A Medley Feast at Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre
For over a billion Muslims around the world, iftar, meaning ‘breaking of the fast’, is the meal at the end of a long day’s fast during the Holy Month of Ramadan.
Living in a predominantly Muslim country allows non-Muslim expats such as myself to experience this tradition in the hospitality of one’s home or alternatively at one of the many venues around Dubai.
Medley restaurant at the Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre offers a lavish spread of traditional Arabic dishes which would satisfy even the fussiest of eaters, starting with an array of healthy yet tasty salads including the staples tabbouleh, fatoush and stuffed vine leaves (known as warak inab in Arabic). Bliss for a healthy eater who loves her greens such as myself 🙂
The meat and fish selection is generous but the lamb cooked with prunes and apricots is my personal favourite, succulent and tender it just melts in your mouth upon first bite.
For those with a sweet tooth, there’s a selection of western desserts – tiramisu, red velvet cake and cheesecake, along with the traditional Arabic sweets of baclava, umm ali (the Arabic version of bread and butter pudding), all washed down with never ending cups of Moroccan tea (medium sweet of course!).
Enjoying my iftar last night with a friend, whilst listening to the tunes of the oud player in the background, it made me appreciate the personal discipline exercised by members of the Islamic faith during this month. Ramadan Kareem
Medley Restaurant is located on the Mezzanine Floor of Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre, adjacent to Deira City Centre Mall.