1. Nadia, I am using my cousin;s laptop at 6 in the morning just to msg u here WHAT A POST AND WHAT A PLACE MAN !!!! :O
    Check out the lights…. so damn mesmerizing . I wish i was there too. And shame on u for eating so little.

    1. Pervisha, you are such a sweet soul! Thank you so much. I’ve been thinking a lot about why you weren’t able to comment on my posts. I even updated my comment widget and all.

      The lights look as if the stars have come down from the skies. They were really beautiful!

      I know, a food blogger who can’t eat everything .. shame, right? Come join me so I can learn from you πŸ˜€

  2. Amazing! You’re lucky to be leading a somewhat royal life. πŸ˜€ I started to fast like all previous Ramadans but had to break on the third day as I had an accident and had to take medicines four times a day. πŸ™

  3. Nadia this place looks absolutely amazing! If we’re ever back in Dubai to visit, I wanna check it out. I told Vick about the tahini fountain and he couldn’t believe it… crazy! Congrats on getting invited to preview this place, looks like it was fun and yummy. Great review!

    1. Thank you ‘liya! You’ll have to be in Dubai during Ramadan to check this particular tent out. The food is so worth visiting Asateer!

      Their tahini fountain is one the main attractions; it is the first thing that I looked for the moment I stepped into the tent. It does sound crazy, but it’s so good.

  4. hello, Nadia, dear… since a long way back, you’ve been my fave food blogger and no one, as in, no one can raise arguments against my choice, haha. they better not. ^_^

    but yes, it’s been more than a week since the Ramadan. somebody’s working shorter hours, she must have time to update her blog now. ^^ and how! she treats everybody to delightful photos of to-die-for foods and regales folks with royal dining experience. ah, you will make people think of food while fasting, dear… πŸ˜‰

    the tent looks grand and the experience seems exceptional – what royal treatment…

    you really must have had difficult decisions to make, Nadia. just the starters and you had a hard time. of course, i wouldn’t want to be deciding on the main courses – lambs, chickens and beefs prepared in the most delicious and melt in your mouth way? i wouldn’t want to be in your shoes, my dear!

    and the dessert corner is designed for those with self-control akin to holy peoples’ and the saints.’ am just glad i wasn’t there. i wouldn’t have the discipline and the resolve, sadly… πŸ˜‰

    hey, i like the meditation corner and the cappuccino touch… reminds one not to be excessive and that after all, the place and the occasion are there to relive traditions and to reignite the oral traditions among Arab folks (i suppose).

    btw, i’ve dipped in some tahini fountains before (hotels and parties) but the ones on the photos above look more charming, ahaha. i think they put those in to let people experience being children again – dipping in endless flows of chocolates, ahaha. what fantasy. πŸ˜‰

    you had a grand time in the tent, am afraid. it’s Ramadan period and you talk about foods, you… ^_^ thank you for the lovely post, Nadia. hope you and husband are well. πŸ™‚
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    1. ‘San, your comment made my day! Thank you so much. I love how your comments are like blog posts πŸ˜€

      Fasting is about patience, hence the food posts to exercise said patience. Hehe. Besides, I love to talk about my travel experiences too, except that I haven’t traveled anywhere interesting lately. So yeah, food it is in the meantime.

      Buffet spreads aren’t for people with self-control, so you’d make a better food blogger than I am. Take that as a compliment, of course πŸ™‚

      Oh I agree with you about the fountains – we love them because they are part of our childhood fantasies. I advised my mother to arrange for a chocolate fountain for my sister’s wedding reception. The idea got rejected as being expensive πŸ™

      Back to the Asateer Tent…the experience isn’t cheap, but it’s something to try at least once. The ambiance is grand and the food excellent. I am amazed how a group of so many chefs create their magic in the kitchen without stepping into each others’ toes.

      1. hello, Nadia… am taking the tie off from sweeping flood water and mud to say hi, hehe… πŸ˜‰

        oh, no. am no good at buffet spreads, too. i feel like am lugi? oftentimes, i don’t get to taste everything. i just eat those
        that look superb or unfamiliar to me. if i like some, i just eat them and forego the others. i don’t eat as much as i should ’cause i don’t want the bloated feeling, hehe. it spoils the dining experience? ^^

        oh, yes, chocolate fountains are really pricey, ‘no? it’s luho… πŸ˜‰

        wow, i like it when it’s master chefs that prepare my foods. feeling special, haha… hope things are well on your end. πŸ™‚

        the flood was horrible as usual. but not as bad as Ondoy, if that’s any consolation… still, most of us, our lives seem to have been suspended for the moment. haaist… πŸ˜‰
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        1. Happy and relieved to know that you are doing well. Sweeping flood water and mud .. not fun at all. I hope that is all over now. Good thing you cleared the buffet thing being lugi with you. I’ll remember that when you visit us here πŸ˜‰

  5. Dear Nadia, Hope you & your family is doing fine in Ramadan. Sure you had a great time & we get the chance to enjoy it with this post. With all those yummy dishes I am feeling hungry…Lucky me, Its Suhoor πŸ™‚

  6. Salams Nadia,
    It’s been sooooo long since I dropped by and the first thing that greeted me were the so-good-I-can-eat-from-the-screen photos of the awesome food!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m so envious of the availability of good food in your country… We have to pay a huge amount of good money to get those kinda food here I think… and that too not up to this standard I dare say! Sighs…. lol I should have visited your page after iftari… Then I wouldn’t be dreaming of food for the next few hours.. hehe… Take care Nadia! Happy fasting and may you and your family reap in all the goodness of this wonderful month of Ramadhan! πŸ™‚

    1. Walaikum assalam Suryati! What a pleasant surprise πŸ™‚ Ameen to your dua. I pray the same for you and your family.

      Availability of good, affordable food is one of things that I absolutely love about the UAE. You can find cuisine from every part of the world and you can easily choose restaurants based on your budget. And most important of all, you’ll get halal food everywhere.

  7. It’s so beautiful!

    And trust you to post awesomely delicious food photos during Ramadhan! Made me drool! Hehe. Awesome entry! I miss reading your blog πŸ˜€

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