A Taste of Arabia: Ramadan in Atlantis


Those travelling to Dubai in July can expect a true cultural experience at Atlantis, The Palm, as the UAE honours the holy month of Ramadan. During the ‘fasting month’, those observing Ramadan are required to refrain from food or drink from sunrise to sunset, and there are two main meal times during the evening celebrations. Iftar is the first meal of day that breaks the fast, and Sohour, the last meal before fasting begins again at dawn.

Throughout Ramadan thousands of locals and visitors make a beeline to Atlantis’ lavish Asateer to celebrate mealtimes with family and friends. Here diners enjoy a gastronomic tour of the Middle East, with a range of traditional and signature dishes such as Ouzi, a lamb and rice dish infused with Arabic spices.

It also serves a variety of international cuisine, with Iranian, Indian, Emirati and Continental dishes. Iftar is available from 6:15pm (or sunset) until 8:30pm for AED195 (approx AU$55) per person and Suhour from 9:30pm to 2:30am, requiring a minimum spend of AED150 pp (approx AU$43), excluding shisha.

Atlantis respects all religious traditions and for non-fasting guests, restaurants remain open to offer a discreet regular service.


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