Good bites

Eating out is a habit no one can break away from, and with these great spots life couldn’t get more delicious

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Published: Sat 8 Aug 2009, 2:12 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 11:06 PM

Ramadan delights

AL MUROOJ ROTANA Dubai welcomes the holy month of Ramadan with special authentic settings and traditional rich Iftar in its Pergolas restaurant. The Iftar buffet, laden with delicious Arabic dishes, will be available at Pergolas restaurant for Dhs149 per person.

Discounts are offered for early bookings for private Iftar. Bookings made before August 19 for anytime during Ramadan for a minimum number of 30 guests get a special rate of Dhs125 net per person. The prices are inclusive of 10 per cent municipality fees and 10 per cent service charge.

Contact: 04-3211111

Taste of Persia

IRANIAN RESTAURANT SHABESTAN is serving daily a special Persian and Arabic mezzeh buffet, a choice of dates, Arabic and Persian starters, assorted fresh juices and a selection of delicious main courses, like Soltani kebab, the ancient Persian King’s feast, bagaleh polo-ba-mahicheh, joojeh and mahi kebab. Finish off with the ever-popular Iranian Faloodeh rose-water ice cream, and traditional Persian sweets. Enjoy splendid views of the creek and authentic, mouth-watering Iftar delicacies at Shabestan restaurant for only Dhs125 per person.

Contact: 04-2057444

Friday fun

FROM AUGUST 7 to October 2, the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek, offers its family Friday brunch experience for only Dhs120 per person.

Every Friday from 12:30pm to 4pm, the second floor of the hotel is transformed into The Friday Fun Food Festival. The buffet on offer is endless, having over 200 dishes in addition to a wide variety of cooking stations from 11 different outlets. To wander around this sensational food festival is an experience in itself, as you move from one outlet to another. You can choose from Italian food at La Moda, Japanese at Minato, seafood at Fish Market, roast carving at Palm Grill, traditional British at The Pub, sensational Chinese delicacies from The China Club, Arabic mezzeh from Boulvar, Asian favourites from Yum!, the best of yakiniku from Sumibiya and an exquisite dessert buffet from Boulevard Gourmet. You can even choose the restaurant you prefer to have your meal in while you enjoy so many different cuisines in one.

And it’s not just for the parents, but for the younger members of the family as well. As you step into this Friday paradise, the children are measured by height using a set of child-sized doors. The price each child pays for their meals depends on how tall they are. Children below one metre get to eat for free and the rest are charged in three different rates: Children with the height of 1.1m pay Dhs50, 1.2m pay Dhs60 and 1.3m for Dhs70. As an additional bonus, children also gets a colourful balloon and a gift on arrival.

Contact: 04-2057333

Oriental classic

THE CHARMING OLD Town district provides the perfect backdrop for this most special of seasons. Sit back and listen to the delicate rhythm of live traditional music, accompanied by the sweet scent of shisha, while enjoying a delicious spread of Arabian delicacies at The Courtyard Restaurant, Al Manzil Hotel, every evening during Ramadan, from August 21 to September 19.

Renowned Arab artists Kamal Musallem, Maya Youssef and Hani Gahal will grace the evenings with their awe-inspiring performances. Every Thursday, Kamal Musallem will present what has been described by some as ‘Arabian Jazz.’ While on Fridays, Maya Youssef will serenade you with the sweet notes of the Middle Eastern kanoun. And from Saturday to Wednesday, guests can enjoy Hani Gahal’s live performances employing the traditional oud and violin to create a nostalgic old-world Arabian ambiance, perfect for spending long evenings with loved ones.

Contact: 04-4285888

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