Abu Dhabi's Emirates Palace Hotel has opened the UAE’s largest Ramadan tent restaurant that accommodates nearly 650 people and depicts the country’s oriental present and past.
The massive tent will provide Iftar (evening meal) and Suhoor (dawn meal) and is equipped with all means of entertainment to fascinate visitors during nights of the holy month, according to a hotel executive.
Janet Abrahams, Executive Director of Sales and Marketing at the Emirates Palace, said that this Ramadan Pavilion is directly connected to Mezlai, the hotel’s latest restaurant serving the first authentic and traditional Emirati cuisine in the UAE. It is also directly connected with the ballroom as a venue for further Ramadan activities to be held in.
She said this year’s heritage presence allows visitors from the UAE and the Gulf countries to enjoy unique times in the Palace, including traditional food for Iftar and Suhoor through the fasting month.
“Desert sand reflected colour designs within the suite of Ramadan gives a spiritual feature of the UAE’s original heritage life during this holy month,” she said.
Spread along the roads leading to the Ramadan Pavilion is a touch of giant paintings reflecting the UAE’s national identity, she added.
She said the tent’s interior has been designed in the form of halls that provides more comfort and privacy for the visitors, which is decorated with unique tools from the heritage piles that represent the spirit of modern Abu Dhabi.
”The art deployed within the Ramadan Pavilion takes the visitors on a tour through the past, present and future of the beautiful city of Abu Dhabi, along the cultural projects that are the most prominent in the world,” she said.
Abrahams said the Emirates Palace had received confirmed bookings from major national companies in Abu Dhabi and Dubai to set up group Iftar and Suhoor feasts and expected strong demand throughout Ramadan.
Iftar prices in the Ramadan Pavilion are Dh215 and Suhoor prices from Dh95, both excluding taxes and tourism fees, she said.
Situated on a 1.3km stretch of private white pristine beach and on 100 hectares of manicured lawns and lush landscaped gardens, the iconic Emirates Palace Hotel comprises 394 luxury rooms and suites and a variety of award-winning dining options.