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With Ramadan just round the corner we bring you the best of Iftar deals on offer across the emirates

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Published: Sat 15 Aug 2009, 2:53 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 11:09 PM

Pool-side Iftar

THE COVE ROTANA Resort, Ras Al Khaimah will offer a variety of traditional dining options during the holy month of Ramadan.

Celebrate the culinary delights of the Arab region and a truly rich Arabic Iftar buffet featuring different kinds of cold and hot mezze, soups, large variety of main courses, fresh baked bread. Home-made Arabic sweets and a large selection of dates, fruit and international desserts provide sweet ending to this special time of the day. The Iftar is available daily from sunset and is priced at Dhs130 per person, including traditional Ramadan beverages.

This year, The Cove Rotana Resort also presents the Ramadan pool side tent – The Cove Tent — over looking the resort with its spectacular architectures and the Arabian Gulf. The tent is air conditioned and will allow guests to relax and chill out after the Iftar until 2am. Guests at The Cove Tent can enjoy aromatic Shisha and experience all the delights of the Orient for a cover charge of Dhs35 net per person which includes delicious Ramadan snacks.

Contact: 07-2066000

Twisted taste

ENJOY ARABIAN EXPERIENCE with a twist at Al Diar Siji Hotel with live cooking stations including Tex-Mex sandwiches, Japanese Sushi and Sashimi, plus nine counters for juices, desserts, cream brulee, brownies, chocolate and traditional Ramadan sweets. Al Diwan, the hotel’s flagship Restaurant, is offering a lavish Iftar buffet for Dhs95 featuring a wide spread of traditional Chicken shawarma with condiments, Char-grilled stations, fish and poultry barbeque station, fried station for fatayer, samosa, brika and filafil, a selection of garden-fresh salad bar, body nourishing soup choices, delectable hot dishes and rich deserts. Dine al fresco at Al Diar Siji Hotel’s Al Shourfa Pool Bar, an open-air café by the poolside, with a selection of Oriental Mezzah, seafood platter, and Oriental Mixed Grill.

Contact: 09-2232000

Oriental feel

EWAAN RESTAURANT AT The Palace – The Old Town in Downtown Burj Dubai is offering an extensive and authentic Arabic buffet for Iftar and a selection of traditional Arabic delicacies for Sohour, during the holy month of Ramadan. Experience a warm Arabian welcome in an Arabesque setting complete with luxurious drapery, flamboyant accessories, falcons, henna and Oud music providing entertainment making Ewaan the perfect venue for the real Ramadan experience.

With a large selection of hot and cold mezzehs offered, chef specialties will be prepared at show cooking stations. Shisha will be served and the restaurant will also accommodate majlis-style traditional private dining in its alcoves for a more intimate Iftar experience. The Ballroom is also available as the perfect setting to host a larger corporate Iftar. The Palace – The Old Town offers a taste for the traditional Arab world, with views of The Dubai Fountain in the heart of Downtown Burj Dubai, one of the world’s most sought after tourist destinations.

Contact: 04-4287888

The unique mix

THIS RAMADAN, PACHANGA offers a few specially crafted dishes from a menu that combines the robust flavours of Latin America with ingredients unique to Arabia. Starters include the delicious Steamed lobster, marinated in a citrus-Tahina dressing with avocado tartare.

For your main course tuck into the roasted boneless rack of lamb with garlic potato crush, chilli prawns, date jam, Arabic ragout, lamb jus and zatar “chimi-churri” sauce. Finish your meal with the ever so sweet and unique Orange-saffron rice pudding topped with caramelised banana. Priced at Dhs550 per couple.

Contact: 04-3182530

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