Iftar preview at Dusit Thani Dubai

This Ramadan I (try) committed to skip Iftar buffets primarily for my "healthy diet" reasons. But if there's one I will not miss, it's gotta be Dusit - fair buffet spread, lots of healthy choices, and the friendliest environment and staff.

We previewed Dusit Thani's iftar offering before Ramadan started. As always, the affair features a wide range of delightful Arabic favorites and international cuisine from the three restaurants - PAX for Italian, The Californian for the international fare, and Benjarong for Thai.

Dates, assorted dried fruits and nuts are served as traditional fast breakers. Guests can create their own salad at the salad bar. (For a change, I had too much of salad than mains huh.)

Hummus, babaganouj, tabouleh and fattouch are some of the tasty cold mezzehs I've tried. My favorite hot mezzeh selections that evening are chicken livers, chicken kebbeh, spinach fatayer and cheese sambousek.  There are about 30+ other variants in the mezzeh table.

There's always exemptions when you're on health diet, right? :-)

Benjarong's Tom Yum mushroom soup is always a winner. There are also these equally enticing pumpkin cream soup, carrot and coriander soup, tomato soup with pesto and potato and leek soup among 13 other soup variants.
Mains feature 18 chicken dishes (and a few duck), 10 beef, 13 lamb, 12 seafood and 17 vegetable dishes.

Shish tawook, Thai chicken green curry, lamb kebab, pan sauteed beef medallions, beef lasagna, stir-fried seafood noodles, pad thai seafood, fish fillet in red curry sauce, eggplant mousakha are just few of my personal taste preferences.

Of course, there's the traditional lamb ouzi station.  I was told there 'could' be roast beef station, turkey station, pasta station, foul medamas and cheese presentation come the actual iftar.

Walnuts, cashew nuts juice, jallab, karkadeh, laban airan and other customary Ramadan juices are available.

Popular hot and cold Arabic sweets are on the dessert - my favorite Umm Ali, cheese kunafa, pistachio pudding, and choco-almond pudding, walnut mamoul, halawat al jeben, baklava and barazek among others. Wide varieties of cake slices, creme brulee, berries pannacotta, tiramisu, tarts and mousse complete the sugary treat.

I told you, this amazing dinner was an exemption.  :-)

Buffet costs AED 149 per person.

For company or group of 40 and above, you can create your own iftar group menu from AED 110 only and in an exclusive dining area.

You may call 04 317 4515 or send an email to dine.dtdu@dusit.com for table reservations.

Boy Dubai is an invited guest at the Iftar preview. This is NOT a sponsored post.

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