Exceptional Ramadan Experiences at Al Wathba Desert Resort & Spa

Guests are invited to enjoy a sumptuous spread with desert views on the terrace of their own private villa.

Al Wathba, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa is celebrating the month of Ramadan with a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Guests are invited to escape for a night in one of the majestic resort’s ultra-luxurious private villas and savor an intimate iftar served out on the terrace. Surrounded by the natural beauty of the desert and the inviting dunes landscape for as far as the eye can see, this special arrangement provides the perfect opportunity to relax and spend quality time with family and loved ones amongst mesmerizing surroundings.

The spacious, authentically designed villas are available with either one or two bedrooms, plus private pools, wide outdoor terraces and comfortable living areas. Inspired by local designs and customs, the traditional-style buildings are adorned with chic and stylish furnishings and offer the ultimate break from reality and day-to-day life.

Exclusively for Ramadan, villa guests can enjoy an exquisite iftar served out on their terrace, prepared and served just for them by their own private chef. Combining Arabic, Moroccan and Levantine flavours with fresh seafood and grilled meats, the divine spread includes a mix of Ramadan favourites and unique specialties designed to suit all tastes.

Starting off the dining experience are platters of hot, cold and healthy Arabic mezze, including colourful beetroot and mint labneh and quinoa tabuleh. These are joined by further light bites such as rubian makli and musakhan rolls, while the selection of fresh garden bowls, featuring barley and baby spinach, quinoa and berries, buffalo mozzarella and heirloom tomatoes and Thai beef salad, provide a tasty and nourishing introduction to the main courses.

Continuing with this intimate experience, guests can choose from a selection of tempting, succulent grilled meats such as beef kebab, shish taouk, lamb kofta and lamb chops, plus expertly crafted dishes including Emirati lamb ouzi, Moroccan chicken tagine, salmon harra, vegetables salona and more. Accompanying these quality plates are a vast variety of sides, with everything from vegetables to sauces, and dips to potatoes.

Finally, those with a sweet tooth will be in their element when they feast their eyes on the dessert spread. The homemade kunafa is a recipe specially created for the occasion and guests are able to watch the chef skillfully prepare it on the charcoal grill. Meanwhile, the rose-infused umm ali and a spectacular exotic fruit platter round off proceedings wonderfully.

However, the celebrations don’t end there. For some extra nourishment, a sumptuous suhoor Ramadan menu will be provided at Al Mesayan restaurant from 8pm to 2am, featuring a mix of healthy, fresh and exceptionally tasty plates on an à la carte basis. Those craving traditional Arabic flavours can opt for nibbles such as chicken liver, batata harra and grilled halloumi, plus mains like Lebanese grills and manakish.

Meanwhile, the aromatic spices of Morocco are brought to life through the superb chicken tagine, roasted lamb shoulder, seafood platter and other authentic delicacies. Plus, for anyone keen to look after their health during the holy month, there’s also a range of nutritious salad bowls.

Saray Spa Ramadan Offers

Of course, self-care isn’t all about eating well and exercising. Particularly during Ramadan, it’s equally important to relax and look after your own mental wellbeing, and the resort’s Saray Spa has launched a number of special offers to help guests feel revitalised and fresh during this wholesome period.

Exclusively for the month of Ramadan, visitors to Saray Spa can redeem a complimentary 30-minute massage treatment with every 60-minute massage, hammam or facial. Or, for a more indulgent pampering session, an extra 30-minute massage or mini facial comes complimentary with every 90-minute massage. These Ramadan offers are available every day throughout the holy month from 1pm to 11pm.

Packages and Contacts

Packages for the villa with a private chef and iftar start from AED 2,700 per night and can be reserved directly with reservations at +971 2 204 4444 or by emailing Reservations.Alwathba@luxurycollection.com.

Meanwhile, for table bookings at Al Mesayan restaurant, please contact +971 2 204 4444 or email restaurants.alwathba@luxurycollection.com and for spa bookings, please contact +971 2 204 4553.

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