Al Maeda At DoubleTree by Hilton JBR-Iftar Preview

Al Maeda is DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai’s signature restaurant that offers Middle Eastern/Arabic cuisine. Recently, I was invited for the special preview of their Ramdan buffet.

DoubleTree by Hilton is located on ‘The Walk, JBR. It is convinently located and easily accessible. Al Maeda restaurant is accessed from the underground car park of the hotel.

Liked the colorful lamps at the enterance . Al Maeda boasts of a contemporary and classy interiors. It has a beautiful blend of modern and Arabic inspired decor. This vibrant place oozes Middle Eastern charm.

The colorful chandeliers, tiles, paintings and furniture adds rustic beauty to the place. Al Maeda is a family friendly restaurant that offers buffet for lunch and dinner. They also offer a la carte menu.

What can you expect during the holy month of Ramadan?

During Ramadan Al Maeda will be offering Iftar buffet and Sohour every day. You can expect traditional Levant and North African dishes as they will be serving up a selection of dishes from salads, soups to mains and desserts. Their Ramadan buffet will include more than 20 Ramadan inspired dishes, that are exclusively made during Ramadan. 

Apart from the food, there will be live entertainment, board games, television screens and Shisha offered in the terrace. To further enhance the Iftar dining experience, guests can discover the talent of the Emirati artist Ahmed Al Muhairi who will be showcasing his work throughout the month.

Let me give my account of the Iftar buffet experience:

As soon as hubby and I entered, we were welcomed with a cup of Arabic coffee and dates.

As it was a media event, the place was too crowded and it took us a while to get a table. Once we were seated we immediately went and got ourselves Traditional cold drinks. The drinks were tasty and refreshing.

There were 2 varieties of traditional soup. We had the simple and hearty Lentil soup.

The salad counter had an array of fresh salads. Some of the salads that stood out was the Couscous salad, Olive Salad, Moroccan green Salad and Tabbouleh

Our favorite was the cold Mezze section. We tried most of the dishes from that section and liked most of them. Beetroot hummus, Moutabel, Mohammara and Baba Ghanouj were excellent.

The buffet had a great variety of mains from Slow roasted lamb ozi, Shish Towook to Traditional Moroccan Tagine. I have to make a special mention of the Vegetable Couscous- It was utterly amazing.

There was a counter for variety of bread as well as bread that was freshly being made in their open kitchen. Nothing can beat the aroma and taste of freshly baked bread. Al Maeda’s freshly made bread is a must-try.

The dessert counter had traditional Arabic desserts as well as a selection of international desserts. We were not impressed with their dessert offering. There was not a single outstanding dessert. 

We ended our meal with freshly brewed Moroccan tea. The tea was fantastic and no wonder, we loved it.

Overall, we had a great dining experience at Al Maeda. Authentic and delicious Arabic food, impeccable service and gorgeous ambience. Al Maeda is a great option for Iftar during the holy month of Ramadan.

Phone: 04 453 3333

Iftar buffet will be served every day from sunset to 9:00pm

Iftar buffet(inclusive of  Ramadan drinks)- AED 139 per person

A special rate of AED 119 will be offered to guests booking before 6th of May. 

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Author: Meghana

I live in Dubai. I am passionate about traveling, food, reading, theatre, art, music, fashion, writing, tennis and photography. I love to explore new places, whether it is a country, restaurant, art gallery or a play. This blog will mostly cover food, lifestyle, travel and books. Come join me in my will enjoy the ride!

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