Although I am not a big fan of eating out during Ramadan, I knew I would miss out if I didn’t check out Al Bustan’s Palace Iftar. And I was right. The atmosphere created at Al Khiran Restaurant is so warm and cosy; the variety of starters and the special fusion dish of Madhrooba and Shuwa (two traditional dishes) created exclusively by Chef Issa Al Lamki was very impressive. To top it off, the dessert bar included my favorite Arabic desserts; Kunaafa, Um Ali and the best Luqaimat I have had in a very long time! After Iftar, we moved to the Maserati tent at The Beach Pavillion Restaurant to relax and have tea. The area very spacious with many seating options. They do offer a Suhoor menu, Sheesha ,and live music to complement the atmosphere.
A couple days after that, I flew to Abudhabi for the weekend and enjoyed a lovely iftar at the Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat al Beri. What was special about it is the different cuisines they had to offer under the same buffet; Italian, Chinese, Arabic and more. Of course the dessert station was delicious. If I had to recommend a dessert I would say go for the waffle and the chocolate fountain dips. This must be in the top 5 Buffets I have ever been to.
I managed to squeeze in a quick trip to Abudhabi Mall while I was there and Massimo Dutti’s new collection is a mix of casual chic comfort-ness that looks amazing. I wouldn’t mind turning my entire wardrobe to their latest collection. I made a quick trip to Sephora and I’m so glad I picked up the Glam Glow Face Wash – I will tell you all about it in an upcoming post.
Did you catch my week on SnapChat (@hanadialzadjali) ?