INTERCONTINENTAL HOTELS AT DUBAI FESTIVAL CITY BRINGS EXCLUSIVE RAMADAN FLAVOURS, STAYCATIONS AND EXPERIENCES
Dubai, UAE, 7 March 2023 – Ramadan is around the corner, and InterContinental Hotels at Dubai Festival City is all set to offer guests a renewed focus on spending time with friends and family, in addition to embracing the spirit of the holy month. While guests will have the opportunity to indulge in Iftar and Suhoor offerings specially curated by world-class chefs in four distinct venues, they will also have access to stunning staycation offers.
“Ramadan is a special occasion to connect, bond and make memories. This Ramadan, we want guests to experience family-time and luxury at the same time. Our offerings have been curated and designed in a way to enable our visitors to enjoy unique experiences, lavish Iftar and Suhoor spreads, as well as feel pampered all the way through. That’s not all, those with a penchant for opulence, will be able to get a taste of the finest staycation deals at best prices. We are optimistic that guests this year will be able to experience exclusivity like never before,” said Thomas Schmelter, Area General Manager InterContinental Hotels at Dubai Festival City.
Iftar at Anise – Taste the world this Ramadan with vistas of Dubai Creek and the iconic IMAGINE show
If you are looking to embark on a culinary journey around the world and experience first-hand the abundance of authentic flavours, look no further than InterContinental Dubai Festival City’s opulent Iftar at Anise. Serving delectable Arabian delicacies from Levantine and North Africa, Anise will host eight interactive live cooking stations offering Thai, Indian, Japanese, Levantine, and Arabic cuisine cooked à la minute with locally sourced ingredients putting high emphasis on organic produce.
This year, guests will have the opportunity to experience Ouzi, a braised whole lamb, authentic Saj bread by ‘Mama Jamal’ which goes back to 48 years of experience with bread making based on inherited traditional methods passed on to generations from mother and grandmother. Guests will also have an exclusive treat of the famous homemade Arabic pastries by Chef Chadi Abou Fakher, and Arabic flavoured ice cream. What makes this Iftar special, is the spectacular outdoor terrace with views across the Dubai Creek in addition to entertainment by the iconic IMAGINE show, an ever-changing immersive laser, light, water multi-sensory extravaganza on Festival Bay at Dubai Festival City Mall every night after sunset.
Time: After Sunset, Shisha will be served after 7pm
Price: AED 289 per person, AED 125 for kids aged 6-12 and kids under 6 years dine complimentary
Location: InterContinental Dubai Festival City
Iftar at Karam Al Bahr – Enjoy a bountiful Iftar with loved ones
Karam Al Bahr takes on the legacy of Karam Beirut, the family’s restaurant that was present in ‘Hayy el Zeitunay’ over 60 years ago. This year, guests will enjoy a bountiful Iftar menu with authentic Lebanese offerings, which comprise of Ramadan favourites including soup, a variety of hot and cold Mezzeh, mixed grill and Lebanese sweets with refreshing Ramadan drinks. The traditional restaurant also stocks a wide range of fresh fish and exquisite Lebanese dishes that are perfect for lunch or dinner. A family-friendly venue, Karam Al Bahr is the place to be if you’re a sea food lover. Dine in style with a great view at the outdoor terrace with shisha or enjoy the warm Mediterranean ambiance when indoors.
Time: After sunset to 8.00 PM
Price: AED 175 per person, Shisha will be served after 7pm
Location: InterContinental Dubai Festival City
Iftar at Zaytoun – Break your fast under the stars with astonishing views of the Dubai Skyline
Head to Zaytoun to experience a lavish Iftar! Overlooking Dubai Creek and the Burj Khalifa, Zaytoun serves up the best of culinary delicacies. Its alluring terrace hosts a sumptuous Iftar spread of authentic Arabian delicacies featuring Levantine favourites, and international flavours with weekly culinary highlights! If you enjoy outdoors, don’t miss the Mashawi Station that offers a sumptuous selection of freshly grilled meats and seafood prepared à la minute.
Time: Iftar is offered from 6.30 to 8.30pm, Shisha will be served after 7pm
Price: AED 195 per person, AED 85 for kids aged 6-12 and kids under 6 years dine complimentary
Location: Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival City
Iftar at Sirocco– The ultimate destination for families
Sirocco at Holiday Inn & Suites Dubai Festival City, known for its Iftar especially for families, will help guests feel the true spirit of Ramadan with their lavish Iftar buffet. Adults and kids can embrace an abundance of delicacies with a selection of international dishes and authentic Arabian flavours featuring Levantine favourites.
Time: Iftar is offered from 6.30pm to 8.30pm
Price: AED 169 per person, AED 75 for kids aged 6-12 years and kids under 6 years dine complimentary
Location: Holiday Inn & Suites Dubai Festival City
Suhoor at Zaytoun – A vibrant start to the morning
A master of regional cuisine, Zaytoun will offer guests an incredible ambience with uninterrupted views of Dubai Creek and the Burj Khalifa. Guests can choose their favourite picks, which is certain to take them on a culinary voyage through some of the region’s most cherished creations. A wide selection of delicious cold and warm Mezzeh with homemade bread, delicacies from the grill such as lamb skewers and mixed seafood platters can be ordered à la carte. Guests will be amazed by the authentic Ramadan dessert station with homemade Baklawa, Kunafa, Umm Ali and much more. To make the experience special, there is a traditional Oud player stationed in-house.
Time: Suhoor is offered from 9.00pm to 2.00am
Price: À la carte
Location: Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival City
Staycation at InterContinental Dubai Festival City
Delve into the spirit of relaxation and comfort at InterContinental Dubai Festival City. Book one night and enjoy scenic views, stylish rooms and palm tree fringed pools, including a gravity-defying transparent pool suspended mid-air over the fourth floor. Guests can also enjoy breakfast at Anise or Suhoor at Zaytoun, in addition to a lavish Iftar spread at Anise. There’s also a packed entertainment schedule at Planet Trekkers kids club for little ones.
Price Per night: AED 850, excluding taxes and fees
Staycation at Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival City
To make your Ramadan a memorable one, consider a stay at the family-friendly Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival City. With astonishing views of Dubai Creek and Burj Khalifa, and an array of activities for kids, the hotel is offering special room rates this year. Book for one night and avail a breakfast or a suhoor at Zaytoun. The lavish Iftar on Zaytoun’s alluring terrace will transport you to a land of mesmerising culinary flavours!
Price per night: AED 600 per room per night, excluding taxes and fees
Staycation at Holiday Inn & Suites Dubai Festival City
Check in to Holiday Inn & Suites at Dubai Festival City for an all-inclusive stay. For a booking of one night, guests get special Ramadan room rates that come with complimentary breakfast/ Suhoor at Sirocco. When the sun sets, get ready to enjoy a delicious Iftar buffet from Sirocco’s appetizing menu.
Price per night: AED 450 per room per night, excluding taxes and fees
Corporate Iftar and Suhoor at InterContinental Dubai Festival City – Grand and elegant settings
InterContinental Dubai Festival City presents a distinctive opportunity for corporate Iftar and Suhoor gatherings in the elegant Al Ras and Al Baraha ballrooms, which offer a lavish spread of Arabic and International cuisine matching the occasion.
The Al Ras Ballroom, occupying a vast space of 1,373 sq. m, can accommodate 800 guests with round table setup and features the option of three flexible dividers. The first-floor pre-function area of this splendid ballroom provides an escape from the bustling city, boasting floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook Dubai Creek.
The Al Baraha ballroom, covering an area of 1,102 sq. m, is an awe-inspiring venue that can host up to 600 guests. The ballroom’s pre-function area features floor-to-ceiling windows, which offer stunning views of the waterfront promenade.
The in-house premier planning team, acclaimed partners, and signature concierge service will provide personalized attention to ensure no detail is overlooked. Corporate Iftar menus range from AED 150 to AED 250 per person for parties of 80 guests and above.
Holiday Inn & Suites Dubai Festival City’s Al Badia ballroom offers a contemporary space and a variety of Iftar and Suhoor menus, featuring Arabic and International delicacies perfect for a corporate gathering during the holy month, starting from only AED 120 per person for parties of 100 guests and above.
About IHG Hotels at Dubai Festival City:
Taking prime location within one of Dubai’s most exciting retail, leisure and entertainment destinations, Dubai Festival City is only minutes from Dubai International Airport, the major commercial hubs of Dubai and connecting roads to Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and beyond.
The IHG Hotels at Dubai Festival City sit on the water’s edge of the historic Dubai Creek and are just a stones-throw away from the unique city attractions including the Burj Khalifa and Dubai Frame, allowing visitors to benefit from the best of both worlds, old and new.
Encompassing the InterContinental (508 rooms), InterContinental Residence Suites (264 rooms), Crowne Plaza (316 rooms) and the Holiday Inn (509 rooms), plus almost 10,000 sq. m of diverse event space including the Festival Arena and 14 restaurants and bars, Dubai Festival City is the perfect destination for anyone spending time in Dubai.
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