Iftar 2015 at The Palace Downtown

I’m already late with this post as Ramadan, Iftar and Eid are already done. I was just too busy with other stuff, thus the late posts.

For this year’s Ramadan Iftar, we chose to dine in at Ewaan Restaurant at the Palace Downtown for a true experience of Arabic iftar. The Palace Downtown Dubai is located on the Old Town Island, situated by the Burj Lake with close proximity to the Dubai Mall. The hotel boasts a classical Middle Eastern architechtural designs, featuring authentic Arabian interiors.

Stunning landscape at the Main Entrance

Stunning landscape at the Main Entrance

It was on the 8th of July, and Iftar was celebrated at 7:15ish. Since we came in 30 minutes earlier, we took a leisurely pace and stroll at the hotel premises. We had a spectacular view of the world’s tallest tower and the surrounding Burj Lake and continued strolling to the Souq Al Bahar, to the stunning landscapes of the Main Entrance, and all the way down to Ewaan Restaurant.

Burj Khalifa standing proud

Burj Khalifa standing proud

Spectacular views of the Burj Lake

Spectacular views of the Burj Lake

Souq Al Bahar

Souq Al Bahar

Ramadan Mubarak!

Ramadan Mubarak!

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Sheesha's getting ready

Sheesha’s getting ready

Ewaan backdoor

Ewaan backdoor

We still came 10 minutes early so we have to wait for the prayers to finish before we can start with the food. After getting the green light, I immediately proceed to the Salad Station. I enjoyed the Feta Cheese and Fried Baby Eggplant with Seafood Salad. For the main course, they served an eclectic selection of Arabic cuisines. I tried the Salmon Tandoor (Yellow Grilled) as well as the Fish Sayadia (Red Snapper or Grouper) with Biryani Rice and it was excellent. I love seafood the most, so I enjoyed grilled baby calamaris and prawns and lobsters. Desserts were great, but the selection is not that much.

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Main Course Station

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delicious Fish Sayadia

After indulging ourselves with those lavish food, we took some refreshing Green Tea at Al Bayt. By the way, Al Bayt in Arabic means “a house”.

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Refreshing Tea at Al Bayt

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