Iftars of the day: Horizon and Sufra
Horizon, Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana, Abu Dhabi
Celebrate the last iftar of the holy month at this hotel, which prides itself as a destination that offers the authentic values of Arabian culture (“rayhaan” describes an aromatic plant mentioned in the Holy Quran by the Prophet Mohammed). The extensive iftar, prepared by chef Abu Halab and his team, features traditional Arabic and Emirati cuisine – as well as dishes from around the region. Arabian oud music will help set the mood.
• Dh180; from sunset to 9.30pm. Call 02 657 0000
Sufra, Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek
Sufra (tablecloth in Arabic) offers an iftar buffet with cuisines from Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, Syria, Iran, Turkey, Greece and the Mediterranean. Signature dishes include kousa bil laban (stuffed courgettes with yogurt), roasted baby chicken with freekeh, wood-fired oven baked fatayer and seared sea bass with sayadieh rice. The views are gorgeous – the restaurant has floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Creek Park.
• Dh160; from sunset to 9pm. Call 04 553 1234
Updated: July 16, 2015 04:00 AM