiences, including the shared joy of iftar, the tranquil moments of suhoor, and the peaceful respite of Ramadan staycations. As the holy month grows closer, Dubai continues to shine as a beacon of warmth, compassion, and community.

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