Breaking the fast at Asateer
One of the most luxurious venues at which to break your fast this Ramadan is Asateer at Atlantis The Palm, Dubai.
Concierge was invited to experience the launch of the iftar at the beachfront tent last week, along with high-profile guests including UAE actress Masia Moghrabi, Emirati singer Saoud Abou Sultan Aryam and Kuwaiti singer Youssef Al Omani and we couldn’t fail to be impressed.
With a reputation for being one of Dubai’s most iconic iftars, Asateer is once again going over and above to delight its guests, with a lavish buffet inspired by authentic street food. Highlights include a tahina fountain, which is delicious drizzled over mezze and the new signature dish ouzi (baked lamb with rice). Traditional favourites such as foul moudammas, balila and a variety of fresh juices, are also available. Concierge recommends the pistachio and rose water flavoured Arabic ice cream, which was made before our very eyes.
The venue boasts an elegant, Arabian-style décor, inviting guests to sit back and unwind with shisha while listening to the live Arabic oud players. Join in the spirit of Ramadan by challenging your fellow diners to a game of cards, chess or backgammon. Alternatively, to keep younger guests occupied, there are Playstations in the Majlis areas with 2012 FIFA games available.
Those looking to purchase gifts should head to the Ramadan Shop, which offers a fantastic selection of sweet and savoury treats including home-made nougat, Turkish delight and other sweets sold by the kilo. It’s so good, we almost stayed for Sohour.Iftar takes place daily from 6.30 to 8pm. AED175 for adults and AED85 for those aged three to 12. Children under the age of three dine for free. Sohour is offered nightly from 9.30pm to 2.30am. From AED100 per person offering off the à la carte menu, including shisha, or AED175 for a set menu with Ramadan juices and water. To make a reservation, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 04 4260800. Complimentary valet parking is available.