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Ramadan 2022: Flavours, Treats and More

This Ramadan we bring you a list of delicacies to relish upon and Ramadan-cation ideas!

It’s Ramadan and Dubai Diaries brings you yet another curated list of eateries, savoury delights and gifts to enjoy during this holy month. The guide is perfect for someone who wants to enjoy a scrumptious iftar, wants to send blessings through gifts or is planning a family and friends Ramadan-cation.   


MyGovinda: Luxury Gift Boxes

Dates are the holy fruits of the East and it is not only is it rich in sweetness, but in history, religious importance, cultural significance, nutrition, and much more.  Many Arabs cherish them not only for the amazing benefits they provide but also for the cultural associations they have with some of their great virtues like generosity and gratitude.  Hence, a special golden dryfruit dates box from MyGovinda’s makes a perfect choice of gift for celebrations and festivities.

MyGovinda’s, known for its holistic and healthy vegetarian food in the UAE is here to stay this festive season, with their new venture into good old authentic and premium Indian mithai (sweets).

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Yas Island: Time for Ramadan-cation!

Yas Island, one of the world’s leading leisure and entertainment destinations, is offering an array of delightful Iftar experiences to suit all tastes this Ramadan. From unique al fresco experiences, more traditional Arabian Iftars to at-home deliveries,  Yas Island has everything families and friends need for a memorable breaking of fast during the Holy Month.

Family vacationers who book a Stay and Play package at one of Yas Island’s leading participating hotels for a minimum stay of two nights will receive complimentary Iftar for two adults at a participating restaurant throughout their stay in the hotel of their choice, in addition to access to all three record-breaking theme parks – Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi, and Warner Bros. World™ Abu Dhabi. Holidaymakers can choose from six participating hotels as part of the Stay and Play Spring Offer, including W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island, Crowne Plaza Yas Island Abu Dhabi, Yas Island Rotana, Centro Yas Island by Rotana, Radisson Blu Hotel Abu Dhabi Yas Island and Park Inn by Radisson Hotel Abu Dhabi Yas Island.

Pickl: Treat for burger lovers with Ramadan inspired burgers

To level up this Ramadan by adding a unique twist, the award-winning burger restaurant has introduced its first-ever Vimto flavored Gooder Shake, and Vimto Ice-Cream Sando to offer residents the ultimate indulgence, while curing their Vimto craving. Further adding to the Vimto experience, and in true Pickl fashion, the restaurant has gone one step further, by adding an in-store activation to help decide “is it pink, or is it purple”. With every Vimto Sando or Shake order, diners will receive a token and are invited to partake in the “big decision”; whether Vimto is pink, or purple, patrons can help Pickl decide by placing their token’s in the voting box in-store, then sit back, relax and await the big announcement. For more details:


Citymax Hotels: Home-like Iftar

Missing your loved ones and craving an Iftar just like mom makes it at home? Looking for a convenient delivery option this Ramadan? Citymax Hotels has got you covered.

This Holy month, get a customized Iftar box delivered to your home. Available on all major aggregators across Dubai, Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah, these boxed meals have been specially curated to include traditional, wholesome iftar dishes from around the world.

The Bur Dubai box includes lamb kibbeh, mutton biryani, butter chicken, falafel, samosas, fresh fruit and gulab jamun not to mention Indian breads and condiments for just AED 40.

From Citymax Al Barsha at the Mall, you can choose your biryani and add it to your box, which also includes a green salad, a selection of starters, raita, dessert and laban for just AED 39.

Sharjah residents can get their Arabic, Indian or Chinese-themed iftar box delivered for just AED 30 per box.

And in Ras Al Khaimah, the options include an Indian-themed box with Mutton Biryani as the highlight and an Arabic-themed box with traditional Chicken Kabsa coupled with sides including moholabiya, cucumber mint yoghurt and hummus.  At just AED 49, you can’t go wrong!

Citymax’s Iftar themed boxes are available for delivery on all major aggregators including Deliveroo, Zomato, Talabat.

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