UAE, Dubai– During Ramadan, one of the most cherished blessings is the opportunity for families and friends to gather in peace and share delicious meals. Meliá Desert Palm embraces traditional home-style cooking to revive the essence of Ramadan, offering a variety of iftar options designed to bring families together in privacy. Guests can choose from a private family In-villa Iftar or dine at the Epicure restaurant, where they can enjoy an unforgettable Iftar and Suhoor experience with breathtaking views of the infinity pool.
The in-villa Iftar package offers families and close friends the opportunity to share a delicious meal in tranquil and private surroundings. 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 3,800 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. The splendid pool villa also boasts plenty of outdoor space, so guests can dine al fresco in the lush surroundings or relax with tea/coffee on the poolside cocoon beds. Shisha is also available for order.
While Iftar at Epicure restaurant is priced at 175 AED per person, the Iftar menu at both In-Villa and Epicure will feature the best of traditional Emirati dishes and Arabic tastes. The star of the Iftar will be the famous Ouzi, along with other culinary traditions such as Fish Harra, Chicken Biryani and Chicken Molokia, completed with vegetable sallouna, and Vermicelli rice. There will also be a live grill station, with delicacies like Meat Kebab, Chicken Shish Tawook, Prawns, and Lamb Kofta. Hot and cold mezze dishes include Meat Kibbeh, Cheese Sambousek, Spinach Fatayer and old-style lentil soup.
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 Walnut tart.
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. Open for individuals and families, including a selection of hot and cold Mezze and salads, with multiple choices for the main course, sides and desserts.