Friday, 1 June 2018

Iftar in the sky

Last night I went to experience my first iftar (=the first meal after you break the fast), together with Linda at the St Regis.

Ever since we did the Helipad Supper there, we have been talking about how we wanted to see their Abu Dhabi Suite; and now we got the opportunity thanks to the St Regis hosting an 'Iftar in the sky' up there every weekend during the Ramadan.

The Abu Dhabi Suite is the world's highest suspended suite, a private suite over two floors, with two separate wings and a lovely 360 degree views!

Iftar is the evening meal with which Muslims end their daily Ramadan fast at sunset. The fast is traditionally broken with a laban drink, and dates:

The amazing buffet was served up all over the main floor of the suite, so much food, and all really beautifully presented, and super yum:

This iftar only accommodates 50 guests each evening, so it felt really special getting to sit in the big, central majlis and enjoy this lovely meal:

We also got to walk around and have a look at the rest of the 1500 m2 suite. For example we got to see the guest rooms, here's one of the three bedrooms in the suite:

The male prayer room:

A private movie cinema:

And a private spa, with jacuzzi, steam rooms and sauna:

I did have high expectations on this experience, and they were more than met, for sure. The food was amazing and it felt very special getting to enjoy an iftar at this unique location. Another magic Abu Dhabi moment.

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