Posted on May 05, 2017

As the arrival of holy month of Ramadan is just around the corner, hotels and restaurants have stepped up promotional campaigns of Iftar packages offering various “unique, delicious and mystic” experiences.

Luxury hotels, restaurants and resorts have come up with innovative Ramadan packages to rope in maximum number of customers. “It will soon be Ramadan and Oryx Rotana Doha beckons families and groups with exciting promotions. To honour this special time of the year, Oryx Rotana Doha offers an unforgettable taste of Arabian culture at our venues for Iftar and Suhoor,” announced Oryx Rotana on its website, offering different options at its restaurants including “Choices”, “Sky Lounge” and “Al Nafourah Garden”.

Another attraction at Oryx Rotana is traditional “Ramadan Tent” which is being marketed by these words: “The venue is pulling out all the stops with its spectacular fountain view and a friendly welcoming environment. It offers a whole host of menus designed to mark your experience in style.” Alongside luxury hotels, standalone restaurants running their Ramadan campaigns vigorously include Orient Pearl Restaurant, Wafi Gourmet, Balmesan, Cool De Sac, Damasca One Restaurant, Shakespeare and Co., Diner Station, Eggspectation,Tamarind, Emirgan Sutis, Biella, California Tortilla, Mokarabia, Wok of Fame etc.

These restaurants and dinning places offer a variety of Ramadan delicacies with set menus changing from one eatery to another. From Jellab and Wared drinks to vegetable and chicken soups, hot and cold mezze, mixed grills, a number of fillings including mesquite chicken, blackened fish, traditional Ramadan desserts, appetisers such as crusted calamari, caesar salad with goat cheese moelleux and many more. The rates of buffets vary — from QR60 to QR150, while in luxury hotels, the price of Iftar buffet may touch QR235 per person. In Ramadan, outdoor Iftar dinners with family and friends have always been a delicate tradition to enjoy blessed moments with near-and  dear-ones.

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Almost all companies also host these special dinners for their employees and other guests while some families even enjoy having Suhoor meals at their favourite eateries to give the whole month a memorable feel. Talking to The Peninsula, Waqas Hussain, GM, Golden Dragon Group of Restaurants said that his group had also started promotional campaign especially designed for upcoming holy month. “Wok of Fame at Villagio will add more Arabian dishes in its buffet while the price will remain unchanged. At Hasan Kolcuoğlu, Pearl and Mall of Qatar, we are introducing a new set-menu for Ramadan. Most likely Hasan Kolcuoğlu’s branch at Mall of Qatar will open from Iftar to Suhoor. We are also bringing a set menu at Golden Dragon restaurant at Ezdan Mall, Gharafa for Ramadan as well,” he added.

“A mystical experience awaits you at The Ritz-Carlton, Doha this Ramadan from the grand setting of the Ramadan Tent in Al Wosail Ballroom, a theme that depicts an epitome of a rich Qatari heritage and yet to be revealed,” is the message from The Ritz Carlton, Doha for upcoming Ramadan. It adds: “The majestic scene of richly patterned colour scheme of red and gold will create an aura of enchantment with exquisitely designed main dining area and private majlis in corners; to its finest and massive Middle Eastern, International and local cuisines selection with live music entertainment and a Tanoura dancer that adds the mystical fare to entertain young and old alike, as families and friends gather together for this special occasion.”

Four Seasons Hotel Doha has announced plans for the Holy Month of Ramadan with an “extensive selection of culinary experiences”. “To honour this special time of year, guests may choose between the Hotel’s distinct Ramadan Tent or celebrate at the Hotel’s signature lounges: Shisha Terrace, Seasons Tea Lounge and Arabica,” hotel says on its website.

source: The Peninsula