Hotels line up a rich fair of Iftar and Suhoor meals

July 19, 2012 - 11:43:03 pm

DOHA: As the whole country immerses into a mood calm and reflection this holy month of Ramadan, hotels here have lined up their slew of events and activities for their guests.With the start of Ramadan today chefs are busy preparing meals for Iftar and Suhoor to offer diners the best cuisine for the holy month.

Ritz-Carlton Doha

Lavish Iftar and Suhoor meals offering over 45 different authentic cuisines of the region await diners at the traditional Ramadan tent in the hotel’s majestic Al Wosail Ballroom.  Mezzeh, Shawarma, Ouzi, Falafel, Shrimps Harra, Chicken Mograbia, Seafood Tajein are among the sought-after dishes available at the tent complemented by international favourites such as Lamb navarin, Tandoori Murgh Tikka and Nasi Goring among others. Varied Ramadan juices and a selection of mouth-watering desserts are also available. A dedicated shisha butler prepares unlimited variety of sweet shisha aromas to fill the air at the magnificently designed ballroom.

Four Seasons Hotel

The hotel’s Al Mirqab Ballroom brings a taste of Morocco to its customers from design to live music to its lavish buffet fit for spending Ramadan evenings with family and friends.

Guests will be able to enjoy the lilting tunes of a live four-piece traditional Moroccan band as they savour an extensive buffet for both Iftar and Sohour. Featured favourites include a soup and salad table with Moroccan-Harira soup, zaalouk eggplant salad and more. A special selection of tagines and Moroccan-inspired mains such as baked hammour fillet with spicy coriander charmula, roast lamb legs with caramelized prunes and sesame seeds and Morrocan Meshwi.


Guests can break their fast at the highest point in Doha – Strata at InterContinental Doha The City – on the 55th and 56th floors of the West Bay skyscraper. Offering a more contemporary take on Iftar, including both Arabic and international flavours, Strata provides guests with panoramic views of the city at sunset. The Square will provide a bountiful Iftar buffet, with traditional food from the region as well as Asian influences and a range of healthy choices.  To mark the hotel’s first Ramadan since opening, the Criollo chocolatier will create bespoke, handmade chocolates, including dark chocolate options and delicacies made with cumin and other compelling flavours.

Holiday Villa

Customers are in for a surprise with an amazing Iftar and Sohour at Holiday Villa as D’ Chopstix and Lagenda prepares cuisine deep set in tradition and precision. Generous Iftar and Suhour buffets await diners at Lagenda with a well thought selection fit for an Arabic feast or an Oriental wedding. For a local taste the special Auzi Rice and Malaysian Grilled Beef with Spicy Tamarind are among the variety of dishes. Ala carte menu with selections of European and Asian options are set to gratify customers’ discerning palates. D’ Chopstix Japanese and Chinese Restaurant provides classic Cantonese flavour with the Clay Pot Szechuan Spicy Beef or the Sizzling Duck.

Mercure Grand Hotel

La Brasserie Restaurant at the hotel’s lobby serves Iftar and Suhour daily with a buffet comprising Cold Mezze, Oriental Sweets like Basbousa, Kataif, Kounafa Umm Ali and Mouhalabia and Arabic dishes such as Ouzi, Makbous and Tajin and a wide variety of juices. A 25 percent discount is offered for full cake ordered at the hotel’s pastry corner.

Grand Hyatt Doha

A very special ‘Ramadanak’ (Your Ramadan) tent at the Al Maha Lounge is the magnificent venue of gourmet treats for Iftar and Suhoor at Grand Hyatt Doha. At the unique and personalized tent guests can indulge in the warm and pleasant time that encompasses the religious, cultural and spiritual aspects of this memorable occasion. Offering a traditional warm welcome and myriad of dining options, Grand Hyatt Doha’s diners can feast their eyes on the sumptuous traditional Arabian and Middle Eastern cuisines available throughout the holy month of Ramadan.

W Doha Hotel

The Sultan’s tent, at the W Doha’s Great Room, will welcome guests in an amazing modern Ottoman inspired design ‘fit for a sultan’ and a traditional Souk located from the mezzanine area to the entrance of the tent. Guests will be met with an exquisite buffet featuring food stations from different parts of the world including Arabic, Ottoman, Japanese, Chinese, American, Indian, Mexican and Italian.

Wyndham Grand Regency

An authentic Arabian experience awaits guests during the holy month of Ramadan at the Wyndham Grand Regency Doha. With elaborate decorations, staff in traditional costume and sumptuous buffets for Iftar, Ghabga and Sohour, whether part of a larger corporate party or an intimate family gathering, the hotel promises a truly indulgent experience. Adorned with traditional Arabian decoration, the hotel’s Al Qasr Ballroom provides guests lavish feast of salads, hot and cold Mezzeh and hot specialties including lamb and biryani. Arabic sweets and a large selection of festive juices will also be served.

Mövenpick Tower & Suites

Throughout Ramadan, Animato, the all-day-dining restaurant is serving daily traditional Iftar buffet at sundown featuring hot and cold appetisers, salads and a wide variety of main courses tracing the rich Middle Eastern culinary heritage. Mouthwatering Arabic delicacies complemented with traditional Ramadan juices, such as Qamar El Din and Jallab offers an authentic Iftar experience.

Oryx Rotana Doha

A relaxing atmosphere can be experienced at the lantern-lit Choices restaurant offering scrumptious Mediterranean buffet complemented with live Oud music from Iftar until 11.30pm.At the Sky Lounge customers  can sip on a special selection of mint and other traditional beverages at the Moroccan tea station which also offers delightful Arabic sweets.

Sharq Village & Spa

Exquisitely prepared traditional dishes such as freshly made breads, mezze, salads and live cooking stations can be experienced at the Al Liwan Restaurant.The selection includes lamb ouzzi and shawarma together with grilled meats, fresh seafood and desserts. An exquisitely decorated tent was erected at the Al Dasha Ballroom which highlights private majlis seating, flavoured shisha, live entertainment an exclusive buffet featuring over 45 dishes from different parts of the region.

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