Iftar at Radisson Blu
One of the several things to enjoy here in the U.A.E. during Ramadan is having Iftar −either at someone’s home (if you are visiting and have Muslims friends living in the UAE, get yourself invited!) or at restaurants throughout the country. One such place that I’d recommend is Radisson Blu in Deira, Dubai.
For those who are unaware, iftar refers to the evening meal when Muslims break their fast at the time of sunset. We abstain from taking both food and during from sunrise to sunset. Traditionally, we break our fast by having a few dates and a glass of water or juice.
Radisson Blu has transformed it’s entire second floor to make place for a grand iftar. Each corner represents a place and highlights food from that place. It’s a great way to sample cuisine from different countries in the same evening!
The longest queue was at Asia — people lined up patiently to try the crispy Peking duck rolls cooked to order with cucumber with leek with homemade hoi sin sauce; as well as Chinese Dim Sum and sushi.
Then there’s this guy who will cook up stir-fried noodles for you, exactly the way you like your noodles to be!
The Mediterranean Arabic station offers salads and Mezzeh followed by a choice of main courses. Persian live stations offers guests cold and hot starters and hot buffet including kebabs and a selection of Iranian rice.
And there’s bread freshly out of the tandoor:
The International section assorted dishes like chicken in white sauce, chicken lasagna, etc.
Aseelah, experience authentic Emirati cuisine soon!
I loved the Emirati food that Radisson Blu had to offer. The food is sort of a preview for the restaurant named ‘Aseelah’. I’m told the opening date could be later this year, around November.
The dessert station features Fudge Cake, Fruit Cake, Vanilla Mousse Cake, and Tarts, Pastry Chef special Mini Cakes, Arabic sweets, assorted ice cream and fresh fruits.
Iftar Buffet at Radisson Blue
The buffet is priced at Dhs 149 per person inclusive of soft drinks and special Ramadan juices.
Hours of operation: From Iftar – 11:00 pm
For bookings and information, please call 04 – 205 7333/7444 or book directly through their website www.diningdubaicreek.com.
Valet parking is available. There are also prayer rooms for both men and women.
Give to charity and save 20%
Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek joins forces with Beit Al Khair Society in order to give something back to the under privileged sections of UAE society by requesting donations in the form of gifts, clothes or food items. In return for donations the hotel will offer a 20% on its Iftar offering.
I was invited for the Iftar buffet, but opinions and views expressed here are my own.