The season of Ramadan has officially started today, and we took a shift from pre-Iftar to actual Iftar reviews. As you readers are aware that in UAE most of the food establishments will be closed at daylight, in respect for those who are fasting for the whole month.
In line with this, every night, restaurants are providing Iftars as their special offer, and at Five Stars this trend is similar regarding Iftar buffet been offered till 8:30 pm and then till late hours for usual offerings, resuming to it’s a la carte menu. As a food blogger, I’ve received several invitations (mostly from the restaurants that I have reviewed before) to try out their Iftar offering. I am humbly blessed for that hence for the whole month; I will be posting some food blogs that will focus on this. We will begin with Dusit Thani Dubai, one of our favorite Thai hospitality property.
Dusit Thani Dubai is offering an Iftar buffet that features traditional Arabic cuisine and a mix of international dishes (Italian, Indian and Thai mostly). These selections are arranged on the hotel’s 24th floor with the panoramic view of Dubai’s skyline from their restaurants, The Californian, Benjarong and Pax Ristorante & Lounge. I was greeted with a warm gesture by the Ramadan spread hostess dressed up very modestly in respect of Ramadan and one of the lady immediately ushered us to our table.
After breaking the fast with some dates and laban, I went ahead to stroll the lobby to check on what to taste and was surprised to see Vibrantly mixed salads and cold Arabic mezze. They were all arranged on glass slabs in center counters. The eye-catching array had me brooding on what to have on my first plate. With much contemplation, I tried those delicious Arabic hot mezzeh plus Indian Pakoras. I went ahead to the main dish area and found immense variety; I loved the prawn curry South Indian style, veal escalope with lemon sauce, Vegetable Lasagna, Lamb Ouzi, & chicken in yogurt sauce tagine style. Kids loved their veg biryani while I retook a shawarma and fettuccine pasta from Live Pasta Counter. I was so full after finishing my brimming plate that I did not have space for dessert, but I ain’t say no to sweets in Ramadan ;). I love iftar buffets, but the feeling after iftar is something that I dislike, ah Full.
Mr. Bong reminded us that we only have 15 minutes left to get a dessert, we all wrapped up our time for the main dish and jump straight for same. In desserts I enjoyed a bowl of rich and creamy Umm Ali, while Mr, K loved Kunafa, kids adored their chocolate black forest cake.
I could not have asked for a better first day Iftar and thoroughly enjoyed our meal. You can break the fast at Dusit Thani Dubai with a sumptuous Iftar buffet priced at AED 149 per person. Consisting of traditional Arabic dishes, hot and cold mezzeh, alongside International dishes, awaits everyone at the 24th floor amid awe-inspiring views of the city.
Cost Per Person: AED 149
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (Sun-Sat)
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