Yesterday I was invited to an Iftar at the award winning Layali Tent. Having already been to many Iftars, I was wondering how different Layali Tent’s Iftar was going to be.
Located at the Kempinski Hotel, Palm Jumeirah-Layali Tent offers great Ramadan experience. Their amazing Ramadan tent offers the view of lush green gardens, Palm trees and subtly splashing water fountain. The whole set up is beautiful- from the elegantly furnished Layali tent to gorgeously set table and buffet counter.
It is a perfect place to experience the beauty and serenity of Ramadan. The atmosphere is magical. Layali Tent offers an Iftar and Suhoor experience like no other place in Dubai.
Layali Tent serves up a sumptuous Iftar buffet with a good selection of authentic and traditional Arabic food, Shisha and live entertainment(Oud player and Arabic songs).
You can expect the distinguished Kempinski hospitality and warmth. The Iftar buffet has a six day rotating menu in order to enhance your Ramadan experience every time you visit them.
Our table was filled with the Ramadan essentials like dates and dry fruits.
The buffet is inclusive of cold and hot beverages. We started off with the traditional Arabic drink Jallab and Kamardin.
The buffet is not too extensive, but provides good options. After trying both their Lentil with Lemon and Indian Tomato soup, we went to the Salad Counter. The salad counter had a wide range of salads, pickles, marinated feta cheese, Labneh ball and cold mezze like hummus, moutabel, tabbouleh, fattoush, stuffed vine leaves etc. Everything was fresh and tasty.
Apart from offering an assortment of Arabic and international selection of breads, there was a live station for saj bread and Manakeesh.
We also tried hot mezze like kibbeh, spinach fatayer, cheese Sambousek and falafel.
There was a separate counter for grills like lamb kofta, lamb chops, chicken wings and marinated prawns. Street food favorite Shawarma is not to be missed. Lamb Ouzi was popular with all the guests.
The Main Course Counter offered shrimp kabsa, fish with garlic butter, chicken molokhia, stuffed eggplants with lamb, grilled salmon in lemon butter sauce, okra curry and vermicelli rice.
My favorite was the Dessert Counter. The dessert counter not only offered traditional Arabic desserts, there was also a selection of international desserts. I tried most of the popular Arabic sweets like Kunafa, umm Ali, Ashta, baklava, mabrouka and katayef with nuts. It was fantastic.
There was a separate counter for sliced fresh fruits, assorted dry fruits, cheese and cakes.
We ended our Iftar with a cup of traditional Arabic coffee.
Overall, we had a wonderful experience. Layali Tent is a great option for Iftar and Suhoor for families, friends and corporate groups. The Iftar at Layali Tent is one of the best Iftars in Dubai.
From sunset to 9pm
Price: AED 185 per person(inclusive of buffet, cold and hot beverages)
For group of 10 and more
Price: AED 160 per person(inclusive of buffet, cold and hot beverages)
Phone: 04 444 2000