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Ramadan of Hope at Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai

This Ramadan, Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai collaborates with not-for-profit organisation, Ray of Hope, and famed Emirati artist Abdulla Lutfi to raise awareness about Autism, as the beginning of the Holy Month this year coincides with World Autism Day.

As an artist on the autism spectrum, Abdulla sees and interprets the world in a unique and extraordinary way. To empower its colleagues to connect with their local community, engage directly with social causes and help create positive change, Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai organised a meaningful workshop whereby artists of determination met with team members from the hotel to exchange ideas, lessons and team-building activities.

Abdulla led drawing classes to teach his distinct black and white drawing technique with bold line drawings, before the group got together to work on a unique fan-shaped canvas capturing the beauty of Ramadan through the lenses of the Ray of Hope artistsHo.

The bespoke Ramadan Fan will be displayed in The Bay throughout the Holy Month, and guests enjoying Iftar and Suhoor can visit and see this beautiful piece that is both a visual testament to the power of cultural exchange and inclusivity, and an evocative tribute to the Mandarin Oriental legacy.

A Delightful Iftar by the Sea

A tantalising Iftar feast awaits guests at beachside brasserie, The Bay, this Ramadan – which will serve a lavish spread of Moroccan, Lebanese, Syrian and other Middle Eastern classics in a buffet setting, along with international cuisines from live cooking stations.

Guests can break their fast with an appetising variety of hot and cold mezza from Syria and Morocco, along with signature fresh salads from the Maghreb such as Taktouka and Zalouk, with delightful sides of hummus and fattoush and a nourishing Harira soup. Other exciting options for hot starters include Chicken Briwat, crispy and savoury Moroccan pastries; Lamb Makanik and spicy Lebanese sausages.

Indulgent main courses include the choice of a Tagine Barkouk with Aubergine Couscous and Tagine Chicken with Olives, an exotic Syrian Quail Frikkeh – chargrilled quail over an ancient grain salad, Lamb Kebab with Batbot Bread, and a whole Seabass served as part of the traditional Lebanese Sayadia. Those with a taste for Arabic and sub-continental staples will be delighted with the fragrant Chicken Biryani and the Butter Chicken on offer.

Guests can round off their Iftar with some delectable desserts, including assorted Baklava, a creamy Cheese Kunafa, Pistachio Date Cake and the Emirati classic Loqaymat. With a live Oud player, a fabulous view of the Arabian Gulf and inspiring décor, The Bay offers the perfect location to gather with friends and family and break the fast this Ramadan.

Price: AED 280 per person, including Ramadan beverages

Time: 6.30 pm – 10.00 pm

Where: The Bay at Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai

For reservations, please call 04 777 2233

Succulent Suhoor at The Bay

Embark on an exceptional culinary journey this Ramadan with a seaside Suhoor at The Bay, where guests will be spoilt for choice with a wide variety of freshly prepared traditional dishes, succulent and spiced meat from the Levant, and a wide selection of Arabic sweets and traditional Ramadan beverages.

Featuring an extensive range of regional delights, The Bay offers the ultimate Suhoor experience in a traditional setting in the heart of Dubai, highlighted by the soothing tunes of live Oud and luxurious décor in an exquisite beachfront setting.

Price: A La Carte (Minimum order of one main course per person)

Time: 11.00 pm – 01.30 am

Where: The Bay at Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai

For reservations, please call 04 777 2233

Ramadan with a Touch of the Orient

Enjoy Ramadan-inspired cakes, date boxes and other traditional treats while seated under a canopy of gilded trees and stunning vistas of the Arabian Gulf, at Noor Lounge this Ramadan.

An extensive a la carte menu offers some delicious Ramadan favourites such as Lentil Soup with Croutons, Shish Tawook with Roasted Tomato and Onion with Saffron Rice and Eggplant Moussaka, along with assorted hot and cold Mezze platters. Guests can complement the food with a serving of indulgent Mastic Sutlac with Pistachio ice cream, assorted Baklava with Clotted Cream, or the all-time Turkish dessert star Rose Water Walnut Gullac, and wash it down with traditional Arabic coffee, Jallab, Coconut & Cucumber cooler or Mint Laban.

Price: A La Carte

Time: 09.00 am – 12.00 am (Noor Lounge); 11.00 am – 12.00 am (Cake Shop)

Where: Noor Lounge at Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai

For reservations, please call 04 777 2223

Ramadan Reset at The Spa

This Ramadan, reset and restore with a full body experience to aid detoxification and restore balance to the mind and body. The skin is gently exfoliated and smoothed, using a purifying blend of Tulasi (Oriental Basil), Limbu (Lime) and Wild Turmeric essential oils combined with crushed walnut shells. Muscle discomfort is eased, whilst toxins and fluid retention are eliminated with a relaxing deep tissue massage to leave guests feeling relaxed and rejuvenated this Ramadan.

Price: AED 950

Time: 1 Hour and 30 Minutes

Where: The Spa

For reservations, please call 04 777 2243


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