One thing we love about Ramadan is the sense of community amongst all expats here in the UAE. This year, the kids and I witnessed breaking of fast in our nearby mosque, dates and water were distributed to everyone. A lot of charity initiative during Ramadan is also happening around the UAE some of them are #FillingTheBlues and #SharingTheFridge campaigns.
As a family, we do not go to a lot of Iftar events as we are not fasting but we do make an exception especially if we are given a chance to share it with friends who are observing Ramadan.
Our family went to Iftar at Horizon, Amwaj Rotana on a busy Friday night where we joined our friends.
Horizon has a good selection of Iftar buffet from appetizers to desserts that focus more on Middle Eastern cuisine. There was something to satisfy everyone. The dish called Lamb Ouzi stood out among all the mains for our family, we found ourselves going back for more.
Table arrangements was quite tight and just enough room to walk around. It did not give active kids an ample space to release energy after all the yummy sweets. A dedicated area with just enough activities to keep the kids occupied would be nice.
Although it was busy night, the servers were so attentive to all of the guest’s needs that before we could ask for a drink refill, one is already offered. All the staff were friendly and had time to talk with us.
We had a lovely Iftar at Horizon and would definitely be on our list for next year.
Iftar buffet cost 165 AED per person including soft beverages. Children below the age of 6 years dine in for free, and those between 6yrs to 12 yrs get a 50% off.
For reservations or more information, please call +971-4-428 2000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Amwaj Rotana is located at Jumeirah Beach Hotel area.