27 Feb '23 | Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Guests can celebrate the spirit of Ramadan in resplendent elegance at Raffles The Palm Dubai, the ornate beachside palace resting at the west crescent of the iconic Palm Jumeirah. 

Majestic Iftars and sublime Suhoors await those seeking an elegant celebration, with options to benefit all guests across the 24-acre resort’s collection of restaurants and intimate private event spaces, all delivered with the gracious and seamless service Raffles is renowned for. 

Le Jardin, a shimmering space redolent of French palaces, will host an authentic Iftar feast each night, with live entertainment from Oud player, Shady Shamel conjuring an authentic Arabian atmosphere. Diners may relax into the splendour of the evening at alfresco tables which overlook sweeping palatial gardens or choose a seat in Le Jardin’s majestic dining room where they will revel in a regal ambience amid spectacularly ornate handmade Italian furnishings and 24-karat gold leaf details. 

The abundant variety will delight guests, with appetising hot and cold mezzeh, salads, soups and cheeses sitting alongside live cooking stations serving dishes such as Arabic Mixed Grill, Samak Chermoula, Whole Lamb Ouzi and Fresh Falafel. Beautifully presented traditional main course options include Lamb Makanek, Vegetable Tagine, Sharhat Mutafae and Dajaj Bil Batata while classic Ramadan desserts such as Um Ali, Cheese Kunafa and Walnut Baklava plus many more will ensure a sweet end to Iftar, which is priced at AED 235.  

Meanwhile, an elevated Italian take on Iftar awaits at the sublime Piatti by the Beach, the Amalfi Coast-inspired waterside restaurant conceptualised by the renowned Chef Izu Ani. Here diners can indulge in a crafted menu created especially for the occasion while engulfed in the unmistakable charm of the Southern Italian Coast. Iftar starts with Minestra del giorno e Datteri, a minestrone soup to break the fast, followed by an antipasto including Burrata DOP con Pomodori datterino, Burrata with tomatoes and basil, Insalata Piatti, a mixed salad with heritage tomatoes artichoke and olives, and Polpettine al Sugo, wagyu meatballs in Neapolitan tomato ragout. This is followed by exquisite main courses of Risotto ai Porcini, a creamy mushroom risotto and Calamari e Tempura di Verdure, crispy deep-fried calamari with tempura vegetables, while dessert arrives in the form of Italian favourite, Tiramisù. A selection of hydrating mocktails and soft drinks are also included in the set menu, which is priced at AED 300. 

Those seeking a stylish lounge atmosphere will find alluring views and delightful desserts at rooftop lounge, Kalian where guests can break their fast with a selection of mouth-watering sweets, including Cuore caldo al Pistacchio – a pistachio lava cake with ice cream; Bianco e nero – choux pastry with whipped cream topped with chocolate ganache, or Cannolo a modo nostro – ricotta with pistachio, chocolate and candite orange. Mocktails and soft drinks are included in the Iftar which is priced at AED 165 per person. 

Later in the evening guests may enjoy an opulent Suhoor at the famous Blüthner Hall, the dazzling palatial-like dining room filled with gilded Italian furniture and sparkling Swarovski chandeliers, where a live pianist will set a sophisticated classical atmosphere from 9pm each evening. Here guests can select from a beautiful choice of a la carte dishes, such as cold and hot mezzeh, baked home-comfort favourites including a delicious selection of comforting manakish, and traditional main courses such as meat and seafood mixed grills, Shish Taouk, Fattet Hummus, Chicken Shawarma, and Kibbeh Mabroumeh. Diners can also choose from a selection of desserts, including Um Ali, Kunafa, assorted baklavas, and fresh fruit. 

For a more private and prestigious celebration, Raffles The Palm Dubai’s event team specialists can tailor a bespoke Iftar or Suhoor in one of their magnificent event spaces. The team can be contacted at [email protected] / +971 4 248 8840. 

For reservations, guests can call 04 248 8888 or visitwww.rafflesthepalmdubai.com 

For reservations at Piatti by The Beach, please contact 04 248 8889 


About Raffles The Palm Dubai:    

The palatial beach resort occupies a prime location on the Palm Jumeirah Island and offers 387 luxurious rooms, suites and villas. The resort features spectacular sea views, a private white sand beach, an indoor and outdoor pool and a selection of restaurants such as Matagi, Piatti and Sola Jazz Lounge. The property encompasses a range of facilities with Raffles’ quintessential standards of service, including a 24-hour Raffles Butler and the private Raffles Lounge. With classic furnishings, the hotel opens up into the grand Blüthner Hall and a dedicated Raffles Patisserie serving chocolates and pastries. Visitors can pamper themselves in the Cinq Mondes Spa, offering 23 treatment rooms, two private spa suites, scrub rooms, hammams and fully equipped gym and yoga classes. The resort has also partnered with Virtuoso, a global network of agencies that craft bespoke trips and create unique experiences for guests around the world.  

 Find out more here: www.rafflesthepalmdubai.com 

About Raffles  

Founded in Singapore in 1887, Raffles Hotels, Resorts and Residences are places where ideas are born, history is made and stories and legends are created. At each landmark address, distinguished guests and residents will find a world of elegance and enchanted glamour, where Raffles’ renowned legacy of gracious service knows no bounds. As the authentic heart of a destination, Raffles champions fine art and design, and fosters culture in all its forms, guiding guests to make discoveries in their own time and way. Raffles’ commitment to local communities is expressed through diverse initiatives with a unified mission to actively support the arts and the environment. From one generation to the next, visitors arrive as guests, leave as friends, and return as family. Raffles can be found in key international locations including Singapore, Paris, Istanbul, Dubai, Doha, Maldives, Udaipur, Phnom Penh and Bali; with flagship openings upcoming in London, Boston, Macau and Bahrain in 2023. Raffles is part of Accor, a world leading hospitality group counting over 5,500 properties throughout more than 110 countries, and a participating brand in ALL – Accor Live Limitless – a lifestyle loyalty program providing access to a wide variety of rewards, services and experiences.  

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