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Nov 30, 2015 LAST UPDATED AT 02:11 PM GMT
Delightful Iftar options for Ramadan at hotels in Oman
July 5, 2014 | 12:00 AM
To complement the Ramadan buffet, customised decorations have enhanced the dining experience at the Grand Hyatt. –Supplied photo

Muscat: Ramadan is well under way, as we mark the month of fasting with shorter working hours and Iftar — the evening meal to break the fast, usually shared with family and friends.

With some of the best restaurants in Muscat and most seasoned kitchens in town, all the major hotels offer Iftar with a special Ramadan menu. Usually designed as buffets, Iftar offers a variety of options with cuisine that ranges from local favourites to popular international dishes.

The World Cup may dominate minds, but with special menus and buffets, here's what some of the city's top hotels have in store. We provide a sampling of where you can break your fast during Ramadan.

Hotels in Oman are celebrating Ramadan by offering fasting guests unique dining experiences throughout the holy month.

Al Bustan Palace
Oman's luxury resort, Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel, invites guests to celebrate the Holy month of Ramadan with a sumptuous Iftar experience at Al Khiran Terrace. Guests may choose to enjoy the evening with family and friends in a private setting or join in a traditional Iftar dinner with members of the local community.

Held nightly during the Holy month, the Iftar dinner features a grand buffet offering a delectable selection of Middle Eastern dishes including hot and cold mezze, stews, barbecued meat and seafood, freshly baked breads and classic Arabic desserts. 

To complement the grand buffet, the culinary team at Al Khiran Terrace will also create a special Ramadan-inspired beverage for guests to enjoy during Iftar. Customised Ramadan decor and live music will further enhance the dining experience ensuring guests are enjoying their evening in an intimate and friendly setting. 

The Iftar buffet features different selections of food and beverages every evening, and is priced at OMR 18 per person.

In addition to the traditional festivities of Iftar, a special Ramadan Palatial Experience package is also available throughout Ramadan. Starting at OMR 120, the package includes an overnight stay in a deluxe room, Iftar at Al Khiran Terrace and special in-room Suhoor for up to two adults.

The Ramadan Palatial Experience package is available throughout Ramadan excluding Eid. For Iftar reservations and enquiries, please call +968 24 764 000 or email BoxOffice.Albustan@ritzcarlton.com.

From July 3 to 28, the Iftar buffet is being hosted on the ballroom terrace. Arabian tents have been put up, with decorations made from traditional Omani fabrics. After Iftar, guests are invited for entertainment organised by the resort.

Iftar buffet is available daily from sunset until 9pm at OMR18 per person.

For reservations or inquiries contact the resort on (968) 2477 6666

Grand Hyatt
Oman's luxury 5-star hotel, Grand Hyatt, has invited guests to celebrate the holy month with 'Ramadanak' at Grand Hyatt Muscat' in three cuisine areas located in the hotel.

The Marjan lounge which is usually closed in the summer season, has been transformed specifically for this holy month, into a closed air-conditioned Arabian themed tent.

Sponsored by the National Bank of Oman and Maserati, the lounge is open every night from 8pm to 3am. They will be serving Suhoor, delicious Ramadan specialties, juices and will also be showcasing the FIFA World Cup games.

The Suhoor dinner features a grand buffet offering a delicious selection of Arabian dishes including hot and cold mezze, sandwiches, freshly baked breads and traditional Arabic desserts.

To complement the buffet, customised Ramadan decorations and music has  enhanced the dining experience.

The lounge also allows football fans to watch the FIFA World Cup live on large TV screens during their dining experience.

Iftar at Majlis  
Traditional Iftar will be served throughout the month of Ramadan in the hotel's lobby offering se

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