5 Things to do in the UAE This Week

Ramadan in style at The Address, go glamping, indulge at Palazzo Versace for iftar
Wednesday , 08 June 2016
5 Things to do in the UAE This Week
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5 things to do between now and the next Ahlan!
Ramadan in Style at the Address Dubai Marina
The luxurious iftar at the Address Dubai Marina’s Constellation Ballroom is a crowd-pleaser. The buffet takes up the entire reception hall outside the ballroom and is packed with authentic Arabian classics from mixed mezze to sweet cheese-filled kunafe cake, and a lot more besides – there’s a banquet of roast meats, fish, traditional rice dishes, an entire station dedicated to salads and another paying homage to desserts. 
With huge tables seating big groups, this is the venue to have all the family and friends congregate – a place where you can listen to traditional music by a oud player, and take a vast cultural culinary tour of the Middle East, and afterwards head out to the air-conditioned terrace to enjoy a shisha for a true taste of Arabian Nights. INFO: Dhs210 per person, from sunset-9pm, The Address Dubai Marina, 04 436 7777, ramadanexperiences.com
Go ‘Glamping’ at The Oberoi Dubai
Tradition awaits at the authentic Arabian tent at The Oberoi’s Grand Ballroom. Set in charming surroundings, the Al Majlis by Vimto Iftar buffet will serve you a selection of local delicacies, including signature courses such as a slow-cooked tagine, organic Arabian cheese, healthy desserts, and more. INFO: Dhs195 per person, from sunset, Al Majlis by Vimto, The Oberoi Dubai, Business Bay, 04 444 1407, oberoihotels.com
Elegance Awaits at the One&Only The Palm’s Iftar 
If you’re looking for a peaceful and elegant vibe, this is the iftar for you. Expect traditional Ramadan specialities, as well as international dishes, accompanied by the sounds of an oud player. You can also enjoy the alfresco terrace, with its spectacular views of the resort, while having a shisha with Arabian tea and sweets. INFO: Iftar sunset-11.30pm, Dhs250 per person including tea, coffee, juices and water, children below 12 years receive a 50 per cent discount; Dhs150 person for Moroccan tea and Arabic sweets outdoor terrace, Zest, One&Only The Palm, Dubai, 04 440 103, oneandonlythepalm.com
Try the Molecular Iftar at Ritz-Carlton DIFC
We can’t wait to experience the molecular iftar at Ritz-Carlton DIFC! The hotel’s Samaya ballroom has been transformed into a Ramadan majlis offering a Holy Month buffet like no other. The real showstopper will be the new Mezzeh N7, where cold mezzeh is creatively constructed by combining different textures mixed with liquid nitrogen for a sensory experience. Better still, it’ll be served with a sensational falafel waffle, roasted nuts and Arabian ice cream. There’s also a one-of-a-kind Arabian sushi station where handmade maki meets lamb shawarma, and stop by the incredible hummus fountain where you can dip pitta bread, falafels and stuffed olives into the ever-flowing dip. INFO: Dhs195 per adult, Dhs110 per child (six-12 years) including soft drinks, sunset-9pm, 04 372 2323, difcrestaurants@ritzcarlton.com
Visit the New Palazzo Versace Dubai For Iftar 
Set against a tranquil backdrop overlooking the Dubai Creek, the new Palazzo Versace Dubai hotel is offering both iftar and suhour at Giardino – what better time to go and check it out? Offering both Arabian and international dishes, mezze is served to the table before guests select main courses from cooking stations. Think kebabs, rotisserie and grilled meats, hammour taraboulsi, chicken tagine and kuzu haslama, plus lots of fresh salads and juices. INFO: Iftar 7pm-9pm, suhour 9.30pm-3am, Giardino, Palazzo Versace, Dubai Creek, 04 556 8888, palazzoversace.ae


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