A quintet of cool hotels unite this Ramadan to present a delicious selection of iftars and suhours. Vida Hotels and Resorts – one of the UAE’s smartest and most cosmopolitan hospitality brands – has something for everyone during this special time of year.
Vida Creek Harbour
This waterfront hotel in one of Dubai’s most exciting new neighbourhoods benefits from a cool Creek breeze on its Courtyard terrace, which will serve a buffet iftar featuring traditional foods such as lamb ouzi and chicken shish tawook, followed by baklava, sweet mango cake and more. Iftar is priced at Dhs210 per person or Dhs150 per person for the first week, from sunset to 9pm. Later in the evening, from 9pm to 2am, suhour will take over The Courtyard. As the lights twinkle on the Dubai skyline, choose a suhour tray for Dhs165 for two people that includes fish sayadiah, shish barak and lamb kofta plus Arabic desserts and Ramadan drinks.
Call 04 428 8888 or email [email protected]
Vida Emirates Hills
At the other end of town is the stylish Vida Emirates Hills, which will serve an unconventional iftar indoors and outdoors at its Origins restaurant. A variety of mouthwatering starters and main dishes prepared by Arabic chefs is concluded with traditional sweet treats from creme caramel to baklava. Iftar at Vida Emirates Hills is from sunset to 8.30pm and is priced at Dhs165 per person or Dhs145 per person for early birds.
Call 04 872 8888 or email [email protected] to make a booking.
Escape the hustle and bustle of Downtown Dubai with iftar at 3in1 in the Vida hotel on the boulevard. Here you’ll find an al fresco Iranian BBQ station serving a wide selection of cuisine from countries on the Silk Road including Persian kebabs, mezze, and sweets. Iftar is served from sunset to 9pm and costs Dhs195 per person or Dhs250 including shisha.
Call 04 428 6888 or email [email protected]
Nearby is Manzil Downtown, which this Ramadan is serving iftar and suhour at its chilled Courtyard venue. Chefs here have prepared a live cooking set-up with a variety of Arabic cuisines such as lamb ouzi, BBQ grills, traditional hot and cold pastries and Arabic desserts. Served from sunset to 9pm, it’s Dhs220 per person for iftar while the a la carte suhour menu is available from 9pm to 1am.
Call 04 428 5888 or email [email protected]
Vida Beach Resort Umm Al Quwain
Those wishing to get out of town for iftar this Ramadan could hit the road and head to Vida Beach Resort Umm Al Quwain. This tranquil and contemporary resort has Arabic music accompanying its seafront iftar at Origins from sunset to 9pm that includes both an Arabic and international buffet plus a dessert station. Iftar at Origins is priced at Dhs160 per person or Dhs145 per person for the first week of Ramadan. The beachside suhour a la carte menu is served from 9pm to 12.30am with drinks available until 1am.
Call 06 706 5000 or email [email protected]