It’s day one of Ramadan. The most anticipated moment comes at sunset. When the focus turns to the mosques, awaiting their call for prayer to announce the commencement of Iftar. The hypnotizing smell of a delicious and usually large spread is in the air. Dates are passed around and everyone is ready to turn their fast into a time of sharing with friends and family.
Fasting in the desert, during summer, is a challenge even for the most devout. However, waking up on the first day of Ramadan comes with a lot of excitement. The holy month brings with it a sense of community, shared values and of course a sense of personal challenge. It is also a month full of wonderful traditions and ironically is full of culinary pleasures.
The plate arrives to your table, you study the presentation, you smell the tantalizing aroma, you slowly take the first bite and close your eyes to relish over the burst of flavours. You allow the spices to transport you to different countries, villages and farms. If this is how you eat, then you are a foodie and not just your average restaurant guest. You don’t just eat, you experience eating with all your senses.
Brunch... that special meal where you linger over lattes or Mimosas and savor breakfast well past noon. Whether you are a resident or visiting Dubai, you most likely have a full schedule. So taking the time to meet over meals with friends and family becomes essential. Getting together with the brunch bunch isn’t just feeding your stomach but also your soul. Catching up on gossip, sharing epiphanies, having delicious food and spending time unwinding is what brunch is all about.
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