During Ramadan traditional Qatari cuisine, and popular Middle Eastern dishes make a regular appearance on the Iftar table. At InterContinental Doha The City you can expect the best of these regional offerings at its Al Jawahra Ramadan Tent.
The theme of the Tent reflects the heritage of the land of Qatar with palm trees, traditional bird house replicas, and small camel figures. The Tent is flooded with the vibrant colours of the desert at sunset – rich reds, deep oranges, and bright golds. The dimmed lights provide ambience, and Ramadan-themed decor gives it a feel of celebration. The traditional embroidered bedouin fabrics creates the hospitable vibe of the Middle East.
If there is one thing to highlight about the Ramadan Tent it is that is has plenty of space. There is seating for intimate gatherings, and banquet-style table setups that can accommodate large group and office gatherings. There are even two types of VIP booths: ones for private gatherings, and ones that have been styled as a social majlis.
InterContinental Doha The City Ramadan Tent
The culinary team at InterContinental Doha The City has designed a Ramadan buffet that showcases the best of the region with vibrant mezze and hearty mixed grills. A colourful fresh produce section provides the variety required for make your own salads – a perfect sight for anyone looking for fresh starters. You will also find a variety of meat dishes including lamb chops, roasted chicken, and sausages.
There is a regional focus in the dish choices, but there is still enough variety to keep diners happy, including a live pasta station. There are also live stations preparing ful medames, saj, and shawarma. You will also find all your necessary condiments including pickles galore!
Stand out dishes include the excellent and tender Lamb Leg presented with fluffy rice. Do try the sujuk-style sausages, which may not look pretty but are packed with flavour! We also loved the Indian samosa encased in buttery pastry – devour it with the accompanying mint chutney for a prefect rendition of this popular street food!
Whatever you do make sure to leave room for dessert. If you are someone who has always been curious about Middle Eastern desserts, then you need to check out the ‘ode to desserts’ that is the desserts buffet at this Ramadan Tent. You can also find a variety of fresh fruits heaped onto a beautifully presented station within the Tent.
A few recommendations from the desserts section include the atayef pancakes, basbousa, and a lovely chocolate cake that we devoured with some fresh fruit.
To learn more about Arabic Desserts and how to cook Qatayef check out Cooking Qatayef with Chef Al-Ashi.
There are also fresh desserts being made at the live dessert station. You can find freshly fried Qatatayef and crepes cooked in a caramel sauce – both dishes are fantastic and not to be missed. Uniquely they also have a Karak station – which will make many of you happy we are sure! Even better, the hotel has designed a Ramadan sohour package just for the desserts buffet, so you can choose whether you want to have a full meal or just enjoy desserts.
For those of you who like to kick back and relax in the evenings its the perfect spot to head to for a tranquil ramadan night in the heart of the city.
How To Book the InterContinental Doha The City Ramadan Tent:
Iftar buffet is served daily from sunset until 8:00 pm. Priced at QAR 195 per person including Ramadan beverages.
Sohour Buffet is available from 9:00pm until 2:00am (and until 3:00am on weekends). QAR195 including Ramadan beverages | QAR 115 for a dessert buffet including Ramadan beverages.
*Children ages 6-12 years receive 50 percent discount. Under 6s are free.
For more details and booking call +974 4015 8888 | +974 7021 8803 or email [email protected]
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