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Emirates Palace leads Ramadan celebrations in Abu Dhabi

Ramadan is fast approaching and a palatial Ramadan pavilion is under construction at Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi.

The custom built pavilion sits on hundreds of square metres, overlooking the beach on one side and stunning façade of the hotel on the other, and will incorporate the existing 12- metre-high palm trees and grand fountain of the palace terrace.

Emirates Palace, considered the United Arab Emirates’ Leading Resort by the World Travel Awards, has partnered with the National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) and Wahat Al Zawiya to create a special Ramadan experience for residents and guests in what will be the largest purpose built Ramadan structure in Abu Dhabi.

Alexander Schneider, Emirates Palace hotel manager, said: “After providing a limited Ramadan experience in 2012, Emirates Palace decided this year to create an out-of-this-world venue for residents and guests that truly reflects the legendary Emirati hospitality.

“We are ready once more to impress our clientele with great offerings from our world-renowned culinary team, complemented by great service and the magical atmosphere of our Ramadan pavilion.”

The elegant design of the Ramadan pavilion will incorporate the signature gold and traditional Mashribiya details of Emirates Palace in a light and airy space.

Comfortable seating spread throughout the pavilion will create cosy enclaves to enjoy time with friends and family throughout the Holy Month of Ramadan.

The pavilion can host up to 1,200 guests per day and will include four private majlises, a large open dining area for Iftar buffets featuring signature dishes from Mezlai, Emirates Palace’s famous Emirati restaurant, as well as a separate lounge area.

A custom-built climate control system will keep guests comfortable around-the-clock, as the pavilion will be open both day and night.

During the day, the lounge will provide a tranquil sitting area for both fasting and non-fasting guests and visitors to enjoy the view of the glistening Arabian Sea, and at night the lounge will certainly be the perfect spot for a relaxing Suhour where guests can enjoy a delicious à la carte menu and fragrant shisha. 

Emirates Palace executive chef, Sandro Gamba, promises the highest quality of food will be available throughout the month. Gamba is working with local farms and suppliers to procure local produce and other ingredient to ensure fresh and tasty food, and to enhance the authenticity of the festive menus. 

This year Emirates Palace expects the number of visitors to exceed that of previous years.

The increase in visitors to Abu Dhabi is expected to continue throughout summer and the Ramadan Pavilion at Emirates Palace will provide a memorable Ramadan experience, as they welcome residents, visitors, guests and corporate groups from around the region.

Per person rates in the Ramadan Pavilion are AED 249 for Iftar and Suhour will be à la carte, excluding 16 per cent tax and tourism fees.