UAE, Dubai – With the arrival of the holy month of Ramadan many traditions and practices are revived; while familial relations and old friendships rekindle to connect over a time of peace accompanied by delicious food. Rediscover Ramadan culture, traditions and home-style dishes at Meliã Desert Palm with a private family sanctuary In-villa Iftar or Iftar and Suhoor at Epicure overlooking the shimmering waters of the infinity pool.
In-villa Iftar package is designed to offer families and close friends the opportunity to share a delicious meal in a tranquil and private surrounding. Guests can book a one-night stay at a luxurious two-bedroom private pool villa for six people to spend quality time together totally undisturbed, without the hassle of cooking and cleaning, as the resort will set up the full Iftar spread in the villa’s spacious dining area. The package is priced at AED 2,888 for a booking of 6 persons and any additional person at AED 250, while the maximum number of guests for the in-villa Iftar experience is eight people.
Inspired by Arab culture and local tastes, the Iftar menu will feature the best of traditional Emirati dishes. The star of the Iftar will be the famous Ouzi, which is the UAE’s national dish. This complete meal consists of roasted lamb served on a bed of rice, topped with vegetables and nuts. Other culinary traditions such as Fish Harra, Chicken Biryani, Chicken Molokia, Vegetable sallouna, and Vermicelli rice will also be featured. Fresh from the grilled live station buffet favourites such as Meat Kebab, Chicken Shish Tawook, Shrimps, Lamb Koufta, as well as hot and cold mezze dishes including Meat Kibbeh, Cheese Sambousek, Spinach Fatayer and old-style lentil soups.
The dessert selection boasts a variety of colourful and aromatic Arabic desserts featuring exotic and spice-rich traditional flavours, from the iconic Kunafa and Katayef to the classic Um Ali and Mohlabeah as well as Baklava, Halawat al Jaben, Date pudding and Walnuts tart. The splendid pool villa boasts plenty of outdoor space as well, so guests can dine al fresco in the lush surroundings or relax with a tea/coffee on the poolside cocoon beds.
Guests can opt to dine at Epicure restaurant and enjoy Ramadan iftar priced at 175 AED per person with the same menu of Arabic culturly inspired dishes from the famous Emirati Ouzi – roasted lamb served on a bed of rice, topped with vegetables and nuts, to other Ramadan traditions such as Fish Harra, Chicken Biryani, Chicken Molokia, and Vegetable sallouna, and Vermicelli rice. The grilled live station buffet favourites include Meat Kebab, Chicken Shish Tawook, Shrimps, Lamb Koufta, as well as hot and cold mezze dishes, including Meat Kibbeh, Cheese Sambousek, Spinach Fatayer and old-style lentil soup.
The dessert station contains exotic and spice-rich traditional flavours, such as Kunafa and Katayef, as well as the classic Um Ali and Mohlabeah, Baklava, Halawat al Jaben, Date pudding and Walnut tarts.
Later in the evening Suhoor can be enjoyed from the a la carte menu available from 9 pm until 1 am at Epicure Shisha Lounge. Openfor individuals and families, including a selection of hot and cold Mezza and salads, with multiple choices for the main course, sides and desserts.