Downtown Rotana, the luxury five-star hotel located in the heart of Bahrain’s capital Manama, hosted members of the media and social media to an exquisite iftar meal at its beautifully-decorated Al Maha Tent. Over fifty media guests were treated to a wide selection of traditional and international delicacies complemented by the mesmerising tunes of the Oud player and the warm embrace of the Arabian hospitaity which defines all Rotana properties and leaves a lasting memory of the authentic Ramadan experience.
According to Patrice Cornee, General Manager of Downtown Rotana, “It is such a pleasure to be hosting our media once again to our iftar, and we are extremely pleased that so many have graced us with their presence. The Holy Month of Ramadan is a special time and we share in the country‘s excitement. It is a season of reflection and celebration, a season of kindness, a season of giving and every year we strive to make our guests feel the true essence of Ramadan; especially for those celebrating away from home, we want to make them feel that they are among family.”
Downtown Rotana offers a daily iftar served at the Al Maha Tent featuring an extensive buffet with a wide selection of traditional Ramadan and international dishes, fresh juices and Arabic deserts, for only BD 13++. Children from 6 to 12 years old will get 50% discount and kids under the age of 6 eat for free.
The hotel’s Al Maha Tent, which is sponsored by VIVA, has been transformed with tradition in mind, featuring a white and blue Arabesque haven, decorative archways, large ornamental lanterns, and unique geometric designs. Guests can also enjoy iftar al-fresco while seated on the long terrace on the 8th floor which boasts views of the city or next to the pool on the 9th floor for suhoor. Shisha is served in the outdoor venues.
Downtown Rotana offers a range of mouthwatering options for their Iftar and Ghabga buffets from the Ramadan juices such as the refreshing Kamer Al Din Apricot juice, Jalab made of date blossom and Tamarind, to the sweet ending of delicious pastries, cakes, chocolates and fruits and of course the Halawa Souk which features a selection of the most famous Arabic delights. The buffet is divided into different sections presenting Oriental mezzah, cold and hot appetizers, salads, soups, Grills, a carving station, Indian Flavours, Asian Flavours and Arabian Flavours featuring the tempting Lamb Ouzi with the traditional condiments,as well as other popular dishes such as saffron prawns, kofta patties and chicken briyani. . The live cooking stations bring a lively atmosphere to the venue and offer exciting options of manakish and saj.