Inspired by the voyages of many Arabian travelers and explorers, this Holy Month of Ramadan, Fairmont Dubai offers a culinary journey like never before that will take you back in time. From eight influential cuisines prepared in time honored traditions to the finest traditional fare complimented by authentic Arabian hospitality.
Follow the footsteps of the Arabian travelers and explorers through their journeys in the form of a Ramadan tent and an Iftar buffet showcasing traditional dishes and delicacies from eight influential Muslim cuisines from The Arabian Peninsula, Egypt, Former Ottoman Empire, Levant, Southeast Asia, Morocco, Persia to Mughal.
This Ramadan, allow Fairmont The Palm to guide you through this blessed time with a series of experiences designed to surround you in the true spirit of the Holy Month. Gather together with loved ones at the special al fresco tent, where traditional Iftars and Suhours will be served from sunset to sunrise.
In partnership with Zuhour Group, Sababa Tent by Mezzah House will bring beautiful interiors and impeccable service where guests can enjoy Middle Eastern entertainment and Arabic hospitality. Traditional Ramadan specialties will be prepared by the chefs demonstrating their expertise at live cooking stations. What’s more, there will be varied live entertainment every night including Arabic bands, Egyptian and Turkish Tanoura dances, traditional Saj Baker, fortune tellers and henna artists and will also be showing UEFA Euro 2016 matches after 6pm each night.
I was lucky enough to get invited by PazMarketing to Fairmont Palms, SABABA TENT to enjoy a luscious Ramadan preview.
The Buffet all set in consideration with the Arabic culture, the outdoors area had the appetizers all freshly prepared, hot and warm, the Turkish Ice cream server, Live performance, juice and the dessert counter. The spirit of Ramadan can be felt and perceive by the ambiance it has created, soothing and very gaudy.
To start with the Salads it was laid with the alluring decors, all in the traditional way and it was a luscious spread with pleasing and splendid form.
I tried my hands on the traditional sweet Luqaimat, a puffy sweet fried dumpling dipped in honey or syrup, is a firm favorite in our household during Ramadhan, crunchy on the outside and soft and airy in the middle, luqaimat are often dipped in honey or sugar syrup.
The small bites offered at our tables, were lusciously delectable and mouthful, i ended up having a lot of them.
The Cream Mushroom Soup, was my favorite, very thick, creamy and so generous mushroom minced. It was topped with crispy bread and lemons. Luscious and delectable.
I am not a fan of the Grilled Cold Shrimps, but this place totally change my taste buds, small bites of happiness. The meat all juicy, tender and delicious in my mouth, served with a tangy based chutney.
Our Kamaruddin server, Kamaruddin soak in water and then drain and add the sugar. A refreshing drink for the holy month of Ramadan.
The main course was the luscious spread from mouth watering Arabic delicacies and interactive cooking stations featuring slow-roasted lamb ouzi, warak enab etc.
Lamb Ouzi, , an Emirati cuisine, a whole Ouzi Braised Lamb on a Bed of Spiced Rice, so perfectly grilled with the spices infused till bones and laid on a bed of fill flavored rice with pine nuts, peanuts and raisins. The perfect way for a Iftar feasting at Sababa Lounge, Fairmont The Palm.
Warak Enab, juicy and tender lamb chops, some delicious feasting out here at Centro Sharjah.
Vine leaves, stuffed with meat and the perfect mingling of the flavorful ingredients.
Veg Lasagne, made by interleaving layers of pasta with layers of sauce, made with ricotta or mozzarella cheese, tomato sauce, vegetables (e.g., spinach, zucchini, mushrooms) and typically flavored with wine, garlic, onion, and oregano. In all cases the lasagne are oven-baked. One of its kind, my hit of the show, cheesy and delicious.
These were the delicious Grill ever tasted, juicy and tender, it was happiness in my mouth.
I am always look out for Turkish Ice creams and at Sababa Tent they were delicious, typically includes the ingredients milk, sugar, salep, and mastic.
Two qualities distinguish Turkish ice cream, texture and resistance to melting, brought about by inclusion of the thickening agents salep, a flour made from the root of the Early Purple Orchid, and mastic, a resin that imparts chewiness.
The Desserts was a luscious spread from Baklava, Kunafa, Machbous, Puddings, Brownies etc.
Kunafah, Levantine cheese pastry soaked in sweet, sugar-based syrup. The pastry is heated in butter, margarine, palm oil, or traditionally semneh and then spread with soft white cheese, such as Nabulsi cheese, and topped with more pastry. crushed pistachios are sprinkled on top as a garnish.
Um Ali, this scrumptious dessert is a Middle Eastern version of bread pudding, Umm Ali uses freshly baked puff pastry for an extra level of deliciousness, topped with nuts and pistachios. One of the delicious Um Ali served.
The other desserts :
Turkish coffee is a method of preparing unfiltered coffee. Roasted and then finely ground coffee beans are simmered in a pot (cezve), with sugar, and served in a cup where the grounds are allowed to settle. A sharp but refreshing coffee after a long day of fasting.
Finally, during the Holy Month of Ramadan, the creations of the famous Arabic calligrapher Faouzia Hilmy will be on display in our Ramadan tent, so come and discover the millenary art of Arabic Calligraphy!
The sumptuous buffet will include mouth-watering Arabic delicacies and interactive cooking stations featuring slow-roasted lamb ouzi, shawarma and manakeesh, along with bountiful desserts and a refreshing Ramadan juices to whet your appetite
Iftar buffet is available at Sababa Tent tent for AED 160 per person from sunset to 2 am. .For more information or reservations, call +971 4 311 8316 or
Cuisines : Arabic
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