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Iftar Series: Liwan, Al Ghurair Rayhaan by Rotana

Next in line for my Iftar Series is Liwan Restaurant in Al Ghurair Rayhaan. I got invited along with some other food bloggers and media agencies to try out their Iftar Buffet. It was my first time to try the buffet in Liwan so once I received the invitation I said yes right away. I went with my friend Zheena and also another blogger who specializes in lifestyle (including parenting) Candice of www.theisaacsjournal.com.

The night started with an Arabic music performance. It was a nice way to welcome guests and It actually became one of the focal point inside the buffet hall (plus we sat next to them, so definitely, we’ll notice them).

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LIVE ARABIC MUSIC

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WELCOME TREATS

There were a lot of guests that night and the whole restaurant looked so lively. A great mood to end the whole day of fasting.

On our table placed an array of dried fruits and nuts which are what you eat to prepare your body before a heavy meal (if you are fasting). I think it is a good touch to add in the mood and feel.

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SOME DRIED FRUITS AND NUTS ON OUR TABLE

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JUICE SHOTS

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TIME FOR SOME APPETIZERS

Like most of the Iftar buffets around Dubai, Liwan offers an international selection of dishes plus some Ramadan Specialties (I guess these are the Arabic selections).

What I loved about it is that, even though there are a lot of people the night I’ve visited, it didn’t feel too crowded.

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THE ARABIC SECTION OF THE BUFFET

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SLOW ROASTED LAMB. I GUESS THIS IS PART OF THE RAMADAN SPECIALTIES

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JAPANESE!!!

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INDIAN!!!

I loved the variety of food that they are offering. There was certainly a hit and a miss but in general it was a decent Iftar Buffet. I personally enjoyed the Chicken Biryani, which my friend Candice said tasted home cooked (her husband is Indian, so she knows her biryani). Also I enjoyed the moroccan tea that will be poured in front of you will a dash of flare. ^^

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THE MOROCCAN TEA BAR

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I MUST ADMIT, AS SIMPLE AS POURING THE TEA GRABBED ALL OF OUR ATTENTION. HE WAS AN INSTANT STAR. HAHA

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TEA ANYONE?!

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MY SHAMEFUL ( VERY FULL) BUFFET PLATE

If there is one thing that for me was a missed, it was the dessert selections. It fell short in terms of selections and taste. I am a bit picky with desserts because I have a sweet tooth, so if my friend knows about Indian food, I can say that I know my way around sweets.

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DESSERT STATION

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TRADITION ARABIC DESSERT

All in all it was a great night. Ferry was a great host and he made sure that we were all taken care of. More than the food, I love going for Iftar after a long day of work because you can unwind and talk to your friends/family over a feast. What can be better than that (sleep? haha).

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GREAT FILIPINO BLOGGER FRIENDS

[blockquote source=”Liwan Al Ghurair Rayhaan”]”…Join Liwan for an Iftar buffet for 149 net per person, including a selection of international and Ramadan specialties while enjoying Live Arabic entertainemtn. Or settle down and unwind over Suhour starting from AED 95 net per person, while enjoying a traditional bubbly at Liwan Terrace. While a special Persian Iftar set menu awaits you at Shayan Restaurant for leisure diners too.”[/blockquote]

Contact Liwan Restaurant Here:

Location: Al Ghurair Rayhaan, Deira Dubai

Phone: +971 (0)4 293 3000

Email: fb.alghurair@rotana.com

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