Arabian Courtyard and Spa Dubai

Iftar at the Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa

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This Ramadan, Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa, invites you to break your fast with a wide selection of Arabic and International delicacies at Al Khaimah Hall located on 1st floor where an iftar buffet is prepared by the property’s culinary experts.

Masood and I were invited to their pre-iftar dinner a few days ago, which is basically a mock-up of what is to be expected during Radaman.

live chaat station iftar
The live chaat station which we really loved!
pani puri
Mouthwatering pani puri.

The live cooking station includes a chaat counter with pani puris, papri chaat, two varieties of tempered chana, mouthwatering onion pakoras, chilli pakoras, falafel, and spinach fatayer.

The other live cooking station was set in an adjoining open-spaced area and offers Pakistani and Arabic grilled meats.

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Soup (lentil soup was served that evening) and bread.
salad bar at arabian courtyard
The salad bar has several choices. As long as there’s choley and hummus, I’m a very happy person! The Hawaiian chicken salad is very good.

bread iftar

 dates for iftar

After a whole day of not eating and drinking, Muslims traditionally break their fast with a few dates and water. Nothing is more sweeter and pleasing to the tastebuds as these plump fruits at the end of the day.

juice bar
The juice counter — We tried the lemon juice and lassi.
main course
Main courses (that I remember): Plain rice, Afghani pulao, potato curry, vegetable qorma, butter daal, chili chicken (my favorite!), minced meat with peas, haleem, and a few other dishes.
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The dessert & fruit section. There’s no picture of the dessert because we arrived late and it was almost finished! But we did taste the kheer and jalebi. Both were good.
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Lots of dried fruits and dates!

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The iftar buffet costs AED 75 per person.

Arabian Courtyard and Spa DubaiThe Arabian Courtyard and Spa is located just opposite to the Dubai Museum. And with all the beautiful antiques and paintings displayed all over the place feels like a museum too!

Travel blogger ‘liya and her husband stayed at this hotel when they visited Dubai (was it two years ago?). This couple has travelled far and wide, and are one of the sweetest people Masood and I have ever met.

Located in downtown Bur Dubai, the Arabian Courtyard represents the true warm hospitality of the Arabian feel. Free valet parking will be offered to all guests. For reservations and group bookings, please call +971 4 351 9111 or send an email to [email protected]

· One Complimentary iftar for every group of 10
· 50% Discount for children below 12 years old
· 15% Discount form 8:30 pm – 10.00 pm


    1. Hi Mica! Oh, that’s so sad. I was really hoping you were doing a stopover on your way to the UK. How about on the way back home? 😀

      Have a great time!

  1. like! wow, that seems to be a superb dining experience, my dear. i envy you, properly, ahaha. the place looks elegant in an understated way. and the foods look inviting, my mouth is watering. even the dates look succulent (and am not much for dates)… i like the chairs, they look comfy against the high ceiling – like that. and you sound like the experience exceeded your expectations, hihi. ikaw na… 🙂

    kumusta, hope you are well, Nadia. 🙂

    1. You haven’t had the best dates from the gulf yet that is why you think you are not a date person. Wait till we meet and I’ll give you the most succulent, perfect dates that you’ll absolutely love! 🙂

  2. Ramadan Mubarak Nadia Bajiiii!!
    Your post looks soo yumm yumm! But seriously you shouldn’t post about food stuffies during Ramadan..poor people who come to your blog while fasting…sabr ka imtehan hojata 😛

    1. Ramdan Mubarak to you too, Miss Maqsood!

      I’ve been told it’s raining cats and dogs in Hyderabad. Thandey rozey … I’m so jealous 😀

      I’ve noticed that I post more about food during Ramadan, haha. Visit after iftar 🙂

      1. Yup, I heard about the pleasant weather in Hyderabad, but I’m here in Riyadh enjoying Arabian Ramadan after two or three years 😀
        Lol I mentally made a note to myself after this post , not to visit your blog before iftar 😛

        1. Oh, so you are in Riyadh, mashaAllah! How long will you be there for? Too bad they have made umrah this month almost impossible to go, otherwise we should have met.

  3. Aww thank you for the nice mention! I was so excited I showed it to Vick 🙂 Actually when I first read the title of this post I was thinking that the name of the hotel sounds so familiar, I wonder if that’s where we stayed… guess my mind isn’t failing me that bad haha. Now Vick has promised me that he’ll help me with my new blog soon so you can update your link!!-I’m frustrated I haven’t gotten to it yet, we actually were travelling a little bit at the beginning of the month, to South Carolina, nothing exotic and far, but I feel stories piling up and need my outlet back!
    Ramadan Mubarak to both of you!

    1. You are most welcome, ‘liya!

      Yep, your memory served you right. You are way to young to be forgetting places and names, hehe. Somehow, I always associate this hotel with you and Vick now 😀

      You really MUST bring your website up now. I miss reading your travel stories!

  4. hello, thanks for the visit and the kind message. ahaha, you’ll prepare two kinds of dates for me, hehe. would love that. throw in some pani puri, too. they look really delicious, dear. 🙂

    have a restful and fun weekend. i’ll remember the banana cake and the strawberries, haha. waving… 🙂

    1. Ramadan Kareem, Pervisha! Our iftari here today is very typical Pakistani one: choley chaat, dahi barey, fruit chaat, onion pakorey, and Rooh Afza.

      We had gol gappey and ganney ka juice at a restaurant last night 😀

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