Posted on June 02, 2018

Ramadan at Banana Island Resort by Anantara, the first luxury brand resort of its kind in Qatar, captures the true essence of Arabian tradition with a warm ambiance offering the ultimate destination for an unforgettable Ramadan experience.

From lavish iftar buffets to mouth-watering suhoors and live entertainment – Banana Island Resort is the ideal place to break your fast and spend your evenings with family and friends during the holy month. To make this Ramadan even more special, the world-class resort developed by ‘Al Rayyan Project Management’, promises to take its guests on a journey to experience the rich history and heritage of Qatar. Inspired by the historical Rakiyat Fort, the resort’s renowned Azraq restaurant has been transformed into a magnificent Ramadan tent depicting Qatar’s glorious history, offering guests true heart-warming Qatari hospitality and the perfect atmosphere to dine, relax and be entertained long into the Ramadan nights.

Rakiyat Fort is a historical fort located in north-west Qatar, in the municipality of Al Shamal. It was constructed in the 19th century near the village of Rakiyat to protect water sources in the area. It was used as a defensive structure for the villagers in times of conflict and is considered to be one of the larger forts in Qatar. The ‘Rakiyat Fort’ themed Ramadan tent will take diners on a journey of sensory delights with lavish Iftar buffets that will include spectacular food displays featuring a variety of appetizers, mezzeh, seafood, grills, desserts and beverages.

The chefs of Al Azraq restaurant have put together an irresistible mix of indulgent festive dishes to satisfy all taste buds, and  to enable guests to come every day of Ramadan and still find something new to try! A vast selection of Arabian flavors such as lamb ouzi, mansaf, makbous and couscous, alongside the extensive dessert selection of halawet el jibn and katayef will satisfy those with a sweet tooth. In addition, visitors can enjoy the lively Moroccan band, while children will be delighted with the henna and many other activities.

Furthermore, to spice up the  Ramadan experience, Banana Island Resort by Anantara  is launching its Ramadan Island Escape offer with enticing rates on rooms, suites and villas from 30 May to 12 June 2018, where guests can savour special Iftar dining experience at Azraq restaurant or indulge themselves with a in room suhoor, share a fun game of bowling, relish quality time to relax, wellness or adventure with the added facility of  early check-in and late check-out (based on availability) with free luxury transportation for two, to and from the island. 

On this occasion, Ms. Patsada Satthacharoen, Area Director of Marketing Communications, Qatar at Minor Hotels Group, owners of Anantara brands, the operators of the Banana Island Resort said, “Every year we want to give our guests a real taste of the local culture characterized by a festive warmth that symbolizes the spirit of sharing and togetherness during Ramadan. This year, we are proud to offer our guests a unique Ramadan odyssey through a historical experience. The theme for our Ramadan tent at Azraq restaurant is inspired by Rikayat fort which will take visitors and guests to a journey back in time. 

“To further enhance guest experience during the visit to the resort, we are offering luxurious accommodation packages including cruises, iftar and suhoor for two and enjoyable times at the resort's upscale facilities” he added.