A night in Istanbul on the cards at Rixos The Palm Dubai

Turkish delight is coming to the Palm and we’re not just talking about the moreish confectionary.

Rixos The Palm Dubai is promising guests a trip to the Aegean this Ramadan, invoking the spirit of Istanbul’s labyrinth of covered markets and all its accompanying – and most delicious – sights and smells.

Indeed, at a time when travelling abroad can be a little tricky, famed Turkish hospitality lies just at the end of a short drive to the Palm.

The ultra luxe destination serves up panoramic views of the Arabian Gulf, Dubai’s iconic skyscrapers, Marina skyline and the often over-looked by mightily impressive architecture of Palm Jumeirah itself.

An iftar buffet (inclusive of Ramadan juices, sodas, coffees and teas) is being laid on by the iconic hotel, with a delicious menu and setting that will ignite the senses.

Expect the delicate flavours of flower-kissed sherbets, the heady whiff of Oriental-spiced rice, and tempting aromas of chargrilled specialties amidst lively bazaar-inspired surrounds.

With taste and sight sewn up, the triple-threat is completed by ethereal piped-in sounds of the oud or qanun filling the air.

But the treats aren’t only reserved for grown-ups, and this is very much an occasion the whole family can enjoy.

Kids are sure to have a blast, too, and can entertain themselves watching colourful Turkish taffy being whipped into shape right before their eyes.

If they can catch a cone of dondurma from those tricky ice cream servers (you’ve seen them about, populating social media feeds at the expense of bamboozled customers), you’re doing well.

Prices vary depending on whether diners are stopping for the iftar or suhoor buffet and individuals are welcomed just as warmly as groups, with discounts available for parties of 20 and 40 respectively.

So whether dining solo or bringing the whole family, guests can be sure of an immersive evening of culture and celebration.

Only one question remains: Will you be making a bee-line to the Bosphorus Strait?
Rixos The Palm Dubai Hotel & Suites, www.rixos.com/en/ramadan-offer-rixos-palm-dubai, [email protected] (04 457 5454).