Lavish Iftar at Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek

A convergence of the hotel's restaurants welcomed us at Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Deira Creek Wednesday night. Right upon stepping out of the lift to the first floor, an assortment of dates from different countries and traditional Ramadan juices in their carts invite the guests into a sumptuous digestive indulgence. We were ushered to the bloggers table at Shabestan restaurant.

The huge Iftar buffet are grouped into sections representing cuisines from the Middle East and some popular regions of the world. In addition to the Mediterranean Arabia selections, Emarati, Persian, Asian, Italian and International have their dedicated food divisions as well.

There are live cooking stations for veggies, pasta and oriental noodles.

There's also one for zaatar lovers. A chicken shawarma stand is in the house as well.

Asian Food was the "best-selling movie of the night", particularly the dimsum station.  It took me more than 5 minutes to wait in queue for the Peking Duck rolls, but it's worth the wait. Mine was crispy on the inside and the dip was perfectly juicy.

My dimsum plate

The chicken and seafood dimsums, har gau, siumai, and the steamed buns were very tasty. Whenever new ones are brought to the dimsum station, they'll be gone in few minutes.

The sushi station offers variety of maki rolls.

After starting with Asian, I continued with Persian.

The hot-off-the-grill lamb and chicken kebabs suggest a feast. There's also Mahi kebab which I tried for the first time and it's good. It has very lean fish meat and doesn't feel "fishy" at all, which is good for me ;-)

An upcoming restaurant, Aseelah, provides a preview of their authentic Emarati cuisine.

Cuts of chiffon cakes, cheese cakes and mousse
One small room is allotted for the sweet tooth.  It's a showcase of fresh fruits, cakes, tarts, choco and vanilla mousse, ice cream and traditional Arabic sweets like Kunafa and Umm Ali.

Caramel cream, cakes, dates and traditional Arabic sweets
More traditional Arabic sweets along with fudge and mousse cakes and dried fruits
My picks for dessert. Actually second plate.

Yes, Camel Milk is available
All these lavish Iftar is reasonably priced at AED 149 per person inclusive of beverages, and is available from sunset til 11pm. 

As this is one of the most popular Iftar in the city, I suggest you come at the earliest to avoid long queue at the valet (and at the buffet).

Reaching out to the community
Since the virtue of giving is very much alive in Ramadan, and if you may want to help but don't know how, you can bring your donations in forms of gifts like clothing or food items to Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Deira Creek.  In partnership with Beit Al Khair Society, they will be distributing the donations to the respective sectors they are supporting. 

Those who will bring their valuable donations will receive 20% discount on the Iftar.

For more info on this and for reservations, please call 04-2057333 / 7444 or visit

So my baby picked one of these capsicum from the fresh veggies display
Next thing we know, she didn't want to let it go ;-) munching it til we reach home.
Win with Boy Dubai!
This experience was so good that I want to share it with you. In cooperation with Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Deira Creek, I am giving away two "Iftar vouchers for 2 people" worth AED298 each to 2 lucky readers.

Simply share this article on Facebook or Twitter and you're in to the draw. Two winners will be drawn via and will be announced morning of 21st July. Good luck!

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  1. She's so adorable! It was a pleasure meeting you and your family.

    1. Oh thanks Nadia! Nice to meet you too. See ya' around!